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A Favourite End

2016 was a year of many salient points.  The apparent tragedy of many celebrities dying, mostly of natural or self-induced causes.  The older half of the British population systematically screwing the younger half.  More Americans not bothering to vote than … Continue reading

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The Definitive Chugger’s Guide to a National XC Round

The Definitive Chugger’s Guide to a National XC Round stands alone and distinct in the myriad world of cycling guideline publications.  Refreshingly free of dense acronyms and meaningless jargon intended purely to confound, it provides a holistic and synergistic approach … Continue reading

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Bike-packing myths and realities: Touring the Snowies and the Wicked Wombat

With the prospect of mandatory Christmas shutdowns comes the need to take a bit of a holiday.  Last year saw the Tassie Boys Tour de Tasmania – and this year saw the potential of a tour of the Snowy Mountains. … Continue reading

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The Fall

I read an article a few months ago on Pauline Ferrand Prevot – the rider who achieved the unbelievable triple of road, cyclocross and MTB world championships within a year.  As startling as her high was, it’s been matched by … Continue reading

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A Wild Fling: the 2016 Highland Fling

It is a promising spring morning on the Highlands, and the early morning light is gathering around the edges of the horizon.  Birds sing lightly in anticipation of the jocund day. In the midst of this serenity resonates a single … Continue reading

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Riding Inspiration: The 2016 Scott 24 Hour

The 2016 Scott 24 hour rolled around as the 18th consecutive, and slated as the final in a long standing sequence of an incredible race.  Although I’d only partaken since 2007, the race (in its glory days) had drawn up … Continue reading

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6/3 Hours in the Saddle at Beechworth

The divine, glorious, all-knowing and loving conservative press in Australia would have you believe that cycling is a form of social degeneracy and anarchy with dangerous degenerative elements and criminal intent that threaten to destabilise the very fundamentals of our … Continue reading

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