flying lessons.

we normally go to the dirt jumps on friday with all the other boys and girls but today we felt like a little extra practice. i love jumping with my favourite riding buddy. also check out the rad ‘no fuchs given’ tee nat got from her cousin niki. she does really really well, as you…

let’s not do that again.

my super smart app let me know that i had reached 50 hours on my favourite vivid shock and it was time for an air can service. in case you don’t know: most suspension components require a simple service, usually new wipers and foam rings in the forks and air can seals in the shocks,…

so sketchy.

nat & i went on our traditional (second time!) friday after school dirt jumping session today. it was a bit windy today (‘destructive gale force storms across the south-east of australia’) and all the other girls and boys decided they had better things to do. go figure. unfortunately the other day someone decided to run…

the amazing disappearing bike.

bit of it are disappearing at least: the ones that are not essential for dirt jumping. last time we removed the front derailleur plus triggers, the old heavy seat and the front brake. this time we converted the bike to single speed. that means: the cassette makes room for a single ring, the rear derailleur…

gravity groms racing.

nat is always on the lookout for new cycling gear. it might not be immediately apparent but mountain biking is all about style: the way you move on the bike, the way you move the bike and last but not least the way you look on the bike. for example: enduro requires baggy shorts, baggy…

girls like to play in the dirt too.

it is a sad reality that we are yet to achieve gender equality when it comes to gravity race entries. i am not quite sure why this is the case but it definitely isn’t due to the capability to ride fast and having fun doing so. we now have clear evidence this is true: the…

the n+1 rule.

there is more than one way to have fun on a bike. i’m really an enduro kind of guy; i just feel there must be a bit of suffering so one can truly enjoy smashing the downhill. which is why i am cool with owning just one bike. nat on the other hand has a…

it’s all downhill from here.

we’ve got a busy few weekends: there is the third round of the club dh championship on this weekend, then the gravity girls event, probably some trail fairy business to attend to and the next gravity enduro round soon after that. that’s a lot of gravity riding, but also a lot of podiums up for…

the beauty of dirt.

nat returned from overseas on thursday, saturday we went out for a little ride around the dam, just to limber up. then on sunday we went back to ourimbah so nat could catch up with her friend kat, have a bit of fun on the downhill and check the new gravity enduro trail. so i…

hokey pokey

Once again i’m back on my blog and I have big news: I got a snake! I have been wishing for a reptile for such a long time and now I finally got a beautiful little snake to call my own. After returning from a four trip holiday to Europe to see my family I…

semi pro.

nat’s gone fully semi-pro. at least her bike has: not everyone knows this but it is essential for pro bikes to have the rider name & nationality displayed on the frame. without these super important stickers your bike is basically just another overpriced assembly of carbon fibre, titanium and aluminium. anyone could have one of…