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I hate Altenberg!!!

Altenberg, Germany… I will probably never ever see again as long as I live!!! As soon as we drove into the town I started puking! At least this year I got to race, well barely I was sick again prior to my 1st heat and was seriously worried to put my race bib on, because then I’d be locked into my suit and I could possibly have an accident if you know what I mean… Yes this humanizes me, but I’m sure anyone who is reading this knows the sheer terror and panic you go through when you’ve lost control … Continue reading

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Silver in Winterberg, Germany

Silver in Winterberg! The last couple of years I’ve had decent results in Winterberg, but I’m sort of ashamed to say it will never be my favorite track. It is a bit of a crap shoot when it comes to the weather and your race draw. It is really hard to feel any of the pressures on the track until its too late and you are smashing a wall. Lots of times we will slide down this track with a clean run and slow times and then have an out of control run and have fast times. I sometimes wonder … Continue reading

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Canada owns the podium in Cesana, Italy

Bronze!! I just can’t seem to step it up here on the 2006 Olympic track in Cesana, Italy. Honestly I have nothing to complain about, but as athletes we are always striving for perfection and when we don’t accomplish it, we are critical of our performances. First and foremost I have a wicked team!! Jon Montgomery winning Gold, Jeff Pain winning Bronze and Michael Douglas finishing in his best World Cup result 4th!! Amy Gough having a solid performance with 7th Place and securing her 3rd place Overall World Ranking. It was a great day for Canada.   We were … Continue reading

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