Sunday, May 31, 2009

Brittania Beach Training Sesh

Brittania Beach has a 3 km uphill that we train during he summer for rollerskiing. The double poling test starts with about a kilometer of rolling uphill, followed by three switch back tRemove Formatting from selectionurns leading up the mountain. My last time was 17:13 (for 3km) which gives you an idea of the slope! Compared to last year, I started the season, over a minute faster, (18:26) which is looking good leading into the summer training.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Devinci Leo '08

I just received my shoes, and yesterday was my first day test riding my new bike from Devinci. I had a 50km road ride in the morning, and a 60 km group ride that evening. The biggest thing I noticed was the acceleration from a start and on steep pitches. With a 950 g frame, the bike had a noticeable jump when out of the saddle, or starting to sprint. As with most carbon frames, there was very good power transfer through the large bottom bracket . The SRAM shifting and braking was clean and precise. I was also impressed with the downhill handling, and felt confident tucking at 80km/h. All-in-all I'm very happy with the Leo, and I know it will satisfy my riding needs:)

Monday, May 18, 2009


My season officially started last weekend with a four day snow camp in Silver Star (Vernon BC) with the Foothills Nordic Ski Club. The training camp was a really exciting way to start the year, with four days of awesome snow conditions, and almost all sunshine! Directly after, I joined my coach in Squamish, for the yearly training at the Whistler Olympic Park. We are putting in lots of long hours, building an aerobic base and a solid shooting position to improve on for the rest of the year. It also feels good to be back home in Squamish and I’m extremely excited to be back into full training. I am looking forward to the upcoming spring training! 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tour de Quebec

I spent the last week in Quebec and Montreal trying to develop and expand my sponsor relationships. I was in Chicoutimi (northern Quebec) to visit with David Regnier Bourque from Devinci Cycles. Devinci provided a bike, while Sport G.S. Inc (Stephane Cyr) in Laval provided shoes and pedals through Louis Garneau.

I would also like to thank the following individuals who have all demonstrated their commitment to sport in Canada.

David Regnier Bourque (
Stephane Cyr (Sport G.S. Inc)
Louise Lambert
Alain Baril
Daniel Giroux (

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