Juliana Bicycles - Genevieve Baril

Genevieve Baril

Bio

Where do you call home?

Bromont, Quebec

What’s your day job?

I am an ER physician.

What’s your favorite part of your day job?

Polytrauma, displaced bones, dislocations, unstable cardiac condition cases.

What’s your least favorite part of your day job?

Night shifts, foreign bodies in weird places and gross smell!!

Who’s your favorite riding buddy and why?

ohhh though question! My girlfriend Manon because she is a fierce little piece of women and she shreds!

When did you start mountain biking?

I started mountain biking in 2011.

Why did you start?

I got introduced to the sport by my friend Christal and totally fell in love immediately.

What made you a lifer (was it a moment, a ride, a trip, etc.?)?

I would say when I made the decision to move to Bromont and started to be part of the sweet bikers community.

What’s the thing you love second to cycling and why?

I love snowboarding and surfing equally because they are FUN and make me feel like I am playing with all what mother earth has to offer from water to snow to mountains.

Do you feel that you have a good balance in your life?

Most of the time....Actually not, haha!

If yes, how do you achieve that? If no, what's off balance and why?

I tend to spend too much time working and biking until I am overly tired and need a day off. Haha. I could use more rest time and organisation in my life, it would balance it out.

What’s your favorite ride snack?

Banana apple puree (weird :-p) and maple syrup shots, obviously

If you left for a big mountain bike trip tomorrow, what’s the top 3 things you couldn’t live without?

A good chammy
Down jacket
Maple syrup

What's one thing that no one knows about you?

I won the Quebec shot put CIS championship and made it to nationals CIS to finish in 8th position.

What’s your favorite local trail?

the ```Nasty``

Is there another trail/area that you could compare it to?

There is nothing like it anywhere else. East coast, steep, rooty, rocky, tightness and gnarliness. Digged by a friend of mine. Come and shred it!

What’s one other thing in your life that is as good as this trail?

Replacing bones back in place ...which goes even with splitboarding missions with my favorite human, Jo.

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