Sunday, March 3, 2013

A friend worth following

Roy is a coach based out of Canmore AB who works with children between the ages of 11-14 years of age. His blog is exceptional, offering many fantastic insights and opinions on how to effectively coach and mentor children at this age in the sport of xc skiing. 

Great stuff roy!!

Visit his site here:

Friday, March 1, 2013


A couple friends (who are not on the FB) asked me to put up a pic of our puppy Juno (now almost 5 months old). Aside from chewing precious pieces of artwork, accosting our other pets and shredding our window plastic she has been pretty great. I can't wait to get her biking and coming to work with me in the bush. We had her sent down from a shelter in Whitehorse. We have grand plans to turn her into a ski-jouring dog. She is definitely a puller. 

Midget Champs in Revelstoke this weekend.

100% chance of RAIN. Good thing I cleaned out the klister box last night because we will need it. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A friend and I are scheming...

I am never one to pass up testing next years gear and I have been fortunate enough to apprehend a pair of 2014 OneWay Premio 9 Skate skis. Getting out and giving them a go this weekend. I'm very excited to see how they run.

Not enough pictures of Dana.

Here is a great one of Dana out and about for a family ski on Valentines Day with our favorite little man. 
As you can see we spend a lot of time on skis in the winter months. :)

Family Racing Pics

Here are a few pics from the winter so far including race pictures from both our own Huckleberry Loppet as well as from the Nipika Races in Radium. Julian has been training up for the BC Midget Championships happening this weekend in Revelstoke so we will see how it goes. 

Julian crossing the finish of the 5km Boys race in Golden. That was a LONG one for him. 3rd Place!!

 Amelia with quite possibly the biggest smile of any racer I have EVER seen. Atta girl sweetie.

 Enjoying a rare moment of sibling affection post race.

 Boys podium at the 16th annual Huckleberry Loppet.

Julian destroyed the field of skiers in the 3km Skate event at Nipika. 
This is my favorite picture of the year so far!

Playing catch up.

It has been you can see from the last  date below since I have posted anything. I missed out the Xmas holidays with a knee injury that is still plaguing me to this day, causing much of the winter to be lost to rehab, recovery and stabilization. Not the plans I had leading into the winter season but alas, I have been taking it all in stride. Here however are some pics with the Mito Nordic Racing Team at the Nipika Loppet

 Julian putting in some time behind and iron and brush. His skis were indeed fast getting him a 3rd place in the 3km Free technique race.
The start line of the skate race for the 10 and 20km racers.

Mito booth set up beside our ski and boot sponsor Salomon at Nipika. Skigo is the official wax and accessories sponsor of TeamMito.

A few of our racers who slayed it with over 5 podiums throughout the weekend. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

It's Coming!!

The Dawn Mountain Challenge is almost here. Get your early season suffer on. Super excited.
This is also the first event for our new MitoCanada Nordic Race Team.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pics from race weekend #1

Barrier hopping on Day 1 (Hospice Cross) 

The somewhat sketchy downhill when taken with big speed. Awesome Sauce fun.

Coming through on Lap5 with a big grin of anguish. The "once more up the run up" face.

Hopping barriers with my bud Sean Carter of BikeBike fame.

Finishing slightly spent.

Finishing strong on Day1 @ Hospice Cross

Coming through the corral and pave on Day 2 at Kicking Horse

I have to say that while the course at Kicking Horse was much more technically challenging I sure enjoyed it more. The first day offered a massive run up that destroyed my quads and rendered me completely spent on the last lap. Alternately on Day2 I went off the line much slower and built up momentum until I was feeling great by lap3. The problem was I just didn't get a good warm up in regardless of  riding the course twice prior the event. I need to get on rollers to get my heart rate up and to warm up efficiently. Will try that next race series.  Day two at KH was unbelievable with dirt, mud, wet grass and technical descents littered throughout the course. That was definitely my kind of course. Unfortunately a couple athletes said that racing the AB circuit really does not have any mud so... I will need to find some muddy races  :)

Can't wait for the next races. I'll post my race schedule here shortly. Mostly for you Dad!