Luckily for me, and my love for mountain biking, the gravity gods blessed my hometown of Redhill. At Red Hill, what goes up must certainly come down and what goes down must certainly come up. As all mountain bikers know, gravity equals tonnes of fun.
Fortunately, I have a red weapon in my possession that can handle both superbly. The 2016 27.5 carbon Norco Sight 7.2
Roadnats last year Peta Mullens wins elite womens road race. Sure she is an uber talent, but curiously spends most of her time on the dirt, on her Mountain Bike. Same goes for Chris Hamilton, only 20 years old and last years u23 crit champ and freshly crowned u23 Mens road race champ.
Both hail from Bendigo, both are coached by the frother that is Mark Fenner. In this
Tristan on racing with Holly
Hellfire Cup, Racing with Holly Harris
It was very exciting racing the hell fire cup for the second time, I raced the first one with Em Parkes and it was very muddy but so much fun. This time was a little different, new partner and a lot more pressure as both myself and my new team mate Holly both had great form leading up to the race.
I was going to do this race
This is my (Tristan Ward, Team Torq Merida) report of the 2015 High Land fling. It all started on Saturday morning when I packed my ute and headed up the highway from Canberra towards the highlands. I met up with my young team mate Benny Metcalf and his Family at the rego church, then headed down and set up our camp sites as the fog rolled in just in time for the Dash!
World cup shredder Em Parkes on the hunt! Pic thanks to I love Girl Riders.
1. For human’s to survive, there are a few crucial elements. A major one that pops into my mind quite regularly is food. Walking into your accommodation and finding a kitchen is also quite a bonus when attempting to travel cheap, so it was all pleasant dreams the first night upon arrival in Europe. (after a stressful
Holly pinning it at the Nove Mesto World Cup. Pic thanks to Peta Mullens.
1. European hills are always steeper no matter how they look on Red bull TV, so always have a 30 tooth chain ring just in case.
2. You are going to have to wash something in the sink at some point.
3. It is common to be offered sausages for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Holly's skills on
The wheels on the bike go round and life turns. One of lifes recent turns was a move from the “city” of Torquay to the bush in Belbrae about 15mins west of Torkers.
Of course moving house means new bikes should be bought. The ying of Torquay’s nirvana of bitumen riding options is juxtaposed by the yang of Belbrae as a heaven custom made for gravel grinders. For us our little bush shack