Rider Profile: “Darb”

Tony “Darb” Ryan was once an out-of-shape smoker with knee problems. Five years ago, when he bought an el-cheapo K-Mart bike to get fit, he had no idea how much it would turn his life upside down. Goodes Road, D’Aguilar National Park I recently had a few beers with Darb at home, and we talked […]

Getting Back Into the Racing Groove

This weekend was a fairly important race for to me. While I didn’t make it out to the US National Champs, and due my injuries didn’t have the UCI points to compete at Mount Saint Anne, this race marked my first Eastern States Cup race in a year. It was hard for me to believe […]

7 useful tools when building MTB jumps and berms

Building  jumps, and berms on an open hill seems pretty straightforward, but when the dirt you’re working is saturated with rocks, that’s when things start to get tricky. Even with the use of an excavator to move the majority of the dirt, there’s still the monotonous task of sanitizing the dirt to get it into […]

Review: In Search of the Perfect Jersey

I’ve been looking for the perfect cycling jersey for a couple of years. After a lot of trial and error, I think I’ve found it. Before I tell you what it is, I need to explain the journey I took to discover the perfect jersey.. In Australia it’s hot and humid in summer, sometimes it’s […]

The new and revamped Mount Snow

Last weekend I was invited up to Mount snow to help coach the riders from Danny’s Cycle Racing. It’s been over a year since I’ve had a chance to ride Mount Snow, and that was for an Eastern States Cup race last year meaning I didn’t ride anything but the race trail. Between injuries and […]

It’s Not About The Bike

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my bike, But it’s not why I love the sport; it’s just a tool to get me out there and back home safely. The reason I ride is not because of the bike, or the gear; those things don’t even make the list. While gear can make things […]

Manly, Yes. But I Like it Too

James Brown may have said it best – it’s a man’s (man’s man’s) world, but it ain’t nothing without a woman or a girl. Okay. Coming from a woman that may sound a little less than modest, but who am I to argue with the godfather of soul? When it comes to mountain biking you’ll […]