Continuing on from Leogang, I’m going to spice up the blog format this weekend and so hereby I present to you, Kranjska Gora European Cup (Slovenia) in Pie chart format, we’ll start things off easy: When we got to the top, we decided to go down a flow trail, this made up for the bad … Continue reading Kranjska Gora European cup 2018
Leogang has always been a strange old race. Exhilarating and exciting for the fans, frustrating or rewarding for the racers. A place of extremes in everything from weather to the race track, there aren’t many places that make Fort William seem slow but Leogang is definitely one of them. The trip down from Fort William … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #3, Leogang, Austria
We interrupt your regular programming to give you some brief observations from the weekend in Scotland: 1. Midges are miserable little cretins that don’t have a place on this earth. 2. The Scots have yet to discover reasonable cell phone service. 3. As above, but Wi-Fi. 4. It rains... a lot. 5. I hate midges. … Continue reading 2018 World Cup #2 Fort William, Scotland
And so it begins again, the annual migration north, away from winter for the 15th consecutive time. As they say some things never get old and summer is certainly one of them! Despite being far too pale for this kind of carry on at least now I realise and take my sunscreen with me.... While … Continue reading 2018 Begins! IXS cup #1, Maribor.
The end of the season always comes around faster than you expect it. I was talking about it with Harry the other day, when I come to Europe the first month always flys by. Plentiful races and a crazy travel schedule always seem to pass time at a crazy speed. The second month is a … Continue reading Val Di Sole World Cup 2017
If there is one name that is synonymous with downhill racing then Mont Saint Anne in Quebec, Canada would be the one. Having been a part of the World Cup schedule every year since 1991 it is a venue steeped in the history of the sport and with one of the best tracks on the … Continue reading 2017 World Cup #6, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
Hello and welcome to Blog number 3 for this year, normal programming has resumed and from now on the blogs will be about one race rather than 4! After the chaos of the start of the season it was a nice break to spend some time Italy without having to pack and unpack the van … Continue reading The Wild Wild… East? IXS European Cup Rd 4, Spicak, Czech Republic.
Hello and welcome to 2017 part 2! This blog covers the next 4 weeks of travel around Europe and I hope you enjoy reading it! Picking up where we left off in Schladming... Schladming is a wicked track, the dirt there is amazing and the gradient means that you barely have to pedal from the … Continue reading 2017 Part 2, the troubles continue.
Hello and welcome to 2017, as luck would have it I am still racing for my dinner so the blog is back! I do know that I am a bit late to party with this one but as that famous saying goes; “Better late than never”. Now while I feel like this applies to my … Continue reading Welcome to 2017, a fresh start!
This is it, World Champs, the end of the season. Fort William seems like an age ago and I swear Cairns was last year...So many races, airports, motorway miles, new friends and old friends, photos and videos, stressful times and good times and finally it comes to a close. After being sick all through Andorra … Continue reading Val Di Sole World Champs 2016