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About to fire on down to Tathra for four days – yay! – and just in time, look what the ed of AMB has dropped off for me to play with…


Oo-er, Vicar…

In my size, too! Ibis’s Ripley 29er is a 120mm trail bike with a 2.2kg carbon frame, a DW rear end and a real lineage of fun, happy-snappy playbikes to live up to. More on Wednesday (no interwebs at Tathra, sadly/happily)…




Seeing a Sea Otter

April 24, 2013 — Leave a comment

What an awesome few days.

Laguna Seca

The hills are alive with the sounds of freewheels

I was lucky enough to be at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic in Salinas, California, last week – and the more things change, the more they stay the same. It was such a blast to be back at the coal face of the cycling industry, and I’m hoping to get back there again in 2014.

Where to start? The 650b movement coming into full bloom, a downhill race being won on a 29er, carbon everything, US-made paling into insignificance, and thousands upon thousands of people all getting their bike groove on.

I caught up with old friends and made some new ones. I lived off my old tricks and learned a few new ones, too. The weather was spot on, the riding was minimal but brilliant… in all, an awesome, awesome working holiday.



February 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

AMB’s November 2012 cover, ruined.


Can’t believe I forgot to post this… My first, my only cover of AMB. 22 years in the making. Didn’t really realise how much it actually meant to me until I saw it on a newsstand…