racing.

when i bought the honda (see: all my bikes ) i decided to try a little enduro racing. for me this was the fulfilment of a dream: i always wanted to try it, but earlier on simply did not have┬áthe money. i started in 1996, and the first races came as a big surprise: i…

34.

i really love the fox 36. for my preferred type of riding – which is increasingly also natalie’s preference – the 36 is the perfect fork. smooth and yet almost bottomless, light enough to carry it up the hill yet ready to bail you out when that line choice does not work out and a…

perspective.

first she wanted my camera. ‘daddy can that camera also be mounted on my helmet, too?’ (she has the same helmet) – ‘yes …’ – ‘can i have it, please?’ – ‘what now?’ – ‘yes now’ – ‘um ok …’ (what do you say; check mate in three). the next thing was that she wanted…

dirty south.

dirty south is probably now natalie’s new favourite trail. honestly, i totally agree. it is a quintessential (short) enduro trail and it has been part of the east coast titles (where nat competed) and the rollercoaster green valleys round. we pitched the disco on the green for the day. kris got a little shade she…

milestone.

it’s not really a great deal, but still: i just crossed 1000km on my bike this year, 77 hours all in all. i know people on road bikes spend much more time on their contraptions but i think i have a lot more fun on my little nomad. i could not possibly claim i loved…

champion!

nat is! she placed first in the two-day superflow rollercoaster state championship in the under 13 junior female category. we made a late call to go, the weather looked pretty dicy. the forecast was for quite a bit of rain on both days of racing, not a lot of fun when you know you have…

crumpled.

looks like we spend our weekends mostly camping and riding enduro (natalie and i anyway, mum is shuttle & catering). time well spent as fa as i am concerned. this weekend we only went riding and did not include camping in our plans. i had other plans to spend my sunday and they included crawling…

rollercoaster series.

as mentioned before the rollercoaster series wrapped up in dungog 2 weeks ago. the friendly people from rocky trails (aka martin & juliane) were kind enough to send me the certificate for my overall second place. i like it! to be honest, the series was good fun and pretty much precisely the kind of riding…

rollercoaster 6.

the race at dungog was actually the last in the series; i thought there was a seventh race but the round in kempsey is the championships and counted separately. so this one was for the overall series – exciting! we also knew dungog was not really technical, so i took natalie with me for the…

south coast.

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second place!

not me. that honour goes to natalie and in her first race, too. our friends from rocky trails entertainment, who also organize the flow rollercoaster, invited all girls young and old to come and race at ourimbah, incidentally also our home track. natatalie entered the race in the under 15 team category, together with her…

three nomads.

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