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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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Changing days, changing ways

I was involved in the capture of bicycle thief once back when I was a bike courier. The mob I worked for had a small, grimy lunch room with a bench and table out the back. Hungry couriers would gather … 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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What’s in a name

Bikes I’ve owned and the names I’ve given them. The Sinner A 1994 black Cannondale mountain bike, the first high-end mtb I owned, bought brand new in the day. I’ve cross-countried on it, toured on it, commuted, couriered, single-speeded and … Continue reading

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