Meet Honza, part of our Summit Family, who is competing in Crankworx 2017. We sat down to chat with him about his upcoming event, as well as why he travelled over 8000km from his hometown of Pardubice, Czech Republic to come and live in Whistler.
When asked how he thinks he’ll do, he answered “I think I can win it! If not, I’ll never hear the end of it!”. Read the rest of the interview below.
Summit Lodge: Thanks for sitting down with us Honza. It must be coming up to almost a year that you’ve been with us at the Summit Lodge?
Honza: Yeah, nearly a year. Its flown by!
SL: It certainly has. What’s your favourite thing about the Summit Lodge?
H: My old room in staff housing! Haha, but seriously, I like room 301, it has a really cool Whale rug.
SL: So this will be your 5th Crankworx, which event are you entering into?
H: I’m entering into the Enduro Challenge for the second time. The format of the event means you get to compete alongside the professionals, which really adds to the atmosphere.
SL: How do you think you’ll do?
H: I think I can win it! If not, I’ll never hear the end of it!
SL: How long have you been biking?
H: 30 years
SL: What are your three favourite events at Crankworx?
SL: Sounds pretty exciting. What are you doing to prepare for the race?
H: I’m riding as much as I can, keeping my fitness level high so that I’m in the best shape for race day.
SL: What are your top 3 bike trails to ride?
SL: And your favourite hiking trail?
H: Black Tusk. I love the views you get from the top, and it is one of the quieter trails in the area.
SL: Favourite restaurant?
H: Rim Rock
SL: What’s your favourite beach in Whistler?
SL: What is the best bike shop in town?
SL: What is the best way to experience Crankworx?
H: As a volunteer
SL: What are your top three hangout spots around Whistler?
SL: When you go biking, what do you never leave the house without?
H: A pump and a spare tube
SL: Finally, what has kept you in Whistler so long?
H: My friends and the mountains