My dogs rock my world – Yukon came out with me on the bike and we took home the gold, she’s such an amazing girl 😍. Then for the first time ever I ran some pups on the 4 dog. My oldest dog was Tova (not even 2 yet) Rio had her first race and then Luka & Luna’s 2nd race…… So day one Luka decided he wanted to have sex with tova half way round (this didn’t happen) but his timing was awesome at the top of a hill, so after trying to de tangle 4 hounds I then got taken on my ass all the way down the hill where we had to sort ourselves out again….. But we did it and training payed off, and we carried on to Finnish in 3rd. Then the next day I changed Tova to front and Luka at the back ……. This was a good plan, dogs were so so awesome a few things to work on as expected but I could not have been happier and to put the icing on it all they got the fastest time on the 5k route of the weekend. Just love your dogs train hard play hard and have fun …… I have too much love for all my dogs #pullinpower #zerodc #krossuk #gym&tonic
ECF done and proud of my dogs does not even come close. 5th scooter and we moved up to 15th bike Sunday . My pups were fantastic and I hope this is the start of great things. Chaz bought home a rapid 11th place in the masters bike. Pullin power dogs are the best. #pullinpower #zerodc #krossuk #gym&tonic #russ thanks for everyone’s support and Russ for looking after the crew at home. Totally buzzing thanks everyone who makes this possible
In the search for marginal gains, weight becomes critical especially on a course that boasts 6 hill climbs. Me and Luka were lucky enough to use the new super lightweight Bulla scooter to race.This bad boy made in Russia weighs in at 6.3kg, nearly half a stone lighter than our kickbike!! We think it certainly helped bring the team to a respectable 5th place in the Euros, amidst a raft of Czech athletes.
The scooter wasn’t twitchy and with a great rolling speed, but we haven’t used more than 1 dog as yet.
A full review of the Bulla (the lightest scooter on the market) will be in the December issue of Sled Dog World. Oh and did we mention it comes with a cool custom paint job??
I will be using the scooter at Thetford so if you want to get a sneaky first look come and find us!
So finally into race season after a busy summer …
Next week we head to Czech Republic for the ECF – European Canicross Federation Championships where I will bike Luna, scoot Luka and chaz will bike with Vax.
We have trained hills human and dogs, we have modified kit and done everything we feel we could have to prep for this race… Now for the super fun part race day!!! Long journey across Europe first leaving Monday and racing next weekend – watch this space!!!