Tag Archives: CORC

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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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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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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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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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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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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