Ride to Work, Ride to Play | The Goat Farm MTB Park

Saturday morning we opted to skill, in the manner of playing around at the Goat Farm MTB Park. The skills park at the Goat Farm features obstacles of varying sizes to progress, a see-saw, couple of single tracks and a jump skill circuit set on a hill towards the back of the park. The section is also a fantastic spot to warm up before hitting the blue and black graded ...

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Munda Biddi and Marrinup Trail, Dwellingup

  Winter has moved on into Perth and with the exception of squally wet days, there is the opportunity for some favourable mountain biking conditions because in all honesty, winter in this city is not all that miserable making available days of whisper wind and some sunshine. Celebrating Western Australia Day we road tripped down to the forest town of Dwellingup for a trail ride along the Munda Biddi and Marrinup Circuit. Our motivations ...

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Tips for a Road Trip to the Pilbara, Western Australia

2017 was an adventurous and challenging year for us, we packed up and headed north for a year of work and outdoor adventures in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. We purchased a trailer from a family business in Welshpool called Loadstar Trailers and towed items for the year all the way to Karratha. We had never travelled further than Jurien Bay and traversed a fair few kilometres into a brand ...

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Perth Inner City Park and Pastry Treats

Inner city life need not be one of chaos when you are on foot, especially spending a morning in sunshine eating delectable little pastries. A short walk from Northbridge and across from the 100 plus year old Hyde Park is a small bustling bakery called Chu Bakery. This sweet corner fixture to William Street is a popular place to be in the early morning and although it's not a cafe (with ...

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MTB Weekend at Maydena Bike Park

While the past 24 hours have entailed a great deal of exploring Hobart and eating some sensational pub food along the way, the main attraction of our visit to Tasmania was the newly opened Maydena Bike Park thanks to winning a competition over at MTBA. Maydena Bike Park is a full service park for mtb riders to gather and experience gravity trails in a forest setting from the top of a summit in the ...

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Early Morning Cafes around Perth

Rise and shine my fellow coffee drinkers, sharing with you more than a few cafes for the morning cup of wake me up and make this day awesome! I would have to say, Perth's cafe scene is a wonderful haven of double shot long black and creamy milk lattes set in some iconic locations like by the beach, in the park or a funky warehouse. We always enjoy a cafe in ...

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Summer storm | Karratha Pilbara Region

So today, the 28th of December, almost two months into the summer wet season, the tourists passing through Karratha have dwindled and the pesky flies have landed. Even the appearance of food trucks at Dreamer's hill has stalled, but despite the quiet surroundings we have been using the time off work to explore more trails on the mountain bikes. Setting out from the power line track directly behind the neighbourhood, we ...

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Pilbara road bike ride | Karratha Airport

The weather has shifted in the Pilbara and unlike the warm sunny days during winter, summer can be humid and stinking hot with the rare possibility of tropical lows turning into cyclones. Early Saturday morning, before the oven door is left open and the morning really begins to roast, the plan was to cycle on the road bike to Karratha airport, a 20km round trip from town. As I cycle through the neighbourhood towards Millstream road, ...

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From a local to you – Perth Travel Journal

Perth the capital city in Australia's largest state, Western Australia, famous for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Also my hometown.  Save the binge partying for Thailand because Perth's lifestyle incorporates outdoors, foodie pursuits and over recent years, fitness and authentic mother nature based adventure. I was super excited as the plane touched down onto the runway in Perth and could hardly contain myself. Eagerly anticipating for the seat belt sign to ...

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Mountain Bike Ride after work + Happiness Habits

Somewhere in the Pilbara, I race home from work to meet my other half. We hurry ourselves and the bikes out the door, rolling down the driveway with one hour before sunset. Our destination is short travelled through the neighbourhood to a series of hills on the edge of the City of Karratha. We're going for a mountain bike ride, a push bike ride where exercise is just an added bonus to ...

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