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Commonwealth Games!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 by

Its official! I will be representing Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow! I’m excited to race both the sprint and keirin against some of the world’s best. Racing will definitely be fast and fierce, since most of the worlds best come from these countries… Australia, New Zealand, England, Trinidad… and the list goes

The Land of Keirins!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 by

Between landing in LA from Mexico, and taking off again for Japan, I had only 16 hours on the ground. Throw in laundry, a 3hr meeting for school, and I was definitely tight on time. You’d think that the bike would be a piece of cake to deal with since it was already all packed

Back to Racing: Guadalajara World Cup

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 by

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since my last World Cup with the Canadian team. With a shorter than typical season last year, and my injury this past summer, it was quite a different feeling heading into the Guadalajara World Cup. I had to re-think what my normal routines were, what I

Back on the Bike

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 by

I’ve resumed “training” again, for just over a week now. The good news is that the sling is off, and I’ve gotten the clearance from the surgeon to resume riding. The bad news is that the doctor has made it very clear that this riding can only be on a stationary trainer for another 5

Injury Update

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

The trip to Colorado Springs started out with it’s ups and downs (perhaps omens). Waking up at 3:30 to catch a 6am flight, I checked my phone, and saw an email from United, telling me that my flight had been delayed 3 hours. Great, I could go back to bed… or not. Of course they

New Rules, More Races!

Monday, 08 July 2013 by

In March, the UCI announced a new qualifying system for the World Cup season, and World Cups. Rather than each country automatically getting spots for the World Cups, individuals now have to qualify themselves through summer UCI races, accumulating points at different level races. So instead of finishing exams, and having a chance to take

2013 Pan-Am Championships

Friday, 22 February 2013 by

To say this past week at the Pan-Am Championships had its fair share of excitement is an understatement. After what was the easiest travel to a race we have ever had (3.5 hours, direct flight) we settled into the Marriott Airport hotel temporarily for the night, as we would not be going into official accommodation until the next day.

The Olympic Experience, Part 2

Saturday, 03 November 2012 by

Well, only about 3 months later, I figured its finally time to sit down and get this out written out… In the final few days before August 7th, time felt like it went from a snail pace, to warp speed. Training, eating, and recovering were the only important tasks I was focused on. Three days

The Olympic Experience, Part 1

Thursday, 02 August 2012 by

As race day creeps closer, my excitement continues to build. I’m reminded of the years of work I’ve put in to get to this stage. Everything I’ve done, from the moment I took up cycling back in 2004 has built to this event. And yet it seems like only last week that I took my

London2012!

Saturday, 16 June 2012 by

It’s been a big week! Two years ago, when Olympic qualification started, I’m not sure I really thought it would happen, but just yesterday we got the official announcement! Along with Tara Whitten, Zach Bell, GIllian Carleton, Jasmin Glaesser, Monique Sullivan, and Laura Brown, I have been selected to represent Canada at the 2012 London

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