Archive for June, 2014

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 […]