Gabrielle Pilote

don't let unrealistic expectations overshadow the fulfillment of your achievements

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What is not to love about this view! The perks of growing up in such a diversified place are plenty! Always love the fact that 45 min drives would bring me to any sorts of places! Just like cycling! That allowed me in the last years to travel around and see places to there deep core, get to acclimate to the culture and life style of many different countries,ride in quiet and almost forgotten spots and get the the feels of being local in places I would’ve never dreamed about going! I’m always so grateful for all these opportunities! It makes the sport so beautiful and more so the people in the community so interesting and incredible. Most of my closest friends I met either snowboarding of cycling, and i love just how when people do what they’re passionate about they get to meet and build amazing communities. Snowboarding was my first real teenage love and just like any first love it will always have a special place in my heart. The kind of feeling that when ever you go back to it you can’t help but feel blessed and happy but also so nostalgic and wishful you could go back to that time! That time I used to ride from first real day of snow until I’d do a couple turns on the grass 😂 That day when party would start on Thursday’s night until Sunday afternoon when I’d have to go home and sleep from 5 to Monday morning to go back to school! And do it all over again the next week. That time when we all thought we where all such big shots and we’d walk around the place like we ruled it ! (Still secretly do at times ahahha) Although life goes on and we get older and calmer and more mature and we sort of loose that kindness that naiveness that made us feel like super hero’s! And we get caught up in passed thinking (just like I’m doing right now) or we get anxious about futur thinking and we build up all kinds of pressure and expectations for where we think we must be heading, and we forget about the present. The feel of the air around us, the people sitting next, the opportunities that come and go around us as we’re thinking and isolating ourselves from what is happening now, thinking, wishing, stressing. I’m these days realizing that, adulting can also be exciting 😏

#mondaymotivation I leave for So Cal in a week and I am so excited!! Haven’t been there in years! This time around it’s about team camp and racing 💪🏻will make sure to make my good friend here #muscleman real proud 🙂 - so for my last week of cold weather for 2018, I will make all #blackandwhite post. Mostly white 😅 but this one will pas cuz it’s #rad . . . #socal #californiaadventure #sunkissed #strong #ridelikeagirl #happyracersgofaster #timeforcamp #teamcamp #cyclinglife #losangeles

Really I should be studying because exams start tomorrow but the great outdoors is calling and I can’t help but taking it all in !

Things can get magical if you just let them be ✨

Sometimes you find cute little birds on the roads of mount Lemmon 😘😍

Yesterday I missed the #bellletstalk day! It’s such a great cause and I still wanted to share about raising awareness on mental health issues! Like my dad says « we all have our own little mental illnesses » and I couldn’t agree more on that! For the passed few years I’ve made a promise to myself to work with my struggles and to accept they are a part of me and they don’t have to stop me from being a happy person and doing what I love. It’s a learning curve, finding out what do I want? What matters? What are things I can and can’t live with? But also it’s about surrounding myself with people that allow me to go through this journey free of useless jugements. Building a village with healthy and solid grounds! I found balance in doing this and it was the greatest gift I could ever give myself. I’d never been so free and happy, and despite all the hurtles. I really hope people find inspiration in this, since it truly opened my eyes on so many things and made me understand others and explained some behaviours that used to hurt me. Just remember most of the time, it’s not about you! The only thing we can really do is all try to work on bettering ourselves ✨✨ From a happy bunny with a mind a little fucked up but who loves it just the way it is 😘

#tbt to them days! Don’t you wish sometimes to be somewhere else ? ! That’s the struggle of being all over this freaken world !!! Anyway, sending all my energy to this guy!!! @daanolivier14 ✌🏼💪🏻 thats when we played tourist takin selfies with locals !!!

Take it slow, look at set backs as part of the journey Drink coffee ✌🏼

I really wanted to post a photo in the trails to share the very last workout of 2017 but I was way too frozen to take it! So then it’s gonna be poste ride selfie in my onzie!! 😃 wish you all a happy and healthy new year! My 2017 was the most challenging year of all! Knock on wood that it can only get better from here! cuz over coming adversity always makes you stronger 💪🏻cheers see y’a next year