Hey Regan, want to race this weekend? Sure! ……What I didn’t tell him was that it was a 6 hour race
First 6 Hours of Maple in Duncan was probably one of the harder races I’ve done in a long time, steep fire road climb followed by fast, technical, rough and steep descending. You know it’s a great trail when the downhill section takes twice as long as the uphill section!….though it’s easy to forget just how much climbing there is on the downhill. A 9 km lap with approximately 400m of climbing each lap, you are either going uphill or downhill.
|Regan with Laila on course|
Couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for an event like this either. Lots of sun and a little sprinkle to keep things cool. 6 laps done (one with my puppy and half with Regan) and I couldn’t hold on to my handlebars any longer. A day later and everything hurts and so stiff haha, but so worth it
This last month a bit, since Sea Otter, has been extremely busy…gaaaah, too much work and 60 plus hours of OT Definitely putting a crimp in my lifestyle! Last week I was in Burnaby for a work course and made the best of it bringing my road and track bikes
|Tuesday Night Crit photo Matt Hornland|
Monday night track night at the Burnaby track, scary!!! 30 km/hr minimum rolling speed just to stay on the track is a little disconcerting…but it was super fun and a great workout. Tuesday night crits in Burnaby kicked my butt….raced the women’s (finished 2nd to a fast sprinter) and hopped in the men’s cat 3….nothing like 70 km in under two hours And topped the week off with a fantastic 3 and half hour tour around the greater Vancouver area with Isabelle Deguise on Thursday night….and she even fed me Not bad for a work week!
Recovering and getting ready for Cumby 50 next weekend….thinking my Cannondale Trigger 29er may be fun for that course!
One month till San Juan Huts!!