Published: 11 June 2014
Written by Adam Kelsall
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The Ingerreke Commercial MTB Enduro (ICME) was my first foray into stage racing. Whilst I have experienced Forrest Festival and Bike Buller, both great events, they run over a weekend (ok, so Bike Buller is a long weekend, but my point holds). ICME would be the first time I would be tested with 5 days, 7 stages, of racing back to back. In fact, aside from leisurely commutes to work, I can

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Published: 05 June 2014
Written by Adam Kelsall
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Chris. Pic thanks to Kath Bicknell

To use the vernacular Mick and Chris from Flow mag are ripping blokes. Busy tassy devils of cyclonic energy that froth zealously for mountain biking.

In last weeks coverage of the Port to Port stage race these two busy bees raised coverage of the sport of Mountain Biking in Australia to a new level. But before I explain more, let me take bloggers privilege

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Published: 04 June 2014
Written by Adam Kelsall
Shane6TristanParker

Adventure…….

Is the art of adventure dead??  Or is it dying??

It`s a question I am asking myself a lot lately. It seems that it`s all about going further, faster, who can outdo each other. It seems that it has become more about competition than the actual adventure. It`s all about one upping everyone else.

It`s all about getting the approval from social media sites people don’t go

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Published: 29 May 2014
Written by Adam Kelsall
KyBlueys3

 

 

A few months ago, I made a spur of the moment decision and entered the North Face 50. The toughest 50 km trail run in Australia.  Having ran a few marathons and done a bit of trail running, I entered with a friend and we vowed to do it “just for fun”!

After months of long runs and getting ready, we drove up, did the run, drove home and that was it, back to work two

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Published: 26 May 2014
Written by Adam Kelsall
Phil4

You've gotta love a race director that rewards mediocrity, which is exactly what John Jacoby and the Rapid Ascent team have done this year at the Ingereke Commercial Mountain bike enduro.(IMCE). As a perennial middle of the packer(MOP) I'm used to going home without any silver wear, however, on arrival in Alice Springs I was pleasantly surprised to find out up for grabs was the "dead centre in

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Published: 25 May 2014
Written by Adam Kelsall
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UCI MTB World Cup #3 Nove Mesto na Morave, CZE

Course Preview

The World Cup course in Czech Republic is quite unique in comparison to most other XCO tracks with man made rock features littering the course and climbs that have been bunted through the forest with a completely natural feel. The race start/finish area is nothing short of spectacular located within an arena used during the winter

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Published: 23 May 2014
Written by Adam Kelsall
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World Cup XCO Round 3 – Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

How good was Cairns!!! Colorful frenetic racing zipping across a tropical red dirt/green tree canvas like a John Olsen landscape. Australia now handballs the action to Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic. This track is the sight of Dan McConnell’s world thumping win last year amongst all kinds of anxious drama. It It was a weather shit fest

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