So we're apparently in the summer season but other than the last few days it really has been a very slow start to the summer. It's been pretty rainy and cool... a few nice warm sunny days in there but nothing that seems to want to last. But, fingers crossed, I think the spring that lasted forever is gone and summer is now here!
|A pre-season photo shoot with Blissful Light Photo|
I've done two races so far this season: an Island Cup race in Port Alberni, and the first in the Canada Cup series in Tremblant, QC. The P.A. race is a super fun one, great course and good atmosphere. The weather was awesome during practice on Friday/Saturday, and then poured for everyone on race day. I was pretty happy to have a clean run (i.e. no crashes - was very very muddy at the end of it) and since there were not actually any other girls competing I stood on top of a lonely podium. That was my first time really getting a feel of my M9 at speed, and it feels gooooood!!! My Canadian DH Girls post on it is here.
The following weekend it was off to Quebec for a much larger race, the Canada Cup. I went from being the only girl to being one of 12 girls in the Elite category. The course at Tremblant is very very rough and rocky and it was a challenge to find flow through some of the technical sections. Everything about my bike felt amazing though, and I'm so glad I had my trusty M9 to smooth out some of those rough bits. I ended up crashing in my race run which is always a bit disappointing, but still ended up top 5! Overall it was a great weekend and I have to say a special thanks to Outdoor Gear Canada for their support that weekend - we had the prime pit spot the entire time! Once again, my Canadian DH Girls post on it is here.
|A little bike ride with my little sis|
Next up is the Island Cup Final in Port Alice, and before I know it it'll be off to Quebec again for the 2nd Canada Cup in Bromont!