Friday, January 17, 2014

I'm Back! (In White and Red and Black)

It seems like it has been forever since I've written on here! I apologize to anyone who has checked in for an update and found nothing new. I promise to keep you up to date on my happenings from now on.

2013 was a crazy year to say the least. I could write for hours about what has happened in my life over the last 8 months, but I will save you the time and sadness and just give you a recap of all the fun times I have had. (in pictures)

The girls in Germany
The beers in Germany

More beer

Sushi with the best

These beauts have always been there for me (thank you!)

Proud sister right here

Impaled on a stake while riding, not fun

My great, silly coach

One of the happiest days of 2013

Good times at Canada Summer Games

After our win in the team relay!

MSA waterfall swim

Fishing at the Ruppel's cottage 

I had an amazing time working with the Horseshoe athletes this fall

Scary rollercoasters at Cedar Point

Nice kayak on the pond

Spent a lot of time with this buddy lately

Some of the crazy Horseshoe kids, miss you guys!

Dirk's first pumpkin carving (mine's better)

My first ride on the Norco Bigfoot

He's a good skier

Ryder with my Canadian Cycling Mag cover!

Just threw this in there cause it's awesome

Our first Tucson meal, Mexican obv. with a little post-travel giggles
 If you haven't heard the news, I will be racing for Norco Factory Team for 2014! I'll be joining my good friends Haley, Evan, Evan, Andrew, Andrew and Peter on the XC squad. I can't wait for an amazing year with these amazing teammates! 

I would also like to extend a huge thank you to Barry and Taylor Near, and everyone at Trek Canada who has supported me through the years. Barry and the team have been a huge part of my success since I was a junior racer and have always believed in me and my abilities. It sounds cheesy but I can honestly say that I would never have reached the level that I am at today without them, and I owe much of my success to their amazing support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Keep checking in for updates from my Tucson/California/New Zealand/Australia trip!