Edmonton Canada Cup

July 1, 2010

Feature Racer: Bridget Linder

This month I had the chance to pick the racing brain of Hardcore Bikes team rider, Bridget Linder. Here is a snippet of the article to get you going, but you can link to the Edmonton Canada Cup site to read it in it’s entirety. Our Husky Feature racer of the month for June, is – Read More –

May 25, 2010

Edmonton Canada Cup Feature Racer – Krystyn Ong

In the second installment of the Edmonton Canada Cup, Husky Feature Racer series, I had a chance to catch up with a River Valley Cycle teammate of mine, Krystyn Ong. She’s been in the racing game for a while already and has a lot of experience and insight to offer. Here’s the Q & A: – Read More –

April 2, 2010

Edmonton Canada Cup Feature Racer

This year, I’m doing a little ‘giving back’ to the bike community I love so much, and putting in some time helping with the Edmonton Canada Cup. The ECC team have it well under control no doubt, but it’s fun to lend a hand and get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes glitz and glamour. Last – Read More –

November 13, 2009

Burn Out

I didn’t know Kirk Hamilton was a rider at first. I find it funny but it was actually a lot later on that I found out he was an Elite level XC racer and bike afficianado. I’ve since had a pleasure of riding with Kirk (or what might be better described as, trying to keep up to Kirk) and it’s been interesting getting to know him better. He started where I am now, just a wee Novice racer with a big dream, and he successfully made those strides to get up through the ranks. I was fascinated by that story because, I wanted it to be my story – with every ride and race I wanted to get faster and be able to move into Sport and then maybe even Expert. Who knows if that will ever be in the cards for me, but, as our next Feature Rider, Kirk will explain himself that this kind of progress can come with a price.

So without further ado:

It happened.  After eight seasons I had enough, I was burned out from racing my mountain bike, I was finished and frustrated, wanting nothing more than to hang up my shoes and helmet and do something, anything, other than ride my bike.  Somewhere along the way in the summer of 2008 I lost my way and I forgot to have fun.  I grew tired of the seven-day routine of the weekly race regimen and viewed training days with the same disdain as cleaning the bathroom: something only done out of necessity… – Read More –

June 14, 2009

Canada Cup, Edmonton AB 2009

Although I wasn’t in this race, despite planning and training for it, I did get to watch some wicked national level racing, and cheer on some of the locals guys that I know. Dana, sorry about your chain, man… You were killin’ it till it snapped! Sam, good to see you out there bringin’ the beats as usual. Peter, 4th place Masters Expert! Wooo hoo!!! And Paul, I think you said this was your first race in 4 years, so welcome back! 

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June 7, 2009

Canada Cup in Edmonton!

This coming weekend (Saturday June 13th) is the first ever Canada Cup race in Edmonton. The course is through the Edmonton river valley pretty much right below dowtown. Though I’ve lived here all my life, I still find it hard to believe that we have so many miles, and miles of great mtb trails right – Read More –