2016 Season re-cap - Louis Joseph-Meade
This season has been my last year of junior and plenty has been learnt and I enjoyed every second!
The very start of the season began with a high, a win by over 19 seconds proved that the hard work was paying off and I went into the first BDS feeling comfortable! Unfortunately I was struck with some bad luck with a mechanical at the next race and a tear in my shoulder muscle whilst training which lead to me missing two BDS rounds.
After I recovered I received the good news that I had been selected for the National Downhill team and I had the opportunity to race World Cups! The first World Cup I headed up to Fort William, and it felt amazing representing the country at home, the crowd was amazing! I also managed to fund Lenzerheide, Switzerland and Leogang, Austria. Unfortunately I didn’t qualify at any of the World Cups, at Fort William I punctured, Austria I crashed and Switzerland I snapped my mech but I was and am humbled for the opportunity. I also learnt a lot from the World Cups racing and riding with the best in the world and I brought away many positives, I know that with a clean run I could have qualified and looking at the splits in Austria I was sitting in 16th with more to come before I crashed.
Back home this season I managed to bag my first BDS podium with a 5th place at Moelfre and came close at others with a 6th at home ground Revolution and 8th at Llangollen with a broken mech. I finished 6th in National Champs and took the Welsh Championship title at Antur Stiniog. At the Pearce rounds although I missed a few I managed to grab two second places and a 5th in the overall. I feel like towards the end of the season everything came together and I have learnt a lot for the seasons to come.
I woke up this morning to find these amazing christian louboutin daffodile 160 heels on Net-A-Porter in an amazing yellow/lime shade called Charteuse. The colour is stunning and as you know I am obsessed with yellows. Even though they only work out to roughly 4" in steepness I still think the 6.5" inch heel is too much for me, I'm convinced I would not be very stable in them due to being so high off the ground. Have any of you tried the Daffodile yet? It's so gorgeous! This has to be my favourite shade for the Daffodile to come in! You can see Kim Kardashian wearing these Louboutin Daffodile shoes here as well.
I have to thank Revolution Bike Park for their amazing support this year, it wouldn’t be possible without them along with Renthal Cycling, Trailhead, A line coaching, Dirt pro and DG Mills.