I have been riding properly for around 6 years now, I did my first Otway in 2011 and a few anaconda adventure races before that. I always found the bike leg the most fun to train for and compete in so naturally I stopped running and swimming and now mainly ride. I have always had a bike from numerous hand me downs from my brothers I can remember when I was 7 my brothers made
Andy Blair repping for Australia at the Comm games
The what - this weekend Australia’s elite Mountain Bike talent swoop onto Tasmania’s Derby trails for the Australian Cross Country Marathon champs
The track - Courtesy of Derby local gun Ben Mather via MTBA here is a strava map and profile of the course. https://www.strava.com/segments/8907005 Featuring long climbs that wander in
The Andys Earthmovers Golden Triangle Epic is Bendigo's premiere mountain bike marathon. Its been on the racing Calendar for ever. It's a race with so much history that it may even have been mentioned in the old testament!
Just like the bible its had plenty of incarnations over the years. In it's current form it will be raced in 2 x 50km loops around the uber awesome trails of Spring
Testers essential deets:-
Name: Tobias Lestrell
Style of getting rad on a pushy: XC endurance
Mostly rides: Dandenong Ranges
Favorite trail ever: The Epic trail at Mt.Buller
How good can a set of wheels be, and how much of a difference can they make to your bike?
I had heard good things about a small company called Curve Cycling, based in
Alexander Kristoff won last weekends Tour of Flanders. He is strong, wears mountain bike socks and has mounted an abundance of podiums this year. He won't win Paris Roubaix. Kristoff will be to closely monitored by other teams to get away. (Prediction - 4th place)
Andre Greipel is all muscles(cut like a cobble?) - and will win the Paris Roubaix. Wow those huge legs and arms
South Australian Chris Jongewaard dominates the Giant Odyssey and is stoked with his sixth win. Pic thanks to Rapid Ascent.
The Giant odyssey moved to a new Autumn date this year and rapid ascent’s decision was validated with stunning Autumn weather. Sure it was a colder and darker start especially for elite women but soft light and 20 and a bit degrees set the scene for a golden day of