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I am a solo finisher – Marysville to Melbourne

“What a great descent, what legs are you doing?” “I’m hoping to do all of them” “Oh Shit man, jump in behind I’ll give you a tow. I just don’t know how you guys do it” Me either, I thought. … Continue reading

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So what’s it take to be a support crew for a solo Marysville to Melbourne competitor

Before I push out my race report for the weekend just passed and my efforts in the Marysville to Melbourne, I thought it might be fun to do a quick interview with Annie, my support crew to see what she … Continue reading

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X-Adventure Dunsborough – Day One

It was always going to be a tough ask, flying across Australia from Melbourne after work on Thursday, then driving 3 hours South of Perth to compete in the inaugural Rapid Ascent X-Adventure race, then driving back to Perth, crossing … Continue reading

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Kona Odyssey 2013 – 2 Shorty’s and Pioneer

Last weekend, my mate Scott, my Nephew Josh and I all took part in one of the most iconic mountain bike weekends in the calendar. We headed down to Forrest, in the Victorian Otway Ranges and competed in the Rapid … Continue reading

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Very Slick Shwa, Very Slick

What makes a smart young man decide to line up at the start line with hundreds of other crazies and step out into the unknown of his first Mountain Bike Race? How does it feel? Well, I thought I’d ask … Continue reading

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TNP are famous

Well sometimes… occasionally… we get approached by race organisers to do interviews and provide an insight into what makes the TNP tick. Just the other day, Meaghan was asked by Rapid Ascent to do a quick Q and A for … Continue reading

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What lays ahead – 2013 – Chapter 2 of the Year of Adventure as The Banzai Adventurer

So begins another year of adventure. I just spent the past half an hour looking through the Rapid Ascent Event Calendar and trying to work out how I am going to fit them all in. It goes something like like: … Continue reading

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The biggest One Day Adventure Race on the planet

You need to picture the start. Stepping off the bus, walking towards the South Western most point of Australia, it hailed. A thousand competitors cowering for cover and sharing the little body heat that comes from near naked tanned bodies … Continue reading

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Surf Coast Century – Don’t loiter at the base of the cliffs

John Jacoby, race director for the inaugural Surf Coast Century Ultra Marathon, described the spectacular beach sections of the course and suggested that staying close to the water and not stopping was good for our health and safety… Hearing these words, and … Continue reading

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Pre Race Motivation from Up There Bazzaley

I’ve had the privilege of training alongside Up There Bazzaley over the past 6 months in preparation for the Surf Coast Century. Ahead of the race this weekend, we have all been emailing, texting and calling to share our nerves … Continue reading

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