Sunday, 28 February 2016

So Cal

Thanks to the Ontario Cycling Association, myself along with 15 other developing Ontario cyclists got to escape the cold Canadian weather and retreat to heavenly California! This endurance training camp has always been a highlight of my year and training... LOTS of quality time on the saddle among motivating coaches and athletes. 

Staying hydrated while flying- with lots of water and my Hammer Fizz electrolyte tablets. 
Thanks to Hammer for fueling my training and recovery! You can get Hammer Nutrition products at a discounted price with my promo code (soren15) at
First day- An honorary Simms family member (they wished they were surfing).  

First mountain conquered with the coach - Mt. Palomar

Loved my Domane isospeed decoupler on those dirt paths! 

Beach time mid-ride! - Erica, Dana, myself, Ali, then Sarah

The full crew of athletes -Post 20min TT on Mt Palomar 

It took a MAJOR hike up a mountain for this view! 

Beautiful views everywhere. 

This is me almost crashing out Pete and Sarah (ft. Malcolm) 

Thanks to Trek Canada MTB Team and Trek Store Toronto for my amazing road bike and bike fit so I could maximize my time and training down south! I have never felt so comfortable on a road bike before. 

I am back at school now for one week, then I fly out to Victoria, BC on Wednesday for the first Canada Cup of the season! That's right... A mountain bike Canada Cup on March 5. The venue at Bear Mt Resort should be fantastic though, I've heard great things! 
I just can't wait to get back on the dirt... now as a U23! It will be so exciting starting in the elite field.