Marty Blake’s Secret Squirrel run

  The run started with a jolt for me, I’d talked myself into not going, but the sound of Dean sneaking down his valley a few kilometres away snapped me to attention. ‘I’ll just go to the start,’ I told myself as I threw on some gear and set of in chase of Dean. The Gathering One after another the riders turned up, and before dawn the headland seemed full. Boy these secret squirrels are…

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Blog: December 21. The Secret Squirrel Ride

I’m at my desk on a Monday morning, and although I’m a little sad that today is Longest Day and I’m not chasing the sun west – Boris Everson went up to the headland at 5.30 this morning and there was no-one making an attempt – yesterday was a great ride, and I’m feeling as wrecked as if I’d done a Longest Day. For a fun dualsport ride, the Secret Squirrel Ride sure was demanding….

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I DARE someone to show up with Turkish bread. My ANZAC bikkies will kick its Dardenelles ARSE! And the other bikkies, too. See you losers tomorrow! I’m SO going to win. 5.00am at the Wimpy or 5.30am on Sawtell Headland. TF

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Secret Squirrel ride this Sunday. Bring your ANZAC bikkies.

We’re all go for Sunday morning. We’ll depart Sawtell Headland and around 5.30am, and you’ll normally find the starters fuelling up and grabbing last-minute coffees at the Wimpy from about 5.00am. Pottsy has really fabulous trophies to award, and I’m going to have a crack at some ANZAC bikkies as well. Roll up and let’s have one great, awesome, good-fun ride to finish the year. See you there. TF

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The Great ANZAC bikkie bake off!

The biscuit dough has hit the pan. There’s gunna be trouble. An e-mail showed up from Ramdog Dave Ramsay, and here’s what he said… ‘G’day Tom, I’ve been mildly amused by your yarn on the Hard Pannier Ride you did recently with Chris and that young upstart Darren Newbee, who it  appears fancies himself as a chef of baked delights. If he’s planning on riding the Secret Squirrel run next Sunday I’m keen to throw…

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Blog: December 14. Merry Christmas. Ho, ho, d’oh!

The DualSport Australia Christmas Grasstrack has run, and it was a ball-tearer. After the unbelievable heat of Friday, Saturday turned out to be a whole heap cooler and fairly overcast. That was a relief, because when Marty took us on a sighting lap I had arm pump riding across the driveway to get to the track. If it’d been warm as well I would’ve chucked a thrombo getting the bike off the trailer. Want to…

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Dualsport Australia’s Christmas party update

To put to rest any talk of an uneven playing field, the Dualsport Australia Christmas grasstrack has been carved in by my neighbour, Wolfy. True to form it’s full of tricky off-cambers and tight turns, but Wolfy made some allowances for adventure bikes, there are two short straights (3 if you count a bent off-camber thingy) and a half dozen nice banked corners. At 1.7km long and two slashers wide it should be fun. IN…

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