Category Archives: Cycling in Victoria

Mt Baw Baw

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Our friend Mick once said after racing the Mt Baw Baw Classic a few years ago that it takes three months out of a racer’s life expectancy. It was the first time I had heard about this annual event on … Continue reading

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Ménage à trois – Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek and I

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Three years ago I fell in love with Mt Hotham. Before I had this massive crush on Hotham, I felt intimidated by high mountains. This year I met someone new who I also like very much. To be perfectly honest, … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

Stage One – Sprint Points The reason I never mentioned sprint points in the Tour of Bright is simple: Never before have I been there to contest the sprints! Rosewhite Gap, the first climb in Stage One, always sent me … Continue reading

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2009 Tour of Bright – Intro

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Tonight I remembered a story in a cycling magazine that I read a while ago. The author, and I’m quoting very loosely here because I cannot remember, which magazine it was, wrote that ‘it didn’t matter what place you finish … Continue reading

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Mt Hotham is not for the squeamish

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Last year’s file! brown line = altitude, red line = heart rate, blue line = speed I can picture the café in Harrietville, where I plummeted into the chair after the descent of last year’s Mt Hotham stage, not able … Continue reading

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Tour of Bright 2008

You were probably wondering why I wrote about the climb up Mt Hotham first, despite the fact that this was the last stage of the Tour of Bright. I diverted from the chronological order of events because Mt Hotham put … Continue reading

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A painful love affair

I fell in love. It’s a cruel love. The more physically and emotionally painful the love affair got the more I fell in love. There are two things I learnt from the experience: I was not prepared for this. And. … Continue reading

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