July 19, 2011

Slowly up the Sunshine Coast

While the PRO’s have been grinding it out in France, the Hurd family was able to have a little ‘tour’ of their own.

We had front-loaded our vacation this year with the Furious 3, but headed west for the remainder of our holidays… Keats Island to be precise.

There’s always something special about being near the ocean, but in addition to some oceanesque activities like kayaking and enjoying the island with some hiking, we were planning a ride up the Sunshine Coast as well. – Read More –

July 1, 2011

Furious 3 – Stage One

Riders rolled into the start area en mass with gleaming bikes, and high expectations for the first day of Fernie singletrack, and based on what everyone said afterwards, it delivered in spades.

Though the first stage today, was by some measure, ‘short’ (40km), the elevation gain more than made up for it, with the course sending riders up steep, slick-rooted (still wet from the rains yesterday) and technical singletrack, before rewarding them with well-known epic Fernie downhills. This made the first stage a fast one overall, with lead riders coming in just under the 2 hour 10 minute mark! – Read More –