100km bike ride on the Kwinana Freeway PSP

In lieu of the Karri Cup being cancelled due to covid-19, and region restrictions in place here in Western Australia preventing us from still travelling down to Pemberton, I set about completing my first 100 km ride. Fortunately we are still allowed to go out and exercise and there is a great network of bike paths around the city to explore. The ride route would be along the sign posted bike ...

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Mountain Bike Trails in Karratha

Living in Karratha within a couple of kilometres to a network of mountain biking trails meant every day we were lucky enough to be able to go for a trail ride through an amazing rugged landscape full of wildlife. We signed up to the Burrup Mountain Bike Club and found a wonderful community and hobby whilst living in the remote region of the Pilbara. While I didn't have the chance ...

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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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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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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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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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Mountain biking in the Dwellingup 100

Stepping up from last year's first time effort at Dwellingup 100, this year's entry was into the 70km course, a distance that I wasn't entirely familiar with but keen to give it a go. For those that have never heard of the Dwellingup 100, it is a mountain bike event inclusive of all levels of mountain bikers with several course distances through the forest in Western Australia.  In recent times ...

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