jump 101.

the last bike adventure before our long trip was all about improving our technique. and at least as far as i am concerned i am disappointed. with myself, that is. don’t get me wrong: green valleys is a great venue and nick is a fantastic coach. i managed the rhythm sections well enough but on…

/luːʒ/

luge. /luːʒ/. noun – a light toboggan for one or two people, ridden in a sitting or supine position. verb – ride on a luge; ‘youths luged in a reckless style’. its also nat’s favourite trail, so we really owe you a look. luge was not always nat’s favourite: her first time resulted in a bit of a meltdown. she…

flowtown.

richa responded to my earlier post. she called me out – and rightly so. my irrational dislike of yoga is of course only due to my complete and utter inability to actually perform any of the exercises (busted). the mere thought of a downward dog causes me severe vertigo and i’d rather hit a tree…

the pursuit of flow.

the concept of flow is crucial to the art of mountain biking. it’s the state when things start to happen almost effortlessly, trail and bike become one, time is fluid, space relative, gravity a mere sidenote; a state of bliss that i hear takes years to achieve when practicing yoga. no wonder, yoga is about…

tri state bike epic – final.

we left thredbo today – it was pretty emotional to think after all the fun we had on the trails our bikes will be gathering dust (and by that i mean not the good dust) for the next year. that said we got one more riding opportunity coming up: a freeride clinic at green valleys.…

nat’s favourite trails.

over the last few months my dad and i have been exploring a few trails, some closer to home, others pretty far away. below is my list of personal favourites. i’ll keep expanding the list as i explore more and more trails.

tri state bike epic – nsw.

we have made it to the last stage of our mountain bike journey: thredbo. initially we came here in winter and nat actually learned to ski here but in recent years we have visited thredbo in summer, too, and enjoyed the alpine trails. day 1. it is hard to beat the kind of descent you…

tri state bike epic – transit.

we had to say goodbye to bright, mostly because the caravan park could not accommodate us any longer. strange because it seemed to us that on the same day half the park was pulling up stumps. anyway, with all the biking we’d done over the last few days we probably needed a break and the…

tri state bike epic – victoria.

our next stop was bright in the victorian alps. bright is in many ways completely unlike thredbo. while thredbo is basically the result of someone dropping one big hotel subdivided into smaller buildings on a mountain side to make it look like an actual settlement bright is a real village that happens to accommodate guests.…

tri state bike epic – act.

we decided that we would not take the bikes with us on our long trip around australia. there would not be many opportunities to really ride them as they were meant to be ridden. we would have at least 2 (kris threatens she would not be shuttle mum if we didn’t ride with her on…