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Road Racing again – this is becoming a habit

Giving it some stick off the front

Giving it some stick off the front of the bunch

I made my second road race outing – yes ever – on the Australia Day public holiday, heading out to Eastern Creek Motorsport Centre for a Waratah Masters CC graded scratch race. 70 minutes of racing around a quite well-known and popular motor racing track? Yes please.

As you may know, I’m quite new to this whole road racing thing, and while I’ve come over from the MTB racing scene with fairly good legs and a competitive nature, I’m still not what you’d call a seasoned road racer.

And so it was with Monday’s race. Continue Reading →


Yep, the 2013 Camelbak Highland Fling went off yesterday, but for me the day was not without a hitch or two.

Last year, I signed up late for the Fling after posting a competitive time at the 2012 Kanangra Classic. I figured another 100+km XCM a week or two later would be awesome, so I headed off to Bundanoon at an unholy time of the morning, only to end up parked at the side of the Hume Highway with a flat tyre and no spare. I’d used my spare the week before and not got round to replacing it, so 2012 was a no-show. I went home and sulked.

So this year, inevitably, I had unfinished business with the Highland Fling Continue Reading →

A big weekend of racing: Shimano MTB GP Round 5 and The Oaks Classic

My legs are somewhat tired. It was the biggest race weekend of the year so far for me, with Saturday spent lapping Stromlo Forest park in round five of the Rocky Trail Shimano MTB GP, and Sunday on the annual 25km smashfest that is the Careflight Woodford to Glenbrook Oaks Classic.

It was also probably the most successful weekend of racing for me since the 2012 Kanangra Classic. But enough of that, let’s look at this weekend.

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