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and now, skiing

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Dabbling in Cross

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This weekend Keith and I travelled down to the coast for Cyclocross nationals.  After a nice drive over the Mtns. Friday night we awoke to cool rain on Race day.  Hey it’s cross. Keith raced first, settling into a top 10 ride only to flat a front wheel, change it and then have problems with his spare…settling for 18 th in the end.  It was a bummer after going into the race feeling strong and having worked his way up from a back row call up.  Local boys and Interior cross racers Chris Mcneil and Martin Bojesen went on to claim 2 nd and 3 rd in Masters 1-2.  Wahhoo By my afternoon start the rain had picked up and the temperatures dropped.  With no cross UCI points and last minute decision to register I got the experience of last row call up, but I like a challenge so I focused on a good start and by the 3 rd corner I was in the top 10.  For 3 laps I felt technically awesome on my bike, nailing corners, descending fast and running...well not so fast but doing it.  I caught u

Favs of 2012

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Ok so it’s the fall and you try to take some time off the bike and do other stuff like Hot Yoga, Zumba, trail hikes and running, but my sponsors keep sending me awesome stuff to try!  Luckily ec3d compression wear has also sent me some goodies to test!!! So what are some of my favourite new toys of 2012-2013? Well let’s go Obvious:  The Orbea Oiz is a thing of beauty and has made the “off season” a lot of fun.  The Oiz rides as smooth as it looks I have been testing a lot of different bikes and wheel sizes lately and it seems to be coming down to what bike do you enjoy the most, because when you push them equally hard each bike gives you a fast ride! Fox dropper seat post: Unreal for those mountain adventures that have you climbing up for 2hrs to get 30+km of singletrack descending! http://www.foxracingshox.com/fox_tech_center/owners_manuals/013/Content/AuxilaryProduct/DOSSseatpost.html App: Also new from F ox Racing for 2013 is a phon