Return To Racing – RTE Shimano GP Rd 4 Race Wrap Up

Round 4 of the Rocky Trail Shimano MTB GP was my return to riding and racing. I had a plan, and that plan was to ride my bike and finish the damn race.  I was under no illusions that I was going to be competitive nor was I going to be setting any new Strava…

Capital Punishment 2015 Race Wrap Up

For the 2015 edition of the Capital Punishment mountain bike marathon race, I thought long and hard about entering.  The 2013 event was my first 100km race and was incredibly enjoyable for me.  The 2014 event was a bittersweet event, the seeding system was, for lack of a better term – a shitfight – which…

Soldier On Ride 2 Remember 2014

On Sunday 2 November, close to six hundred Soldier On supporters strapped on their helmets and got on their bikes for a ride around Lake Burley Griffin to show their support for Soldier On and Australia’s veteran community. The ride also saw four of the seven Trois Etapes 2014 riders don their TE kit to take…

The Mont 24 Hour 2014 (Part Deux) Race Wrap Up

After the aborted Mont 24 Hour from April this year, it was good to finally head out to Kowen Forest knowing the race was going to happen this time. That being said, I’m not a huge fan of team racing.  Sure it is fun and you get to race against other teams as well as…

Ride 2 Remember 2014

On Sunday 2 November 2014 I’ll be taking part in the Soldier On Ride 2 Remember. A social event aimed at raising awareness within the local Canberra community for Soldier On.  The ride will be followed up with a BBQ at the Australian War Memorial. If you’d like to take part than please register at the link…

Scott 24 Hour 2014 Race Wrap Up #TwentyFailHour

What more can I say?  My debut 24 hour solo ended with me laying in a defeated, exhausted, dehydrated and distraught mess.  To say I am disappointed with the result is an understatement. As I don’t have much riding to report on for this Race Wrap Up, I’m going to quote some numbers before I get…

Scott 24 Hour Update – The Night Before!

After a few days of being quite sick with a stomach bug and something resembling a head cold, things are starting to look up for me.  I haven’t explosively purged my stomach contents in a little over 24 hours. At this point there is no turning back for me.  Too much time, money and effort…

Scott 24 Hour Update – 4 Days To Go!

The time has come for me to start my race day preparation for this weekend’s Scott 24 Hour.  There isn’t anything more I can do for fitness wise for this ride so it’s safe to say my tapering has begun; no more high intensity rides up Mt Stromlo resulting in mid decent spews. I’m in probably…

Mt Stromlo Scott 24 Hour Photo Shoot

With a week out from the Scott 24 Hour I headed out to Mt Stromlo with fellow Trois Etapes Soldier On Cycling rider Andy, and Bermer’s Brett & Mel for a little photo fun with TE photographer Matt Connors (Matthew Connors Photography). The decision was made quite early to wear my Trois Etapes Soldier On kit for…

Scott 24 Hour Update – 9 Days To Go!

My preparation for the Scott 24 Hour has been going reasonably well. I’ve been riding the mountain bike a fair bit, started my race plan, organised my equipment for the race and most importantly; feel ready to ride. There have been a few minor set backs but nothing that will keep me off the bike….