Jul 20, 2011

Raid the North Extreme

Heading out for this 6 day adventure race out of Nelson BC.
I will be racing with team Gearjunkies/yogaslackers

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Race is July 24th to July 30th!

live, love, laugh,...DREAM!

Jul 11, 2011

Adventures in The Canadian NorthWest

24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Race June 25th-26th was a blast.
Andrew and I managed to complete 24 laps. Each lap was about 13km and we switched every lap the entire time except for a 30 minute mutual sleep at about 3:30am.

The toughest part of the race was two fold. My last really dark lap from about 1am to 2am. I didnt see a single racer and it was dark enough to give me the spooks. The second was getting up from a 1.5 hour nap to ride at 4am on my mtn bike. I hated everything about life for about a good 10 minutes until I was on my bike and riding. It is humorous looking back but I don't think too funny especially for Andrew at the time.

My favorite moments were coming in at midnight from a lap and there being hot chili, Andrew, Colleen, and David at the finish line!

We managed to win the 2 person team category and not be too far off from the 8 person and 4 person teams. Check out the article about us in the Whitehorse Star.

SUP Yukon Expedition
The Yukon River SUP Expedition is complete! click  HERE Yukon SUP Expedition for VIDEO and report.

A big thanks again to the sponsors that helped us out:
Mountain Equipemtn Co-op
Starboard SUP/Trident Sports
Kialoa Paddles
Ryders Eyewear
Deep Cove Canoe and Kayaks
Werner Paddles

and special thanks to Colleen, David, Sushi, and Magic in Whitehorse for their amazing support, accomodations, and energy.
team Yukontario and Sam for driving the car, the tea, the showers, and support
my husband Andrew Dye for sitting in a kayak for 5.5 days and beaing the best kayak support I could ask for!

Over 6000km of driving in a car;
24 hours plus probably another 12hours of mountain biking;
5.5 days of paddle boarding;
a beautiful wedding of a close friend....
all in under 3 weeks and all in the west coast of a pretty amazing and beautiful country-CANADA

I love adventure... bring it on!

next up: Raid the North Extreme with team Yogaslackers July 23rd-July 31st

Live, love, laugh,...DREAM!