DD17: The 2017 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

October 1, 2017
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DD17 was the sixth edition of the Melbourne Dirty Dozen. Held in Dromana for the first time (after three years in the Dandenongs and two in Warburton) the event started poorly, with a torrential downpour at the start. But the weather improved, and it turned into a truly magnificent day on the bike.

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Ol' Dirty 2017

September 11, 2017
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Ol’ Dirty by Hells 500 is always one of my favourite rides of the year. The 2017 edition, in all its mud-covered glory, was no exception. Here’s how my day unfolded.

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What to expect from the 2017 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

September 6, 2017
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Perhaps you’ve seen some posts about DD17 and you’re wondering what it’s all about. Or maybe you’ve signed up already and you’re after a bit more information about what’s in store. Either way, here’s what you can expect from the ride.

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DD17: The Melbourne Dirty Dozen comes to Dromana

July 27, 2017
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The Melbourne Dirty Dozen is back for another year and in 2017 the event has a new home. After three editions in the Dandenong Ranges and two in Warburton, the Melbourne Dirty Dozen moves down to the bayside suburb of Dromana for a brand new challenge.

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Clearing out the cobwebs

April 14, 2017
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It’s been a long time since my last post so I thought I’d take the time to write about why things have been so quiet, what’s been going on, and what’s coming up.

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7 Peaks Domestique Ride 2016: Lake Mountain

November 23, 2016
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We’ve battled some extreme weather conditions in the past five years of running Domestique 7 Peaks rides, but none more so than at Lake Mountain a week or so ago. With constant rain and freezing temperatures, it was a day for the tough nuts and certainly a day to remember.

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A ride down memory lane: Bike Camp revisited

November 14, 2016
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Not all rides have great meaning to them. Much of the time it’s about simply getting from A to B, or staying fit, or clearing your head. But sometimes there’s a ride that stands out, that has a significance much greater than the distance covered or how fast your rode. A recent ride down memory lane with my mate Nick was one of those rides.

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Join us for the 2016/17 Domestique 7 Peaks Ride

October 19, 2016
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We hope to see you in Marysville on Sunday November 13 as we kick-start 7 Peaks Ride season with the climb to the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Riders of all abilities are welcome to attend this free, community event. Join us!

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DD16: The 2016 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

September 21, 2016
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DD16 was the fifth edition of the Melbourne Dirty Dozen, a recreational cycling event in which riders pit themselves against a baker’s dozen of short but steep climbs. For this year’s edition we returned to Warburton for what was arguably the hardest edition yet, not least because of constant rain throughout the day.

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Ol' Dirty 2016

August 31, 2016
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The fifth edition of Hells 500’s Ol’ Dirty took us into the Cathedral Ranges near Marysville for a day of steep climbs, rough roads, and yet another memorable lunch stop.

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The Redback: Mountain bike racing in Alice Springs

August 25, 2016
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The Redback is a four-day, six-stage mountain bike race in the central Australian town of Alice Springs. I went into the race thoroughly unprepared – in terms of my equipment and my training – but still managed to have a terrific time. Here’s how my race unfolded.

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Crashing in Austria, Le Tour and riding in London

August 10, 2016
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After a quiet few months on the blog, there’s quite a bit to catch up on, not least a crash in Austria, a trip to the Tour de France, and the chaos of riding around London.

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New bike day, new challenge

June 9, 2016
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One of the things I’ve found most motivating throughout my journey as a cyclist is the process of setting and completing new challenges. Whether it be getting up a climb for the first time, setting a new PB on a climb I’ve done many times before, or completing an event I thought was beyond me, […]

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