JNs? Quarantine? Summer?

I keep hearing that 2020 is canceled, or that people wish they could skip to 2021. But… Why? Above is a very privileged thought I keep having. I am so incredibly grateful to live in the Methow Valley where quarantine means being stuck on a 20+acre stretch of rolling-hilly terrain where I have a shooting…

Finishing up 2019!

It only seems right to start from where I left off, November! Silver Star BC I got to shoot at the Sovereign Lakes range for the first time!!! I had been scoping it out every time I traveled up north to this beautiful area and finally made it happen! I huge thank you to the…

Road Trip

Over the Cascades pit stop in Seattle. lots of driving car camping, long straight roads, broken down car, three hour tow-truck rides, sketchy hotels, nice hotels, more driving, elevation gain, a massive canyon, Taos. Taos I had the pleasure of training with the local Taos mountain bike team after my victory at the Ride the…

2019 Spring Recap

I haven’t written in a bit due to my hectic schedule. With my last post being in early March I have since then traveled to XC Junior Nationals held in Anchorage Alaska, Biathlon Nationals in Jericho Vermont, the Liatoppen Festival in Norway(biathlon); I rode through a full season with the Washington Student Cycling League, was…

2019 MT Spokane JNQ #4

This weekend we had our last JNQ (Junior Nationals Qualifier). Starting the race weekend off with a quick ski of the courses for the weekend on Friday promptly after the refreshing four-hour drive to Mt Spokane. Post easy ski I was withering away in my hotel room due to some fat blisters complements of my…

Race of the Methow

Saturday: Classic Sprints Last weekend was the third Junior National Qualifier: Race of the Methow. Saturday was a King’s Court style of sprints. For those wondering how it works, I’ve gotcha. A Kings Court sprint is basically a sprint with no disqualification (setting aside technique infractions). Here is the order of Saturday’s races: Qualifier (interval…

Ski to Sun

This Saturday I participated in the Ski to Sun Marathon and Relay (I did the marathon!) Begining in Mazama on the valley floor at the corral trailhead, down the valley to Browns Farm which throws you into the first long and surprisingly fast uphill. By the time I hit the downhill, I couldn’t believe I…