Tag Archives: XCM

Tathra Enduro, and the Crisis of Modern Masculinity in Mountain biking

It was a typically barren Wednesday winter’s night, and I was trudging the cold grey shotcrete of a basement carpark to a bicycle cage.  Entering behind a colleague and with a quick hello, I got the following response: “Oh. I … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in TasVegas

The Death of the Millennial Dream Snuffling to the beat of an early alarm clock and the cold bite of the autumn air.  The incessant drumming of stress in the head.  A morning routine of caffeine, pseudoephedrine, decongestants, stimulants, sugar. The week … Continue reading

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The Chugger Races: XC Nationals and XCM Round 1, Bright

If there was one goal I’ve had for a long time in mountain biking, it was to race every cross-country discipline in one year at national level.  While I’ve raced plenty of 24 hour Nationals and a few Marathon Nationals, … Continue reading

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2013 Marathon Nationals

Last year’s Marathon Nationals goes down in my memory as a fantastic fun affair.  On a freezing cold Canberra morning, the sun eventually rose to a perfect day.  I rolled out to Stromlo, raced around in circles a few times, … Continue reading

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“Zero Carbon” Racing – the 2012 Australian Marathon Championships

One of the great ironies (and tragedies) of most recreational cyclists is that, while they radiate smugness about combating global warming and fighting the good fight on their bicycles, they’re rather fond of driving to bike races. Certainly, I’ve often … Continue reading

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