Epic Camp Reports

Epic Day 10 (Adam)

Hellfire.  What a day.  Redefining the meaning of Epic once again.  180ks, crazy pace, 2 big KOMS and several bucketloads of rain at over 6000ft. What’s not to like about Day 10? Firstly the good news.  The swimming’s out of the way.  Too cold here in Lake Louise so Honeymoon Lake was our last swim.  Nearly as cold as yesterday …

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Epic Camp Day 10 (Gary)

Day 10 – that’s a lot of training under the bridge. How much? – not sure, but it’s lots! Today the weather was crap. We started with a run up to Honeymoon lake – sadly there were no honeymooners, weddings or even a chapel; there were a few tents and an RV or two but love was certainly not in …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 9 – Jasper to Sunwapta Falls (David)

I think I finished last night’s blog talking about our Bucanneer Race Team dinner. Well, we were spotted scoffing our KFC on a bench by quite a few of the others. Reading Scott’s blog he and a few others drank beer and were entertained by a hot looking waitress at a restaurant. And there we were, with Adam wearing his …

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Epic Camp Day 9 (Adam)

Rollercoaster of a day today.  Before coming out here I was pretty sure if I embraced the full Epic experience and pushed myself I’d get the full gamut of emotions for my money.  Today was proof of that.  My mojo was up and down like a tart’s drawers.  I felt a lot better than yesterday – which to be honest …

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Epic Camp Day 9 (Gary)

Day 9 – really? It feels like forever and if you’ve read the previous blogs then it’ll probably feel worse for you. For this I’m truly very sorry. So last night was “SwimGate” and the fact that today’s conversations right up until dinner continued to revolve around SwimGate just shows how far up your own arse you get in Epic …

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Epic Day 8 (?) (Adam)

Day 8.  Two thirds done.  Trouble is, 4 more days sounds like a helluva a lot.  When we try and put on a mini-camp at home that’s generally it – 4 days.  We start fresh and we generally end up feeling pretty crap at points over a long weekend – usually without as much volume and certainly not as much …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 8 – Jasper (David)

Charlesy (I’ve used a number of different spellings of his name over the days but I’ll try and stick to this one from now), Shannon, Gary and myself were roomies last night. We all get on well and all had an obligatory ‘go’ of Shannon’s Normatec Boots. Here’s Gary showing how cool they are! For those who have no idea …

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Epic Camp Day 8 (Gary)

Jasper – a hiking mecca and stunning venue. Unfortunately also a major line for the monster freight trains, so after another cracking dinner with Molina stories it was time to hit the drugs again and good night Vienna. Another bonus is we’re spending two days here so no loading and unloading of kit which saves a remarkable amount of time. …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 7 – Blue River to Jasper (David)

Today was the big one – a 210km (around 130 miles) bike ride. I’ve never ridden this far before. And certainly not after riding 470 miles in the past six days! Of course we had a few other activities to get through first – namely a swim and run! We have a 12 hour training window given to us by …

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Epic Camp Day 7 (Gary)

Eat, Don’t Sleep, Aaaargh another train!!!!! My blogs seem to concentrate more on sleeping than training but a bad night generally leads to a bad day. Last night we were staying in lovely lodges but unfortunately there was a group holidaying who were outside making a racket (such an old man) until 12:30am then when they buggered off and I …

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