Tag Archives: 100km

Breaking the Rules: Back Yamma Bigfoot 100, 2013

I’ve visited Parkes for the past three years to race an event known as the Back Yamma Bigfoot.  Its quirky name is derived from the forest in which it is held, and the appropriation of a Sasquatch suit as an … Continue reading

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2013 Marathon Nationals

Last year’s Marathon Nationals goes down in my memory as a fantastic fun affair.  On a freezing cold Canberra morning, the sun eventually rose to a perfect day.  I rolled out to Stromlo, raced around in circles a few times, … Continue reading

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A Marathon by the Numbers – the Wombat 100

Perhaps my favourite website in the world is the geeky comic, xkcd.  About a year ago, XKCD branched out from stick figures, and into the world of words – and numbers – with “What If?” Xkcd.  The basic premise was … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Theory of Zero-Carbon Racing: 2013 Capital Punishment

In 2012, the side of me that an eloquent coworker refers to as “a hirsute, unwashed undergraduate” began to dabble with the idea of riding to and from races as a way of embracing the general good fight against climate … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Rules: 2012 Back Yamma Bigfoot

The 2010 and 2011 Back Yamma Bigfoots quickly gained the race cult status.  Back Yamma is a unique, phenomenal race course that produces some of the most fun, flat-out XC racing imaginable on a mountain bike.  45km/h pacelines, 30km/h motorbike … Continue reading

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Back Yamma Bigfoot, and the Rules

If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’re aware that cycling is a bizarre offshoot of general human whackiness that defies most logic or rationality.  You’ll also be aware that it has certain unwritten rules of behaviour, style and attitude. Well, … Continue reading

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Slopfest funfest: Husky 100

Racing mountain bikes is always a gamble with the weather.  Most of the races I’ve done have been pretty blessed, weather wise.  But every now and then, probability – and the weather – catches up and delivers a wet one. … Continue reading

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