The PBs Project: Incredibly satisfying

March 19, 2020

In the past five weeks I’ve snagged a whole raft of new PBs, including a couple of the hardest ones on my list. It’s been a very satisfying little period, and there’s only a handful of climbs remaining.

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The PBs Project: Adelaide, Geelong and more

February 10, 2020

It’s been a whirlwind start to the year with lots of work and lots of riding. Here’s the latest in my quest to set a bunch of climbing PBs this summer.

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The PBs Project: Mt Buninyong and Mt Warrenheip

January 16, 2020

It’s been a busy month for the PBs Project: some successes, some failures, a new bike (sort of) and more! Here’s the latest.

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The PBs Project: Some good early progress

December 18, 2019
Basin Olinda Road

A couple months into my PBs Project things are going well. I’ve taken five of the six PBs I went for and I’m feeling motivated for what’s to come. It gets a lot harder from here though …

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The PBs Project: New summer, new motivation

November 17, 2019

Riding is great, obviously, but sometimes you need a goal to help keep you motivated. Over the 2019/20 summer I’ve set myself the challenge of breaking a bunch of personal records.

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Ol’ Dirty 2019

September 28, 2019

What do you get when you combine 80’s hair metal, a sleepy town in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne, bikes of all different kinds, a whole variety of road and trail surfaces, and 500 cyclists ready for a good time? You get Hells 500’s 2019 Ol’ Dirty, of course — the ninth edition of Australia’s biggest […]

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No Melbourne Dirty Dozen in 2019

September 2, 2019

A bunch of you have emailed or messaged me in recent weeks asking what’s happening with the 2019 Melbourne Dirty Dozen. And fair enough too: normally I would have announced the ride months ago, and it would be held in just a few weeks time. Here’s the latest: there won’t be a Melbourne Dirty Dozen […]

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Pleasure in suffering: A beautiful ride in awful conditions

July 19, 2019

For many of us cyclists, pleasure and suffering are inextricably linked. That’s something I was reminded of on a recent ride in truly horrific conditions.

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An autumn adventure in Akita: Part two

November 19, 2018

In late October I spent a glorious few days cycling in the Akita Prefecture in northern Japan. This is the second and final part in a short series about that adventure.

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An autumn adventure in Akita: Part one

November 13, 2018

In late October I spent a glorious few days in the Akita Prefecture in northern Japan. This is the first part in a two-part series about that adventure.

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How to prepare for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

October 26, 2018

Training up for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek? Here’s some advice on how to get the most out of your preparation and some pitfalls you should avoid along the way.

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What it takes to organise the Melbourne Dirty Dozen

October 8, 2018

In this post I take you behind the scenes at DD18: The 2018 Melbourne Dirty Dozen, showing what it takes to pull together a humble, grass-roots cycling event.

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Ol' Dirty 2018

September 27, 2018

The eighth edition of Hells 500’s Ol’ Dirty was the best yet. A brilliantly executed theme, a stellar course and a great crew made for one of the best days I’ve had on the bike in a long time.

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