Category Archives: Cycling

Melburn Roobaix 2014

This year’s Melburn Roobaix was certainly different! If you are not familiar with this Melbourne bike ride, it is a nine-year old tribute ride to the Paris Roubaix, in which riders find their way from Hawthorn velodrome to Brunswick velodrome, … Continue reading

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Dirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrty

All night it rained. We woke to even more rain, which wasn’t promising for a 90km offroad bike ride. We flipped a coin and decided that it was still worth heading north for the Dirty Gran Fondo ride. About 10km … Continue reading

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The Odyssey 50km

The Giant Odyssey 50km mountain bike race was held in Forrest at the end of April. I survived. I enjoyed parts. I need lots of work on my handling skills. I didn’t crash, and the only injuries were to my … Continue reading

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The Alpine Classic

The Audax Alpine Classic is an annual bike ride in the Victorian high country, held on the Australia Day weekend. There are a range of different distances, but the classic ride is the 200km course, from Bright to Falls Creek, … Continue reading

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(No) notes from MPUG, November 2013

There are no notes for November, as I was bike touring in north-east Victoria over the Cup Day long weekend, so missed the November MPUG meeting. For the record, there were two talks at the November meeting: Lars Yencken gave … Continue reading

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Boneshaking

Melburn-Roobaix was on last Sunday. 44 kilometres, with thirteen bone-shaking cobblestone sectors, north of the river, starting at Hawthorn velodrome, ending at Brunswick velodrome with a course winding through Kew, Clifton Hill, North Carlton, Kensington and Moonee Ponds. It was … Continue reading

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fenix revisited

It’s been over four months since I bought my Garmin fenix and wrote up my initial impressions of the watch. Having run, cycled and hiked a lot of kilometres since then, it is worth giving an update on the fenix.¬†Garmin … Continue reading

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fenix rising

I have tracked my running and cycling distances for years as a useful input into my training plans. Looking back, it has been an interesting journey from paper to the point where I now run with (what feels like) a … Continue reading

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Melburn-Roobaix

Melburn-Roobaix was on last Sunday (Jun 24). For those not familiar with it, it is a 38km bike ride around inner Melbourne, with twelve cobblestone courses and 2000 riders. Unlike Paris-Roubaix, it is not a race, but in keeping with … Continue reading

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