My overseas block started at the beginning of August, when I returned to Canada to race on the same courses I was fortunate to race last year. I flew into Montreal, and was amazed that my luggage had made it there too as I only just made my connecting flight in Vancouver. I felt sorry for the person sitting next to me on that last flight; I was starting to smell pretty ripe from my sprint through the airport to make my plane! I enjoyed my first week in a town called Bromont (about an hour’s drive east of Montreal),… View Post

Published: 6 September 2010on: the stunning success of the 2009 race, Digicel has again sponsored the richest mountain bikingrace in the Southern Hemisphere – with a total purse of $US100,000.The 2010 race follows a different track from last year’s tour of central Timor-Leste. The course thisyear travels west from Dili along the scenic coastline, past Portuguese forts stopping the first night inthe historic town of Balibo. The place is steeped in the Australian and Timorese consciousness andwas the subject of the gripping drama Balibo.The finish line is alongside of “Australia House” – a memorial to the five Australian newsmen… View Post

Local riders selected in formidable Aussie line up for world champs Posted by Mountain Bike Australia on 26/07/2010 Five local Canberra mountain bike riders will be amongst a formidable 38-strong Australian team at the 2010 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships in Canada this August.Reigning world champion Caroline Buchanana of Kambah will be out to defend her world title but first will represent Australia at the BMX World Championships in South Africa in July before making her way to Canada in August.The 19-year-old was awarded 2009 Australian Elite Female BMX Cyclist of the year and 2009 Australian Elite Female mountain bike… View Post