As I sit here and reflect on the summer of '16, I have to admit that it was pretty darn awesome! So many new experiences, so much riding! Before Coen wrecked himself in Fernie, I think he put up 55 days riding out of 60. We covered, Bragg Creek, Moose Mountain, Chestermere, Winsport, Whistler, Sun Peaks, The Kamloops Ranch and Fernie. Coen had a number of great races and a few where things went wrong. He learned a lot from adversity this year. That no matter how fast you are or how prepared you are, in DH racing sometimes "stuff" happens and your bike breaks...or you do. That is simply how it goes...for the kids and for the pros. Good life lessons.
Madison rocked it this year. A slow start to the season lead to a big breakthrough week at Summer Gravity Camp in Whistler, followed by Madison's first Crankworx race - and a fourth place finish! She is hooked and stoked to compete next year in some BC Cup races.
Looks like both kids are going to let 'r rip in 2017, so we've gone and started Extreme Speed Gravity Team to give them a bit of affiliation. We'd love to support some of the other amazing riders from Alberta. It's a lot for families and athletes to stay at the very top and compete with the best without a ton of travel. We're hoping to take the friction out of things and keep families and athletes riding smoothly.
Couldn't do any of this without the support of our partners. #Bowcycle has been amazing and always there for us. Can't help but tell everyone how great these guys and gals are.