Disclaimer: I thought I would separate out the drier discussion of logistics and gear from my experiences racing the Alberta Rockies 700. If you don’t care about what I carried, ate, and where and how I slept, you might be a little bored by this one! If you are interested in the full list of … More Alberta Rockies 700: The Logistics Post
If you missed: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 or Part 4 After Highwood, I made good progress in the next few hours. I got to rest my legs and got a strong dose of fear training. Note to self – although 5-Hour Energy might help get you through the last 30 minutes of a … More Alberta Rockies 700 Part 5: Where the end approaches infinity.
If you missed: Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3 After a glorious 6 hours of sleep, I woke up feeling actually quite rested. Whereas yesterday had felt flat and forever long, today my legs felt that they were coming around and Canmore was only 75km down the road. And in Canmore was food! I … More Alberta Rockies 700 Part 4: All that other longest day stuff was a lie. This was actually the longest day. Ever.
If you missed Part 1: AR700 Part 1 If you missed Part 2: AR700 Part 2 The very biggest lesson in ultra endurance bikepacking – don’t have a plan. If you don’t have a plan, you can’t fail to meet your plan and you’ll be better prepared to deal with not meeting your plan. I’m not going … More Alberta Rockies 700 Part 3: The second longest ride of my life and my first big bikepacking lesson.
If you missed Part 1, you can start here: Alberta Rockies Part 1. I got to the start line at the Information Centre in Hinton with very little idea of what I was about to partake in. I knew what I WANTED to achieve – less than three days and hopefully be the first woman to … More Alberta Rockies 700 Part 2: The Longest Ride of My Life
They say getting to the start line is the hardest part. At 8am on Wednesday morning I emailed Matt and asked him if it would be crazy if I went to Hinton, AB instead of Squamish that coming weekend. I was supposed to be racing the last Test of Metal with him and a dozen … More Alberta Rockies 700 Part 1
Sometimes you have races that everything just falls into place. And sometimes you don’t. This was definitely one of the not so awesome ones for me. I was pretty excited to race so close to home, the course was to my liking (not too technical but with some good climbs), and I was ready to … More 2016 Cow Trail Classic
Salty Dog is a race I’ve been thinking about since I moved to Kelowna in 2012. So when my friend Kelly message me and asked if I wanted to be her partner for a women’s team I jumped at the chance. The race is immensely popular (sells out all 700 spots within days every year), … More 2016 Salty Dog 6hr Enduro: Women’s Team Edition
Spring season is off to a good start. Mount Baker is a climb that has eluded us twice now – the first time, more than 4 years ago now, we didn’t do enough research on road conditions before heading out and effectively ended any chance of a summit before we put on our (very heavy … More Mt Baker – Third Time’s the Charm!
Traditionally Caroline and I try to celebrate our anniversary on the summit of something. Something impressive. I’m not sure we have ever actually succeeded (I’ll blame typical late January BC weather), but we definitely have good stories from each attempt. We had a great day out on Mt Macpherson this past weekend, heading up towards … More Mt MacPherson (Post by Matt)