My Tweets from BC Bike Race

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*really* hoping this severe thunderstorm watch doesn’t impede my flights to #YVR for #BCBR!
8:12 AM Jun 26th from TwitterFox

On the plane about to depart for Toronto and ultimately, the start line of #BCBR. Fingers crossed for no issues with bike!
1:57 PM Jun 26th from TwitterBerry

Wolfing down some chicken pad thai in Toronto. 30 minutes till take-off for #YVR and hopefully to the awaiting @bmann 🙂 #BCBR here I come
3:27 PM Jun 26th from TwitterBerry

The tweeter has landed. Just pulled up to the gate at #YVR. Fingers crossed on bag and bike now 🙂 smooth flights, kept entertained.
9:23 PM Jun 26th from TwitterBerry

In the line-up to complete registration for #BCBR it’s starting to sink in now! Long days ahead for @activesteve and Carl
10:51 AM Jun 27th from TwitterBerry

Bags are packed, bikes are tuned and ready to roll. Just about to get the race briefing underway here at #BCBR. Mood is very excited.
2:08 PM Jun 27th from TwitterBerry

Well, we’re officially set to go. Supper is done, gear getting re-packed. Had some rain showers, but now watching an awesome sunset. #BCBR
8:57 PM Jun 27th from TwitterBerry

In a car on the way to the start line of Day 1 for #BCBR. From here on out, it’s tents and singletrack baby! North Shore here I come #NSMBA
8:20 AM Jun 28th from TwitterBerry

Got the bikes, took the obligatory start line shot, just one hour till the starting gun at #BCBR sun is poking out from behind clouds.
8:52 AM Jun 28th from TwitterBerry

Day 1 wrapped up! Finished stage at the 3 hour mark. Epic singletrack today on the North Shore. Couple technical issues, but awesome. #BCBR
1:25 PM Jun 28th from TwitterBerry

Last team rolled in just after the 5 and a half hour mark. Had my shower, tuned my bike, and working on blog. Results to follow. #BCBR
3:34 PM Jun 28th from TwitterBerry

Day one is officially over. Meal is done, awards are done, blog post and map have been posted. Off to bed now for 6am wake-up call. #BCBR
9:47 PM Jun 28th from TwitterBerry

Day 2 getting underway soon. Packing bags, getting breakfast than onto bus to ferry. Have to check in gear, so no tweets till late #BCBR
6:14 AM Jun 29th from TwitterBerry

Now that mechanical issues are sorted out, Carl and I plan to make up some time on the trail. Yesterday definitely did not favour us. #BCBR
6:17 AM Jun 29th from TwitterBerry

Stage 2 complete. Too bagged to write right now. Off to tune bike and get sorted. Amazing day of riding, felt great. 5 more to go. #BCBR
5:27 PM Jun 29th from TwitterBerry

Okay kids, don’t hold your breath for new #BCBR posts. There just isn’t enough time to get that stuff done and race. The next 5 days are tuf
8:19 PM Jun 29th from TwitterBerry

I’ve just eaten, showered, worked on bike, and haven’t started prep for day 3 yet, and its already 8:30. Boo. Gotta get to bed soon! #BCBR
8:21 PM Jun 29th from TwitterBerry

Good morning. 6am and its time to get organized for day 3. 60k of flowy singletrack in Cumberland on the menu. Time to get body movin! #BCBR
6:09 AM Jun 30th from TwitterBerry

Just took a look at results. Damn, we dropped! Guess we’re just tourists now. Lotta awesome riders out here. Off to stage 3 start. #BCBR
7:06 AM Jun 30th from TwitterBerry

Stage 3 complete. Showered, bike put on truck. Amazing trails around Cumberland. Best day so far. No technical issues. Maybe moved up? #BCBR
4:11 PM Jun 30th from TwitterBerry

Sitting at Carmie’s Cafe enjoying my post-stage meal. Western-style buffet. Yum. Hoping to work on blog later. #BCBR
5:06 PM Jun 30th from TwitterBerry

9:30pm and it’s bedtime. 4:30am wakeup call. Good news, wrote 2 posts, bad news, no connectivity. Now suffering a lot in my butt. #BCBR
9:33 PM Jun 30th from TwitterBerry

OMG it’s early, and stupid cold. Have to check my bag in by 4:45, so no more tweets till the end of stage 4 of #BCBR
4:43 AM Jul 1st from TwitterBerry

Stage 4 over. Early morning, long day in blazing sun, but we had a great ride, totally nailing the final technical singletrack section #BCBR
5:58 PM Jul 1st from TwitterBerry

Stage 4 was a good one for us. Made up some time, beat several teams close to us. Picking up steam. Definitely riding strong. Bedtime #BCBR
9:55 PM Jul 1st from TwitterBerry

Happy Canada Day from the left coast and basecamp of #BCBR. As a treat, they’ve pushed stage 5 start to 8:30 due to adding 8k today!
10:03 PM Jul 1st from TwitterBerry

Good day campers. Stage 5 upon us! Had breakfast, time to get pumped up. Starting in Sechelt, end day in Squamish, after ferry ride. #BCBR
7:24 AM Jul 2nd from TwitterBerry

Stage 5 complete, had amazing flowing trails (and some tough bits and climbs of course). Did well. Waiting for results. 2 more to go #BCBR
5:44 PM Jul 2nd from TwitterBerry

Results are in. We’re still gaining times on teams. Hoping to move up at least one spot 😉 tomorrow will be a hot, long day. #BCBR
7:56 PM Jul 2nd from TwitterBerry

7am in Squamish and it’s already cookin’ Gonna be a hot, hard stage through the mountains here. Luckily, base camp isn’t moving. #BCBR
6:57 AM Jul 3rd from TwitterBerry

Stage 6 was a doozy. Great mix of technical climbs and challenging descents. Racking up quite a collection of war wounds! Resting now. #BCBR
4:11 PM Jul 3rd from TwitterBerry

Pushed hard again, hopefully moved up a spot 😉 one day left, so time to do gear check and prep. Bike is faring better than body! #BCBR
4:13 PM Jul 3rd from TwitterBerry

Day is done, gone the sun. Off to Whistler early in morning for 7th and final stage of #BCBR. Managed to move up to 32nd in our category.
9:42 PM Jul 3rd from TwitterBerry

One last day of chamois butter and shaved legs. Stage 7 of #BCBR is upon us. Just about to check my bag and grab breakfast. Off to Whistler.
7:03 AM Jul 4th from TwitterBerry

Race is done!!! Stage 7 in Whistler was awesome. We pushed super-hard to keep our position, so no race pics sorry. Time to party #BCBR style
1:53 PM Jul 4th from TwitterBerry

On my way to #BCBR final awards. Got my bags totally packed, so it’s on like Donkey Kong. Time to party. Life is good in Whistler!!!
3:53 PM Jul 4th from TwitterBerry

Laying my weary head down in a real bed for the first time in week. #BCBR was tough slog, but totally worth it. See y’all in the O-town soon
12:25 AM Jul 5th from TwitterBerry

On bus to #YVR. Great driver, talking lots about the history between Whistler and Vancouver. Finally feels a bit like vacation after #BCBR
11:39 AM Jul 5th from TwitterBerry

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