Great week post TransRockiesAugust 20, 2010
Man it was sure great to come home after 3 hard days of racing. The guys and gals doing the full 7 have cojones for sure. I hear the weather got bad too right after I left...gnarly.
Took a couple days pretty easy then had a pretty packed weekend. On Saturday I rode the road bike up island while my awesome friend Trish drove my car and we met at a swim hole some 130km's away. The road riding is amazing once you get over the malahat climb, except that it was one of the hottest days this year. The SRM was saying it was between 37-39 Celsius. That's pretty hot for the island! It was well worth the ride up as I got to dunk myself in beautiful spot on the Nanaimo river. From there we went up to Cumberland, a awesome quite little town. My parents have a house I can stay at so it makes it pretty easy to go up there. The BC Bike Race has passed through there a bunch, hence the amazing mountain biking and relaxing vibe. The weekend was probably the most action Cumberland sees all year as it was the Big Time Out music festival. K'naan was the headliner and what a great time it was. It was warm the whole time and it's pretty hard to beat good friends, killer trails, hot weather, some cold ones, good music etc....The ride on Sunday was pretty damn hot but still fun. To give you and idea of how warm it was, I was hanging out at night until 12 Am in just shorts! It's pretty hard to do that on the west coast anytime of year.
Got back down to Victoria feeling pretty tired, but in a good way, Monday was spent sleeping a lot. Got 2 great rides in Tuesday and Wednesday and feeling pretty darn good. The Trans Rockies is paying off and with a good weekend staying put here at home I should be feeling great by Windham.
Off for a Mtb ride here now on some sweet island singletrack, it's actually cloudy out , but I don't mind!
Thanks for everyone's support,