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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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Doublethink in Mountain Biking: Evocities Tamworth

IN 1948, a rather wise man who’d been down and out in Paris and London and fought in the Spanish Civil war penned a rather dystopian view of the future – this seminal work known simply as “1984”. His vision … Continue reading

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Riding Cliches: Albury 6 Hour

The Albury 6 hour has been a favourite race of mine.  Over the years I’ve raced there, I’ve had such exciting events as mangling a drivetrain, going hypothermic in a winter blizzard, forgetting all my food and racing 6 hours … Continue reading

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The Four Laws of PedalDynamics: Wembo Rotorua

When studying the laws of thermodynamics, one quickly discovers there are three laws, plus a zeroth law.  The zeroth law was something of an afterthought, which somehow takes primacy over the remaining three laws.  This would seem somewhat illogical until … Continue reading

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Riding through the Darkness: The Scott 24 Hour

When I first started this blog almost five years ago, I promised myself one thing: that it wouldn’t degenerate into a narrow, self-absorbed search for validation like so many athlete blogs invariably do. With this post, I’m shamelessly abandoning that … Continue reading

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The Bike Blogs – Shimano MTB Grand Prix, Mt Annan

Dear Reader, Over the last three years of this blog, you have been subjected to a cruel, solipsist, narcissistic view of bike races and adventures undertaken by that Ed chap.  In all those long and rambling introspective and self-absorbed blogs, … Continue reading

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The Splendour in the Mountain Biking: Singletrack Mind Round 3, Awaba

While driving up to a bike race, JJJ were engaging their listeners for the greatest forms of Splendour that could be experienced on the weekend of the festival, Splendour in the Grass. As a fan of singletrack through wilderness, a … Continue reading

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