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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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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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Fun night in

Recently I introduced and explained DimGyms to all y’all and I thought it might be cool to break down a session. Paint the picture of a typical session, so to speak. Last night we did us some DimGyms and by … Continue reading

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Happy

Things I’m happy about right goddamn now. Cold, wet commutes to work. Good gloves and shoes, a sweet winter cycling jersey and solid rain jacket, plus enough time to cruise: Lots of solace in a slow commute to work on … Continue reading

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Building a callous

There are positives to beating your head against a wall. For one, you build yourself a nice callous, and lord knows they’re handy for Glaswegian kissing. Also, learning to live with a perpetual headache is handy for building your emotional … Continue reading

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Fast as I can

So, tried to take up running. Didn’t work out so good. Running is a hard, hateful thing and it’s a matter of historical fact that not one person has every actually enjoyed doing it. But as far as time-efficient exercise … Continue reading

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Ready, steady…

I’ve been working with a new physical training idea in the shed at home. It’s called “knowing what you’re doing”. Rather than my tried and true training technique all these years – slowly, numbly lifting heavy things repeatedly with no … Continue reading

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Big day in the saddle: Audax ACE250

This year I completed The Audax Alpine Classic Extreme, aka, the ACE250. Here’s what the profile of the ride looks like: When people ask me about doing the event they have trouble getting past the ‘Oooo’ of how extreme-o it … Continue reading

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Saddle sore

Mount Donna Buang is a decent sized mountain east of Melbourne. It’s 17kms of hard uphill riding – there’s no flat road in it from goah to woah. There’s a switchback about halfway up where the road vaguely levels for … Continue reading

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