Tag Archives: Rocky Trail Entertainment

The Bike Blogs – Shimano MTB Grand Prix, Mt Annan

Dear Reader, Over the last three years of this blog, you have been subjected to a cruel, solipsist, narcissistic view of bike races and adventures undertaken by that Ed chap.  In all those long and rambling introspective and self-absorbed blogs, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Canberra: Rocky Trail 7 hour, Stromlo

It amused me to hear that most of Canberra was occupied on the weekend by some bizarre race involving ballot papers, a whole lot of green and red seats, the allocation of preferences involving all kinds of horrible deals behind … Continue reading

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The Anti-Blog: Rocky Trail 7 Hour, Mt Annan

It is traditional for many athlete blogs to become vainglorious attempts at validation.  Tales of great achievements inevitably snatched away by some terrible tragedy that couldn’t possibly be related to a mental capitulation from the athlete.  Tales of how terribly, … Continue reading

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The SuperCommuter Races : Rocky Trail 7 hour Ourimbah

Over the past month and a bit, avid readers may have noticed that this blog went rather quiet.  Or perhaps I am deceiving myself, and my avid readers are nothing more than bots, who would have also duly noted that … Continue reading

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Digging out of holes: Rocky Trail Grand Prix Round 3, Mt Annan

“Tell ’em what you did today, Sam.” (Sam grins with pride) “I dug a hole” Much like Sam from the Castle, I am rather good at digging holes.  Well, actually that’s a lie, I’m pretty much useless with a shovel. … Continue reading

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On Shockers: Rocky Trail Grand Prix Rd 2, Awaba

Every now and then, every sportsperson has a performance so bad they consider giving it up entirely and becoming a strange sort of mountain hermit, musing on their glory days long gone. After two terminal mechanicals in two weeks of … Continue reading

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The Art of Singlespeed Endurance Racing – Rocky Trail Shimano Grand Prix Rd 1

The use of singlespeeds in mountain bike racing is actually quite a controversial topic.  In general, there are a few views people generally have of singlespeeders: They’re awesome people who are chilled out, enjoy too much beer, and ride rad … Continue reading

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