PORT Macquarie rider Jason English has put in another astonishing effort to win his sixth Elite Men's World 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Championship on the weekend.
English's latest triumph came at Weaverville, California, overnight on Saturday.
His victory put English in the pantheon of the greats of his sport. He's now equal with legend Chris Eatough on six solo championships.
English has now won every world championship since 2009, barring the 2011 race didn't go ahead.
He rode 420 kilometres in the weekend's race, but the vertical metres gained is even more incredible.
At 500 vertical metres per lap, English clocked up 10,500. That's more than 25 laps of North Brother Mountain, and 1.44 times the height of Mt Everest.
It was relatively smooth sailing for English, apart from a chain problem in the early stages.
"The only issue I had was the chain becoming dry after three or four hours due to the dryness of the area and a new trail that had experienced no rain," he said.
English hopes to win yet another championship in New Zealand next year.
He'll be able to take family members to cheer him on.
"I should have no shortage of supporters there," he said.
He's also won every national championship since 2008, and English will again be in action at the nationals at Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, this weekend.
Backing up so soon is new territory for English, but he's confident he's done enough training.
"Last weekend I did a 450km training ride in preparation," English said.
He acknowledged the support of Jason Moxham, who was English's pit crew in the US race.
Moxham had the essential job of ensuring English's bike was in top shape.
"This is one of the reasons I had no mechanical issues at this event," English said.
Moxham is starting a bicycle service centre in Sydney and is pleased to have English on board.
"He is happy to promote the fact he has a world champ as a client," English said.
He was also responsible for English's food and water intake in the mild Californian conditions.
"It was surprisingly warm," English said.
"I think it was one of only a few races where I have not needed to put on warmer clothes during the race."