The ups and downs of Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

September 20, 2018
Walking to the start line

As the 10th edition of Bicycle Network’s Peaks Challenge Falls Creek approaches, I’ve found myself reflecting on my experiences in the early years of the event. The following is a story about my relationship with the single toughest but most satisfying one-day ride I’ve done.

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What to expect from the 2018 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

September 13, 2018

Trying to decide whether to sign up for DD18? Signed up but not sure what to expect? We’ve got you covered.

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DD18: The Melbourne Dirty Dozen returns to Dromana

July 30, 2018

It’s that time of year again – time to ride up a bunch of short but steep hills, all in the name of fun! That’s right, the Melbourne Dirty Dozen is back and in 2018 it returns to Dromana.

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DD17: The 2017 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

October 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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