reverb needs love.

these modern enduro bikes sure have a lot of things that require hydraulic and / or pneumatic assistance. sure, the shock and the fork are the main components, take the most and the biggest hits and therefore also deserve most of the attention, but there is another thing that greatly helps descend safely: the dropper…

happy father’s day.

our trouble with the gravity enduro races in ourimbah is mostly due to their schedule. actually, it’s only with the schedule: the race seems to be organised by and for early risers, and that causes a tiny bit of grief for us. the timing chips need to be picked up until 0745 and it generally…

happy birthday liz.

i readily admit i am not a big fan of the monarchy. maybe it’s being austrian (the monarchy and all related titles were abolished in 1918) or it’s just my general anti-authoritarian streak, but frankly i can’t wait until australia becomes a republic. however, until then we still get to celebrate the queen’s birthday, which…

pike reborn.

i did mention a few posts ago that complex (and very expensive) modern suspension components like to be loved and cuddled … … and want to have their innards replaced on fairly regular occasions. really. there are maintenance tasks every 50, 100 and 200 hours, and at least once a year. looks like i’ll be…

nat’s wee day out.

ok, manly dam is not particularly difficult or tricky. more than anything nat & i like to ride it because most other trails on the northern beaches generally don’t have much flow. plus many trails are simply too much work climbing over rocks and stones, which is not much fun when you have short legs…