I have recently realized my blogging skills highlight the epitome of blogging procrastination at its finest. A post from me is a long time coming, so instead of recapping the ten races I have done since I last wrote in May from Canada Cup 1 in Tremblant, head over to the Trek Canada website and read through the blog posts recapping results from mine and my teammates last couple months.
This past weekend was Canada Cup #3 in Sudbury, site of one of my favorite courses to ride. It was great to have the entire Trek Canada crew out together, it had been multiple weeks. We headed up on Friday and we were able to have a couple days to get some laps in on the course. I love the rocky Canadian Shield terrain, minus the pounding of bumps; it reminds me of being young at the cottage just balming over the same type of topography on old beater cruiser bikes with my family.
Race day Sunday went alright. Last season I had one of my best races of the year at this course, so I was excited to hit the start line once again, hoping to repeat. At the start it felt almost like a new season it had been a few weeks since I had done a mountain bike race. Right off the start I was able to get up into 3rd and sit in comfortably. I drifted back a few places, and made a couple mistakes first lap but I was able to find a rhythm and start cleaning up for my errors as the race played on. The fifth lap was one of the most difficult I have raced. The course being so physical was challenging to keep smooth by the end. Overall I ended up 10th place, a mediocre position, but I was happy with the technical and leg sensations that I had.
Check out results here. Congrats to Soren for finishing 1st in the Junior Women’s race and qualifying herself for Worlds later this summer! Jon Barnes took the top step of the podium as well in his race!
We also had a chance to get some photos at Hardwood last week finally with the whole team included. Take a look at some below. The rest should be posted on the team site this week.
Now on to Hardwood Nationals this coming weekend. Events start on Wednesday night at the course, the eliminator race on Thursday evening, XCO championships on Saturday and then the team relay on Sunday!
Stay tuned I’ll try to keep this going next week as well.