Tuesday, April 20, 2010

National Marathon Champs

Brutal & Beaut,

All rolled into one, Brutal climbs & Beaut descents.

Big Hill Events sure lived up to there name with this event, "Rohin, Director of Big Hill events" mentioned at the pre race dinner/riders briefing that he wanted to make this the toughest Marathon event in Oz & why wouldn't he, when they are putting on the national championship event.

For mine Rohin succeeded, It was damn tough!

I certainly didn't make things any easier for myself going in 3 & bit weeks off the bike since my injury from Terra, with 2 very short rides last week in desperation of regaining some fitness, hoping to carry my fitness over for that long was optimistic to say the least, halfway up the first climb I knew I was riding this course & not racing.

Must say I am a little disappointed on the fact of what might have been as Terra is the ideal lead up to this event, however that is racing & life as we know it sometimes.

In closing I am glad I finished & don't seemed to have aggravated the poplatius any further which was the main goal & one bonus was I did get to ride most of the day with my old mate Ash.:-)


Monday, April 12, 2010


Must apologize for the lack of posts of late & the delay of Terra report!

Have no other excuse than being extremely busy with life!

Willo's Funeral on Friday was a sad day indeed, however it was a great send off to a true legend of our sport with only positive words spoken.

So in brief on the racing front,Terra again didn't fail to deliver, was right up there on the epic experience front, not going to spill too many beans here as I have been working on a story which I was asked to write about the event by Willow, will stick my neck out to say that is was nothing short of emotional & amazing.

Therefore grab yourself a copy of the next issue of Enduro mag to read all about it!

Should also mention I've been working hard to get the body ready for the Nemisis National Marathon Champs since Terra as I tore the "Popliteus", a muscle band behind the knee.
Thanks to Dom from 1st Place Osteopathy I'm a 50 50 chance of being on the start line, Dom is a true cycle injury expert, has enormous passion for fixing you up & his main focus is getting you back on the bike ASAP.

Hopefully see you on the start line as it's shaping up to be a great event, by all reports quite the challenging course too.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Passing of a Champion Friend "Willo"

James "Willow" Williamson,

Jim was a true Champion Fella on & off the Bike, a great mate, always up for a spin, chat & a laugh.

I'm going to miss you buddy as I'm sure you'll be truly missed by many & my heart really goes out to Nikki & his family & of course Lewie.

Jim & I checking out our new threads at 08 Worlds Presentation.

Hope you all have a great Easter, Get out for a spin & think of Jim.


PS. Terra report coming your way soon & Good luck to all racing the 24 Nationals.