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If you haven’t updated your links and feeds, now is the time to do it, as I’m going to stop doing these updates at the end of April.

I have done a quick write up on a lifetime of a pair of Kenda Koncept (blue) road bike tyres.

And two entries about carrying stuff on your bike, the first was about carrying BIG LOADS, and the second about carrying the everyday type stuff like laptops, groceries, books etc (medium loads).

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


New Posts on the new Blog

Hello all, just a reminder if you are using an RSS feed or have links to this blog, it’s time for an update to the new URL at

The newest entry is a 2,500 kilometre review of my Swiss Stop Flash Pro Green brake pads.

I also too the fat bike out for a spin this weekend, see the blog entry here.

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Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


Making the Leap to Self-Hosting

Hello everybody!


This is a quick notice to let you know that I am moving this blog over to a self-hosted site. It will allow me more flexibility in design, to get rid of hosted ads, and to make better use of various affiliate programs in order to fund the hosting fees.

To link directly to the new blog, or set up RSS feeds the URL is

I will do a little article about setting up a self-hosted blog in the near future, but this blog won’t be updated after that, so please please update all your links!

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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


Giro d’Perth Alleycat Ride – 17 March 2013

This was a really cool semi-organised scavenger hunt style ride which took us through many back alleyways in Perth in search of clues.

They have a website here.

the map and questions etc

the map and questions etc

Read the rest at my new blog

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Posted by on March 17, 2013 in Offbeat, Reasons to Ride


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A Casual Sunday Fat Bike Cruise

Yesterday I threw two bikes into the back of the car and we headed out to John Forrest National Park, to ride the Heritage Rail Trail.

It is the end of summer here so everything is dry and dusty. Thankfully the area around the rail trail has escaped the bushfire season this year so everything was still alive. This trail is a mostly easy, wide trail which is a bit exposed, so it was fairly hot. It’s a well maintained trail for the most part and not technical at all.

One of the highlights is the old railway tunnel which we rode through. Here’s a video with some snippets from the ride.

I was very happy with the traction the fatty gets on the loose gravel stuff. Next step will be to do the entire rail trail (83 kms of it) and then try the Perth end of the Munda Biddi on fat.


Posted by on March 4, 2013 in Fat Bikes, Off Road


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Fat Bike – 9:zero:9

finished fat bike

My 135mm offset 9:zero:7 is finally all put together. It has Large Marge Light rims laced to a Shimano XT hub at the back and a Surly hub at the front. It’s mainly SRAM x7 drivetrain components, except for a Shimano XT E-type front derailluer. We also have blingy Race Face Turbine cranks.

Brakes are Avid BB7 mechanical discs.

The tyres are 45 North Husker Dus, and I’m running 29″er tubes because the Surly tubes were out of stock.

The bike weighs 13.4kgs, not bad for a fatty! I haven’t had a chance to ride it far yet but it is pretty fun to ride in the sandpit at the park across the road and not worry about digging in and falling off! I do want some Crudcatcher mudguards though as the HuDus seem to pick stuff up and fling it at me as I ride.

Anyway, off to ride it now.



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All New Flying Machine – Share the love and win

All New Flying Machine – Share the love and win.

There are only 5 days left of this competition and I promise I will stop posting about it then.

I made another video which is a bunch of my videos mashed together – 2 and a half minutes of riding, enjoy.

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Bike shops