“I`m preparing myself for the season”
But hey, lets remember the last season, when we did have a loads of fun
The season is going to end here in Europe, Estonia, soon. This makes me think about all the great trips we were in and all the racing whats been done.
Spring in Estonia
*in picture my team mate Paul Raid
Rainy summer in Finland
Norway, Sweden and other nice countries we were in.
And now all that`s left is to remind these times and let others see all this in video.
Soon there will be quick short video edits about 2012 season.
But in meanwhile enjoy this video from 2011/2012 winter in Estonia
You can see my everyday updates in my facebook account:
and my 2012 season racing results overall: http://www.freedown.ee/triinu-laurits
This spring we decided to check out the Finnish downhill scene
Decision was made in last minute, before the first race of the season.
Since I had only heard all the good stuff about Finnish riders and their level of skills.
Today, have been racing in Europe and this season in Northern countries I can tell,
that the Finnish races level is as good as in any place Europe. Only difference is that
the Northern tracks are very different from the European ones. There are not so many
jumps, drops and this kind of stuff, but instead – lots of rocks, roots and
very fast tracks- Pure race!
So , coming from Europe it takes time to get used to the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish tracks,
but when you learn to love it you are so IN.
Today I`ve done it. A full season of races in Finland and Sweden.
The goals I made for myself in this spring- fulfilled.
Finnish Cup #1 Elite Woman 4th place
Finnish Cup #2 Elite Woman 2nd place
Finnish Cup #3 Elite Woman 2nd place
Finnish Cup #4 Elite Woman 4th place
Finnish Cup #5 Elite Woman 2nd place
In overall I got silver medal for the Finnish DH season 2012 results in Elite Woman
My team mate Paul Raid won Finnish DH Cup M18 group gold
The races are not over for this season, but I feel that big work is done, and all thats
left, is pure fun
This was mine and my team mates first in lifetime trip to Norway.
I`ve only heard scary stories about these tracks over there and Matti Lehikoinen`s crash in last years
Nordic Championship did not take the shivers away. But I did not mind the crazy talk about the tracks.
And then the fun continued in the track.. All was like I imagined, the high speed, crazy rocks and roots – this was.. mind blowing
We had chance to train only one day in which I had to learn the long track and get to know every
corner of it. This was a bit too little time for me.
But in the end Paul Raid qualified 4th, crashed in the final run and this placed him
14th Junior in Nordic Championship 2012
I crashed in seeding run and placed right in the last place. After this I took the decision to
have as solid run as I can and not to crash. Managed to get back more than 30seconds
and now I am 6th Elite woman Nordic Championship 2012..
Here is a little video from the trip
Few days ago I had my first in life experience with motocross bike.
The feeling was a bit scary at the beginning but today I think only this,
when can I go back..?
Sad about this weekend was, that we went fishing, and got nothing, nothing at all
Ok, something – if you count a 2cm fish “something”
This week we have our own, Estonian first race of the season in Vooremäe
And I must tell you, that I am very excited and waiting to race at home
Please take a look at the Video, and you can get a glimpse whats going on
in Estonia, Tartu&Vooremäe
In 28-29 April we finally started our downhill season in Baltic States.
Ooh, it felt so great to have the excitement again. I missed almost the whole
past season because of the several injuries and this was a great start for this season.
I had a bit of tough luck a week before the race, had a little injury again.
The same leg that was in gyps and made all the trouble for me in last season. But this
time it was not so bad and after a week off riding, I could race. Not jump or do something
crazy, but good enough to take a part of the race.
In that weekend I was not the only happy racer. My team mate Paul Raid took the first place in Junior group.
Also he won the Style Jump contest
and for the bonus, his time was good enough to win the Men Elite class.
So with all that positive emotion I wish you all the same and see you soon
Both of these are arisen as a result of local limestone mining in Soviet Union time..
These are the most highest artificially generated mountains in all Europe.
I just arrived there in two days ago, to meet some people, who want to have the downhill tracks
in there.. So we will have in a year time one more mountain where to ride downhill and that`s superb!
I was thinking today, we know so much racers and people who love biking
and make their lives all about biking. But do we know these people in
everyday life, what they do for living and who they are when they are not
Me, lets say, I work from monday to friday in a office.
(So much flowers, because we had women`s day )
I love my work and I need that to be a part of my life too.
This gives me the opportunity to be creative and travel in the same time.
Here I was, sunbathing in Nice, France in Thursday with a million worth of view to the mountains I love
and again racing at home ( in Estonia ) in Saturday
So for me, it would be very interesting to know, what people do and who they are between biking..
So – I dont have much to say today because of the possible brain freeze ( ha ha )
This is true- not a joke! Anyway, it seems like this, because the long winter we have..
Its been 4 to 5 months of cold winter. In which the main problem
was not where to ride with bike, but will my car engine start today!
Still we managed to get a few grate sunny days to go out and take the bikes for some ride..
Looking at the pictures where people ride with bikes and race in warm, makes me,
and I guess most of the cycling people in here, a bit envy.
Thank god I have discovered BMX Racing – it keeps me busy these days.
But, in two months time I have my first race of the season in Baltic States.
Lets hope the snow and – 17 is gone then and we see some spring..
My name is Triinu and I come from a little country in Northern part of Europe, Estonia.
In summer we have +30 and in winter there is -30 degrees. So you might say, that this is quite interesting place to live.
Sadly we do not have mountains like Whistler, but we have our own kind of lifestyle and biking. If you are interested about Estonia, and you want to see how things work in Baltic States, please take the time to see the video with my interview in the end :