Four-time Olympian mountain biker Catharine Pendrel runs the gamut with Kamloops Last Week, looking back on her career while sitting in the house she grew up in near Harvey Station, N.B. The family canaries chime in, too.
Topics include career ups and downs, inspiring mothers, emotional goodbye at nationals, life with baby daughter Dara and husband/coach Keith, what's next for her career, thoughts on dealing with media, gender equality in mountain biking, tutoring national champion Jenn Jackson and more.
Pendrel plans to end her competitive Union Cycliste Internationale career after this season.
Pendrel has one more race weekend on her schedule this season, the Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road event that wraps up on Oct. 17 in Bentonville, Arkansas.