2008 Race Plans

PROFILE
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Born September 7th, 1967
In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Address: 561 Satoyamabe, Matsumoto, Japan 390-0221

WEBSITE & EMAIL: www.kareyw.com, kw@kareyw.com

HOBBIES: snow boarding, snowshoeing, hiking, weight training, swimming, and playing with my iMac

IDOLS: Alison Sydor, Anne-Caroline Chausson, Missy Giove, Marla Streb, Sylvie Allen....

FAVOURITE MUSIC:  The Chillies, Coldplay, U2, Jane's Addiction, Police, Audioslave, Morcheeba, The Cinematic Orchestra, and many many more.....

FAVOURITE PASTIME: Riding, hanging and drinking with my buds, and you know who you are!!

BEST MEMORY: sitting in the hot seat at Mt. Snow, Vermont

WORST MEMORY:  missing the huge jump at the Arai WC race

BUMMERS:  crashes, injuries, stupid drivers, and pachinko!!


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

July 1992 - came to Japan and began mountain biking
September 1993 - began to race
July 1994 - won both DH & XC sport classes in the JCF National Series
August 1994 - competed in my first DH & XC JCF elite class races
September 1994 - became a semi - pro mountain bike racer
1995 Japanese National Series overall ranking in XC 5th, in DH 7th
1996 Japanese National Series overall ranking in XC 5th, in DH SERIES CHAMPION
1997 - won the Gunma Prefectural Sports Award
1997 - Japanese National Series overall ranking in XC 15th, in DH 3rd
1998 - won a second Gunma Prefectural Sports Award
1998 - Japanese National Series overall ranking in DH 2nd
1999 - Japanese National Series overall ranking in DH 4th
2000
Canada Cup DH in Mt. Tremblant, Quebec 5th
Norba National  DH Race in Vermont, USA 18th
World Cup DH in Arai, Japan 15th
Japanese National Series overall ranking in DH 3rd
2001
World Cup # 3 DH in Grouse Mountain, Canada 23rd
World Cup #5 DH in Arai, Japan 15th
Canadian DH Nationals in Kamloops, B.C. 11th
Norba Nationals in Vermont, USA 11th
World Cup DH Finals in Mt. St. Anne, Quebec 23rd
2002
Canadian DH Nationals in Kamloops, B.C. 4th
British Columbia DH Provincial Finals 2nd
Japanese National DH SERIES CHAMPION
2003
Canadian DH Nationals in Whistler, Canada 11th
Japanese National DH Series overall ranking 3rd
2004
Worked for the Sugoi Dirt Series in Canada and the USA
(www.dirtseries.com)
Japanese National DH Series overall ranking 3rd
2005
Worked for the Sugoi Dirt Series in Canada and started Sweet Riders Mountain Bike Clinics in Japan
(www.dirtseries.com)
Japanese National DH Series overall ranking 4th
Japanese National DH Series Ladies Team 1st
2006
JCF #1 DH in Hakodate, 1st
JCF #3 DH in Fujimi 3rd
Shimano Bikers Festival Women's Team Category 1st
Nozawa Downhill Marathon Overall Women's Winner
Nozawa Downhill Marathon Women's Over 35 Winner
2007
JCF #1 Hakodate, 3rd
JCF #2 Fujimi,
1st
JCF #3 Wing Hills, 1st
JCF Final in Sena, 5th
JCF XC in San Osaka, 6th

3rd time Japanese National DH SERIES CHAMPION AT 40!!!!