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Tathra Enduro: the dialectic of Expectation and Reality

I’ve stated rather often on this blog that cycling holds a bizarre, brightly coloured and endorphin-inducing mirror up to that bigger thing sometimes referred to as Life. One of the more entertaining aspects of life (for an observer) or rather … Continue reading

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An Imperial Fling – the 2014 Highland Fling 100 Miler

In the gentle glow of a pre-twilight November morning, not a soul stirred across the tent city of the Bundanoon pony club.  Condensation insinuated its way through nylon and canvas, as riders dreamed of flowing singletrack (or, in this case, … Continue reading

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A Variation on a Theme: AMB 100, Stromlo

As a blogger, one sometimes encounters a seemingly insurmountable conundrum: how to keep content fresh when you’re essentially rehashing the same thing over and over again. For instance, today I partook in a bicycle race.  To be slightly more specific, … Continue reading

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2013 Highland Fling

On Monday night, riding home from work through a dreary, grey rainy afternoon, the sound of bagpipes lifted gently over the bike path. Instantly, a chill of recollection and excitement passed through me – remembering the evocative resonance of bagpipes … Continue reading

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On Anti-Pro: The Kowalski Classic

The Kowalski Classic was always going to be a fascinating race through Kowen’s singletrack that drew a star-studded elite field.  This meant a few things: fantastic racing #pro in abundance. We say #pro, because really, it’s play professional.  The world … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules: Back Yamma Bigfoot 100, 2013

I’ve visited Parkes for the past three years to race an event known as the Back Yamma Bigfoot.  Its quirky name is derived from the forest in which it is held, and the appropriation of a Sasquatch suit as an … Continue reading

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2013 Marathon Nationals

Last year’s Marathon Nationals goes down in my memory as a fantastic fun affair.  On a freezing cold Canberra morning, the sun eventually rose to a perfect day.  I rolled out to Stromlo, raced around in circles a few times, … Continue reading

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