Monday, September 6, 2010

Western Open- Fantastic end to the 2010 season!

So the 2010 BC cup race season is officially over and what better way to end the season than a trip to Golden, BC!

Golden has been a long standing favorite place of mine to ride because of the sheer steepness of the terrain...and the “Western Open” course at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort did not disappoint.

Being the last race of the year I was really hoping to end on a high note...and that I did! As I came through the finish line I was pretty happy with my run and my time, and as the last pro lady came through I was stoked when I realized that I had taken top spot with seconds to spare.

This win gave me enough points to clench 2nd overall in the series, which I am particularly proud of being my first year racing in the pro/elite category.

This year I had a great support system to help me out through the course of the season, and I definitely couldn’t have been as successful with out that. A huge thanks to Cycle Component Network, Troy Lee Designs, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Summit Bike Shop, and Smith Optics for everything! I’d also like to say thanks to Cory Leclerc (C4 racing) for coaching us ladies and teaching us how to go fast!

I definitely have a lot to be proud of this year, and am really looking forward to off season training with C4 racing and the 2011 race season. I’ll be taking some much needed rest, but the riding season is far from over!