August 8, 2004 – Hello Everyone! The 2004 Mountain Bike Race season is well into its season, so I figured a little update might keep you all “in the know.”
I’m on my way to the US National Off-Road Bicycle’s Association Race # 7
in Aspen, Colorado. That’s right, race #7 of the series. In 2004 the race series has eight races and one final National event! Plus we have the World Cup Series:
Five races throughout Europe and North America!
My primary goals for 2004 were to completely heal from my crash at the 2003
World Championships (a broken wrist requiring three surgeries and six pins) and
regain my fitness to earn a spot on the 2004 Olympic Team heading to Athens
in August. Well, I’m well on my way to a perfect wrist, but the Olympic
Team is well on their way to Athens without me. I’ve been named the
first alternate for the women’s mtb team. I get to watch my country mates race on the TV. But the good news is that I get to hang with my awesome new teammates in Aspen, Boulder and Durango, CO. And, as my strength and fitness are getting stronger and better I’ve earned a coveted spot on the Canadian National Team, representing Canada at the World Championships in Les Gets, France this September.
My 2004 result highlights so far are:
US race #1, Waco, Texas, short track – 5th Place
Subaru Desert Nova, Scottsdale, AZ, overall – 1st Place
Hyundi Sea Otter, Monterey, CA, circuit – 2nd Place
MAXXIS Spanish Cup, Spain, XC – 2nd Place
World Cup #4, Mont Ste-Anne, QC, XC – 8th Place
Canadian MTB NationalsMont Ste-Anne, QC, XC – 2nd Place
US race #6, Sandpoint, ID, short track – 4th Place
Well, that’s about it. Wish me luck for more of those 1st Places.
Thank you to all my amazing sponsors, teammates, Gary Fisher Staff and my
extremely supportive and understanding family and friends!