great. ocean. road.

tracking west from melbourne we have arrived at the great ocean road. we did not stop too many times, there were hordes of tourists everywhere and we could not see the sights for all the selfie sticks, not to mention the danger of getting clobbered to death. but who can resist a good lighthouse. it’s…

social call.

many people will probably rather violently disagree with me about this statement but coming from sydney there is really no reason to stop in melbourne (this is of course exactly how canberra became the capital of australia when it should have been sydney all along). there i said it, throw your stones. in my defence: when…

so many choices.

this may well become one of the catch cries of our trip – at least we hope so. better to have a lot of great choices re where to stay than having to settle for a second-rate spot. it’s unfortunately likely this will happen at some point, too. after leaving canberra we followed a familiar…

first day first change.

we said we would leave on february 1st at 12.00 noon – and we did. no idea how we managed that, we are usually not very good at sticking to set timelines and somehow this one was freaking us all out. as the deadline approached it really sunk in that we would now leave our…

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.…