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The Four Laws of PedalDynamics: Wembo Rotorua

When studying the laws of thermodynamics, one quickly discovers there are three laws, plus a zeroth law.  The zeroth law was something of an afterthought, which somehow takes primacy over the remaining three laws.  This would seem somewhat illogical until … Continue reading

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Riding through the Darkness: The Scott 24 Hour

When I first started this blog almost five years ago, I promised myself one thing: that it wouldn’t degenerate into a narrow, self-absorbed search for validation like so many athlete blogs invariably do. With this post, I’m shamelessly abandoning that … Continue reading

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2013 Solo 24 Hour Nationals

To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour When sitting down to write a blog of a 24 hour race, … Continue reading

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24 hour racing is dead: 2012 Scott 24 Hour

24 Hour Racing is Mercifully Dead. – Dirt Rag Mag, August 2012 Much like the title of this article, my race died in a drawn out and devastating way only 7 hours in.  It’s hard to write about my first … Continue reading

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One Gear, One Love: The Bec Parkes Story

I first met Bec Parkes properly at the Working Week Series 8 hour at Sparrow Hill on a freezing winter’s day.  Grinding up through some muddy singletrack, I saw Bec ahead of me.  As I was still at uni at … Continue reading

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Reasons to Ride Up Hills: The Kona Paterson 24 Hour

It is a fact universally acknowledged that riding up hills can often be quite strenuous, particularly if the hills are steep and loose. It is also a universally acknowledged fact that the Paterson Kona 24 Hour – a fantastic grass-roots 24 … Continue reading

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2012 24 Hour Solo Nationals

“Anything’s possible in Human Nature,” Chacko said in his Reading Aloud voice. Talking to the darkness now, suddenly insensitive to his little fountain-haired niece. “Love. Madness. Hope. Infinite joy.”  There are a lot of weird quotes that surround ultra-endurance racing, … Continue reading

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