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 Summer Recap

This summer I learned the art of recovery, rest, and patience… or at least I was introduced to it and am working on it. I understood how to appreciate having a well and able body, some people aren’t as lucky as me and all of the other athletes I compete and train with. Every day…

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…

Sun of a Gun

January 27th, 2019 This race followed the Ski to Sun race on the 26th, understandably my whole body was a bit fatigued however I had my coach Betsy Devin Smith, and both my Ma and Pa there to support me and push me to do my very best without relent. My legs were a bit…

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…