Sunset Bike Ride from Elizabeth Quay

Summer this year hasn't been kind to my cycling efforts and so, lately I've been going on evening rides, catching the tail end of the hot day and sunset. These rides give me a sense of freedom and adventure as I make my way through some of Perth's riverfront neighbourhoods, an activity to offset a work day and also keep up a little fitness for the mountain biking season.  In ...

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Summer storm on the commute home

It's been a hot and humid summer in Perth, riding home to a radiant sunset on most days gives me a beautiful view on the bike but also sweaty work. Just before I was about to head off from work for a longer ride, warnings came through that a storm was approaching Perth. There was talk in the office that the weather radar appeared rather similar to that of the ...

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One photo a month for a year at Kings Park, Perth

I've learnt a great deal about Western Australia's natural environment by wandering through Kings Park and Botanic Garden, a unique space in Perth city compromising of a Botanic Garden, park lands with views and a protected native bushland reserve. It's a privilege to have this natural space in an urban area, also a quiet retreat where the attraction is the plant life, something perhaps we all take for granted. The ...

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WA’s Cross Country Marathon Season

Earlier this year I entered a couple of the cross country races in Western Australia to challenge and also skill up on the mountain bike. Well, I had 'way too much' fun along those enduring rides which is why I ended up sticking around completing the season of the WA XCM State Series. In hindsight it was a fairly epic year on the mountain bike, 7 months and six events through ...

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52 things to do in Northbridge, Western Australia

Northbridge is one of the main late night hubs in Perth, however there is more to its evening antics such as a local foodie and cultural scene. This blog post was originally posted in 2015 and today, 1 January 2020, I have added more content and photos which leads to now an impressive 52 places and experiences. This neighbourhood on the other side of the train tracks has much to offer ...

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Exploring Perth’s inner city by bike

The weather is particularly mild in Perth and the landscape flat, which means biking around is a fun way to experience the inner city area of this West Australian capital city. I've put together a list of a few places to check out on the bike whilst in Perth, and I'm sure you'll discover even more along the way. Exploring Elizabeth Quay by the Swan River A waterfront area to relax or grab ...

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Mundaring to Perth on the bike

With a decent off-road network of trails in the Perth Hills and a shared pedestrian path from Woodbridge to Perth city, I began to hatch a micro mountain biking adventure riding from Mundaring to Perth with detours to single track areas like the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park and Lake Leschenaultia. Mundaring to Lake Leschenaultia (13km) Waving goodbye to my lift from Perth, I set off on the mountain bike from Mundaring ...

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Wonderful Flora in Western Australia

The native flora in Western Australia is an amazingly special feature of the landscape, they are fragile and dependant on our ability to protect and conserve. Some plant species come and go with the seasons, so if you didn't know that they were there, well, you probably wouldn't appreciate the area as much. In this post I am sharing photos take over the years in forest, bush, desert and urban ...

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Racing the heat at the Pemberton G83

It's close to midday in Pemberton and I join other mountain bikers gathered on a field about to commence the last race (adventure!) of the WA XCM State Series for 2019. This round was organised by the running group at Perth Trail Series, their first mountain bike event. Already 34 degrees Celsius and I am sweating at the start line, it is going to be a summery ride on the forest trails ...

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Something positively epic, Southern Peaks!

It felt like just last week the forest ride in the Dwellingup 100 was happening and now it was time to travel further south for the Southern Peaks event in Albany. Having completed last year's 37 km course I knew 2019 would be another adventure. The day before the race I was doing some sightseeing with Dad and from the convoy walk and lookout we were able to preview the 'lay of the ...

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