Monthly Archives: August 2011

Last leg(s) TR2011, stage 7 to Canmore, Alberta.

TR2011 Day 7. Rafter 6 Ranch to Canmore, Alberta.August 13, 2011. 42k, 1500m elevation..course preview here.. And off we went. High-fiving and fist bumping on the start line for the last time, Danny, Marty, Dennis and I tucked into the space … Continue reading

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The Queen stage: day 6: TR2011

TR2011: Day 6: Little Elbow to Rafter Six ranch: The Queen stage. 72km, 2600m elevation If today is the Queen stage, yesterday was the joker. Not supposed to be as grueling as it turned out, we were shattered by the … Continue reading

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Day 5.TR2011. Phew.

TR2010 Day 5August 11, 2011 A mechanical, technical, physical, mental, emotional challenge. Little Elbow to Little Elbow: Loop. 65.8k, 2100m elevation, 2200 descent, 7 hours, 50 minutes. course preview.. Cloudy start to the day, we dragged ourselves into the drizzle … Continue reading

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Wilderness 101 day 4 TR2011

TR2011 day 4  FYI: Saddle sores aren’t really sores on your saddle. Six days in the saddle, 4 days racing. The nether regions are taking a bit of a beating, the “ass-tar” is out in full force. We start each … Continue reading

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bye bye Fernie..out with a blast on day 3 of TR2011

Pat Gilmar, the local demon who dreamed up this stage, connected the most beloved Fernie trails for a killer third day. You should check out the video here.. Last year, we had but a taste of the deliciously painful but sweet … Continue reading

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I’ll gladly pay you $645CAD on Tuesday for that hamburger meat that you are suturing up on my knee

TR2011, race day #2: Fernie to Fernie via Porky Blue. A dry sunny start, we followed the fire engines out of Fernie and headed for the hills, Dennis’s leg was on the mend, strapped well  with a jerry-rigged shinguard made … Continue reading

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no koalas here..TR2011 race day #1

    Day 1 racing @ Fernie: check the course out… Gnarly climbing followed by gnarly descents. I am loving my GF Superfly 100, the “100” stands for a hundred mm of travel in the front end (and more in the … Continue reading

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28 grams of prevention is worth a half kilo of cure

Being in Canada,  where all is metric, we are going the whole hog. Liters of water, grams of Heed powder, kilometers of pain. Today we shook out the legs, re-tuned the rigs, rebuilt my rear hub and got new brake pads, having … Continue reading

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TR2011: a stitch in time.. shake down day1

TR2011 August 5, 2011, Fernie B.C. After a  fairly uneventful morning with bikeshop repairs completed and the rigs tuned up, we hit the trails. Powerlines to Hyperventilation and Hyperextension via Roots, the route was familiar, the terrain none the easier … Continue reading

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