Monthly Archives: August 2011

TransRockies 2011: Final Thoughts

Well, it’s been about a week and a half since Mark™ and I rolled over the finish line in Canmore, after 7 very tough days racing in the TransRockies X.   In that time, I’ve had a fabulous week in … Continue reading

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TransRockies Day 7 – The End

Day 7 of TransRockies X was a relatively short (48km) ride from Rafter Six Ranch to Canmore…and “only” 1000m of climbing….but all done at “Last Day Fever” pace! After 6 days of very hard riding, I was feeling pretty sore … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Little Elbow to Rafter Six Ranch

It was flipping freezing when we woke up in Little Elbow this morning…really, really cold.   But the sky was clear, and it looked like we might at least start the day in the dry – just as well, as … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Little Elbow to Little Elbow

Day 5 done…and what a day. 68km in 7hrs 10 mins, and we’re both exhausted. I’m sitting in the drying tent – a big gas barbecue burning in the middle, with about a million bits of smelly, wet cycling gear … Continue reading

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TransRockies Day 4: Middle of nowhere to Little Elbow

Well, our luck had to end….we’re sitting in our little tent, huddled in our sleeping bags, listening to the rain beating down outside.  We’ve had thunder and lightening and hail and rain and mud to contend with today.  But at … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Last day in Fernie…um..why did we have to do that last climb???

Today was a long, hot, dusty and slightly frustrating day in the saddle – 43km (ish) from Fernie to Island Lake Lodge. 6 and a half  big climbs, with 5 and half descents.  Can you see the problem with that? … Continue reading

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TransRockies Day 2 – the longest descent in the world…probably!

Another day done…and what a day!  The first mass start of the week, with the Fernie vintage fire engine leading out 300-odd (very odd) riders to the TransRockies soundtrack – Highway to Hell. The route started off much more like … Continue reading

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TransRockies Day 1

So that’s Day 1 of TransRockies 2011 done…just 6 more to go. And I’ve got to say, if the rest of the days are as hard as today, I’m in big trouble…worryingly, today was the shortest day of the 7! … Continue reading

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Deja Vu All Over Again

Uh oh….just 2 more sleeps until TransRockies 2011 starts, and it’s raining….eek!  We’ve gone from this: To this: I’m very glad I didn’t go for the little walk I thought about…heavy rain and thunder and lightening are catching a lot … Continue reading

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Checking in from Fernie

So, after 22 hours of travelling, Mark™ and I arrived in Fernie for TransRockies 2011 just after midnight last night.  Somehow, we seem to have managed to book into the wrong hotel, but apart from that, it all went very … Continue reading

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