Mountain biking at Mt. Buller and Mt. Stirling

March 15, 2016

The day after our Domestique 7 Peaks Ride at Mt. Buller, I headed out onto the famous MTB trails in the surrounding hills. My destination was the nearby peak of Mt. Stirling and while the mountain was only 10km away in a straight line, it was no mean feat to get there.

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Domestique 7 Peaks Rides 2015/16: Mt. Buller

March 9, 2016
Domestique Mt Buller

For the final Domestique 7 Peaks Ride of the summer, the crew headed out to the glorious Mt. Buller climb roughly three hours north-east of Melbourne. Several hundred riders took on the 16km ascent to the alpine resort on what was a beautifully warm autumn day.

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Domestique 7 Peaks Rides 2015/16: Mt. Baw Baw

February 17, 2016
Baw Baw Ride 2016-88

The Domestique 7 Peaks Rides headed out to West Gippsland on Sunday to tackle one of Australia’s most feared climbs: Mt. Baw Baw. Several hundred riders came along, most of them doing Baw Baw for the first time. It was another stellar day climbing mountains with great people.

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Cycling in the Adelaide Hills at the Tour Down Under

January 27, 2016

January is the best month to be a road cycling fan in Australia’s southern states. The Bay Crits, Road Nationals, Tour Down Under, Cadel’s Race — it’s a veritable cornucopia of great local racing. And it’s not just the racing that makes these events so enjoyable, it’s the fact that it’s so easy to do some great rides of your own while at these races.

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Video: A week at the Aussie Road Nationals

January 13, 2016

For Australian cycling fans, January is just about the biggest month of the year. July is obviously huge due to the Tour de France, but if it’s great local racing you’re after, then you can’t go past the Aussie summer of cycling. It all started on January 1 with the Bay Crits and continued last […]

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The best of 2015 and the year ahead

December 23, 2015

While I’ve done less riding in 2015 than in previous years, I’ve had no shortage of memorable moments on the bike. In this post I look back at some of my favourite rides of 2015 and look ahead to the holiday season and 2016.

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Vertical K: seeing a different side to Mt. Donna Buang

December 2, 2015

I’ve climbed Mt. Donna Buang more times by bike than I care to remember but there’s one way up I’d never experienced, until now. At Sunday’s Vertical K event I ‘ran’ up the steep walking track to the summit of Donna while my brother Brendan rode up the main climb. The race was on.

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The inaugural CyclingTips Giro della Donna

November 25, 2015

After many months of planning, the first-ever CyclingTips Giro della Donna was held last Sunday in perfect conditions. I was lucky enough to be able to do the ride while my CyclingTips colleagues were stuck working at the event village.

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Domestique 7 Peaks Rides 2015/16: Lake Mountain

November 18, 2015
2015 Lake Mountain Bunch

The Domestique 7 Peaks Rides got underway on Sunday with a ride from Marysville to Lake Mountain in perfect cycling conditions. We’d expected a large crowd, but not nearly as big as the crowd that eventually did come along. A terrific start to the climbing season!

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Bikepacking the Strzelecki Ranges

November 9, 2015

18 months after our first bikepacking trip my mate Nick and I set off to Western Gippsland for three days of riding and adventure. Here are a whole host of photos and some words from the trip.

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Exploring, mindmaps and the 'where does that go?' ride

October 28, 2015

Undoubtedly one of the most satisfying things about cycling is the ability to jump on your bike and explore the world. And as I found out last weekend, you needn’t travel too far from home to have that experience.

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Science of climbing: why power-to-weight ratios matter

October 14, 2015
2014 Lake Mountain Bunch

If you’ve followed discussions about professional bike racing you’ve probably heard about power-to-weight ratios. They’re a simple mathematical ratio but quite a powerful way to assess climbing ability and how we compare to others.

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Spring is here and I can't wait to get out and ride

October 7, 2015

As a cyclist I always welcome the arrival of spring. The warmer months are laid out in front of me with weeks and weeks of great riding opportunities just waiting to be taken. This spring and summer I’m looking forward to getting back out on the bike and finding some new roads. What’s got you motivated?

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