2017 Mountain Bike Season – It’s a Wrap!

And just like that, Spring has turned into late Autumn, and my mountain bike season is over for another year. I raced 34 days in 2017, my most ever. The season didn’t go to plan in every aspect, but the process of looking back has been really helpful. I improved on the competitive side, and saw …

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Breck Epic Equipment Check

Eight days of racing in Colorado is hard on equipment. Once upon a time, I had a reputation for destroying bikes and equipment faster than I could earn money to buy it. Luckily those days are over, but I do occasionally relapse into smasher mode. Having a supportive shop and mechanic makes it a lot easier …

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Some musings on novelty

“All we really know about the future is that it will be different. And all we fear is that it will be the same.” It’s the search for different that drives me, and when I realise I’m chasing something I’ve already achieved, it’s very difficult for me to stay motivated. That makes being an athlete …

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Andorra World Cup: Descending with your dropper post up

There’s always that brief thought that flashes across your mind when you’re in over your head. It goes something like this, “This is really stupid. This is going to hurt really badly. It’s too late to do anything about it.” While that thought has been a great learning tool for every teenage boy ever, preventing …

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GoPro Games – A quick recap from a Colorado Classic.

GoPro Games. Finding a traditional ski resort XC race in the world of modern mountain biking is actually quite rare. XC Trends have moved on to shorter climbs and more technical descents, while Marathon races have also got more technical, too. The three lap format of the race reminds me of the Mountain States Cups that …

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