Sunday, July 5, 2009

BCBR 09 - Day 7

Today's stage took us around Whistler Creekside. We started hot, with a big climb / hike a bike to a run called See Colours and Puke. I struggled a bit with the first few bits, but loved that trail. Not sure what the other trails were, but it was all great riding today. I was happy to find myself rolling comfortably over terrain that I previously would have walked. This has been mountain biking boot camp, and I was so jazzed up to see how far I have come in just a week.

Gerry was riding solo on account of Tom's unfortunate crash on day 6, which left him in a sling. Gerry stayed back to ride with me for the day to offer moral support. What a difference that made. What a massive contrast from yesterday.

In the end, I was third on the day but kept my second place standing overall. Yay! Pat and Geoff also held on to their second place standing, as did Mical and Jeff. Shawn and Craig finished strong in 7th and Erik and Devin in 12th. Nic and Deanne finished strong. A lot to celebrate.

Since the race organizers cut out the final banquet/party, we took matters into our own hands. When I saw Tom swingin his sling around his head, I could tell that it was going to be a good night. No evening is complete without a dance off, some Irish car bombs, some cage dancing, a Chris Sheppard impression, a ride on a luggage trolley, an early morning wake up (harassment) of people that packed it in too early, a close call with an exposed fan, and a run in with the police. Off the hook.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome week Tori, congrats. Second overall is an amazing result and it sounds like you had a lot of fun doing it - the way it should be!

July 7, 2009 at 2:11:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Dallas said...

So what's next Tori ? Cameo in the next Kranked video ?
"North Shore Bee's".
sounds like you had a good one!. way to throw down.

July 7, 2009 at 11:48:00 PM MDT  
Blogger BikingBakke said...

You don't really have limits, you just think you do...

July 8, 2009 at 6:13:00 PM MDT  

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