6/18 Hours of Melrose

I’ll be straight with ya – I’ve never really understood what motivates people to race around and around in circles on bikes, in any event, but especially in those longer 12-24 hour endurance events.

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,

Hellrose Melrose

It’s about a 12 hour drive to Melrose from Central Victoria but you forget all of that in the final few kilometers as the road swings directly toward the side of Mt Remarkable. Driving fatigue is replaced with a serious hankering to get on the MTB and hit the trails ASAP. So that’s what I […]

A Day in the Life of Melrose

Last August I was fortunate to spend a couple of weeks in Melrose South Australia. If you’ve been a good mountain biker I reckon you go to Melrose when you die, to spend eternity riding the flowing trails on the side of Mt Remarkable.

Weaving Camels Trail Melrose

Night ride on Weaving Camels Trail, Melrose South Australia

Ever wonder where trail fairies come from? There’s a good chance they’re spawned along Weaving Camels, a magical little MTB trail at Melrose, South Australia. With its lush green carpet, giant gums and babbling brook it’s straight out of a story book. The trail weaves its way through stands of River Red Gums (Camaldulensis) hence […]

Melrose 45th Birthday Bash

Being in Melrose, South Australia for a couple of weeks over your 45th birthday… that’s one insanely cool prezzie I reckon!  The birthday plan: Sun up to sun down MTB love fest 🙂