September 2008

VEGAS!!!!

Contrary to popular belief amongst aspiring pros… Vegas is not the best place to accost your sponsors. The marketing folks need to give the 411 to media and the sales guys need to sell stuff to dealers. My goal in visiting the Interbike trade show was to do some sea level workouts, shake some hands, […]

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The 2008 Canadian National Offroad Triathlon Championships (and my first helmetcam attempt)

This past weekend was my annual trip to beautiful Buntzen Lake to take part in Teri Taylor’s awesome offroad triathlon in Port Moody. This race has been on my schedule nearly every year since I first did it as XTERRA Canada in 2003 and after that event I went on to win my first XTERRA

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Latest Article For Triathlete Magazine – August 2008

Build off-road power Take a few tips from XTERRA’s top girl and get ready to suffer By Melanie McQuaid Aug. 29, 2008 — Racing a mountain bike is all about power. XTERRA racing requires big fat watts produced in short bursts, followed by lung-burning, uncomfortably long periods of grinding out the watts in between. Periodically

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Enormous Training Week To Build To Maui – Capped With Provincial Mountainbike Champs Win

This past week I decided to do a big focus on cycling to boost my endurance on the bike before we get to Maui. In the winter I do a week like this every four to five weeks to push my base higher before the season starts but generally when we get into the season

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