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…