Plans go Bong

I’m a fairly positive person. Except when I’m not. Each morning I wake up and my brain seems to have dragged itself back into a gloom and doom state. Bit of a drag. I shall now go look in the mirror and chant “Cheer up, Buttercup” five times at my reflection and see if I my spirits are raised or enraged. This video was shot in gleeful sunshine on Friday. It is now Monday, which can only mean the cast is scheduled to come off today! That’s good news, though I have been warned that using my wrist will be …

Sparrow Hill Ride Video

A ride with Matthias in August in Australia. Second time riding on single track and I did much better than the day before. More confident – I think because there was less chance of me falling off the side of a mountain. The bike was a rental (Norco Nitro), and I wasn’t clipped in so I had one less thing to worry about. Not as much technical stuff as the Mt Stromlo track the day before. I enjoyed it more, but would love to get more practice to tackle the more technical rides and downhills. Sadly, don’t have a MTB …

Sometimes dirt don’t hurt

What do you do when you’re back on the farm near the small town of Manilla in Australia, unfamiliar with the area (it’s not the farm you grew up on, but a different one), and have an old Trek 820 to ride? You strap on the GoPro and go for a burl. I found this great back road that took me off and away from my parent’s farm, threw me on some nice scenic detours alongside neighboring farms, then looped me back to the asphalt about a mile away from the front gate. It became my favorite ride while I …