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Half Kowalski with a bit of mud and wind

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I'm kinda glad the race got postponed as I couldn't imagine riding the trails last month after that amount of rain they've had in Canberra. Overall the trails were in really great condition, some entry points were a mudfest with really soft energy sapping mudfest.

My time is about the same (1 minute slower) as the time I did my last half Kowalski in 2014, but my overall position improved from 133rd to 83rd and my category position improved slightly from 26th to 23rd. Next year I will aim to be in the top 20 for my category.

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Kowalski 2016 - a tale of 2 halves

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Kowalski 2016

The Kowalski Classic is one race in the year that I really don't like to miss. The amount and quality of singletrack really make it unique and also perhaps the toughest race on the calendar. After a long wet winter I had almost no time on the mtb but I had been doing plenty of road km's in preparation for the Tassie 3 peaks. So I was pretty fit and raring to go! No excuses this time!

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Snowies MTB House of Ullr

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Found this good deal at house of ullr in Thredbo for the snowies MTB festival in Nov

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Fun weekend in Albany Great Southern XC race and Urban DH

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Well Bangers and I went down to Albany to check out this new event. The write up is on flow with pictures if anyone was curious in trying this event out. It looked like everyone had a lot of fun.

http://flowmountainbike.com/post-all/events-sout...

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Dwello 60 x 1083m

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For my second race ever in the history of time, up until now, was the Dwello 100, I went in the 60 (it was actually 65km [rabble rabble rabble]) I even prepared for this one!

I ate an entire packet of gnocchi the night before, it did the trick, along with some bars and some baby food shit that KD's rocko set me up with. I comfortable rode the whole thing in 4 hours and 3 minutes.

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The thrilling tale of a mediocre starter outer rer

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This was my first ever race on any kind of bike.

I think I smashed it, as under prepared as I was. I took on the men's masters 30.

Jarrahdale is my local and most ridden track so I have a bit of local knowledge to counter all the fit motherfuckers I was racing against.

I took no snack's or gels, didn't even know gels were a thang. I wanted to throw up half way through the second lap and I almost crashed when the kids egged me on to do a wheelie over the finish line where I came 7th.

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2nd in team of 2 40+

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Great race

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Kalamunda 50/50 photos are up

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866 photos for around 400 competitors so hopefully I got a good shot of you if you competed. Frustratingly the search function is playing up on the home page.

If you follow this link and enter your race plate number you should hopefully come up with a couple of shots.

http://travisdeane.zenfolio.com/?q=02

I've logged an issue with tech support so the search should be fixed from the home page but in the meantime you should be able to find your images using the link above.

Thanks
Travis Deane

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Another rocky tale...

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After the late transfer from a wet Mt Annan to Awaba, a wild, wet and windy Friday night in Sydney had me thinking it would be a rough day. Obviously many others did as well, as the field was pretty thin. Hadn't been to Awaba for a few years, so rode the first lap blind. At my pace that's not too much of a drama. Decided to save the knees a bit by taking what I now know to be the much longer B line up Camelback the first time, but lost a lot of time and spent most of the rest of the first lap catching up to those that I had been riding near.

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My Stolen Lapierre Zesty

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I have had my Lapierre Zesty 29er MTB stolen from my home this morning. Its a 2014 model, the frame is white with orange flash. Please let me know if you think you have seen it around. I can Identify it fairly easily as I've changed a couple of things from standard.

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