Upcoming Kids Programs

It’s April and that means it’s time for the NOCS kids programs! Sprockids is an annual program in Vernon where kids get to come and learn bike skills and have fun in a group environment! I’ll be a volunteer coach for this program again this year and I can’t wait to get out and get…

Photo Shoot with Photosphere Photography

Thanks to Jennifer Braun from Photosphere Photography for this fantastic day. There’s nothing like getting out with friends, trying new things, and getting some photos out of the deal!  

BC Cup #6, Fernie Finals & Series Overall Winner

AKA – The most amazing end ever! Day 1 – Practice An accident on the #1 Highway made the drive out to Fernie terribly long. We spent an extra four hours on the road, pulling into the resort very late Friday night. I was exhausted enough that I got a pretty good sleep, even though the…

BC Cup #5, Silver Star!

AKA – Home turf! Day 1 – Practice Absolutely beautiful weather. It was so perfectly warm and just lovely riding conditions. I felt so much less stress than usual, being that Silver Star is my home mountain and I didn’t have to worry about camping or travel and all that fun stuff. The race trail was…

Fox Fridays at Silver Star Resort

AKA – Lets do this some more! #1 Fox Fridays are a series of races, with four in total. Just like a regular series, the overall winner is the rider with the most points at the end of the races. I was pretty excited for the advent of the first toonie race at Silver Star –…

BC Cup #4, National Champs & the Muddbunnies Camp!

AKA – I’m so tired… Day 1 – Practice This was the first time I actually got to get some practice in on Friday! I rearranged my work schedule because of the Muddbunnies Camp on Saturday. I got up early and headed out to Sun Peaks Friday earrrrrly Friday morning. I missed out on online…

BC Cup #3, Canada Cup

AKA – Will it never stop raining… Day 1 – Practice We headed out after work Friday night and the drive to Panorama was super cool. Near Invermere, we encountered a pack of Bighorn sheep on the road. We arrived late Friday night, and managed to get our camp up just as the rain started up again. So…

BC Cup #2, Western Open

AKA – Whose idea was it to race anyway? (Oh right, mine.) Day 1 – Practice It’s funny – having lived in Calgary and BC and travelling the #1 highway so often, up until practice day I had never actually been -in- Golden.  The road up to Kicking Horse was absolutely beautiful. You cross an…

Trail Tips: Wet Features

I had planned for my next TT to have something to do with hills, but it’s been so rainy here and I get questions all the time about how to treat wet features. Wooden features are something that quite a lot of people find intimidating even when dry, and their scariness just amplifies when they get…

Silver Star Super Season Start

I’ve returned to Silver Star for my third year of coaching and I’m happy to say that the season start has been pretty fantastic this year. Despite the rainy weather, dedicated riders are still making it out to shred at the hill! (Lots of wet roots and wood discussion in the clinics!) We have twice as…

My first official race: BC Cup #1, Race the Ranch

AKA – Things I learned and thought about in the last two days! Day 1 – Practice Arriving at the Ranch early in the day, all I pretty much felt at the start was excitement. I pre-registered (it turns out that if you register online the races are a little bit cheaper than if you…

Guest Coach for Okanagan Bike Skills

As it turns out – blogging has been more of a challenge for me than I had anticipated. I have always enjoyed writing poetry but it turns out that keeping things verbose and interesting at the same time is somewhat of a talent. My real job has been keeping me busy this month so I…