Jon Odams and Cristy Henderson take out the 2021 Convict 100 in NW Sydney.
After a covid induced hiatus from XCM racing, the races are returning in Australia. The longstanding Convict 100 is underway on May 1. We take a look at team rider Justin Morris’ Norco Revolver prepared for race day.
In a tumultuous year for mountain bike racing and alas everything else in life, organising and executing events has been more difficult than ever. Constantly evolving regulations and travel restrictions have placed unseen challenges on event promoters. With over 10 years of mountain bike event hosting, Rocky Trail Entertainment tested the waters in Queensland in […]
With restrictions of movement and cancellation of events in 2020 race days for our team have been few and far between. Myself and Mike Blewitt were able to race and report from the Arabian Epic- Jordan in February. Following that the classic Otway Odyssey weekend in Victoria and MTBA XCO national championship were the last […]
Cycling was not always my passion or my career in life, as a matter of fact at the age of 10 all I could dream about was one day being a pilot! I used to watch fighter pilot movies, play pilot video games and my bedroom wall was platered with posters of jet fighter planes! […]
The start of a mountain bike race wether it be XCM, XCO, enduro or even downhill is the peak of nerves, excitement, intensity and fear for all riders. Training for this element of a race is often the most complex. And it is not just from the perspective of intensity and training structure but also […]
With the enforced hiatus from racing upon us, many including myself are reminiscing of race days gone by. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunities and support to make racing across most corners of the world happen. It’s given me a pretty broad appreciation for how the world works and more specifically how […]
As a coach I am often asked by athletes whether they are better off to go and do structured efforts on a solo ride or to join a local fast group ride instead? It is a good question which has a multifaceted answer and one in which I enjoy exploring with different athletes. As with […]
The Great Otway Gravel Grind that happens the day after the famous Otway Odyssey is quickly becoming a drawcard event in itself. For many it makes a long trip even more worthwhile with the opportunity to attain 2 days of quality racing. Which from a training perspective is hugely beneficial to any rider training for […]
The Otway Odyssey has long established itself as one of the premier XCM events on the Australian calendar. Many other races have been and gone since this race has continued to evolve. The 2020 edition was an encouraging sign of the health, quality and depth of the XCM scene in Australia with a big entry […]