BC Cup #6, Big White Bike Park

AKA – Gnarliest Course of the Year Day 1 – Practice Big White had a brand new race course, so I wasn’t sure what to expect at all. We drove in from Vernon early Saturday morning and got the Silver Star tent all set up in the pits and then it was off to check…

BC Cups #4 & 5, Kicking Horse and Silver Star Bike Park

AKA – I waited too long to write this post. Kicking Horse I know that it’s no excuse but this summer has been crazy and I didn’t make up a draft after this race so I can’t remember a whole lot about it. It was steep, and it was rocky, and the drop that intimidated…

BC Cup #2, Sun Peaks Bike Park & Provincial Champs

AKA – I’ll always love Sun Peaks Day 1 – Practice Headed out first thing in the morning and ran into some crazy smog in Kamloops on the way out. The smoke was bad everywhere, but I think Kamloops always takes the cake. I was a little worried about having to race in it, but…

BC Cup #1, Whistler Bike Park

AKA – Dusty Business Day 1 – Practice We got into Whistler in time to register and do a couple of runs on Friday, which is cool, because I don’t usually get to practice on Fridays. (We being myself and the Zablotnys, who very kindly brought me along with them!) I had to register on…

Silver Star Race Team 2017

Last fall, I put together a proposal for Silver Star to get it’s very own race team. Through the efforts of a team of individuals at the Bike Park, it has been introduced this year. As their Head Coach, I am so very stoked to be representing Silver Star in the downhill racing circuit for…

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…

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…