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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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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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That’s that then…I’m trained!

Sunday saw the end of my TransRockies training…hoorah!!!  A grand total of some 4,700km over 280 hours.  Now all I have to do is get through the dreaded taper, get me, my team mate, and our bikes safely to Canada, … Continue reading

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I’m so excited….

….I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control and I think I like it! No, not about doing the TransRockies* – I’m excited about the fact that I finish my training on Sunday!! Woohoo!!!  Just 3 more long … Continue reading

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Silence is golden….

…one word is a fortune lost.  When I was 11, my physics teacher made me write that 200 times for talking in class.  Do teachers still give kids lines?  Probably not…it would probably violate their human rights or something.  This … Continue reading

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A bit of a rant…..Enough of the last minute changes!

If you’ve entered the TransRockies this year, you probably got a mail from the organizers today, announcing yet another change to this year’s race schedule.  I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a bit fed up with the changes….or at … Continue reading

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