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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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Tathra Enduro, and the Crisis of Modern Masculinity in Mountain biking

It was a typically barren Wednesday winter’s night, and I was trudging the cold grey shotcrete of a basement carpark to a bicycle cage.  Entering behind a colleague and with a quick hello, I got the following response: “Oh. I … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in TasVegas

The Death of the Millennial Dream Snuffling to the beat of an early alarm clock and the cold bite of the autumn air.  The incessant drumming of stress in the head.  A morning routine of caffeine, pseudoephedrine, decongestants, stimulants, sugar. The week … Continue reading

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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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The Chugger Races: XC Nationals and XCM Round 1, Bright

If there was one goal I’ve had for a long time in mountain biking, it was to race every cross-country discipline in one year at national level.  While I’ve raced plenty of 24 hour Nationals and a few Marathon Nationals, … Continue reading

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Back to Basics; Chocolate Foot 7 Hour, Welby

As perhaps evidenced by the recent reticence of this blog, things have not been going entirely to plan lately. After an enormous burn-out in September, the WEMBO dream went chugging down the drain in October in a swirl of perpetual … Continue reading

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