Team rider Justin Morris recently completed the largest single day MTB race in the USA; The Iceman. He reflects on what draws 5000 riders and their supporters to the woods of Northern Michigan.
Convict 100 Bike Check: Justin Morris’ Norco Revolver FS 100
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.
MarathonMTB Team Camp 2020 – down in Tasmania
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 […]
Bike racing and training with Type 1 Diabetes
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! […]
XCM World Champs- Back of the Pack race report
Team rider Justin Morris whom also lives with Type 1 diabetes reports on racing the UCI XCM World Championship from the perspective of last place on the starting grid.
5 takeaways from a 500km day in the saddle
As a former road racer I have always been a fan of big miles on the bike for training. As a cycling coach now (Mind Matters Athlete Coaching) I still endorse the benefits of a solid endurance base that can only be strengthened through extended duration in the saddle. But how far is too far […]
Tour de Timor stage 2: Riders get wet on tour’s shortest stage.
Tour de Timor stage 2 greeted riders with another early morning wake up call. Early starts are a trend in this race predominantly to allow riders to complete the bulk of racing before the brutal heat of the afternoon sun here. So the 7am start had some riders reaching for the arm warmers and undershirts […]
The Redback day 4: Final stage again finishes in sprint. De Rooze and Thomson take GC crowns
A few tired legs on the start line in downtown Alice Springs for the final and arguably hardest stage of this year’s Redback MTB stage race. Rider’s today faced 45km of predominantly the rocky, well cambered singletrack that typifies the riding in central Australia. Chatting among the riders there was more or less complete agreement […]
Redback MTB day 3: A sprint finish after riders rewarded with Alice Spring’s best trails!
Day 3 of The Redback MTB stage race is the first single stage day of the race. A longer and more challenging 42km course from the race hotel to the lush ‘Telegraph Station’ just north of Alice Springs took riders onto some of the finest trails of the region. A perfect mix of singletrack, fire […]
The Redback Day 2: Sun and Moon stage’s
Day 2 of racing in the red centre of Australia for the Redback stage race involved two 22km races one a TT and one a mass start race both competed on the same course but with one BIG differentiating factor. One competed under the warmth of the sun and the other under the stars and […]