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?
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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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“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
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With temperatures predicted to exceed 40C (104 F) we thought the best approach for today’s ride would be something short that involved cooling off in a creek somewhere.
I also wanted to map out some of the fun trails near the western shoreline of
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There’s a remote mango tree by Lake Samsonvale that’s laden with fruit this time of year. Any mangoes that fall to the ground are scavenged by feral animals, so we thought we’d do the environment a favour and relieve this grand old tree of some
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Many of my friends are delighted that the tracks in the northern section of D’Aguilar National Park have been opened up to Mountain Bikes. Today we planned to take a short tour along some of those tracks to let people enjoy some of the new
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