Category Archives: Training

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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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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Like the TransRockies, only smaller….3 Day Black Mountains Race Report

I’ve just spent the weekend riding the Bearded Man “3D BM”…and I have to say it was by far the best event I’ve done in the UK, and I can’t think of a better way to prepare for the TransRockies! … Continue reading

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Into the home straight

5 weeks today I leave for the long trip to Fernie, ready for the start of the TransRockies X.  That means I have just 4 more big weekends of training.  Am I going to be “ready” (whatever that means)??  I … Continue reading

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How prepared are you for TransRockies X?

With just over 8 weeks to go (eek!), there’s a few things that you should probably be doing: You should be feeling fit and strong and wishing the TransRockies started tomorrow You should be feeling as weak as a kitten … Continue reading

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It’s starting to come together…..

So,  just 9 weeks* to go until the TransRockies……9 short weeks.  63 days.  If you take into account travelling, that’s 8 weeks training.  Doesn’t seem like much really….I prefer to think of it as 2 months, ‘cos that seems longer! … Continue reading

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Llandovery MTB Marathon – Nipika Revisited!

So after the driest April/May on record – even in Wales – the day before the CRC Llandovery MTB Marathon was “blessed” with heavy rain and strong winds.  Perfect.  I don’t mind biking in the rain (much) but I really … Continue reading

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“Riiichaaaard…..I’m booooored!”

That’s all  I heard from Mark™ today..over and over again.   At least I think it was Mark™ …maybe it was the voices in my head.  We were doing the Bucks Off Road Sportive…and I reckon we could have a pretty … Continue reading

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