Quebec Championship at Mont Ste-Anne and watching the XCO World Championship!

 
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It was wet and very muddy and the course was extremely greasy, so the commissaires had to make many last minute changes on the course. This unfortunately led Mathilde to miss a newly marked turn that shortened the lap by a minute or so and to get disqualified. She had a great race and it was frustrating for her to not have her end result, but she focused on the positive.

It was wet and very muddy and the course was extremely greasy, so the commissaires had to make many last minute changes on the course. This unfortunately led Mathilde to miss a newly marked turn that shortened the lap by a minute or so and to get disqualified. She had a great race and it was frustrating for her to not have her end result, but she focused on the positive.

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The girls sure got a taste of cyclocross with that course!

The girls sure got a taste of cyclocross with that course!

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Aïsha raced very well for most of the race, but in her final lap, she lost control in a downhill, slipped off a 6 foot bridge and flew into a river, hit her head, and her bike fell on top of her. Fortunately, she landed in a 2 feet deep mud bath. She hit a wooden log, which bruised her left side and hurt her arm. But it could have been much worse!

Aïsha raced very well for most of the race, but in her final lap, she lost control in a downhill, slipped off a 6 foot bridge and flew into a river, hit her head, and her bike fell on top of her. Fortunately, she landed in a 2 feet deep mud bath. She hit a wooden log, which bruised her left side and hurt her arm. But it could have been much worse!

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Mara had a blast and is very happy about her performance grabbing 4th (out of 15 girls) place at the Quebec Championships.

Mara had a blast and is very happy about her performance grabbing 4th (out of 15 girls) place at the Quebec Championships.

There was a lot of action this weekend at Mont Ste-Anne with the XCO World Championship AND the DH World Championship! It was also the XCO Quebec Championship, the last big race of the season for the girls. 

On a side note, you might have seen me picking up fellow vanlifer’s TP on Instagram. If not, here’s my little rant about it: Vanlifers are now shamelessly peeing and shitting around in free camping spots. This morning, in the Mont Ste-Anne resort parking lot, we saw a guy get out of his car in boxers, walk a few steps and take a leak in plain sight. While we were having breakfast (I know this does not imply TP, but I don't need to see your bird while I’m eating my granola). There were porta-potties 400 feet away. This kind of entitlement that we see more and more in the vanlife community will be the end of it. We've been living full time in our bus for 5 years and what we've seen in the last 2 years is simply disgusting. So many sites are closing because of those careless acts. We have to be more vocal and proactive about this.