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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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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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On training, and the Mont 24 Hour.

A few weeks ago, I partook in the Mont 24 Hour.  The Mont is basically a big bike riding festival with hundreds of your mates.  In previous years, it’s been renowned for silly costumes, stupidly fun laps, and good times. … Continue reading

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How not to race a 24 solo – the 2011 Jet Black Sydney 24 hour

One of the most fascinating things about endurance sports is the slightly perverse psychology that inevitably accompanies it.  We all know about the fantastic sense of achievement endurance can offer, the feeling of overcoming hardship, or just pushing your personal … Continue reading

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