Overcoming adversity comes in all shapes from all kinds of people, but for some reason we looks towards athletes more than others as examples of persistance, determination and hard work. It’s not always warranted, but there are a few like examples out there that really stand out and really let the human spirit shine.
I really like this video from Sean Malto and the guys at Ghost. If you’ve ever tried to do anything that’s hard, just watch this and you’ll see why as well.
It’s also shot entirely on an iPhone.
From insane warm conditions on Christmas Eve (16C) to barely freezing on Boxing Day to our first big dump of the year: 40cm in a day. It’s been one of those crazy weeks that you can either cry about or embrace with all the sporting gear you can find. For me that’s going from CX to XC in week, although with all the powder we had yesterday, I did take a day off to play with the 88mm Watea’s on Vallee Bleue while Thing One taught some private lessons. Today, JubJub and Bubba initiated me to XC Skate Skiing. I will admit that the technique was a bit RAW, legs were burning and I looked more like the ducks still in the stream than a Jack Rabbit. BUT that was wicked good fun. Bring on the snow Gaia, I have sticks for all occasions now!
If you need any gear this year, you should totally check out these awesome sports shops:
Downhill Skis: Austrian Ski Shop
5706 Monkland Avenue
Montréal, QC H4A 1E6
XC Skis and Fat Bikes: Espresso Sports
1000 Rue Saint Georges,
Sainte-Adèle, QC J8B 1J8
Road and Mountain Bikes: Martin Swiss
313 Avenue Victoria,
Westmount, QC H3Z 2N1
Anything Else go to MEC