When most people think of trucks they think of a means of transportation however for one committed athlete from the States, his truck is his home. Justin Reiter snowboards for Team USA and in the off-season he practices mountain biking in the hills near Park City Mountain Resort whilst sleeping in his truck. Read more details below.

Dreaming of a gold medal while sleeping in a truck

 

 For many people, mountain biking in the hills near Park City Mountain Resort is what you do after work.

For Justin Reiter, it is work.

“The more fit you are, the stronger you are,” said Reiter, breathing hard after another mountain run on his bike.

Reiter’s work ethic is what makes him one of the best in the world.

Not as a mountain biker … as a snowboarder.

“Our training has to be very intense in the off-season, so we’re prepared to handle the stresses of the in-season,” said Reiter.

Reiter, 32, is from Steamboat Springs, Colo.

However, even with all the mountains and terrain in his home state, he came to Park City in June to train for Team USA at the Center for Excellence.

“Weightlifting, plus cardio, plus plyometrics, plus agility, plus endurance, plus core, plus overall strength,” said Reiter, rattling off a laundry list of training methods he employs.

I wouldn’t be living in my truck if I didn’t have a massive passion for what I do.

–Justin Reiter, Olympic hopeful

 He does every single workout his coach asks because he wants to make his dreams come true: make the 2014 Winter Olympics team, and take home the gold medal.

“I do this because I love it,” said Reiter, “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t. I wouldn’t be living in my truck if I didn’t have a massive passion for what I do.”

You heard him.

Living in his truck.

 

Source: http://www.ksl.com/

 

In news from Australia, the municipality in Maribyrnong is pushing for trucks to be banned from driving on the city’s streets after it was found that many of them were too unsafe for the road. Read more details below

 

Maribyrnong council to call for ban on trucks after Cootes Transport checks

 

The municipality that provides roads to Melbourne’s largest fuel storage terminal is expected to call for a ban on trucks in its streets after safety inspections found dozens of heavy trucks were too unsafe for the road.

Maribyrnong council has estimated that 500 unsafe truck trips a day are made in its streets. The estimate is based on VicRoads safety inspections that grounded 79 Cootes Transport prime movers and trailers for major safety faults.

The inspections followed the death of two people last month when a Cootes Transport petrol tanker careered out of control and crashed into another car in Mona Vale, NSW.

On Tuesday a report to Maribyrnong council said the VicRoads inspections exposed “the systemic failure” of the safety control system, particularly for tanker trucks.

The council is expected to call for a ban on trucks in suburban streets until the state government has audited the safety controls and VicRoads’ enforcement processes.

Maribyrnong mayor Catherine Cumming expected the council to pass the ban, saying that while the audit showed regulations were lax, the Mona Vale incident showed lives were at risk.

“The system has got slack,” Cr Cumming said.

 

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/

 

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