DIY GoPro MTB Backpack ‘Aerial’ Mount ...

GoPro accessories don’ t have to set you back a small fortune. A while back I made a MTB backpack based ‘aerial’ mount for my GoPro out of PVC tubing for less than $20. Sweet! While working at Mt Buller last Summer on the new EPIC MTB trail I got the itch to make a backpack based pseudo ‘aerial’ camera mount. While GoPro pics and video shot using helmet mounted booms are definitely cool, I reckoned a DIY backpack based GoPro mount could be a fun (and cheap!) alternative to explore. It would also be pretty cool if it meant I could take ‘aerial’ footage without interrupting the flow of the ride, and...

Winter of Discontent

Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York Shakespeare nailed it - dreary flu-ridden Winters can suck but thankfully warmer weather is just around the corner! You might have noticed that things have been fairly quiet in hippie land lately. A flu early in...

New Ibis Enduro Racer Revealed

For the last week or so a fun thread has been running in the Ibis forums on MTBR speculating if Ibis sponsored world enduro champ Anne Caroline Chausson has been running a prototype of a new bike. Thanks to Pinkbike there’s no longer a need to squint at social media teasers as they’ve posted a bunch of images of the new Ibis enduro racer taken at La Thuile EWS. Ibis are yet to post numbers on the bike but do I like the industrial, edgey evolution of the Mojo frame shape, which in typical Ibis fashion also brings together everything they’ve learned up to this point. It looks sweet. Check it out on Pinkbike!...

Back to Uni

When I told my grandmother years ago that I’d go back to Uni one day I don’t think this is what either of us had in mind! I’ve got to admit that while I absolutely _love_ mountain biking to bits I have missed being out in the bush on a mountain unicycle from time to time....

Hope 40T-Rex

Back in December 2010 I upgraded my Mojo HD’s drivetrain from 1×9 to 1×10. The 10 speed 33 tooth chainring/11-36 cassette combo has served me so well over all the years since that aside from replacing worn out parts I’ve stuck with it. Like any drivetrain setup though...

#GetOutThere TV Commercial

You know that thing about your 15 minutes of fame? Well here’s my 15 seconds! Thanks to the magic of the interweb footage from one of my earlier mountain unicycling GoPro videos is being featured in Nature Valley’s #GetOutThere campaign encouraging people to get out there, take the road less traveled… and eat crunchy bars of course. Coincidentally I have eaten many boxes of Nature Valley Crunchy bars over the years! Here’s the 15 second version of the TV commercial currently playing in the USA.   Just goes to show ya – do what you love doing, and you never know what cool stuff might happen down the...

Melrose Nightlife

I headed out for an evening ride on Dodging Bullets the other day and lucked a rising full moon over the Willochra Plains, which were also sprinkled with tractor lights as farmers worked 24/7 to get their crops planted. Pretty awesome sight I have to say!

The New Wide

Ibis have announced a new range of Carbon Fiber Ultra Wide Wheels and Rims, dubbed the New Normal and the New Wide. The 928 is a carbon fiber 29er rim with 28mm width that delivers enhanced tire stability and high strength at low weight. The 741 and 941 are carbon fiber 27.5 and 29er rims...

Bye Bye Buller, Baby...

With construction of the EPIC trail wrapped up it’s time to say a bittersweet Bye Bye Baby, Baby Bye Bye to Mt Buller. Arriving on the mountain back in early December and walking the trail alignment, the scope of the project felt so huge it was as if we might be spending the rest of our...

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