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Fall Epic 8 Hour

On Saturday September 24th I headed down to Hardwood Hills Ski & Bike for the Epic 8 hour race. I was super pumped for this event since it was going to be my first 8 hour. I was competing in the solo under 40 men division so I knew there were going to be lots of competition. The course was a 10km loop which was some of hardwoods best single track and it was very smooth. The race went out very fast and after the first couple of laps I settled into my pace. I had to make sure I was fueling myself well since it was a long race. The last couple of hours was the toughest and I pushed myself and put everything out on the course. At the end of the race which was very hard and challenging I placed 3rd with 15 laps. My teammate Adam Hill who was racing in the 40+ men division did awesome with a win. Considering it was my first 8 hour event I was very pleased with my performance. I had a great time and I am definitely planning on competing in another 8 hour event in the future.

Ontario Cup Championships

On September 11th I was headed to my local mountain bike venue of Sir Sam's Ski & Ride for the Ontario Cup Mountain Bike Championships. Over the course of a month prior to the event I was training on the course and getting all of my lines dialed in. Sir Sam's has been my home riding venue ever since I started to race so I was super excited to be racing on my home course. Compared to most of the Ontario Cup Races which have been quite rainy, it was a gorgeous day and a perfect temperature to race in. It had rained the night before the race so it made the course just a bit tacky which was great.
At 10:30 my Mom was on the start line getting ready to blast off. She was racing in the 30 to 39 woman division and the competition was fierce  . She rode exceptionally well and had her best O-Cup race ever, and as always having a great time doing it.
As soon as my Mom was done racing I started to get ready for my race which was at 1:30:00. Once 12:30 arrived I started my 45 minute w…