With 2011 now behind is time to focus on the new year, 2012!. I officially signed up for 24 hours of adrenalin world championship in Canmore (Sep, 2012) and 24 hours round and round in Spokane, WA (May, 2012). Along with a few other shorter races, these 2 will be my major events for the year.
First rode ride in the winter was on Saturday January 7th. Met with Craig S, Craig M., Kate, Jon, Shawn and Graham at Cadence 10:00am and rode on single tracks and back roads all the way to Cochrane, and when I say "single track" I mean single tracks, not only that, icy and snowy single tracks which test your skills to the max !! I lost count of how many time I wipe out, but it was an amazing training for the races to come... We rode from Calgary to Big Hill Springs Road and then headed west on 526 until we got to the entrance of Big Hill Springs Provincial Park (where i thought we were just doing a quick stop to turn around).. well, I was wrong !! we crossed the darn park, all cow trails, single icy track, creeks, etc.... we ended up in Cochrane where we stop for lunch in "Guys' Cafe and Bakery" which I highly recommend now that I know how their sandwiches taste.. after Jon completed an eating challenge (2.5lbs sandwich + soup) and all the table got free bakery stuff we left for an epic way back through the GlenBow park with some in the group crossing the frozen reservoir AMAZING!! anyway, after 5:21hours of riding time and 81kms I was in Bowness.