Racergirl Television Episode 15: Fast Cars Are Awesome

Bob Saunders has been supporting athletes in Victoria, BC for all of 20 years. However, he isn’t just supporting athletes. He has sponsored national training centers, coaches, events, athletes and initiatives across so many disciplines you can describe him as a “Patron Of All Sports”. He is at http://www.saunders.subarudealer.ca

I was one of the first beneficiaries of Bob’s generosity when he sponsored the CCSD Cycling Center a million years ago with a “team” car. We took that Forester all over the place with Yury back in the day. Good times.

So fast forward to Mel’s non-Olympic career and Bob is still stoked on athletes doing their thing no matter what venue. I needed a car to match my personality. Bob and his daughter Edie helped find my match. The Subaru WRX Sti couldn’t be more appropriate.

On behalf of the many athletes in Victoria I want to extend a huge thank you to the Saunders family for being so supportive of so many sports. Athletics is what makes Victoria and awesome place to live. Having local businesses RECOGNIZE that and put their efforts into building that culture is invaluable. Thank you so much you guys!

Okay on with the show. Check out my race car… and meet Bob Saunders. He is an awesome guy.

Racergirl Television Episode 14: A Bit Of Baking

Today’s TV Tuesday is another cooking show.. it seems you guys need some balance in your lives as you have sent me positive notes on the cooking. I will now show you a fun, very tasty and not totally unhealthy bread recipe that even baking morons should be able to manage. 🙂

We’ll get back to more racing related content next week. So enjoy the show, the recipe follows if you read more…

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Racergirl Television Episode 13: Cooking Cauliflower

TV Tuesday has me demonstrating a classic Vij’s Restaurant dish called “Cauliflower Steak”. Meeru Dhalwala created this dish with the intention for a vegetable to have the heft and weight on a plate that a piece of steak might, requiring a fork and knife to eat it.

Ensuring the cauliflower stays intact and is fork tender is the key to this otherwise very simple recipe.

The recipe for the cauliflower steak will appear if you READ MORE. Thanks for visiting and happy Valentine’s day 🙂 xxoo

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Shoulder Prehabilitation Youtube Video

This shoulder prehabilitation Youtube video demonstrates three exercises that, when added to a regular core and stability program, can help to maintain shoulder health. In addition, creating a strong rotator cuff can lead to better biomechanics when you are swimming.

This leads to faster swim splits.

What is shoulder prehabilitation? Read more

Press Release: Trek Bicycle Signs XTERRA Phenom Melanie McQuaid


Powerhouse XTERRA champion now armed with Trek Superfly 100 and Speed Concept 9.9

(Waterloo, WI) – Trek Bicycle is proud to announce a partnership with seven-time Canadian National and three-time World XTERRA champion triathlete Melanie McQuaid. The tenacious Canadian will be attacking her 2012 off-road racing schedule aboard Trek’s defending XTERRA World Champion 29er, the OCLV-Mountain Superfly 100. For her half-Ironman pursuits across more civilized terrain, McQuaid will be armed with the fastest bike in the world, Trek’s Kammtail Virtual Foil-equipped Speed Concept 9.9.

“The Superfly is the perfect bike for all of the high-speed XTERRA courses and will make me even faster,” said McQuaid. “The fastest cyclists in 70.3 and Ironman racing are on Trek bikes and that’s where I want to be. Being presented with an opportunity to join the Trek family was something I couldn’t pass up.”

The defending ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion’s 2012 season will include a mix of 70.3 triathlons and XTERRA events leading up to the XTERRA World Championships in October, where she has the title set squarely in her sights.

“Trek is really proud to welcome a champion like Melanie to our triathlon family,” said Trek Performance Brand Manager Nick Howe. “She’s a threat to win any event she enters, and we’re excited to support her with our bikes and the full effort of our dedicated race team department.”

The easiest way to catch up with Melanie? Check out her website at www.melrad.com.

Media Contact:

Eric Bjorling

920.478.2191 x12526


Trek Bicycle is a global leader in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products. Trek believes the bicycle can be a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems, and is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from using bicycles more often for transportation, recreation, and inspiration.