MTB Weekend at Maydena Bike Park

While the past 24 hours have entailed a great deal of exploring Hobart and eating some sensational pub food along the way, the main attraction of our visit to Tasmania was the newly opened Maydena Bike Park thanks to winning a competition over at MTBA. Maydena Bike Park is a full service park for mtb riders to gather and experience gravity trails in a forest setting from the top of a summit in the ...

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Early Morning Cafes around Perth

Rise and shine my fellow coffee drinkers, sharing with you a few cafes for the morning cup of wake me up and make this day awesome! Open before 7:00 am Daisies Cottesloe 305 Marmion Street, Cottesloe Lawley's Bakery and Cafe, Shenton Park 159 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park Ootong and Lincoln, Fremantle 258 South Terrace, South Fremantle Cafe Cafe Subiaco & Perth 29 Station Street, Subiaco 996 Hay St, Perth Cimbalino 16 Napoleon St, Cottesloe Vans Cafe, Cottesloe 1 Napoleon St, Cottesloe The Other Side  142-144 Railway Street, ...

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Pilbara road bike ride | Karratha Airport

The weather has shifted in the Pilbara and unlike the warm sunny days during winter, summer can be humid and stinking hot with the rare possibility of tropical lows turning into cyclones. Early Saturday morning, before the oven door is left open and the morning really begins to roast, the plan was to cycle on the road bike to Karratha airport, a 20km round trip from town. As I cycle through the neighbourhood towards Millstream road, ...

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From a local to you – Perth Travel Journal

Perth the capital city in Australia's largest state, Western Australia, famous for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Also my hometown.  Save the binge partying for Thailand because Perth's lifestyle incorporates outdoors, foodie pursuits and over recent years, fitness and authentic mother nature based adventure. I was super excited as the plane touched down onto the runway in Perth and could hardly contain myself. Eagerly anticipating for the seat belt sign to ...

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Mountain Bike Ride after work + Happiness Habits

Somewhere in the Pilbara, I race home from work to meet my other half. We hurry ourselves and the bikes out the door, rolling down the driveway with one hour before sunset. Our destination is short travelled through the neighbourhood to a series of hills on the edge of the City of Karratha. We're going for a mountain bike ride, a push bike ride where exercise is just an added bonus to ...

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Hiking a 4WD track outside Karratha

In the vicinity of Karratha there seems to be many more four wheel drive (4WD) tracks than hiking trails, understandably so when taking into consideration the vast distances between locations in the Northwest of Western Australia, as well as, a lengthy summer that prevents most hiking activities. With Murujuga National Park within close proximity we made some vague plans to hike a not too long 4WD track from Hearson's Cove through the park ...

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I am a happy cyclist. Are you a happy driver?

I cycle to be happy whether it be on the mountain bike along less travelled dirt trails or the road bike on well travelled roads with vehicles of all sorts. I'm not on the road to cause drama, I stick as far left as I possibility can past the painted lines, however sometimes the left of the road is full of collected rocks and hazards from traffic. I hold onto the handle ...

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Ladies Day at the (MTB) Races – Karratha

Friday night we prepare the mountain bikes and backpacks, I spend a little bit of time cutting some KMART fake flowers for a fascinator that will hopefully be easy to fix onto the helmet. Race 7 for the Burrup Mountain Club is one like no other, actually all rounds so far have been like no other with a touch of Pilbara uniqueness.  This one though, is ladies day at the races, incorporating a ...

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Things to do in Karratha during Winter

Karratha's unsung surroundings offers a chance to discover the sprawling Pilbara region with all the modern conveniences close by. A town developed on the back of a strong resources industry, some 1,550kms north of Perth, might not be the regular tourism destination, however the town does present an opportunity to venture to less journeyed places where you might find yourself with a slice of the Pilbara all to yourself.  I'm sharing with you all, in this ...

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Yara Dr Baynton’s 6 hour Remedy Race – Karratha

A mountain bike race to cure all ailments known to man including sleeplessness, anxiety and mountain bike withdrawal symptoms. Sounds like a bit of fun to me, I thought weeks prior, as I filled out the race form for Yara's Dr Baynton's 6 hour race in Karratha, a Pilbara town in the northwest of Western Australia with an enthusiastic local community of mtbers. While the thought of six hours of trail cycling ...

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