24 Hour Solo World Champs

It’s been a couple years since the last 24 hour race I took part in over in Australia in the fall of 2013.  It was a rough Worlds with a few injuries and since then I have focused heavily on single day and multi stage Marathons.    24hours_full_logo_2015_WEB

This year the WEMBO 24 HR Solo Worlds will be in Weaverville California, just a short 12 hour drive from home.   My buddy/ support team of Dave Mcnaught and myself are headed there and will be followed with my Dad and his wife Eileen as well as Kona/Sellwood Cycle racer Sean Babcock from Portland to try and leave our Canadian mark on the race.
Why do a 24 hour race solo?  Why not is a better question?  Our lives on this planet are pretty short and time flashes bye.   Its one way to make it slow down for a while and truly experience every heartbeat of this existence.  The journey a 24 hour race takes your mind and body through is out of this World and a good test of character to make sure one isn’t getting soft in this World full of modern day conveniences.  Spending 24 hours inside on a couch watching tv or surfing the net is way more painful  then riding a bike around in some fresh air and going through some unforgettable moments, good and rough that will stick with one for a very longtime.

I can’t wait to get out there in the California forests for a day with some of the Worlds legendary 24 hour riders such as Tinker Juarez and the reigning World Champ Jason English from Australia who has been undefeated over the past 5 years and seems to have this thing down to a science.

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Results : www.timeyourrace.com

Huge thanks to Kona Bicycles for hiring Dave for the weekend and making this trip happen.

 

Over and out!

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