What a great 4 days of racing the Port to Port was this year. The race has everything for the MTB rider of all ability levels, some tech sections to keep you on your toes and heaps of great single track to enjoy.
Racing bikes, especially MTB’s is so up and down, excuse the pun. The beauty of racing on the dirt is that even if you have a mechanical or you are having a bad day, you can still finish with a smile on the dial after shredding sweet singletrack.
When it doesn’t all go to plan… Race report for stage 2 of the Port to Port MTB Race 2016. It looked like a cracking stage on paper but it turned out a little different for me.
After what seems like an eternity I finally got back to racing my MTB. Looking at the first stage of the Port to Port MTB Race with some interesting data.
It felt like no sooner had I swung my leg off the road bike at the National Masters I was swinging it back over the top tube of the 29’er CUBE MTB. It was always going to be a very busy time of year with client programs, schedules, business commitments and racing, but, the reality was slapping upside the face as I boarded the plane for Perth to race the 2013 Cape to Cape.
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The ups and downs of racing! I think I have written something along these lines before, but, hey I suppose just like life “that is bike racing” Going into the Worlds this year I was feeling in great physical shape and the Masters Nationals confirmed this with a win in the ITT and the overall […]
Well then before I get into the full Terra report I simply have to say what a fantastic week it was, from the start to the finish a magic experience was had by all the competitors. The Terra started for me with a long drive down from Kangaroo Valley in NSW after what can only […]
So, how do we train for a 12 or 24 hour mountain bike event? In this series of articles I aim to provide the theory and rationales that underpin program design. I also aim to provide samples of specific workouts that can be used in the build up to endurance events and offer advice on the structure and progression that should be used.
The final outcome being, that over the course of three articles, most readers should be able to tailor themselves a training program that will enable them to ‘compete’ in, not just ‘survive’, an endurance mountain bike event.
It was due to be an interesting race this year after coming back from the World Championships, having won the bronze medal, I have been a little flat and not really punching out the sorts of numbers/watts that I had been for most of the season. I had a week off after being sick at […]