Ambitions: Episode Five, Featuring Emily Batty - Video

Apr 6, 2016
by Liam Murphy  

In this episode of Ambitions, Emily shows us what it takes to be one of the top World Cup Cross Country mountain bike athletes and how she prepares for a long season of racing in Tucson, Arizona.

Ambitions episode five Emily Batty


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51 Comments

  • + 75
 Saw Emily Batty...clicked. So did you.
  • + 6
 Guilty
  • + 3
 Me too!!!
  • + 19
 It's official, I'm able to not blink for 7 minutes and 47 seconds.
  • + 3
 Here for the comments. Stayed for the video (which was fifty times better than the tea drinking one - has actual, real life riding in it).
  • + 2
 All the personal trainers the Gym must have. And the "owner" had to step up to train Emily, like he does with a lot of customers of course.
  • + 3
 best episode so far too IMO. Love the tuscon area. She makes the tech on Milligrosa trail look pretty easy...
  • + 27
 My 7yr old twin girls and I watched this last night while eating dinner.

girls: "Daddy, is she faster than you?"
me: "Yes, because when she was a kid she ate all her vegetables."
girls: scowl..... Chomp-chomp-chomp

These athlete profile videos (Nino, Emily, etc) are the most interesting content on PB, thanks for posting them.
  • + 3
 Excellent work there, dad. ???????? They'll have awesome role models AND eat their broccoli here on out! #dadoftheyear
  • + 17
 I always think it would be rad to be a pro rider, right up until I watch one of these athlete profiles and someone says "double workouts each day." XD
  • + 20
 Honestly, I'd love to be able to work out twice a day instead of driving a desk...
  • + 6
 @cptmayhem: This. All day. I work 8-10 hours a day and THEN try to workout. I'd much rather just workout a bit more and be stupid fast...
  • + 1
 And only two off road days a week. Good luck with that.
  • + 1
 @AllMountin: I didn't say I'd do the same regimen... Wouldn't want to spend 4 days a week doing roadwork. Roads down here aren't that safe. Plus loads of jeep track if I need distance.
  • + 1
 @cptmayhem: I dunno, driving a desk sounds pretty fun!
  • + 1
 @muckwarrior: If it's got a motor, yeah. Otherwise it's just you, a laptop and some colleagues looking at you funny when you make BRAAAAAP sounds.
  • + 1
 I mean if just riding counts as a workout--even riding on the road--that's one thing. But at that level, they expect you to go to the GYM. Let's not and say we did. Still, I expect XC training is the worst of the worst. If I fell into a nuclear reactor tomorrow and came out the other side a glowing mutant with athletic talent, I'd go for DH or enduro. Going uphill fast is not for me.
  • + 9
 Attractiveness aside, I dig these athlete profiles. Especially from one who is as down-to-earth as Emily seems to be. OK, and the Porsche!
  • + 10
 shit on my nose......classic Batty
  • + 2
 LOL! That was great. She's awesome!
  • + 7
 Wow. Great video, good luck in the up coming race season. Amazing training.
  • + 9
 She drives a Porsche?
  • + 5
 Sponsored by Pfaff Porsche in ON I believe.
  • + 15
 At least it not a Mercedes g-wagon
  • + 1
 And its not a boxster! Caymens are nice.
  • + 6
 holy cow. is this not a case of serious overtraining? when does her body (ooh, her body...) even have time to recover?
  • + 2
 Great peice; shows what it takes to be at the top in pro xc. Making Ontario proud Emily!
  • + 0
 She is always to way back with her Hipp....if she stands more up and brings her Hip more to the front she could ride much more relaxed down the hill and of course faster...but I have no clue Beer
  • + 3
 5:58 middle finger on the brake lever!
  • + 1
 La Milagrosa trail there at the end. Glad its in my backyard might have to go ride it this weekend.
  • + 3
 savage
  • + 1
 I'm surprised @WAKIdesigns hasn't commented. I thought you were a big Emily Batty fan?
  • + 2
 Just recently I started finding it creepy to express my feelings towards women I don't know personally. I do think she is extremely charming and for several reasons. I am showing all episodes of these series to my daughter. To me Emily, Tracy Hannah, Caroline Buchanan, Emmelline Ragot and Anne Caro bring very special qualities to the sport. I'd love to ride with them but I met only Tracy. Her articles made me think about many things when it comes to... Who cares. I love active, enthusiastic girls! - you see? Creepy
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Its ok Waki I know what you mean. Perhaps it's creepy to actively stalk these women, but appreciate them from afar, that's not creepy. Although publicly declaring your love for one of them here might be pushing it Wink
  • + 3
 She's a tru playa
  • + 2
 no Kneepads, no dropper post. wait what? kills loose trails.....damn!
  • + 3
 And less than 100mm of travel on a 29er (I think).
  • + 3
 and a drop stem! (trust me my 29er came with that as std..) its terrifying! add that to the fixed seatpost... i'd be over the bars quicker than you can say ''ooo look its emily batty"
  • + 3
 No gloves
  • + 1
 xc races are on dirt. Yet 80% of the training is on the road. Always seemed weird to me...
  • + 5
 XC races are won on the climbs so it's hard to find a singletrack with constant grade for FTP training.
  • + 1
 @derrickt: ya, and that road she was riding in the video is a very consistent 10% grade for 26 miles. The access rd up Mt lemmon. TONS of cyclists train there in the winter.. see them every year and always want to climb the road as it's a 8-9k climb on a nice road, but we're too busy hucking ourselves down the 7k dirt descents!
  • + 1
 Her drive and focus is so insane, I can't even fathom it...
  • + 0
 I sat at my desk all day with a new Ti plate on my collar bone, so there's that :/ Looks awesome to be active for a living.
  • + 2
 You, me and Lance. Welcome to the cyborg club
  • + 1
 Still waiting to see that crash...
  • - 2
 her braking fingers drive me nuts. do any of you guys use your middle finger on the lever? i only use my index. maybe it's her girl hands
  • + 0
 I'm a simple man - I see Emily Batty, I like.
  • + 1
 Respect.
  • + 1
 Keep smashing it, Emily.
  • + 0
 A dream of each man..

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