Friday, October 14, 2011

Thanks for giving

So like last year, I raced the cross race on the Saturday, then headed down to Canmore to meet up with Bill.

Like last year, the race also went well, for a while, I had 5th place in my sights, but I faded a little, and had a really good mental battle to hold on to 7th place. It must have been the new skinsuit! I got a bit of a sore throat on Friday night though, so my breathing was not optimal.

yeah, I might need to learn how to bunny hop...
Photo: Gord Brenner

In Canmore, I was pumped to see Bill who came from Kelowna and my grandparents who came from Victoria for the weekend. Sunday, Bill and I headed to Moose Mountain, just like last year! It had snowed up high and rained hard down low during the week, but things had apparently tacked up nicely in the last couple of days.

We set our sights on a ride up Pneuma, and a descent down SHAFT, a newly cut trail. SHAFT was a little greasy in places (the fun kind of greasy), but the berms were awesome and the trail had good flow! After having a fun rip down SHAFT, we headed up to the top of Ushoulda, which was another fun rip, fast, natural, and flowy! I was feeling sick, the legs were tired, and we had to get home for some turkey, so we cut er short.

Monday, my voice was totally gone, and so a ride was out of the question. Then I was super busy with school during the week (lab report, group project stuff). I think it's the first time in university that I haven't had time to ride!

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