Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stubbornness – Singletrack Mind Stromlo 7 Hour

The first round of the Chocolate Foot SRAM Singletrack Mind series had been an amazing race in the peaceful and serene flow of Nowra’s Currambene State Forest.  I’m probably romanticising it a lot looking back, but it was almost a … Continue reading

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Gravel… and Mawson Prep

For the last few weeks, the upcoming 367km Mawson Marathon has been firmly on my mind.  The bike is being prepped (a bright green Niner MCR9 named Kermit), I’ve been slagging off riding partner Andrew so he’ll be calling me a … Continue reading

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Wee Jasper 100

Nestled in the heart of the spectacular Brindabella mountains and astride the Goodradigbee river, Wee Jasper is a quaint little country hamlet with barely anything but its scenery and outdoor activities to recommend it.  The cafe and pub are both … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Singlespeeds: The 2010 “World” 24hr Champs

When it was announced late in 2009 that 24 Hours of Adrenaline would bring their “World Championships” franchise to Australia for 2010, the usual smack-talk of mountain bikers reached an almost unprecedented pitch.  All of a sudden everyone was an … Continue reading

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Deflated: Appin Rock Wallaby

My first adventure to Appin was two years ago after exams – at a time I was obsessed with both fog and freedom.  I went there with no expectations and rolled around for 8 hours.  Although the trails were fun, … Continue reading

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Singletrack Mind – Nowra 8 Hour

An endurance race at the Coondoo road trails near Nowra is always too good to miss.  Again, there’s a backstory here.  In July 2009, I headed down with Phil and Ed for an 8 hour at Nowra, the first race … Continue reading

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