I’ve been on a pretty amazing road trip for most of the month of July. The Canada Cup in Fernie BC and the Canadian National Championships in Panorama BC have left me feeling more love and passion for the sport. The DH Racing scene in Canada is strong, the future bright.
And, of course, Beautiful British Columbia is endless when it comes to exploring new trails and terrain in amongst the races. The M16, my race machine and the Carbine 29, my adventure pal, have been my best friends on this trip, besides Chris and my dog 🙂
Sometimes you consciously and formally set a goal and go after it….take all the necessary steps to get that result, gain that success, chase down that dream, never losing sight of it. And sometimes the experiences and opportunities you create in your life are a side effect of that path, of that same dedication and passion. And so there is so much to be gained from the whole process.
I’ve been really noticing and appreciating this, all of the happy accidents and circumstances that unfold along the way. All the off-shoots of that path.
And now I have found myself in another special place. A paradise of wilderness, play and people. Retallack Lodge is an epic mountain bike destination in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, in the Kootenay region of Southern BC. It’s difficult to express how amazing this place, the set up and the surrounding tenure is. I’ve been high five’n trees on the shuttles up and smile breathing the whole way down. The trails here are all time and the alpine is breathtaking. I could even dare to say that you aren’t a mountain biker until you have been to Retallack! Please go.
This month has reconfirmed to me the importance of remaining open and curious in life. And remaining appreciative of the ups and downs that lead us here. Of what we have, what we’ve lost and what’s to come. Where will our bikes and our hearts take us next?