Stay tuned for the latest updates as I kick off the 2015 season. So excited! A Big Year!
Pick up a Mountain Bike Action magazine to get the full 3 page story on my bike and me.
When you think of off-season you generally think of relaxing, lounging and vacationing. The past few weeks have been very little of those things and I’ve actually made a pretty big effort to get caught up on everything that I wanted to do that I couldn’t do during the race season. To be a full time Mountain Bike athlete means being extremely good at one thing and that’s riding your bike. I absolutely love mountain biking and you couldn’t do this sport if you weren’t motivated for success & improvements although it does come with it’s sacrifices. I once heard a quote: ” To excel in one specific sport or thing, often means blunting energy or making sacrifices elsewhere in your life”. That’s pretty much how us athletes live for 11 months of the year. At this level you have to dedicate 100% of your time and lifestyle solely to your performance and your sport. The “off-season” for me…. is the perfect time to get caught up on all the fun activities I miss out on throughout the year. In a nutshell the last few weeks have been all about riding the moto, eating good food lol… sometimes indulging in good food, getting on the fastest auto track in North America with Pfaff Porsche, racing bikes (of course!) house stuff like painting and decorating, shopping and catching up with family and friends.
So, here is to the off-season as we get closer to 2015!
Last night Pfaff celebrated their 50th anniversary with the unveiling of a 911 Turbo S that was exclusively customized by Porsche for Pfaff Porsche. There is only 5 of the Pfaff Porsche 911 Anniversary Editions made in the world and all are spoken for! When they finally pulled the curtain on the Porsche 911 jaws dropped.
A few clips of me practicing some STEEP climbs at the Ganaraska Forest on Ontario. All the clips were filmed using the new Shimano Sport Camera.
With the 2014 race season well on it’s way to being wrapped up, I can’t help myself from reflecting on all the good times had and the many successes along the way. This year was one of my best races season’s yet and not just on the racing front but also personally. Each year I get the opportunity to grow as an athlete, travel the world while racing my bike and I also I get to meet so many amazing people and fans along the way. These are just a few of the reasons of why I love doing what I do so much. Thank you everyone for the support and love!
Below are a few pictures with captions:
Kicking the season off in the USA with some fast racing.
Representing Canada and finishing 2nd place at Commonwealth Games in Scotland was an amazing experience to say the least.
Final World Cup Video from the Team.