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Silver Medal! Commonwealth Games – Glasgow Scotland

Pretty happy to get a medal in Glasgow 2014 and so thankful for everyone’s support!  A full report coming soon. Hugs!

Emily Batty

Trek Bikes - Emily Batty

Emily Batty

 

Summer Has Arrived – Love La Fleur

I can’t help it, I love flowers and so do you!  I’m pretty sure I wait 250 days a year for summer to roll around… love the sun, love nature and love being outside….

Purple is one of my favs, don't you agree?

Purple is one of my favs, don’t you agree?

Lilly's are one of my favorites. Take note:

Lilly’s are one of my favorite flowers…Please take note:

This photo is pure beauty.

This photo is pure beauty… #macro

Purple seems to be trendy in July - Clematis

Purple seems to be trendy in July – Clematis

 

2014 #CanMTBchamps Race Report

Sometimes the result isn’t a direct reflection of the performance and today was one of those days…. (I felt pretty dam good) I really do cherish every time I get the opportunity to race in front of a hometown crowd and Hardwood Ski and Bike offered just that.

Basically local trails to me, I love this terrain and the trails that played host to #canMTBchamps 2014…. fun, twisty, flowy single-track and the technical features littered the course. Right from the start, Catherine and I quickly separated ourselves from the competition.  We traded a few passes against each other, tried a few tactics and finally after 4 of 5 laps the elastic band broke and I was left fighting for seconds and a second place finish.  I’m sad with second place because I absolutely love representing Canada as the National Champion but in the same breath…. It had to be some of the fastest racing all year and I’m really happy with how my form is right now……. next up, Commonwealth Games in Scotland!  Wish me luck!

Thank you soooooo much everyone for the support!

Link to race report and amazing photo report on ridingfeelsgood.com Only the best from Marc Landry

Marc Landry from FastTimesInc.com

Results for Top 5:

1 Catharine Pendrel (BC) Luna Pro Team 1:34:28
2 Emily Batty (ON) Trek Factory Racing at 0:45
3 Sandra Walter (BC) Liv/giant Canada 6:18
4 Mikaela Kofman (ON) Scott-3Rox Racing 9:14
5 Amanda Sin (ON) Scott-3Rox Racing 11:05

BONESHAKER

An amazing photo from Jeremy Allen Photography, I was focused on one thing.

An amazing photo from Jeremy Allen Photography, I was focused on one thing.

Post race, "getting my hair did."

Post race, “getting my hair did.”

Sneaking up on MattO

Sneaking up on MattO

Pfaff Porsche on site and on display... my baby :)

Pfaff Porsche on site and on display… my baby :)

 

In the Gym & on the Trails – Improvements Never Stop

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Global News Edit – Ready for a Battle #CanMTBchamps

Trek Factory Racing | Nove Mesto & Albstadt WC recap

Germany World Cup in Pictures

13th in Germany is a improvement when compared to my position last week in Czech although it’s still not what I show up to these race’s for. Ranked 6th place overall in the World Cup Series at the moment and looking for big improvements over this next 2 months. First, it’s time to take a break, have some fun, transition my training and start prepping for the later half of the season. I’m inspired by all my friends and fans, thank you for your love and stay tuned :)

Also, hugs to my team Trek Factory Racing for a well spent couple of weeks while on the road traveling and racing.

Full suspension bike would be an unnecessary choice in Germany :)

Full suspension bike would be an unnecessary choice in Germany :)

 

Caught behind a crash in the start and charging on lap 1.

Caught behind a crash in the start and charging on lap 1.

#fullgas

#fullgas

The women's race split to bits on lap 1, it was a tight battle for every single position.

The women’s race split to bits on lap 1, it was a tight battle for every single position.

Blue skies although I was hoping for rain and a more selective course.

Blue skies although I was hoping for rain and a more selective course.

Early season racing is over, time to relax, transition and start preparing for the later half of the season.

Early season racing is over, time to relax, transition and start preparing for the later half of the season.

Euro Travel in Pictures

The accommodations were cozy yet comfortable in Czech.

The accommodations were cozy yet comfortable in Czech.

Horrible race in Czech, should be much better this weekend in Germany.

Horrible race in Czech, should be much better this weekend in Germany.

Adam and D-Mac, road trip shenanigans.

Adam and D-Mac, road trip shenanigans.

An athletes favorite thing to-do, grocery shopping!

An athletes favorite thing to-do, grocery shopping!

So much green in Germany, seems to be overcast and just a hint of rain each day.

So much green in Germany, seems to be overcast and just a hint of rain each day.

Getting ready for a team dinner hosted by Shimano.

Getting ready for a team dinner hosted by Shimano.

Exit.

Exit.

Pfaff | Porsche Hero Ride this weekend!

The Inaugural Pfaff | Porsche event kicks off this weekend and every donation counts towards the fight in children’s cancer and cancer research.

Click the link here to sponsor a participant: The Hero Ride – Sponsor a Participant

I will be missing everyone this year although certainly thinking of the ride, laughs, good times and cause on race day while in Germany :)

Heart and Stroke – Big Bike

I always get so much satisfaction getting behind good causes and especially those that are local.  Whitby Hydro and The Town of Whitby were busy over the last few months raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

A unique way of getting everyone together for one awesome cause… “Big Bike”

Emily Batty Heart and Stroke

Emily Batty Heart and Stroke

Emily Batty Heart and Stroke

Emily Batty Heart and Stroke

Emily Batty Heart and Stroke