Monday, January 28, 2013

Thanks Planet Foods!

I've been lucky enough to be supported by Planet Foods through Rocky Mountain the past four years. I am pleased to announce that they will be now supporting me on a personal level. With nutritional product like Honey Stinger, Ultima, Sharkies, GoMacro and Kicking Horse Coffee, to name a few, I can continue on my healthy living lifestyle. Having all the nutritional bases covered I can now focus on training smart and hard. Without the correct nutrition being taken in while training, I might as well not train! Ultima will be the drink of choice to keep up on electrolytes, my favourite flavour is grape. Honey Stinger is a product I would buy and use even if I wasn't being supported with it, that is how much I LOVE it! With great products like chews for when on the bike, as well as Belgian inspired waffles I will never be bonking or getting hungry. My race food will consist of Honey Stinger gels which are made with lots of honey, a great source of carbs and and sugar for quick energy. Post training and racing I will be eating with the Honey Stinger protein bars for quick recovery. They also make for great snacks, especially when travelling.

HUGE thanks to Planet Foods for this support!!! Check out their website for more info on their products and healthy living lifestyle. Look for them under my Sponsors tab.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

2013 WILL BE a gooder

Before this super amazingly awesome update is about to go down, please watch this to get inspired to lift weights:

By the way, no I did not watch the whole Lance confession, because lets face it we knew already..I had better things to do like go out to a movie with my brother, and then drive from Victoria-Peachland during the second airing. Personally, why can't we focus on the good things in sport like these kick-a** cyclists and real(non-doped) athletes: It's bad negative attention that always get the attention, it's way too easy in life to be negative so why not focus on the good things, the important things. Like the fact that this cat found a real live unicorn and rode it!!


Lot's has been going on so far this 2013 season. At New Years I wanted to make a resolution about staying healthy, but then in the day leading up I was catching a cold, so I decided that starting the new year with a cold was not healthy, needless to say, that resolution is bumped to 2014 so I know I won't fail in the first week..  To sum up, I've been getting fit with snow sports, trained in Victoria, worked, and am now searching for some personal sponsors for the season. My pal Cody Canning was gracious enough to let me spend 5 days at his place so I could ride my bicycle when I was in Victoria. Attended a charity event with Rally4Life for the upcoming Wings of Killimanjaro event. Earlier on in the month I had a great opportunity to talk with four classes at Glenrosa Middle School about goal setting in life, school and sport. Great kids, great listeners and some of the excitement in each class when I drew names from a hat for race jerseys was amazing! Hope to be back there soon. Off to Carlsbad, California with the national team in February for a ten day training camp. It will nice to get out and ride without having to dress winter snow storms. Although, riding in the minus's a couple days this past week has made me tougher. 

2013 with Norco is going to great and I can't wait to make some memories and race some bikes with these XC guys and gals:

Andrew Watson(senior, old man, master, been around the block get it) He did give me shout out on his blog for my mustache growing, but he didn't link to my blog..amateur? Joking Andrew, excited for your elderly input this year.

Andrew L'esperance(Andrew #2) He's off to Cyclo-Cross worlds in a couple weeks time, wishing him the best of luck. He's also from Noooova Scoootia, don't be alarmed he eat's food other than fish.

Catherine Vipond(Only one Catherine.)She's a mountain girl living Canmore, and word on the street she makes stuff from wood..

Hayley Smith(Hayley 'hunter' Smith)She apparently licks stuff, if it has maple syrup on it..

Kevin Haviland(AKA Havi with an I not Y)He's a great hair cutter, which will save me money on trips. Here is one of his finest masterpieces: 

Here's a few photos so put my new year in perspective, enjoy!

Up behind my house..winter x-training is key to my winter success
 Soaking in the beautiful winter day with Max Plaxton
Max tore my legs off, especially on the climb to this view point..well worth it!
I have a sweet tooth, not going to life. Ate a few of these on my Victoria-Peachland drive.
 Cool? yes ma'am
 Snowshoeing near Apex Mtn.

 Apex Mtn way back in the distance

Yumm, steak with sautéd onions and mushrooms, with a side of grilled beets, yams and broccoli. Read an interesting article today about elite athletes and eating disorders? Really!? One the great benefits of working out hard is eating lots! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

After a solid 30 cm of snow fell at my place last week, I feel the amount shoveling I did is well worth a whole winter of it. That being said, I can already feel the strength my upper body has gained when shifting in my car, or eating my oatmeal.  Here`s some cool shots from the past week of winter life:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Team Announcement!

I am more than pleased announce I will be riding for Norco Bicycles in 2013. Check out the website profile HERE.

2013 is set to be a great year and I can't wait to be flying the Norco colours. Stay tuned for more awesome times, the season is approaching quickly! Now time to go get fit and do a snowshoe.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

First off, happy New Year to all. I want to thank everyone who has helped and supported me through 2012, it was a fantastic year. Pretty much my New Years resolution is to make everyday better than the previous. Yes, 2013 will be a quest and it will be hard to top 2012. So giddy up! Here is a quick year in photos through 2012:

 Hiking mountains in Park City, Utah.
 Aerial World Cup, Deer Valley, Utah.
Summit-ting 10,000 ft peaks.

 Wheelie time in Tucson, Arizona.
 Group riding with some kid on an MTBicycle. Lespy

 Evan squared eating waffles.
Team Canada does Austin, Texas.
Doing intervals in the snow.

Staying up at Apex mountain resort for some altitude sleeping before Pan Am Champs.
 Team set up at Pan Am Championships Mexico City.
 Transportation was only 3 hrs late to pick us up post training.
 When in Mexico.

 Why drive to a garbage dump when you can dump it in a creek in town..
 Maple Leafs.
Looking a little cracked post race at 8,000 ft.
Team Bike Barn wins the Ski2Sea. Kelowna's world championships. 
Spring riding on the minty trails.

-Two month road trip begins.
 Riding through the Czech Republic with Max Plaxton and Evan Mcneely
 Nove Mesto na Morave World Cup in Czech Republic.
 Mountain roads in La Bresse, France.
 Yah, we cook!
Prague is one of the coolest cities I've ever seen. Highly recommended.
Baie-St-Paul, Quebec.

Hardwood Hills, Ontario for the Canada Cup.
 Spent two weeks at the Mcneely household in Toronto, I mean Kingston, Ontario. Thank-you!
Evan Mcneely taught me how to do a self haircut..Life skills at their finest.
St Felcien, Quebec. Post relay national sUPER aWESOME fUN tIMES.
Were all friends here in Canada eh.
 Relaxing in Mont-St-Anne, Quebec
Olympic mountain bike team announcement in Quebec pre-World Cup.
 Finished St Anne World Cup with best ever WC finish in 13th.
Shuttling St Anne on fun bikes.

 We, Canada, do it right before World Cups.
Flying proud with the maple leaf.
Helping out at the Axel Merckx GrandFondo Penticton for the kids race. GrandFondo was also unreal!
 Catching up on some long missed Okanagan roadie rides.
 One handed beer golfing, harder than it looks..
 Beer coolers when you live in the bush.
This is why the Okanagan is world class for everything!
 Evan Mcneely shooting guns before TransRockies.
Fernie, BC for TransRockies. Went into the race like this^
Left TransRockies like this^.

With the injury I spent a lot of time drinking coffee before heading to World Champs.
 Cold and wet rides in Saalfelden, Austria with Antoine Caron.
 Lovin' life.
 Building damn's and relaxing.
Post Worlds Champs cruising to the tops of mountains with team 'merica.
Conquered my ability to suck at 4 hr enduro races at the Test of Humanity.
Rode beautiful singletrack in Revelstoke, BC with Catharine Pendrel and Keith Wilson.

October (AKA Super Off Season)
 Went dirtbiking lots.
 Hunted lots and shot a deer.
 Went Skeet shooting with buddies.
Rode more epic single track and learned stuff in school.
Raced the 'cross bike in snow.

Jumped the 'cross bike at Catharine Pendrel's awesome course in Kamloops, BC.
Hiked some more.
Pulled off a 2nd place at 'cross nationals in Vancouver, BC.

December (finished school and real fun times took place)
 Skeet Shooting.
 Hiking in my backyard.
 Climbing towers and getting great views.
 Kelowna view.
 Driving the Coquilhalla on a fresh powder day. Low car=snowplow.
 Rode bike a lot during a Victoria visit.
 Went dirtjumping on roadie bikes with the Wildcat aka Cody Canning.
Leaving 2012 in the air and landing in great place for 2013!

2013 is going to be a great year. Thanks to all who helped me in 2012, you know who you are!

Evan Guthrie