Bases covered!

VeloNews has a new writer on staff. Nick Legan worked as a pro mechanic for a few years before returning home to actually live in one place. He has a weekly Q&A on their website and this week he wrote something I thought was pretty good. Good because it is very favourable for me on all three counts. Read More...

BC summer weather

British Columbia is famous for good scenery, great mountain biking and lots of rain. I turned to Environment Canada historical records to see how this might affect my plan for riding there this coming summer. Read More...

Whistler rides?

When you go to Whistler should you take a Freeride bike? A DH bike? A specific mountain bike park bike? What are these things anyway? Read More...

Tubeless maintenance

They say when it rains, it pours.
I’ve had the same thing happen with “dry” tubeless tyres this week. Read More...

Suspension set-up

Mountain bike suspension is getting increasingly sophisticated with each passing generation. Having heard several people comment on not wanting to adjust their bike, I thought I’d share some thoughts on why you should want to adjust it. Read More...

Specialized demo days

This weekend just completed was a little bit special because the Specialized van rolled into Canberra with a fleet of several dozen well equipped bicycles to try out. I took one for a spin. Read More...

Single speed

There aren’t too many types of bikes left to hit. Especially not types of bikes I ride regularly! The single speed is a lot of fun and calls for a few specialist bits. Read More...

Road bike

This is a very relevant one for me to think about because I don’t even own a road bike at the moment. Read More...

XC bike

This is how I’d like my cross country rigs to really look. Read More...

TT bike

In the past my first bike out of the starting gate would always have been a TT bike. I love the TT and I love the bikes. Read More...

Park bike

In light of my current fascination with all things Whistler, I am going to begin this little series with my ideas for a park bike. Read More...

Bike builds

Over the course of a couple of entries I am going to explore how I would build up my personal bikes from bare frames, and why. Read More...

Black snake

Went for a quick blast around Stromlo yesterday. For whatever reason the place was deserted.

No people might be good but it left the snakes free to roam. Read More...

Factory delivery

Have you ever dreamed of flying to Munich, taking delivery of your custom-ordered BMW, and driving off into the sunset on the autobahn?

Well this is a cycling blog so you’ll have to go somewhere else to do just that, but this might be even better! Read More...