Monthly Archives: February 2011

Jervis bay via the Old Wool Road

I had the opportunity in January to try a coast ride with a difference.  Less dirt, fewer hills, and not really much longer – it sounds easy, right? I’ve always wanted to ride from Canberra to the Nowra region.  The … Continue reading

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Jet Black Sydney 24h

The Jet Black 24h is an event that is fast becoming synonymous with “extreme weather”.  I raced the first edition in 2009, which was hit by freakishly wet conditions, and shortened in the interests of rider safety.  2010 followed a … Continue reading

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Kiwi Brevet Day 6 – McDonald Downs to Molesworth Station

Distance: ~150km Time: ~11 hours Day 6 began with a very cold and rather damp start. After several mugs of coffee, the distinct lack of food became apparent and the first priority was getting some breakfast down – which couldn’t … Continue reading

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Kiwi Brevet Day 5 – Flock Hill to… somewhere!

Distance: ~150km ? Time: ~ 13 hours We awoke in the grey, early morning light at Flock Hill station to the continued bleeting of 9,000 traumatised lambs. It actually had a certain rhythmic quality that complemented the idyllic setting, not … Continue reading

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Kiwi Brevet Day 4 – Waiuta to Flock Hill

Distance: ~185km Time: ~ 11 hours Day 4 began with waking up reluctantly in a foggy, slightly creepy ghost town. I think the fog also lent the ruined and abandoned buildings a rather poignant air, given the town’s history. The … Continue reading

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Kiwi Brevet Day 3 – Murchison to Waiuta

Distance: ~150km Time: ~14 hours Day 3 began with an unexpected sleep-in following a very deep and satisfying night of sleep next to the river, despite continual harrassment from the sandflies. Apparently Joel and Phil were trying to dodge the … Continue reading

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Kiwi Brevet Day 2 – Richmond to Murchison

Distance: ~150km Time: ~ 11 hours Now that I have access to internet that isn’t priced at $2 for a mere 20 minutes, the verbal splurge of memory and reflection of the Brevet can continue unabated and hindering nothing more … Continue reading

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