Tag Archives: 3 hour

Glampacking: the Tumut 3 Hour

Over the past few years, various crazes have hit mountain biking, some with more permanence than others, some with a sublime sense of the ridiculous, and some rather divorced from the fun of riding a bike.  These include fat bikes, … Continue reading

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The Cyclist’s Saturday Night Party-town: Twilight 3 hour

Over the past few years, I have transitioned from being a hirsute, unwashed and smelly undergraduate (to quote an esteemed coworker) to being, to quote the words of a recent bogan shout, “lycra boy”. There are a few corollaries of … Continue reading

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Learning slowly: A CORC 3 Hour and the Willo Enduro

Perhaps one of the most over-used sayings about mountain bike racing – both in general, and in particular on this blog – is that it holds up something of a mirror to life.  The cliched rollercoaster of ups and downs. … Continue reading

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How not to race a 3 hour: CORC Twilight 3 hour

In keeping with my recent theme about how not to do races but somehow come out of them OK, this post will attempt to be an informative rant on things to do to make your three hour race a happy … Continue reading

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Backing up (and then going backwards) at the Kowen 3 Hour

CORC 3 Hours are typically excellent races at excellent prices, and the prospect of racing the day after a 100 mile race prompted a nice little mental dilemma.  Points were stacked up in favour and against: Against: My legs would … Continue reading

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CORC Stromlo Twilight 3 Hour

I’m going to begin this post by suggesting that event promoters various (either private, or club-based) diversify their portfolios and branch into university administration.  Bike races are excellently run, while the university seems to revolve around sloth and administrative expediency! … Continue reading

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