Tour of Bright 2014 (Nick Liau on Men's C Grade)

December 10, 2014

When it comes to hilly bike races in Victoria few carry the same prestige as the Tour of Bright. Held over three days the race begins with an individual time trial before concluding with two road races, both with a summit finish. Nick Liau wrote about his experience in Men’s C Grade at this year’s race, held over the weekend.

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Domestique 7 Peaks Series 2014/15: Mt. Buller

December 3, 2014
2014 Mt Buller Bunch

After a wet and miserable day at Lake Mountain a fortnight earlier, the Domestique 7 Peaks Series continued at Mt. Buller on Saturday in much better weather. Here’s my story from the day.

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Domestique 7 Peaks Series 2014/15: Lake Mountain

November 19, 2014
2014 Lake Mountain Bunch

Horrendous conditions threatened to derail the first ride in the 2014/15 Domestique 7 Peaks Series at Lake Mountain. But a dedicated group of roughly 200 riders braved the wet and the cold to tackle the climb.

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The 2014/15 Domestique 7 Peaks Series is coming!

October 15, 2014
2013 Lake Mountian Bunch

Summer is fast approaching and with it comes the 2014/15 Domestique 7 Peaks Series. We hope you can join us for another enjoyable series of challenging but enjoyable rides.

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Two days of cycling in Perth

October 11, 2014

Last weekend I got the opportunity to head to Perth for four days for a family getaway. In addition to seeing some great live music, I also managed to get two rides in — two opportunities to explore the West Australian capital by bike.

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DD14: the 2014 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

September 24, 2014
The last section of Talaskia Road was probably the steepest ramp of the whole day.

Last Sunday more than 200 riders turned up to the third edition of the Melbourne Dirty Dozen. It was a long road to getting the event off the ground, but the ride itself went wonderfully and everyone seemed to have a great time.

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The 2014 Adelaide Dirty Dozen

September 17, 2014

A couple weekends ago our friends over in Adelaide rode in the third edition of their Dirty Dozen. Ride organiser Adam Williss put together this report, ahead of the Melbourne Dirty Dozen this Sunday.

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Ol' Dirty 2014

August 27, 2014

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from organising cycling events with Andy van Bergen of Hells 500 and riding in the ones he’s organised, it’s that he doesn’t do things by halves. I knew the lengths Andy had gone to in pulling Ol’ Dirty together on Sunday, and yet I was still blown away by the vision and the execution.

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Interview: Brendan Canty after the Tour of Utah

August 18, 2014

To say Brendan Canty’s rise through the cycling ranks has happened quickly would be an understatement. In less than a year he’s gone from racing (and winning) his first A grade race to riding alongside Cadel Evans and Jens Voigt at the Tour of Utah.

We caught up with Brendan to find out how he got his “stagiaire” gig with Drapac, how he found the Tour of Utah and much more.

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Weight loss for cyclists: a month of personal observations

August 13, 2014

In July I tried to lose some weight. Not because I was hugely overweight but because I was interested to see what was involved and how hard it would be. Here are my reflections after a month of disciplined eating and some of the lessons I learned.

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Introducing The Climbing Cyclist Wiki

July 30, 2014

It’s been nearly five years since The Climbing Cyclist first began. It was created as a resource for cyclists that like riding uphill, but that resource hasn’t grown as much as I would have liked. With The Climbing Cyclist Wiki, that’s all about to change.

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Good times and steep climbs on the Great Ocean Road

July 23, 2014

This time last year I was over in Europe, reporting from the Tour de France and doing some amazing riding while I was at it. This year’s arrangement is a little less glamorous, but a weekend away at Aireys Inlet provided a great opportunity to take stock in what is a very busy time of year.

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In search of snow: a Donna Buang winter ride

July 2, 2014

There’s something strangely appealing about the idea of riding up a mountain in winter, with the promise of catching some snow at the top. It’s something I’ve tried to do in recent years, but with limited success. Last Sunday was different.

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