Archive for May, 2013

Alpen Tour- Stage 2

Stage 2 of the Alpen Tour was a 15 km, 1100 M vertical time trial up the ski hill here in Schladming Austria. It would’ve been a great day to be skiing down the hill, to be riding up there in spandex and bare skin was about as logical as having a soccer match on […]

Alpen Tour: Stage 1

After 12 years of racing I finally managed to check off my first race over in Europe, the centre of the cycling universe. It was a humdinger as 500 + riders set out to tackle a 69 km, 2900 M vertical course in the Austrian Alps. The x-factor today was the weather which served up […]

Pemberton (Nimby 50)

Getting to Pemberton turned into a solid run around which ended with Cody nearly crashing into a Black bear with her cubs.  Finishing off our pre-ride around 9 pm, Cody came ripping around a corner to find mother bear and her cubs.  Mother bear wasn’t super pleased as she backed away a few steps, then […]

Marathons, Boats and Black Knights

My roommate Cody Canning and I packed up what felt like most of our Condo and headed off  to Pemberton for the weekend to race the Nimby 50.    The race is said to be a rad 35 km loop up on the mountains surrounding Pemberton.  I’m stoked to be finally getting a chance to do […]

Salty Dog

Coming back from the America road trip it was a treat to get 12 straight days at home in Victoria.  I backed off the hours on the bike, focused on some hard efforts, and chiselled away the winter insulation.  Supplementing your diet at Nourish cafe and training alot with Mr Plaxton gets a person flying […]

Cowboys and Bikers

The final stop on our America road trip was in the cowboy town of Prescott Arizona.  This town of 40 000 country folk was the capital of Arizona from 1864 to 1889, but more importantly is now host of the annual Whisky 50 mountain bike race.   The race attracts most of the top pros […]