Monthly Archives: April 2011

The “Happy Place” – 2011 Solo 24hr Nationals

Most race reports from solo 24 hour races tend to focus a lot on the challenge, the suffering, and the transcendence of said challenge and suffering.  Very few mention the “happy place” of the sheer awesomeness of riding a bike … Continue reading

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The morning before Nationals…

…. and because I’m procrastinating about doing uni work, I thought I’d write some rubbish about the race tomorrow.  Firstly, what is it? It’s a 24 Hour solo race.  You can read all about them here:  http://blog.fitzroyrevolution.com.au/2011/01/12/24hour-solo-a-beginners-guide/ I’m riding a … Continue reading

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Canberra Softroad Triple Crown

The Canberra Softroad Triple Crown was a cool event envisioned by the appropriately named Mr John Power.   It featured a series of gravel courses around Canberra’s nature park fireroads, with surfaces ranging from loose, steep and rocky, to flat, smooth … Continue reading

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The Bonus Hour – 2010 Australian Solo 24 Hour Nationals

I’ll always think of this race as the day that life got a “bonus” hour.  It was indeed the night daylight saving ended, and after that, I failed to change any of my clocks – it seemed I had earned … Continue reading

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The 2009 Scott 24 Hour

This is an article I wrote stupidly late on night for the American endurance e-mag, XXCmag.com, about the 2009 Scott 24 Hour.  It was my second 24 solo, and I ended up 2nd in singlespeed and 6th overall after a … Continue reading

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Wagga 6 Hour

The last weekend of March was an interesting timetable dilemma, with three fun looking races on within 3 hours drive time! The winning race was the MTB Wagga 6 Hour.  For a measley $20 entry, riders would get a Saturday … Continue reading

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