Sunday, June 28, 2009

BCBR 09 - Day 1

Stage one took us through some trails on Vancouver's north shore. For those that are not in the know, that means a lot of technical singletrack. Steeps, drops, roots, cobbles, structures.

World famous downhiller Wade Simmons was at the top of the first descent, 'Severed Dick', to greet people. Cool. I'm not going to lie to you, I ran down with my bike. A lot. In part because of the sporadic traffic jams that would develop around the harder obstacles. In part because I was in WAY over my head.

Nevertheless, I found myself riding a few structures that I might have previously deemed beyond reach. The rocks and roots were more slippery than I'm accustomed to, which favoured those more skilled than me.

Rolled across the finish line with only a bit of blood, no mechanicals and a big smile. It was a short day, but the weather was stunning and it was great to hang out in the sun. Especially great with a bunch of friends out.

Sounds like everyone had a pretty good day out there. Erik and Devin took 12th on the open men, just behind Craig and Shawn. Pat and Geoff took 2nd in the 80+ mens. Mical and Jeff are 2nd in mixed open. Tom and Gerry are 4th in 100+ men. Oh, and I'm 3rd in open women!

Pics to follow.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

3rd in the open women??? Awesome work Tori - congrats! It appears this whole retirement thing works for you!

June 29, 2009 at 4:58:00 PM MDT  

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