Yep, that’s me these days. As I book my time into October and our “off season” (not really!), I am looking back at my September calendar. Kinda nuts – after trips to Stevens Pass, the Gravity Logic Forum, our recent trip to the Chilcotins and days here and there patrolling and working at the shop, it’s been completely non-stop. Not that I’m complaining – I’ve had tons of time on my bike and as soon as we got back from our awesome trip to the Chilcotins, it was go time in the bike park with all of our friends in rad indian summer weather.
The Chilcotins trip last week was great. A new experience for me, but I enjoyed myself. We didn’t exactly rough it, though, as we all stayed in one of the Morrow Chalets in Tyax (the biggest one for all 12 of us) and cooked amazing meals for the entire 3 day trip. We managed one alpine day (above) but were forced into the lower areas of the area after the crap weather settled in. Still awesome and a bit of a learning curve for me – even though I have spent more time on my trail bike than ever this season, it doesn’t come as easily to me as being on my big bike does. It’s getting better though!
Strand says I should be entering the “active recovery” stage of my training cycle this season, meaning still riding but not as hard or far or long as we did all summer. Feeling a bit tired but already setting goals up for next season that are motivating me to do double headers on the gym/trails. I guess it’s still a one step at a time kinda program…