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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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Easter 2016

Another glorious Easter camping out west at Mount Arapilies, scrambling up and over rocks with my two best guys, going to bed exhausted and sleeping warm on cool desert evenings. It was my slight return to climbing after a year … 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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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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Throwing the leg over

Went for my annual bike-riding hit-out at the Audax Alpine Classic in Bright. Had a great time. Long distance endurance cycling is my bag – I freaking love a long day out on my bike in the mountains, and I’m … Continue reading

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Over hill and dale

I went for a bit of a bike ride this past weekend. I had a lot of fun, and goddamn it, learned some stuff. Mount Baw Baw would be one of the toughest road cycling climbs Australia has to offer. … Continue reading

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When your heart’s not in it

Got chatting to a guy at work yesterday who told me the week before I’d started he’d had a ‘heart event’ – aka, mild heart attack – while sitting at his desk. This is a dude age 44 who tells … Continue reading

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US trip 2013: Portland, Oregon

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