Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rocks and Roots in the Canadian Rockies!!!

Bit of time to spare before turning in and looking forward to racing Xterra Canada tomorrow.  The race is being held in the spectacular Canadian Rockies this year at the Canmore Nordic Center.  It's been a great trip so far, though a little chillier than I had planned.  Got into town Wednesday afternoon and met up with Luna Chix Suzie Snyder.  Had dinner and spent the night with my uncle in Calgary before driving up to Canmore Thursday.  Even the drive is spectacular!!! 

Trans-Canada heading into Canmore

Big thanks to Cal and Laura for hooking Suzie, Branden, Renata and myself up with a great house to stay in at the last minute. 

Transition at Canmore Nordic Center

Spent the past couple of days getting some training time in on the course which is going to prove to be really fun and quite challenging for me, at least on the bike.  Lots of singletrack with roots and rocks and a couple of fun sections aptly named the "Laundry Chute" and the "Coal Chute".

Quarry Lake

Pre-riding with Suzie Snyder

I'm still operating in the not taking any chances of a big crash mode, so will be running down the Laundry Chutes.  I figure loosing a couple of seconds hike-a-biking is way better than the possible alternative!!!

Laundry Chutes

Stellar Pro Field

And did I mention, 8 pro women vs 4 pro men!!! Way to represent Chicas!!!

Goodnight :))

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