Went out to the local with the goal to crack 1000m vert.
The weather had other plans and had turned the hard red clay into a slippery dip, 30m into the first trail of the day I loose the front end sending me chest first into a big stump off the side of the trail. Not off to a good start lol, but...
I dont know why, but I consider knees more important than elbows. I guess the thought of not being able to walk, and that if you do land on them its usually heavy impact.
Had a little indescression this morning, upper shin took full brunt of my fall straight onto a log running down the side of...
I only hope to be as fit and healthy as my dad at that age, something to look up to for both me and my two kids.
This was him last year on his Scott Genius at age 70, yes that's Hero trail at Bright lol, which he also rode up to from Bright before following us down at his pace. In the spirit of...
I would have thought you're best to look at the cranks as an indication of what level bike it might have been. Much more likely to still have the original cranks than rear mech.
I have found this site to be a good source of info for original bike spec.
Even has my old banger in it...
One of my lights must have gone out in sympathy with yours last night.
The light on my handlebar kept cutting out after about a minute leaving me with just my head light, caught a bad shadow at the bottom of Cressy and got disorientated, so ended up bailing into a clearing off the side of the...
Going to miss Youies night rides next week :( Another awesome one.
Couldn't ask for better conditions, @beeb went berserk down that last trail haha, on fire. Thanks again gents.
Got my PB up that nasty fire trail too lol
Very nice! that thing would be a blast. And great base for upgrades.
I need your secret for getting all these new bikes past the minister.
Too many awesome looking Tranny's around every direction I look lately, I'm starting to get silly ideas haha.
Early mornings up the Dandenong's are still nice, just got to be out of there before the tourists turn up.
Except for the time I was almost flattened by a runaway truck at the bottom of devils elbow! Guess that can't happen during MTB.
I see it as a managed risk, I certainly don't push my limits but I still enjoy going a little hard every now and then with the right gear on. I try not to think about it too much to be honest.
I've given up a lot of things over the years for similar reasons, racing speedway sidecars, on and...