November 2, 2017
NAC Bobsleigh Tour
-1.6 C or 29 degrees F
Whistler, British Colombia, Canada -- breathtaking beautiful. This is the first stop of the NAC tour.
There are 2 pilots here and 4 of us brakeman. This is really a blue-collar sport; we lift, transport and work on the sleds ourselves. The two pilots rented trucks so we could transport the sleds from our garage to the track. The sleds weigh about 400 lbs.
I took two slides on Nov 1. I was just as nervous as before because it had been a week plus since I slid and the last time. Lake Placid is the roughest and most technical track in the world but Whistler is the fastest…awesome. LOL!
The two slides went great. You could feel the speed! We went 86 mph or 133 km. I was dizzy though. I think because it was my first time on this new track, it was dark when I slid, and I didn’t know what to expect.
Today we have a race off to see who gets to be the brakeman for the pilots on race day. It snowed like 4-6” last night!