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24 Hours of … no, wait, just 12 hours this time

Wildly anticlimactic. Choked off. Like an explosion of mud. An attempt to ruin every bike. Worst racing conditions ever. Best racing conditions ever. Incredibly high levels of wetness. These were all just a few phrases used to describe the 24 Hours of Adrenalin this year. It started muddy, and got muddier. Trails that were just initially a little wet were gradually transformed into a saturated mess, and from there into a dirt soup or porridge that was several inches deep. The course was re-routed to avoid some of the single track sections, which was great for the singletrack but just … Continue reading 24 Hours of … no, wait, just 12 hours this time

24 Hours of Volunteering

Bitter sweet fun up at the Nordic Centre this weekend. My injured knee meant I was volunteering instead of racing for the first time in five years. It was harder than I’d imagined. Sitting by a line of recycling bins and directing people how to use them appropriately may well be a laudable activity, but it was also two hours of staring at people hammering home over the finish line, exhausted and ecstatic, then happily talking to their team mates about how that lap went for them. As a side note, kids were way better at recycling correctly than adults, … Continue reading 24 Hours of Volunteering

24 Hours of Adrenalin 2014

Another year of riding with one of the teams from work – Go Team! After all the setting up, and excitement, and hoards of lycra-clad fools running in bike shoes, it was back to the same old rhythm of sit and wait. And cheer. And eat food. And catch up with people. And get ready. I was up third in the team order this time round. The weather was ok. A bit warm and dusty during the day, but a little rain late in the night and early in the morning settled the dust down. By the time each of … Continue reading 24 Hours of Adrenalin 2014