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Lately, the question Iโ€™m asked most often is โ€œhowโ€™s your training going?โ€ Itโ€™s been two months since I began training for the RACV Great Vicย bike ride and I have another two months to go. Iโ€™ve never trained for anything like this before. Iโ€™ve never trained full stop. Iโ€™ve surfed and hiked and biked but nothing has ever needed training. So this idea of having an event to aim for is quite a… Read More

On the eve of the winter solstice,ย the sky cleared to a brilliant azure and stayed that way. All day for the shortest day, the sun shone without a blink. The wind rushed in from the south-west, cooling the air and relaxingย the ocean into small waves, clean and clear. It was a beautiful day to be outside, in the sunlight, by the beach and riding my bike. Well actually, ONย the beach ONย my bike…. Read More

I arrive home fromย a morning ride and at the end of the driveway I see my neighbour Bob sitting in the communal car wash bay with his bike. I let my bike roll onย along the pebblecrete, curious to see what he’s doing. It’s a sunny morning with high humidity and Bob sits in the shade on a foldawayย pine chair. His bicycle stands in front of him, suspended on a small triangular frame,… Read More