Archive for 2017

Indian Adventures (MTB Himalaya)

After one of the strongest kick offs to a season ever, the summer racing season hit a large speed bump fighting through a long period of high fever and lethargy.  After some blood tests it showed up positive that I had contracted 2 rare Mosquito born viruses (Jamestown Canyon & Snowshoe Hair) in early July. […]

Iceland- Glacier 360

Iceland “the land of fire and ice” is a small island nation lying just south of the Arctic circle  in the North Atlantic ocean.     It has become a tourist hotbed as people come in droves to see its extraordinary landscape full of Volcanic activity, geothermal energy,  glaciers, waterfalls and vast expanses of moon like […]

Singletrack 6 (TransRockies)

The Singletrack 6 was born when the legendary TransRockies went dormant a few years back and is turning into one of North Americas premier races.  Each year the host communities change as the organization seeks out new riding areas to showcase 6 days of the best of what Western Canadian singletrack has to offer.  The […]

Hitting a Wall and Bouncing back up

The past 3 weeks have been a bit of a lull as the body seemed to need a bit of R&R after hitting one of the strongest stretches in my racing career.  In hindsight a few weeks of proper recovery was probably needed after digging as deep as I did to win the World Solo […]

To the Other Side and Back.

Heading down to Sri Lanka for two weeks of resting and racing the 4 day Rumble in the Jungle was a great wind down after the World 24HR Solo Championships in Italy early June.  Capturing a dream I’d been chasing for quite some time created a high which I managed to ride through the tough 4 […]

World 24 Hour Solo Championships Race Report (Italy)

After coming within 3.5 minutes of the World 24 HR Solo Title in New Zealand last year I went back to the drawing board to figure out a way to end Australian Jason English’s 7 year domination of the sport.  Having raced a bike for 17 years and chasing this 24 Hr World title since […]

World Solo 24hr Championships 2017- Italy

The World Solo 24hr Championships are taking place this weekend on a scenic plateau above the Italian Riviera near the border of France.  After coming within 3 minutes of the title last year in New Zealand I’m grateful and excited to be back for another shot this year!  It’s shaping up to be quite the battle […]

Nimby 50- Onwards to The World Solo 24 HR Champs

If there was one race to represent Canadian Mountain biking  it would have to be the Nimby 50 in Pemberton BC.  Set in the sun drenched Pemberton Valley surrounded with snow capped mountains it makes for the perfect location for a weekend out on the bike to take in the raw beauty and ruggedness of our […]

Canadian Double Header

In Canada we have some of the most dynamic bike races in the World with most courses dominated by awesome singeltrack with a bit of fire road mixed in to gain elevation or to link trail networks.   Races like BCBR, Singletrack 6, anything near the Alberta Rockies and all over the West Coast have […]

Season Preps in Guatemala

Marathon Mountain Bike racing is similar to being a smart investor as it requires a pile of time invested into training during the offseason to prepare for the payoff later in the season when the big races come around.  It can be easy to lose your focus in the middle of Winter when the weather is […]

El Reto del Quetzal

Every day at the El Reto del Quetzal stage race across central Guatemala had a memorable theme to it.  Guatemala is a special country and the event is a top tier race with its organization, challenging courses and amazing topography.  Its pretty rad they can link together so many cool trails, dirt roads and random steps […]

Guatemala

Guatemala is a small country situated between Mexico, El Salvador, Belize and Honduras.  It is the poorest country in Latin America but also one of the most stunning with a landscape full of steep Volcanoes, thick rainforests, crater lakes, high mountain plateaus and numerous ancient Mayan sites.   Bike touring around the countryside on two separate […]

2017 Schedule

Feb 23- March 30: Guatemala Training Camp March 8-12:  El Reto De Quetzal (Guatemala) April 28-30: Whisky 50 (Arizona) May 19-21:  Grand Junction Off-Road (Colorado) June 2-3: World Solo 24 HR Championships (Italy)  June 11-18:  Rumble in the Jungle (Sri Lanka) or Beskidy MTB Trophy (Czech) June 24-25: UCI MTB Marathon World Championships (Germany) July […]

2016 in the Books

When 2013  happened it looked like it would go down as the biggest year ever with 79 days of racing.   2016 eclipsed it by 2 days.  81 is the new personal record which will likely stand till the end of my career… but who really knows. It all started road racing down in the jungles […]