Lunch at the lake - no spoons needed.
Missing these crystal clear calm waters of Comox Lake. Scheming on how to get my dual citizenship to this blessed land 🇨🇦 #comoxlake #ilovesummer #nospoonneeded
Turns out climbing mountains is a lot easier when you’re in shape.
It’s the annual “I just climbed Mt. Washington today” post, and words don’t describe the joy I had at the top of the mountain! Compared to the last two years when I was trying to find my fitness, this felt like a breeze! My favorite part about coming back to the same challenge year after year is to see how much I can improve from the previous years. Happy to report I shaved 5 minutes off my time from the last two years (not surprising), and nearly pr’d (according to Strava) by ten seconds!
Things are shaping up and looking good for the upcoming season, and this bike is 🔥
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Back in Canada to enjoy the lushness of BC single track in my favorite place! Anyone else missing the mystery of diving into single track blind during the BC Bike Race?
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When given the option to hop into a Wednesday night race on your local trails, always join the fun, even if your legs hate you, you’re totally cracked from 8 days of BC racing, and it’s cold and wet in the middle of July.
Thankfully it’s Monday and summer finally arrived, so time to get after it, because #cxiscoming
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I love racing bikes. I love training to race, I love the fierceness of race competition, I love seeing how hard I can push myself until I crack, but absolutely NOTHING compares to adventures in the woods, with friends, on bikes. I absolutely love riding bikes. All bikes make me happy and make my soul smile. Adventures tromping around the trails, wondering why we decided to take on this epic is what Summer should be about.
Before BCBR I told my friend @masseydelia we were going to go on a bike adventure. She planned the epic and I happily smiled and said sounds great! With steep hike-a-bike sections, pucker moments on narrow exposed trail where we surely would have fallen to our death if we made a mistake, to eventually just ditching the bikes and hiking to the top of Thorp Mountain for lunch and a view. I 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 bikes.
7 hours, 6,000 feet of up, 1 crash, 3 sandwiches, 1.5 sleeves of @clifbar blocks and 1 Clif Bar later, and many handfuls of @dpcx853 trail mix, we made it back to the car.
#pivotstoke #ilovebikes #ridebikeshavefun #wheremybiketakesme #pivotmach55 #friendsmaketheworldgoround #summeradventure
The ultimate single track experience was everything I imagined it would be. It was just as hard as I expected, and just as fun. The single track left me grinning ear to ear (even when I was tired), the climbing had me grimacing wishing for an easier gear, and the experience is unforgettable. I’ve never done a stage race before, let alone rode my bike 7 days in a row! I was challenged in every way possible, which is what I wanted out of my week. My equipment choice was perfect and dialed daily. The old lush forests on the Sunshine Coast were perfectly loamy and slippery.
I stood on the 2nd step of the podium every day, and ultimately finished the week 31 minutes behind Katerina.
While I wish I could climb faster and stronger, I had to remind myself midweek that last year I was hardly riding my mountain bike- let alone climbing any hills. I’m grateful my body held up all week long, and my hips freakin’ CRUSHED IT!
Big thank you to @maxxisbike for helping to get me to the race and making my dreams come true! I’ll be back next year for the #bestweekonabike
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Day 3- Cumberland:
Having THE TIME OF MY LIFE riding BC single track with the @bcbikerace. @timjohnsoncx and @stephenhyde provided me with some comic relief half way through the day today. Lots of pedaling, lots of roots, true BC single track! We’re taking the Little River ferry to Powell River today, where we camp on the beach!
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I might be gearing up for BCBR, but when the week is over, it’s all eyes on cross (after rest, vacation and summer 🤣).
Big thanks to @lcn_pdx for working with me on this video. We’ll be working on some content throughout the year. I can’t wait to see what we come up with!
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