Columbia River trail is a great early season mission.
I’ve been a bit remiss on the Cycleye blog so I thought I’d give a bit of an update on what’s been on the go in 2016 so far. The snow melted down low early this year (still lots up high) so I’ve been able to get on the bike and trail build earlier than usual this. Between riding, work and my presidential duties of our local trail society, it’s been busy, but in a awesome kind of way.
The first race of the season was at Beacon Hill in Spokane a few weeks back. Bodhi and I went to race the People’s Enduro and DoubleDown DH races, and faired reasonably well with a 2nd for me in the Enduro and 1st for Bodhi in the DH race. The enduro was an all-new course, with two technical, rocky steep stages and one flowy, long stage before the final jump line stage. It was a nice balance, but I still managed to find myself off track a few times as I didn't have much time to pre-ride it. But on the other hand, the Xprezo with NOBL wheels and my new MRP fork felt amazing and the fitness is there. Can't wait till the next race!
The Kootenay Rockies Enduro Series doesn’t get underway until June so there will be lots of time to train and build. I’m excited to be the safety lead for the new Trans BC race in early July, and again will be the race director of my Rossland Rubberhead Enduro, which is, in addition to being a stop on the KR and BC Enduro series, the first of three stops of the new Canadian National Enduro Series.
I’ve also started coaching my Seven Summits Gravity
Racing junior DH team. Always impressed at the Dusting off the track and pumped for the season! progress of these guys! I also start coaching a new junior program for kids age 10-13 who want to improve their skills and get a taste of racing. It’s an honour to be helping the next generation of little rippers. These kids are going to kill it in the future.