Saturday Sep 14
After helping ERTC with course prep Friday afternoon with power raking from all the fresh weed-whacking, I arrived to the School of Cross Sat morning a little under-the-weather. I picked up my race number with 1 min to spare to registration cut-off time.
|Marg hovering 2nd line on photo left - photo Brent Topilko|
|Nice off camber tight swooping corner descent - photo Brent Topilko|
Sunday Sept 15
Next day, Redbike put on Redcross race with similar course, reverse direction. Where the course was intense and choppy the prior day, it was now flowy, fast and tough to shake riders.
From the start, I chose to go hard as the first bit was flat. This course had the field closely knit together.
|A racer with a different kind of slamdown. |
Nice shadow! - photo Shantel Koenig
|Awesome old brown truck podium - |
Marg Pepper Chantel Andrea Shantel, placing 5-2-1-3-4
Meanwhile, local Tuesday night cross races put on by United Cycle have been great. Different course set up each week with A, B & C categories. Only $5, need to be an ABA cycling club member to ride.
Saturday Sept 21
Took a whirlwind day flight to Kelowna from Edmonton for a fun family-like get-together. Since travelpoint flights are never available to get to races, gotta use them for fun trips.
|Young bear showed up for the birthday party in Kelowna|
Had an evening flight to Calgary where I got to meet Lily-Goat and stay at Deadgoat Linda's. Linda was also racing in the Drie Zussen Cross race in Canmore on Sunday.
Sunday Sept 22
|Very cool course in a super scenic venue in Canmore|
|Nice stair action with Lesley Baldwin, Shawna Donaldson|
and Marg Fedyna - photo R. Haskell
|Thanks to ERTC 'mate Martin Tolton for getting my bike to Canmore via motorhome, and a lift home. Lucky guy along with his two sons, got to gather spring water with me! - photo R. Haskell|