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Mr. Congeniality: The Geoff Kabush diary 2009

Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain)
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A born and bred Canadian, Geoff Kabush, is known for racing his bike fast and having fun. He races mountain bikes, cyclo-cross, sometimes road and is flying the Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain banner in 2009. After playing every sport in high school, Kabush decided to take racing seriously after attending his first Mountain Bike World Championship as a junior in 1995. Attending the University of Victoria and studying engineering he slowly moved through the ranks until a breakthrough in 2000 saw him representing Canada at the Sydney Olympics. After consistently being on the podium for several years, it wasn't until 2004 and a switch to Team Maxxis that the wins started piling up.

Kabush is currently tied with Ned Overend with four US national cross country series wins, and as of winning the first race of the year, is tied with John Tomac for most cross country wins ever with 14. Last year saw him podium on three continents and finish fourth overall in the World Cup. Kabush plans to keep racing until the fun stops.

When not riding his bike, Kabush enjoys hanging with wife Keri and the animals, espresso nerding, consuming good food, Belgian beer, specialty cheeses and fresh bread, relaxing, watching hockey, skiing, listening to music, learning and reading.

Latest entry: June 5: Reflections on the spring campaign

2009 diary entries

  • June 5: Reflections on the spring campaign
  • April 3: Helmet cam Twitter mania

2008 diary entries

2007 diary entries

2006 diary entries

2005 diary entries

  • September 21 - Worlds and a tour of northern Italy
  • August 30 - NORBA final and onto Worlds
  • August 23 - Bring on the final
  • July 26 - Storms on the course
  • July 11 - High times in New Mexico
  • June 29 - The racing's getting hotter
  • June 12 - Canadian National MTB Championships: New Canadian Champ
  • May 31 - June 5 - Wachovia Cycling Series: Getting smashed in Philly
  • April 19-24 - Tour of Georgia: Back on the road again...
  • April 14-17 - Sea Otter Classic: Time, tactics and freaky-light tyres
  • March 18-20 - NORBA #2: March '05...a good vintage
  • March 4-6 - NORBA #1: Two out of three ain't bad
  • March 3 - Getting started with Jittery Joe's-Kalahari

2004 diary entries

  • December 15 - Heckling at US cross nationals
  • November 26 - "More beers, no tears, that's it, that's all."
  • October 9 - Up and at 'em: Crank Brothers USGP of cyclocross Round 3/4, Canadian CX Nationals

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