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Coach at Powerwatts Collingwood
Since I was a little kid and learned to ride a bike.
PRIMARY RIDE STYLE
Mountain, Road, Gravel. Over the course of an outdoor season, I probably do all 3 equally... but if I was only able to have one bike, it would definitely be a mountain bike.
FAVORITE RIDE PLACE/ROUTE
I’ve been so lucky to ride & race in lots of fantastic places. I ride often in and around Victoria, BC (MTB & RD) where my brother lives. It’s a beautiful place to ride. I spent 3 years living and riding in Whistler/Pemberton/Squamish, BC area which has epic trails. The riding in Quebec, Alberta and Yukon is awesome too. I loved the road riding in Spain (Mallorca & Girona) and Italy. Lots of great places in USA (Colorado, Utah, Alaska, Vermont, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma). SO MANY places still on my bucket list. And, of course, I tend to take for granted where I ride the most…Collingwood, ON has pretty amazing road, mountain and gravel riding all in one area.
FAVORITE POST-RIDE FOOD/DRINK
Après = Reese Peanut Butter Cups... and maybe a Strongbow (which leads to nap-rès).
DOES YOUR BIKE HAVE A NAME?
I never really did until I got my S-Works Ruby. Depending on the light, it sometimes looks blue and sometimes purple. So obviously I named it Burple.
CLIMB VS. DESCEND?
I can't believe anyone would answer anything other than DESCEND?
WHERE WOULD YOU LOVE TO RIDE?
I’ve read a bunch of lists of the top places to cycle in the world. A few I’ve already been lucky enough to experience but would repeat for sure. Others that would be a dream come true = Switzerland, Austria, Norway, France, Scotland, California
FULL LYCRA, Y/N?
Road/Gravel: yes. MTB: no (although on a really hot day, lycra is often cooler than baggies).
I'd like to do the BC Bike Race in perfect weather.
I LOVE RIDING WITH
I am surrounded by lots of passionate cyclists. Part of what I like about cycling is riding with people who love biking as much as I do. We have great road cycling and mountain biking clubs in Collingwood so I often ride with other club members. But I have a core group of really great friends I ride with the most often. We like to push each other and have lots of good times doing it. I also coach people new to cycling and riding with them and helping them get better at the sport is fun.
Let's do this!
WHY DO YOU RIDE?
It makes me happy & healthy... those two things are high priority.
SKILL YOU WISH YOU COULD MASTER BUT HAVEN’T (YET)
When I was discussing with a friend what would be the "main" cycling skill I haven't mastered yet, I was told with a smirk, "you have the luxury of having maky skills you haven't mastered yet".