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The Nomads

Chris Johnston, Dylan Wolsky // NZ, AUS

DISCIPLINE: All-Mountain and Enduro

HOMEBASE: Vancouver/Whister, BC

Kiwi Chris and Aussie Dylan, “The Nomads”, have a passion for adventure, travel and everything mountain.  Following those passions landed them in beautiful British Columbia, and on the Enduro World Series circuit. Chris discovered his passion for cycling as a bike messenger in Wellington, NZ, and moved to BC to pursue a career on the bike. From Wollongong, Australia, Dylan made his way to Whistler in search of its famous—or rather infamous—mountain bike scene. Pulling from years of experience in both cross-country and downhill mountain bike racing, and supported by the unique BC weather, this duo is currently working their way to the top of the North American and International Enduro race scenes.

WHAT THE NOMADS RIDE

Shimano XTR M9020

[and Shimano Ultegra 6800]

 

YEARS ON STAGES: 2

FAVORITE POWER WORKOUT: Over/under threshold workouts

FAVORITE STAGES MOMENT:  “We train with Stages every day. Training with power is the most effective way to train. On competition day it is a very handy tool to monitor your outputs to save you from hitting the wall. We love looking over our performances afterwards and analyzing how we could have done better.”

 

RACE HIGHLIGHTS

CHRIS’S RESULTS

5th – 2015 Andes Pacifico, Chile
4th – 2014 Trans-Provence, France
7th – 2014 Crested Butte Ultra 5-day Enduro
2013 North American Enduro Tour Overall Champion
2nd – 2013 Oregon Enduro Series Overall
3rd – 2013 Big Mountain Enduro Series Overall
12th – 2013 EWS Winter Park Colorado
8th – 2013 EWS Whistler, B.C.
2nd – 2012 North American Enduro Tour Overall
2nd – 2012 Oregon Enduro Series Overall
1st -2012 Red Bull Downtime, Nimby 50
1st 2011 Ashland Mountain Challenge Chainless DH
6th – 2011 Crankworx Enduro
1st – 2010/11/12 West Coast Super D
2nd Overall – 2011 Fraser Valley Race Series
3rd – 2009 Crankworx Enduro
8th (Qualified 2nd) – 2009 Red Bull Exodus
1st – 2007 New Zealand Cateye 24 Hour Sol

DYLAN’S RESULTS

7th – 2013 Oregon Enduro Finals Mt Hood
12th – 2013 Oregon Enduro series overall
10th – 2013 Big Mountain Enduro Series overall
22nd – 2013 Enduro World Series Colorado
26th – 2013 Enduro World Series Whistler
4th – 2012 North American Enduro Tour Overall
2nd – 2012 Redbull Divide & Conquer
1st – 2011 Wade’s Excellent Adventure
2nd – 2011 North Shore Bike Fest Super D
3rd – 2011 Ashland Mountain Challenge Chainless Downhill
5th -2011 Crankworx Criterium
1st – 2010  Four Queens
4th – 2010 RedBull 5000 Down
11th – 2010 Crankworx Garbanzo Enduro DH
7th – 2009 RedBull Exodus
1st –  place Mont 24 Hr. Australian National Champs Team Of 4
2007 Australian National Series Expert Men Downhill Champion

ALL ABOUT THE NOMADS

OFF SEASON ACTIVITY: In the Southern Hemisphere, surfing. In the Northern Hemisphere, snowboarding.

PRE-RACE RITUAL: A big breakfast and a good coffee.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolate.

ROLE MODELS: Steve Peat, Travis Pastrana, Matt Hoffman to name a few.

PERSONAL MOTTO: Train hard, ride fast, have fun!

BEST THING ABOUT RACING: The adventure and the challenge of competition.

IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE THING FOREVER: Pasta, it’s so versatile!

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Chris being the North American Enduro Champion.

ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS: Where my other sock went.

WHAT’S NEXT: Competing in the Enduro World Series.

Website: www.thenomads.ca

Twitter: @thenomadsmtb

Instagram: @thenomadsmtb // @chrisjohnston5 // @dylanwolsky

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNomads