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.
Continue reading Waterproof ≫
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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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”.
Continue reading Bikes, Butchers and Baths ≫
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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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?
Continue reading Urban XC ≫
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.
Continue reading Tales from a Bikepacking Newbie ≫
“Two Mountain Bikers in a Boat” by Tom Stone
When you’re riding a mountain bike, and the trail you’re following stops at the shore of a lake, there’s really only one alternative if you want to keep going…
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We had the day off on Monday (it was a public holiday) so my friend Neil Bang decided to organize a group ride with some friends from MTBDirt.com.
Our route would take us from familiar single tracks at Bunyaville out to some steep and challinging
Continue reading Man vs Mountain ≫