Monthly Archives: August 2014

Epic Day Two (Adam)

A suitably Epic Day.  Definitely not falsley advertised.  When you’re contemplating all the stuff you’ve done and thinking ‘Wow we’ve done so much.  Hang on we’re only halfway through the ride on Day Two’, you realise you’re not being sold short. Aquathlon.  An Epic Camp staple and something that was pretty neat to actually take part in.  Cycled down to …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 2 – Whistler to Lillooet (David)

Tuesday night I was shattered. I was in bed by 8:15pm and asleep by 9. I woke up just before 5am so lazed around for about an hour before getting up at 6. Sorted myself out and then down with my bike shortly after 6:30am for the early activities. A pre-breakfast of toast and honey followed by a honey sandwich …

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Epic Day One (Adam)

So after a nice ‘getting to know you’ meal in the hotel and a briefing from Johnbo (“Try and remember things can go wrong so keep a nice chilled-out vibe on the camp”…followed by “Tomorrow’s run 615 outside. If you’re not there I’m pissing off at 615”) and some wise words from the Terminator, it seemed a good idea after …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 1 – Vancouver to Whistler (David)

Every day for the next 12 days my laptop will pop up a little reminder about the day ahead. Unfortunately, the one thing I cannot do is click ‘Snooze!’ I was awake shortly before 5am (the 8 hour time difference didn’t help at all) and at about 10 past I got up and worked out how to use the coffee …

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Epic Camp Day 1 – (Gary)

Day 1 of camp was preceded by a restless night reminiscent of the night before a race. The constant checking of the time that seemed to coincide with the passing of each hour, then having that inner struggle knowing that checking the phone wasn’t helping to get to sleep. So at 5am I got up, showered and packed and ready …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 0 (David)

After spending the last few days trying to decide whether to take my fancy time trial bike or road bike I eventually decided on the road bike. This should be more comfortable for me over the next couple of weeks, so ‘Ruby’, my trusty Specialized Roubaix which I’ve had since early 2008 will be my friend for the next two weeks. …

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Epic – The Journey (Adam)

On a plane on the way to Epic Camp. It’s definitely happening. Thought it’d be a good idea to work out why on earth I’m sat here in order to try and maximise what I take home from the experience. If only to try and equalise that against what I’ve put in to get here and what I’ll need to …

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Epic Travel Day (Gary)

Just a quick note to say that the boys have arrived in Vancouver! I was first to fly from Edinburgh and in order to try and avoid paying for a second piece of luggage I filled my bike box up to a fantastic 29kg. Feeling very chuffed with myself for not getting stung for excess baggage it was on to meet the other …

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David’s Epic Camp Prologue

In 2009 a fellow ‘pirate’ (Gavin, PSC) told me about the IMTalk triathlon podcast. I’ve been listening to it weekly without fail, ever since. From listening to the podcast I learnt about and heard amazing stories of events such as Challenge Roth, Challenge Wanaka, the Nice triathlon. Because of the podcast these are all events that I’ve been fortunate to …

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Epic Camp Prologue

Used to have a reputation for being a bit of a monster trainer, me.  If someone was tacking on, then so was I. If someone was bailing on the run off the bike, then I wasn’t.  If someone fancied an easier day and a lie in, then I didn’t. I’ve climbed over locked gates early in the morning to go for …

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