Stoke for the Advendurist

  • Why the Long Race?

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    Nov
    2015

    It’s about 2 a.m. and I’m stumbling down the trail like a walker from The Walking Dead. My thoughts go to my bed, where I should be, fast asleep, warm and snuggled up to my husband. Maybe one of the kids has had a nightmare and is snuggled in too. How the f%@* am I supposed to ride 65 kilometres after this leg?

  • Race Directing for Beginners

    I'm standing at the start line, the butterflies flying in formation as they always do right before a race starts. "3....2....1...GO!" They're off. The butterflies take off as well. We've done all we could up until now; the rest is up to them.

  • What to do When Flying with a Bike

    Everyone has, or has heard of, horror stories involving travelling with gear. Search "airline lost my bike" and you'll find a plethora of instances that make you think twice about packing your two wheeled steed. Do a comprehensive search for costs associated with shipping gear, like a bike, for the various airlines, and you'll come up with an equally long list.

  • Alpen-Traum Turns 3

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    Sep
    2015

    Cycling from Germany, to Austria, to Switzerland, and on to Italy, in just one day, is doable.  What you’ll feel like at the end of it is up for debate. Have a look at the photo epic from last year’s ENDURA Alpen-Traum and judge for yourself.

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  • Dolomitenmann Returns

    09

    Sep
    2015

    The gun will sound again for the 28th time this September 12th as the Red Bull Dolomitenmann is set into motion. 103 teams from 18 countries will be running, paddling, flying and pedaling, in a relay fashion, through a course that will tear down the strongest competitor to a pile of exposed nerves.

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  • ÖTILLÖ Crowns Canadian

    Strong wind, turbulent water and a hard fought competition during the 75 km long race, revealed why ÖTILLÖ is recognized to be one of the toughest one-day races in the world.

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  • 75 Wet Kilometers on a Bet

    This is what happens when two brothers and two friends make a bet in a bar. For two years the group challenged each other to get from the island of Utö to the island of Sandhamn, a very long distance away in the Stockholm archipelago.

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  • If the Name Wasn’t Enough...

    The 7th edition of the Swiss non-stop ultra-cycling race, Tortour, presented by IWC, was definitely more of a torture than expected. After a prologue with temperatures around 30°C the weather started to turn for the worse on the 1'000km and 12'500 metres in altitude course, bringing in single-digit temperatures and pouring rain.

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