Archive for 2007

Panama

Well La ruta 2007 has concluded for this yr so I hit the road and biked down to puerto viejo costa rica to relax for a few days. Found a hostal, rocking J´s, which had 50 tents set up in a barn type structure and another 80 hammocks in another barn along the ocean. Pretty […] continue reading

La Ruta La Finito

The fourth and final day of la ruta had a net elevation loss of 1500 m and a 70 km flat section to end the stage. pretty easy right. haha hahha ahh, nope. pretty hard. to start the day we road up a 6 km climb in which i was sitting around 20th near the […] continue reading

La Ruta Days 2 & 3

Day two began with a small 3 km climb to warm the riders legs up for the 3600 m of climbing, 75 km stage 2. Throughout the day riders rode up on ridges above the sweet costa rican landscape and through small villages were the school kids went crazy. To end the day the organizers […] continue reading

La Ruta de Suffer

Arriving in san jose costa rica monday afternoon i managed to catch a ride 2 hrs to the small town of Jaco, the start of the 4 day, 360 km, 13 000 m of climbing, La Ruta de Conquistator mtb race. On tuesday I met up with some other riders from alberta and pre rode […] continue reading

Enemy Territory

Since my last post I have relocated myself to Battleford SK to help my Uncle out for a couple weeks of driving watertruck. I eat red peppers whole rather then swallowing down greasy food and I’m an almond butter addict, not a chain smoker so i’m not sure if I fit into the mold of […] continue reading

Provincials

Last yr I missed XC provincials as I was called in for some forestry work out near Prince George. This yr I was gunning for glory. The 6 km course, situated in Terwilegar Park in Edmonton is 90% fast hard pack clay. The other 10% was wet, muddy and rooty. My plan, put on the […] continue reading

Test of Metal

The Squamish Test of Metal took place this last weekend on a soggy west coast afternoon. For the first part it felt like my legs were made of burnt jello as I slipped to 40th before finding a little metal in my blood and coming through for a 14th finish. The day reminded me of […] continue reading

Back from the woods

Hear I am crawling out of the bush, a few pounds lighter, a much heavier wallet, and ready to tear it up in the coming months. The last two weeks have been spent out in the Robson Valley running around in the mtns planting little trees into there homes for the next 90 yrs. Finishing […] continue reading

Time for a rest…

The last few days have been a whirlwind of chaos as my plans, wait plans, whats a plan, I don’t have plans but somehow my bike and I got home to Jasper in one piece regardless of any plans we may or may not of had. One tip of advice, don’t book a flight out […] continue reading

Chocolate Cup # 2

The second canada cup was held in mountain bike mecca, Bromont qc. Over 800 cyclists showed up for the races this weekend, half of them being party hard, beer bellied, i cant pedal my bike uphill downhill racers and the other half being real cyclists. As far as the race went…. not good. Had a […] continue reading

Canada Cup # 1

Well the first Canada Cup has come and gone and the Alberta boys have a 4th (Roddi Lega) a 16th (Brian Bain) and a 18th (myself) to show for our efforts. My race started off suprisingly well as I got called up to the start line in 14th place as a result from my Canada […] continue reading

Je suis de montreal..

Here I am resting in the montreal youth hostel waiting for the rest of the Alberta crew to fly in tonight then its off to race through the montreal disaster called friday night traffic on our way to Bae st paul for the first of 3 canada cups. After one night in this playoff hockey […] continue reading

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This is the place to come for your bike racing information addiction. I make no promises but will try to keep this blog updated regualrly throught the season. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Cheers, Cory Wallace

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