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Friday 6th Febuary Waitangi day
Had a wonderful night at David Toni and Coopers
we caught the bus half way then a lovely walk through the snow and trees to their house had a hot tub dip John tried the steam room ( tiled small room full of steam at 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
Toni had prepared an amazing fondue dinner helped Cooper with his jig saw puzzle ...
... I'd seen. We finally made it to Kelowna safe and sound before passing out at the Samesun Hostel there. The next morning we woke and made pancakes before picking up Hannah from her friends place around the corner and started our next 6hour journey to Banff. This would be my third time to Banff but Hannah and Jess's first, but each time you go it's different with different memories and experiences. This one was not to disappoint! Poor Jess! Hannah and I chatted for probably the next ...
... to name a few so we had some diverse people coming through. Then we had Crankworx which is the big festival for the mountain bikers. They do the same thing as the Ski and Snowboard festival with the mountain such as big jumps at the base etc and it goes for a week. Parties at all the clubs every night, big name bands coming to town, 1000's of people everywhere (which meant work was crazy busy!) and just mayhem! I didn't really watch the races or jumps but I missed the big party ...
... So up we went in the enclosed gondolas for the 30 minute trip up Whistler mountain. On our way up we scanned below looking for a glimpse of a bear. BINGO! We see a black bear in the cleared area and watch him disappear into the forrest. Now that I know bears exist we will be even more careful. Once up the top we jump on the 'Peak2Peak' gondolas which are suspended between the peaks of Whistler and Blackomb mountains. I can't remember exact heights but it was very very ...
Well what can happen in a week - it's been interesting to read back over the comments made before the race and during the week but we have finished off on a massive high.
2nd place today and 2nd overall as well, something we never really dreamed of but our consistency was the key to success this week.We drove up to Whistler from Squamish this morning on a grey and cold day, rain was forecast but hopefully it was going to hold off. The start was straight up a snow access road ...