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December 16, 2019

Mark Brockwell is a well-known rider in the Queensland cycling community, and a few years ago he approached me to coach him towards the XCO and XCM National series. 

Here's a bit of background....

• Previous training topped Mark out around CTL 90, with having him ‘feelin...

November 1, 2019

Hi Team. I've recently been working alongside MTBA to produce some super basic videos with a focus on fundamental skills of mountain biking. 

If you're a national-level shredder, these may not be for you (though maybe there is something you can brush up on here?), but t...

October 3, 2019

This is a humorous (OR IS IT?) attempt to recap the Flight Centre Cycle Epic for 2019. It's a tough race and this recap features swearing. Its not data heavy at all, as there was no data involved. Enjoy this light entertainment.


Wake up late, mild hangover. Husb...

June 14, 2019

Heading home from Outback Cycling’s Easter in the Alice, I certainly didn’t forsee myself writing a blog post about the parts of success that aren’t linked directly to your physical form, but here I am.

As I reflected on the three days of racing, I thought about how I a...

April 29, 2019

Michelle is no stranger to riding bikes, and has been doing so in various forms throughout her life. More recently, Michelle has been a convert to the Gravity Enduro discipline, and has really taken the bull by the horns. Working with us since last year, Michelle has m...

January 25, 2019

Many athletes that I take on for coaching have been riding for a while. In fact, it's quite rare that I get someone who is brand new who wants to be coached to get to a racing level, though occasionally there are athletes transitioning to the dirt from other background...

December 16, 2018

Declan Wharton has been with AB Coaching for a few seasons now, and his steadfast commitment to 2training and balancing 'real life' has resulted in a steady progression in both XCO and XCM while keeping it real. Declan was recently crowned XCO State Champ, and has made...

August 23, 2018

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we thought we’d conquered long ago”- Nietzsche

This is a quote I found a while ago, but really resonated with me, someone who routinely has bouts of insomnia and then wonders why things are SO HARD. Well, really they aren’t,...

August 15, 2018

Brisbane is pretty cold in winter. Sometimes we crack single digits. I am pretty lucky to live up high, where it rarely happens, but if I am to whizz the 200m vertical down our driveway and road into the valley, it gets close to zero on the reg, and that is pretty much...

July 16, 2018

The first in our series of Athlete of the Month (ATOM) recipients is Brisbane-based athlete Annelie Marquardt.

Annelie started training with us early last year to get through the BC Bike race in Canada, a race I would be attending too and where I really got to know her,...

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