Where did the Summer go? One minute its May and you are planning all the rides and races you want to do and next thing you are dusting off the cyclocross bike and its September. This has been an amazing Summer for me once it got back to normal. I had friends come visit, Louise and the Dogs were home, I raced a bunch, rode lots of adventures, met cool new friends and saw lots of new bike things. Where do I start?
Road Riding has been huge for me this year. I treated myself to a new Propel Aero Bike (first road bike if bought in over 15 years). The Steed Ride Club was a great success and I had so much fun riding and sharing my knowledge with the group. I even showed them how to get a massive blow out and fix it with a piece of cliff bar wrapper. Im kinda ghetto like that. The guys on the team also got me into the WTNC Road Crits again this year and I had the best fun ever. It really helped with speed and intensity. Hopefully it will pay off for cyclocross.
I just did two trips to Whistler this year with friends but had a blast. Kyle stayed on for the Summer after Natalie and James went home and I had to show him all the trails on the Shore. He had such a blast. He’s a total ripper and once he get on the protein program he will be a force to be reckoned with. He’s still only 15.
While up in Whistler I got the chance to ride the new 2015 Giant Reign Advanced and I have to say it is a killer bike. The Spec, the ride quality and the price points are unbeatable. It could be a replacement for my Nomad in the coming months as I still want a ‘small’ ‘big bike’ to have fun on.
I got to ride with some new and old friends in Whistler over the Crankworx weekend. I rode a few of the EWS stages to see how hard it was. The Enduro guys need to be so fit now and posses amazing bike handling skills. I rode with Lyle from Acre Supply and Drew Paultier. We rode Mirco Climate, Yummy Numby and a few Lake trails.
This is Top of the World in Whistler. You should be able to see the valley and awesome view but it was cloudy. Myself, Kyle, Jeff and Vince from POC headed up early on Saturday morning to get a lap in.
Kyle dropping in off the top.
Oh the bicycle stunts competition wasn’t bad either. Some new kid called Brandon won.
Lots more to share in another post. Hang tight.