I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
After living and studying in South East Queensland for a few years it was time to leave behind everything that couldn’t be carried on a mountain bike and ride off into the sunset… destination unknown.
The year was 1988. Brisbane was pumping with the long awaited World Expo in full swing at Southbank. You’d reckon I would’ve wanted to stick around for the six month long party but it didn’t seem to matter. Nor that I only had several weeks left to complete my teaching degree. It was time to make fat tyred tracks!Read More
I received a package of old childhood photos in the mail from my folks the other day (thanks mum and dad!). Looking through them reminded me of how much change gets crammed into our relatively short lives. Relationships, possessions, jobs, technology, you name it… it’s not that change is a bad thing, it’s inevitable and part of the adventure, but even within one simple hippie’s life has anything remained constant?Read More
My old 1991 Specialized Stumpjumper was and amazingly still is a great mountain bike… a wheel love story for sure!
Even though my previous MTB, a 1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker, was too big for me I was hooked on living in Victorian High Country and roaming the Alpine National Park over summers. Just needed to get a better bike.Read More