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Climb fest

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A bit of unfinished business, as I'd DNF'd my previous two attempts at this race.

However, it's a climbers race, with 680m of vertical for a 26km lap, so not really where I expected to do well. Even though I was in pretty good nick, the repeated assaults of Mt Stromlo took their toll. Finished 10th out of 14 starters in the over 50's. Didn't have enough over 60's for a category apparently Sad Overall, 73rd out of 95 starters.

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The Pioneer - 7 days in New Zealand, a beautiful country that makes for a brutal test

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There were times that I actually thought I would be better off sat at my desk at work……luckily hindsight is a wonderful thing and I can now say that the time I spent in New Zealand’s South Island, racing the inaugural Pioneer stage race, with friends and newly made friends, in an amazing environment, and enjoying the hospitality and culture was full of unforgettable moments and enjoyment.

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Couldn't defend the title

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I was fortunate enough to win this category at last year's event. It came on the back of some decent raining for the BC Bike race. I was pretty fit back then.

But this year was a different story...

It started with the fact that this race was moved forward a month because of clashes with other events. When I found out I was in Canada on a month long skiing holiday. I knew that wasn't going to leave me with much time for any training when I got back to Sydney.

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The Importance of Willopower

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Won't say too much here as it was relatively uneventful other than it was a great course, great event with a great atmosphere to which I am sure would make James proud.

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The Pioneer - 7 Day Stage Race in New Zealand

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Minter (Warthog) and I have just finished the inaugural Pioneer MTB race in New Zealand. The race is a seven day mountain bike stage race through New Zealand’s Southern Alps starting in Christchurch and ending in Queenstown. http://thepioneer.co.nz/ The scenery and location must be largely unparalleled anywhere in the world where you can race. Jaw droppingly spectacular!!

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Pairs Racing - It Takes Two to Tango...

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Hi all,
I have been thinking a fair time about the decline of Marathon racing in Australia, and what can be done. I look at what is growing in popularity here and overseas and it would seem like pairs racing is really where things are happening.

There is an awful lot to like about it.
I put down some of my thoughts in an article for MarathonMTB.com - and thought you would enjoy the read too...

http://marathonmtb.com/2016/02/15/the-beauty-of-...

Really happy to have a discussion about it here, or on the forum link I made...

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fox 40s adjustable low and high speed compression?

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What are these like? Im buying a set to put on the 2015 0 glory .

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Margaret River Pocket Map has been printed

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Well after the putting out the WA MTB Trailguide last year I've been chipping away at the concept of pocket maps. These are back from the printers today and so they will take a little while to get to your favourite local bike shop (same distributor as the guidebook, Simon Coates). Double sided A3 colour and folded small enough to slip into a jersey pocket or camelbak.

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NoBMoB Xmas Social Ride - 10 Lessons Learnt

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Four years ago, Nobmob (and other) social rides were a common routine. But when I saw this ride posted after a year of training and racing (among a few other things such a "bit" of study/work), I realized I haven't done any social rides the whole year. As much as nobmobbers tell me I have a lot to teach them about what happens near the front of a race, the reality is, you're the ones teaching me.

Below is a list of what you guys taught me (that maybe I knew once upon a time, but forgot) today:

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Cape to Cape photos are up.

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Sorry if you missed this but an email went out to competitiors with a link to their photos. If you missed it you can search for (or your friends) plate here: http://travisdeane.zenfolio.com/search.html

Otherwise browse and check out the unknown rider folder here: www.travisdeane.com

I hope Jane and I got a good photo or two of you.

Travis

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