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Big Wet

Kids in the Rain

After recent heavy rain, creek beds which were bone dry for a couple of years are now flowing.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to revist some those creeks and enjoy the rare sight.

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Waterproof

Misty Hills

When the alarm went off at 5:00 AM, I peeked through the curtains and discovered it was raining heavily.

“Bike or bed?” I sleepily asked myself.

Surprisingly quickly, I decided to “just show up” and see what happened.

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Beat the Heat

Mike in the Dust

On a dry and dusty morning, with mid-summer arriving two months early, seventeen crazy mountain bikers had a great idea….

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Bikes, Butchers and Baths

Dianas Bath

Tucked away in a remote and rugged section of the D’Aguilar Range, Dianas Bath is a difficult place to get to – even on a mountain bike. Today we ventured to this secluded rock pool via a strangely named and ralrely used track named “Butcher Shop Creek Road”.

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Fighting Kids’ Cancer

Darb and Powerlines

Darb has a goal to ride one thousand kilometres in the month of October as part of a fund-raising effort to support the Childrens Medical Research Institute and their fight against cancer in children.

So Simon and I decided to take him on a big long ride up to the Glasshouse

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Rain

Jason in Tunnel

I had spent a long time planning todays ride, only to have those plans disrupted by heavy winter rain. Here’s what we did instead

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Urban XC

Darb at NPCC

Instead of a long all-day ride far away, today’s ride was a relatively quick three-hour adventure close to home. Would it be possible to have an exciting cross-country adventure in the suburbs?

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Tales from a Bikepacking Newbie

Harrison by Tent

I’ve been camping before, and I’ve done multi-day bike rides before, but I’ve never done both. “Bikepacking” is “Backpacking” on a bike, and it’s completely new to me.

Here’s the story of my first attempt. I’ve included a summary of my discoveries at the end of the article.

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