DD17: The 2017 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

DD17: The 2017 Melbourne Dirty DozenDD17 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 Read more.

Ol' Dirty 2017

Ol' Dirty 2017Ol' 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 Read more.

What to expect from the 2017 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

What to expect from the 2017 Melbourne Dirty DozenPerhaps 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 Read more.

DD17: The Melbourne Dirty Dozen comes to Dromana

DD17: The Melbourne Dirty Dozen comes to DromanaThe 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 Read more.

Clearing out the cobwebs

Clearing out the cobwebsIt'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 Read more.

There is something undeniably satisfying about getting to the top of a mountain on your own steam. As you step off your bike and look out over the valley, drenched in sweat and aching all over, the pain of the last hour or so is instantly forgotten.

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