Originally from Québec, aka where it's hella hot in the summer and hella snowy in the winter— now living on the West Coast (#bestcoast), I started cycling towards the end of the pandemic out of boredom and now, after over 20K+ kilometres in the saddle it's safe to say I am truly hooked.
I am just your average unbothered and thriving millennial turned weightlifter, turned photographer, turned cyclist now racing for @ruckusrcng. Sometimes harder to spot in the peloton from my mini size height but can be heard loud and clear from miles away— usually the loudest and PUNniest in the crowd!
Lately, I can be spotted in the streets on Vancouver with my camera on my back, smiling from ear to ear covered in salty sweat or out of breath Strava QOM chasing those steep and punchy climbs.
Few others of my faves things include— putting an equal amount of training into getting stronger and working on my KMs/café stop FTP, those summer post-crit pizza hangout in the park and those extra long coffee rides.
While the thrill of going lightning speed or the burning lungs sensation racing sometimes leaves you with such exhilaration— going on a simple adventure and bringing my little sidekick along, aka my mirrorless camera, allows me to combine some other of my favourite things ever: the gift of powerful memories and genuine connections.
This is what cycling truly is about for me— the community. The friends you make, the stories you share and everything in-between.
When I started my cycling journey, a little over 1.5 years ago, I wasn’t sure who, how, what to search for to find other cyclists to connect with or even beginner education— it felt all so overwhelming and out of reach.
I want this space to be just that for any new or seasoned cyclists who are looking for a their new cycling BFF or someone to guide them towards achieving their new small or big goal.
With my experience as a new cyclist, I want to build a community that teaches and welcomes everyone to jump on a bike, and not be afraid to take leaps and crush their cycling goals, whatever they are.