Mallorca 312

The Jersey In 2019, Stacey Welsh loaned me her old Mallorca 312 jersey for the NorthCape4000, a self-supported 4,000-plus kilometre bikepacking race from Turin to North Cape, Norway. I wore Stacey’s jersey to shreds that summer: through Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and then some. I wore it for […]

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The Buckshot

June 15-16, 2021 I roar out of Kamloops on Valleyview Road on my bicycle, shot full of adrenaline. On a quest to cover 483 kilometres of rough, rolling terrain before sundown tomorrow. After a quick latte at a friend’s place where I park my borrowed Prius, I’m off and rolling east toward Barnhartsvale, grinning to […]

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The urban edge

October 21, 2021 Ready for Battle  By 10 pm, the disorderly chaos of Lycra, tools, and groceries strewn about the living room of James’s apartment has been tamed. It is Wednesday October 13, 2021: the eve of our self-supported 24-hour ITT (individual time trial) attempt at Sauvie Island, and we are sharpening our axes and […]

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Everesting Knox Mountain (Round Two)

June 25, 2020 “Fiendishly simple, yet brutally hard. Everesting is the most difficult climbing challenge in the world.” —Hells500 Everesting has been trending in the Covid-19 pandemic, when race cancellations and lockdowns wiped events from our schedules. Thankfully, all you need is a hill to Everest, which explains why the challenge has seen a boom […]

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Everesting Knox Mountain

November 21, 2018 It’s November. I’m visiting family in Kelowna, BC, working on some writing projects, but mostly, I’m just feeling antsy and not quite ready for the ride season to be over. So I decided to everest Knox Mountain. From the folks at Hells 500: “The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple: Pick any […]

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