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Three Peaks 2017 – kerblammo!

Rode my first Three Peaks on Sunday and am happy to report I smashed it up real good. I was aiming for a sub-10 hour ride time and had 9 hours 30 minutes as a stretch goal. Managed to get … Continue reading

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Farewell, Old Soldier

Seeing a bike aging and rusting away in a backyard is such a bummer. And yet I did that very thing to bike I had previously loved so, so hard. Watching this boy degrade away in the driveway was making … Continue reading

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Tour de Point Hicks 2016

An amazing five days just passed out in far-flung East Gippsland staying at Point Hicks lighthouse in Croajingolong National Park. Mountain biking, walking giant dunes, drinking wine and adventuring. We started in Bairnsdale and toured our way to Point Hicks … Continue reading

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A hill of one’s own

I am nowhere near Mount Everest. If I was there’d be ice and yaks and shit but instead there’s gum trees and bugs and bitumen. I’m on a small suburban road in the back of Warrandyte. I’m not wearing furs … Continue reading

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Easy roller

Got me a new bike. Not just a new bike, but a NEW bike: my first ever custom made steed, created from nothing by hand and with great love and diligence by Luke Laffan, manager/director/head maker of Fikas Bikes and … Continue reading

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Rules to cycle and live by

I’ve ridden pushies in the city for thirty years. I’ve had a pretty good run of it, danger-wise. I’ve had a handful of crashes and bust-ups and a load more terrifying near-misses, but considering some of the horror stories you … Continue reading

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Bummed ride

Some bastard flogged my pushie on the weekend. The Red Rocket has a dollar value of nothin’ and a sentimental worth that is beyond calculation. I could never insure it for enough money to cover how much I loved it. … Continue reading

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Brrr

Like most Melbourne cyclists, this morning I had this year’s first proper hard, cold morning of bicycle commuting to work. And I loved it. Autumn is the king of seasons down south, especially to the aesthete. That particular cold haze … Continue reading

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