ENDURANCE & ADVENTURE

Cory Wallace

Cory Wallace spends the winter cutting down danger trees in the frozen Canadian north. After all that pain and suffering, bike racing is easy. He likes to race all over the world, often covering 8-10 countries a year and 50-70 racing days. The harder the racing gets the happier Cory gets. We just like to watch him win races like the World Solo 24HR Championships, BC Bike Race, and Canadian Championships. The longer and harder it is, the more Cory wins.

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DISCIPLINES / RIDING OR RACING FOCUS

Marathons, Stage Races, 24 HR Solo, XC and a bit of Road

KONAS IN YOUR QUIVER

Hei Hei Race DL, Honzo CR Race, Major Jake, Zone

DATE OF BIRTH

July 13, 1984

RIDING WITH KONA SINCE

1992.
On the Factory Team since 2010.
PERSONAL TOUCHES ON YOUR BIKES

Foam grips to keep the hands alive on the long days.

PRE-RIDE RITUALS

Often, I'm in a foreign country exploring new routes so I'll make sure I have a good map on my phone and some local currency in my pocket to buy food and get out of any potential trouble.

FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE

Canadian Rockies
Nepal's Himalayas

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

Hometown: Jasper, Alberta
Summers are spent in Victoria BC otherwise I'm Nomadic.

GOALS FOR THE 2018 SEASON

Enjoy the good times with the team.
Defend the World 24HR Solo Title in Scotland.
Regain the titles at the BCBR and Canadian Marathon Champs.
Crush the roadies at Dirty Kanza.

THREE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU

1

I use to be a bit of a cowboy riding horses around the Rockies with my dad who was a backcountry Warden for over 30 years. Sometimes the whole family would go, other times it would just be Dad and me as we'd patrol the backcountry for 2-3 weeks at a time looking for poachers, keeping track of wildlife and helping lost hikers.

2

Hockey was the be all end all until retiring from Juniors at the age of 21. My job was to score goals but the unforgettable moments were the two bench-clearing brawls we had. One was in Spokane in which the cops were called in to eventually escort us out of town and the other against the Chinese national team. This one got us in a lot of trouble for not being hospitable hosts.

3

After high school, six years were spent as a tree planter, planting over 400,000 trees. The last six years have been spent as a hazard tree faller/slasher in Alberta, cutting down an estimated 28,000 trees.

FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2017

Taking the title at the World Solo 24HR Championships in Finale Ligure, Italy after chasing it for nearly a decade!

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

NETFLIX OR YOUTUBE?

Neither. Too Busy riding.

SNEAKERS OR
FLIP-FLOPS / SANDALS?

Flip Flops. Ease of use, no time or energy is wasted putting them on or taking them off.

WHAT’S WORSE:
LAUNDRY OR DISHES?

Laundry. Laundry's a bigger deal as It's more important to have a clean chamois then a clean plate.

WOULD YOU RATHER BECOME A NINJA OR A PIRATE?

Ninja. I'd rather be land locked then sailing the seas so I could still ride my bike between Ninja duties.

PHONE CALL OR TEXT?

Phone Call. It gets to the point quicker and there's less confusion.

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