Posts Tagged ‘pipeline bike park’

Muddbunnies 4X Training – My Story

December 4, 2009

Ryan and Jaclyn

Ryan and the infamous Aussie trainer!

I’m not a team player, was never good at team sports growing up and took more to endurance sports like mini tris, 10ks, 1/2 marathons, and even did my first adventure race last spring. I’ve always been more interested in challenging myself rather than directly competing against others; and if I’m completely honest about this it’s not because I’m a masochist and love to torture myself but because I felt physically weak and uncoordinated compared to others, a bit of a baby bird really. So I’ve done my best veer away from team sports and competition.

And then came biking… Mtn biking was the first and only sport I’ve ever felt was effortless. I took to it immediately and though I’m no speed demon and don’t take the narliest line, jumping and balancing are my greatest strengths. Mtn biking is also the only sport where I’ve felt like I wanted to push myself to improve in my weaker areas like steeps and speed. Bigger, faster, smoother are my mantra words I say to myself when I’m trying to psych myself up for a line that feels completely above my abilities.

Though the bike park is closed, riding and racing continues. This fall/winter I find myself faced with another year of racing/riding 4X. I’ve done this in the past and have been pretty lackadaisical about it all, with my main goal being to show up and race. I’ve never seen myself as a threat for the other girls racing. This year is different, I want action! I’ve been very active since spring, hiking, biking and kayaking and feel like my ultimate fitness goals are within reach. Now with the help of fitness trainer Jacyln Delacroix http://www.freedomhealth.ca/personal%20trainers.htm#Jax, I’m ready to up my game even further with weight training. I want to FINALLY feel strong and muscle my bike through to at least one 4X win, that’s my ultimate goal.

In the next few months we will be posting pics, videos, tips, instruction and as much info as possible to help out anyone else who wants improve or maintain their hard-earned summer biking skills. You don’t need to be a racer to benefit from our program, heck you don’t even need to be a biker but of course the fitness program has been designed with mtn bikers in mind.

If there you have any questions or comments we will have a comment section as well as email contact for both Jacyln and myself. And even better than sitting at your desk following our progress, why not get yourself into the gym and train with us or if you’d prefer one-on-one, contact her and get your own personal fitness regime created.

Ride hard, get dirty!

http://www.freedomhealth.ca
www.muddbunnies.com

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PIPELINE BIKE PARK RACE REPORT- PUMP RACE #11

March 27, 2008

SOURCE: PIPELINE BIKE PARK

Race Report: Pump Race #11 – Retribution II

Bad News Muys lays it down, as Garren continues her glorious championship reign.

The weather was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to order soup at a deli. But it didn’t keep a dozen hard core pump racers from coming down to Pipeline to battle on the infamous pump track. The day was marked with the sounds of tires roosting turns, cheering from the surrounding spectators, and kids fighting with Ray Ray Faubert over who found the most easter eggs. Thats right. There was an easter egg hunt after….

In the Women’s Class, Judy Garren put on her race face against Dayna Picco who was riding with the force of a big red firetruck, and Larissa “Weeeee!” Hoath. Judy rode strong on her brand new Brodie, and held her spot at the top of the pump race podium.

Judy and Dayna Rocking the Women’s Main:

Everett Hoath took the winter off of the bike, holding off from racing the Pipeline Indoor 4x, obviously to get ready solely for Sunday’s Pump Race #11. He was killing it and looked like he could take the main. But he still had to get past Adam “Dutch Chocolate” Muys who had stepped up his training by including some new methods like driving around town with a live mountain lion in the car to sprinting up and down the beach in short shorts and knee highs with his ex-rival turned coach, Apollo Creed.

It was a great time, and it’s a ton of fun. We’ll have another one in April! Hope to see you all there!