Moama 3hr Enduro

Its been a hectic month leading up to the race on the 15th May in Moama.  Moving house, settling in and no where near enough riding (nearly all of April off the bike.  Not really the ideal lead up to the event i really wanted to do, but at least my legs would be well…

Labour day ride

Its Labour day here in Melbourne, so that means Monday off work, and an extra bit of time to ride. We took my daughter to the Zoo in morning, walked around and had a good time.  We walked enough, that i could feel the lactic acid from yesterdays ride in each of my leg muscles….

Rock vs Bear

Saturday i went back to the You Yangs.  The plan was to go in the morning, but as always other stuff popped up that needed doing so i finally got there about 1:30pm.  On the way there i decided to revisit the Stockyards side of the park, where i have only been once – and…

Mad Max XC

Finally today I got back on the bike and riding again. After 2 weeks of man flu inspired rest, it was time to test out the lungs and legs and see how far I could get without turning into a coughing and wheezing mess. I had originally planned the night before to head out to…

Lock that date in

Moama, Sunday 15th May 2016. My first race goal for the year. Last year i entered this race, my first ever mountain bike race. A massive learning curve, a great sense of achievement, and very sore logs for the next 2 days.  I loved it, it hooked me in, and made me want to get…

Down, but not out!

Cough, cough..  I am struck down by the worlds worst disease – MAN FLU. Last week, i missed out on riding because of a lack of motivation and waking up late. Maybe it was a sign last Sunday, of the imminent arrival of feeling like crap.  No power, aching body  (even though i have not done…

Family time = no ride

Last night I set the alarm, in preparation for a awesome morning ride. The weather forecast looked great, bike and gear all prepared.. Off to sleep I went. This morning the alarm goes off, but I hesitate and go back to sleep for an hour. No problem I think, but I was wrong. I get…

The question Why..

Why write about my journey? As i type this i am still searching for the answer to this question. I guess there is many reasons- however the main reason is personal accountability; i mean- if i write it then i did it.  A story of my mountain bike journey, a story of too many uphill…