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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Wonderful Flora in Western Australia

The native flora in Western Australia is an amazingly special feature of the landscape, they are fragile and dependant on our ability to protect and conserve. Some plant species come and go with the seasons, so if you didn't know that they were there, well, you probably wouldn't appreciate the area as much. In this post I am sharing photos take over the years in forest, bush, desert and urban ...

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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 I am sweating at the start line, it is going to be a summery ride on the forest trails. Pemberton ...

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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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Northbridge by bicycle : Perth Cultural Centre

Welcome to the first of the red bike adventures through Perth City. I want to show how much fun it is on the bike and also encourage businesses and the local government to think about the benefits of improving cycling facilities and infrastructure, because well, us cyclists are out and about rain or shine, dawn or eve. We like to explore and stop to refuel. The ride begins from Elizabeth Quay ...

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Hill climbs and single track descents on the Kalamunda 50

Sunday morning I set off on the Kalamunda 50 race from Core Cider House in the Perth hills, the wintry chill in the air no longer in focus as the group of 500 strong riders forged ahead on the bitumen towards dirt tracks and a selection of the Kalamunda Collective trails. On mountain bikes we head in the direction towards Mount Gunjin and while I thought the bitumen section would ...

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A delightful Collie 50

We may not have been able to spend the weekend in Collie, but luckily it's just a 2 hour drive from Perth, so on race day, we drove towards the south west region under darkness seeing in the sunrise from the car just after 6:00 am. As we made our way along Coalfields hwy which leads straight into town, we joined a line of vehicles also shuttling mountain bikes behind ...

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Discovering street art in the newly reduced speed zone!

The City of Vincent has recently commenced a trial reducing speeds to 40km/h in it's southern suburbs close to the Perth CBD area. The main (district distributor) roads  identified in the map will remain at their respective 50Km/h or 60Km/h however the residential streets in the zone will drop to 40Km/h. It's a wonderful move that will compliment the growing cycling culture but will hopefully foster an even more vibrant ...

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Northcliffe Karri Cup MTB Challenge

Leading up to the Northcliffe Karri Cup MTB Challenge we took a few days off work to stay in the nearby town of Pemberton. It was a relaxing way to see in event day, we drank beer over pre-dinner cheese sessions next to the wood fire in our thermals.  I managed to squeeze in some casual pedals around town, but honestly mainly to the bakery on Vasse Highway for the ricotta ...

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Coddiwomple on the Kalamunda MTB Collective Trails

The conditions were looking fantastic to be up in the Perth Hills and Monday blues would have to wait another day as I was going to Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective to cycle a 24.3km cross country loop of the collective by combining a number of blue graded single trails through the forest starting and ending at the Camel farm. The mountain bike ride begins from the Camel Farm and right into the ...

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Pilbara Road Bike Ride from Karratha

Cycling the dirt tracks around Karratha has aided our tolerance of heat in the Pilbara, something that has been work in progress for us winter dwellers.  One Saturday morning we planned to leave the regional town on the road bikes for a cycle inland towards the Millstream area, we like to think of it as an adventure. The maiden road bike ride since Perth and into rugged land and little else, ...

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