Tag Archives: Bikepacking

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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Interviewing theSeb: Seb Dunne

Sometimes you are privileged enough to ride with some fantastic folk and go on some good adventures.  Every now and then, these people go on to do amazing, inspirational things. The below photo is from the start of the Fitz’s … Continue reading

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Bikepacking the Tumut 3 Hour

I have fond memories of the Tumut 3 hour.  The 2008 edition was one of my first ever mountain bike races, and I remember freezing rain, my back locking up, and a hypothermic drive home…. but all on awesome trails. … Continue reading

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Glampacking: the Tumut 3 Hour

Over the past few years, various crazes have hit mountain biking, some with more permanence than others, some with a sublime sense of the ridiculous, and some rather divorced from the fun of riding a bike.  These include fat bikes, … Continue reading

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Kiwi Brevette Day 2 – an “easy” day

Distance: 170km Health Status: Darth Vader Snuggling into my bivvy in Hanmer in the first night of the Brevet, I had snuggled a bottle of near-boiling water in against my chest.  The idea – hopefully expedite the process of chest-infection … Continue reading

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Kiwi Brevette Day 1: In Search of an Adventure

Distance: 260km Health Status: Pack-a-day Wetness: English transitioning to glorious In late 2014, the original cast of the 2010 Kiwi “Brovet” began planning a reunion for the 2015 Brevet.  The idea: replicate a spectacular, 50% dirt bikepacking trip circumnavigating and wending … Continue reading

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Bike-packing the Brindabellas (overnight?)

In 2011, the marketing phenomenon and cultural shift to hit the whacky world of the cycling industry was a brand new niche: “bike packing”. What is bikepacking?  Well, it’s going camping with your bike out in the bush.  It’s like … Continue reading

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