First of all I need to apologise for my lack of updates. This season has been super busy and for all of you who follow my blog, I will make sure I keep it more up to date from now on.
Soooooo... we had the big announcement back in May 2012 that Adaptive (or Para) Snowboarding has been included in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. This was a huge day for our sport and cant wait to line up at the start gates in March 2014 and throw myself down the boardercross course in hope of a gold medal. But. until then, there is lots of hard work to be done.
So that is pretty much why I have had my lack of updates. Between working, family, training up at Cardrona Alpine Resort, off snow start gate training, mountain biking and the gym this has left me little time to myself and update my friends and sponsors.
I cant really complain though. The past few months have been great, lots of learning and pushing myself further than I have in the past.
This week is an off week for training so thought I would jump in and update you all.
The NZ season is looking like one massive training camp. The only competitions I have will be a FIS race mid September and also the South Island Masters. These are all preparation for my Northern Hemisphere season and my long term plan of the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.
From now to the end of the season it is pretty much the same. Riding a few days a week, working and dry land training. We have a spring camp in September that will be sweet. We get to train for 2 weeks with the Canadian and Australian Able bodied boardercross teams. This will really help with some time on snow with some of the world best BX racers.
I also would like to take this chance and thank my new sponsors Volkl Snowboards NZ for there support and getting me some new race setups. Also Smith Optics for signing me in for another year on their team and also Ride NZ for hooking me up with my new bindings.
Sponsors are always hard to get and in disabled sport it is even harder so to see these guys back me is awesome.
Anyway, back soon to let ya know how that all goes.