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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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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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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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The hunger game

For the past two months I’ve been starving myself a day a week just to see what that would be like. I’d come across some research that talked up the virtues and potential long-term health benefits of calorie restricted diets. … Continue reading

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Mellowed road-rager

For the seventeen years I’ve lived in Melbourne I’ve been a dedicated cyclist. Some of that time I was a bike courier, some as an ‘activist lite’ as part of Critical Mass, but mostly as a commuter, hacking my way … Continue reading

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Punk as

Last night I went and saw a fave, Toronto hardcore punk band Fucked Up. It was fucking cool. My buddys Glendyn & Mike were officially photographing the band, so we got to hang-out with the them backstage beforehand. They were … 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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Hardest of the sorta hard

About five years ago, right around the time my first baby came along, time suddenly became very, very scarce. Being time-poor had never really been a problem for me. Were I raised in the era of my old man, of … 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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