Given the massive difference in topography between Nova Scotia and Squamish, BC where the BC Bike Race is held, what it is going to take for you to feel ready?
Elevation training. I live in the Wentworth area, and will take good advantage of the biggest steep climbs I can find.
02 deprivation mask if I can find. Will wear and train.
Gotta make good time and feel good going up on the social climbs in order to make good time on the downhills. Being too tired, you lose control and things get messy fast.
In a race like this, what’s your biggest fear?
- Crashing out
- Getting Hurt
- Not Being able to finish
When you’re halfway done a race like this, is the glass half full or half empty?
It will depend how I am doing. If I’m half way and having a great ride, I’ll be saddened it’s winding down. It'll be a long and difficult ride. By the end, I’ll be waiting for it.
For training - Top 5 In your Ear:
I do not train with music, but these bands get me pumped:
- Backstreet Boys
- Weird Al
- Britney Spears
For training - Top 5 foods before / during:
- Anything but Tim Horton’s
- Gu Shots
- Electrolyte Substitutes
If you could have either a personal best or a win, which one would you take an why?
PB. I’m just riding to have a good time.