Year: 2014

Tour de Timor

Timor Leste is a small country situated on the eastern end of the Indonesian chain of islands, the western half of the island is Indonesian while the eastern half is a young 12 year old country called Timor Leste.  It is a country which has been battered around for years, first under Portugues rule, then …

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Marathon World Champs

For the first time ever I was lucky enough to take part in the pinnacle of Marathon racing at the UCI Marathon World Champs in South Africa.   South Africa is an interesting country with beautiful landscapes, huge game reserves, and one of the Worlds largest gaps between rich and poor.  Its the economic backbone of Africa and supplies over …

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Italian Racing and Onwards to South Africa

Racing around in the Italian Dolomites was spectacular.  High mountain passes, abundant alpine, fresh air and the towering castles of the Dolomites in every direction.  The scenery easily matchs that of the Canadian Rockies I grew up in, the big difference here is the amount of people in the area.  Italy has almost double the population of Canada, situated in …

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Alpen Tour

The Alpen Tour is 4 day stage race taking part in the Austrian Alps surrounding the world famous ski town of Schladming.  It’s the largest UCI sanctioned race for solo riders outside of the Crocodile Trophy in Australia and attracts a load of top guns looking for World ranking points and $.  Last year Team Kona came …

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