Archive for 2014

Bouncing Around

Nov 4th:  After humming and hawing about whether to listen to the doctor and keep my arm in a sling for 4-6 weeks after dislocating it in the Jungles of Australia and head back to Canadian soil I  made a stubborn decision, to stay on course and head back to Timor for a 2 day MTB festival […]

Crocodile Trophy #4

Every year the Crocodile Trophy gets better and better and I have gotten closer and closer to the overall title.  The 9 day race through the outback of North Eastern Australia is a blast and a real engaging challenge with its variety of hard courses and great outback experiences.  With it becoming classified as a […]

MTB Himalaya-Bali and a Crocodile

The 8 day MTB Himalaya in Northern India was the 3rd of 3 stage races scheduled for the month of September.  The first two in Mongolia and East Timor had gone really well but it was unsure how long the body would be able to keep firing at full steam.  Arriving into New Delhi to […]

Tour de Timor

Timor Leste is a small country situated on the eastern end of the Indonesian chain of islands, the western half of the island is Indonesian while the eastern half is a young 12 year old country called Timor Leste.  It is a country which has been battered around for years, first under Portugues rule, then […]

Mongolia Round 4- Onwards to East Timor

Every year the Mongolia Bike Challenge continues to grow and expand into one of the Worlds longest and hardest mountain bike stage races.  This was my fourth trip over here and was by far the best organized and most racey event of them all.  In the first couple editions the MBC took place down in […]

Mongolia Bike Challenge

One of my favourite and one of the worlds most adventurous bike races starts tommorow as the 5th edition of the Mongolia bike Challenge kicks off across the vast unspoiled steppes of the land of Ghengis Khaan. The full race story, pictures and results can be followed along at www.mongolianbikechallenge.com Off to try and finish […]

Canadian Marathon Championships

This years Canadian Marathon Championships took place on a rather short but very challenging 62 km course in arguably Canada’s capital of xc singletrack riding, Squamish BC.  The course designed by race organizer Dwayne Kress and his crew was a tour of  some of the  highlight trails intertwinded with a bit of fireroad to mix it up. The night before the […]

Summertime in the Rockies- Singletrack 6

Summertime in Canada is virtually  impossible to beat.  For this reason I try to make sure the racing calendar is based around home for this time of year.  After a couple solid weeks training and chilling in fresh waterfalls and ocean water around Victoria, it was off to the Rockies for first the 24 Hours of […]

Marathon World Champs

For the first time ever I was lucky enough to take part in the pinnacle of Marathon racing at the UCI Marathon World Champs in South Africa.   South Africa is an interesting country with beautiful landscapes, huge game reserves, and one of the Worlds largest gaps between rich and poor.  Its the economic backbone of Africa and supplies over […]

Italian Racing and Onwards to South Africa

Racing around in the Italian Dolomites was spectacular.  High mountain passes, abundant alpine, fresh air and the towering castles of the Dolomites in every direction.  The scenery easily matchs that of the Canadian Rockies I grew up in, the big difference here is the amount of people in the area.  Italy has almost double the population of Canada, situated in […]

Italy and some Pre Marathon Worlds Media

The SellRonda Hero Marathon in the Italian Dolomites left its imprint on my mind after 84 km and 4300 M Vertical .   One of the most spectacular and hardest races to date with over 4000 racers converging into the small Dolomite village of Selva Val Gardena to take part.    Racing is unreal in Europe with […]

Alpen Tour

The Alpen Tour is 4 day stage race taking part in the Austrian Alps surrounding the world famous ski town of Schladming.  It’s the largest UCI sanctioned race for solo riders outside of the Crocodile Trophy in Australia and attracts a load of top guns looking for World ranking points and $.  Last year Team Kona came […]

Nimby 50

The Nimby 50 is quickly becoming one of the go to races here in Canada.  At just over 37km long the distance is manageable and the riding is unforgettable as it takes you up to some terrific views over the beautiful Pemberton valley before sending you down a fairly gnarly xc decent and eventually onto some […]

Home Turf- Nimby 50

Since last August I had spent a total of 3 weeks at home in Victoria BC.  It has been epic, lots of great times overseas, a bit of time up North in the patch working and then also a week visiting mom in Jasper.   Every once in a while you need a break though, some time to kick […]

Convict 100 – Oz National XCM Series – Canada Bound!

After stepping out of my comfort zone and getting smashed at the Cairns World Cup last weekend it was back to business in the Australian Marathon Series Final at the Convict 100.  The series was pretty tight after the previous 4 races with the overall title coming down to a winner take all between Shawn Lewis, AJ […]

World Cup XC Debut

Racing the World Cup in Australia this past weekend was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done on a bike.  Thousands of cheering fans, a challenging course, helicopters, media everywhere and the fastest guys on this planet lined up together to smash each other around for 1.5hrs. Racing a Marathon up in Atherton on […]

Brisbane-Melbourne and the Wombat 100

Spending a week in Brisbane with Mark and Bec Frendo was a treat.  Mark introduced me to early morning rides ( he was trying for 6am, I bargained for 6:30) so we could hit the trails before work.   I tried to remind him that there’s little training effect before 8 am, but he taught me in Brizzy […]

Kona King Kahuna

Kona King Kahuna bike review from Down Under! http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro-bike-cory-wallaces-kona-king-kahuna-29 PS This bike is now for sale in Australia.  Email if interested:  ctwally@hotmail.com

Early Season Racing

The last weekend in Nepal there was an XC eliminator race as part of the Himalayan Outdoor festival.  Heats of 4 riders raced around a hilly 1.5 km loop for two laps, with the first 2 riders moving into the next round.  It was a great introduction to this sort of racing with lots of festival […]

Yak Attack

              Sometimes life goes as planned and is a piece of cake, other times it does its own thing and you get to hang on for one hell of a ride.  This year the Yak Attack did its own thing and I was sent on a soul building journey. The Yak Attack is […]