"It's around 5Gs"
What's a G and can I handle five of them? This and many other questions were flying around my brain the day I arrived at Winsport - Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
One G is the force of Earth's gravity - it is this force that determines how much we weigh. At 5 Gs, you'll experience the force equal to five times your weight.
Saying 'yes' to the question "Do you want to go on a Bobsleigh ride?" a few weeks earlier sounded like a fun idea, until you sign that release form and hear how that 'ride' is going to feel.
So what did it feel like? It was like a wild roller coaster, you get thrown around a little, it's hard to raise your head up when those Gs are pushing you down but at the end of it, I wanted to go again.
Which is it - Bobsleigh and Bobsled? According to Encyclopaedia Britannica:
'bobsledding, also called bobsleighing, the sport of sliding down an ice-covered natural or artificial incline on a four-runner sled, called a bobsled, bobsleigh, or bob, that carries either two or four persons'