Blog: January 30. Just work this week.

It’s a windy, hot Sunday afternoon and I’ve been knee-deep in mowing, fitting window locks, painting fences and doing general domestic tasks, but no riding. Work has been a bit hectic all week, so I’m afraid I have no riding stories to tell this week. In the coming week I have a day booked with photographer Wilko and the Ducati, so that’ll more than make up for a long week or two at my desk….

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Blog: January 23. A good ride to Taree

It’s a sunny Sunday and I’m just tidying up after a good ride to the Troy Bayliss Classic with Dino and Darren AC. Marty Blake said he was bored, so he mapped out a few possible routes and alternatives, mapped them on Google Maps in different colours, then wrote detailled descriptions on what all the colours meant, and the advantages and disadvantages of all the different routes and the possible combinations that might be used…

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Blog: January 16. Dakar’s over. Troy Bayliss Classic plan

It’s a rainy Sunday and Dakar wound up last night with KTM in the top three positions. It’s such a huge event it’s hard to point at any particular highlights or major happenings because they happen every day, but of course Toby Price crashing out and breaking a femur is a big deal. Not just for Australian fans, but it must’ve been a big deal for his competition, too. Toby showed last year what he…

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Blog: January 9. The Squirrel’s in hospital

It’s Sunday arvo and very windy. I’ve been watching Dakar all week, and although it sounds stupid to say so, I feel a bit short of sleep. Compared to the competitors I’m living in five-star luxury. It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to be in the race itself. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be able to ride like Toby Price and his factory-sponsored colleagues, and I can’t imagine…

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Blog: Monday, January 2. Troy Bayliss Classic

It’s been a very hot week and I’ve been in Brisbane for a couple of days on non-bike-related matters. It’s lucky, really. While I was in airconditioning during the worst of the heat, I see on Facebook several of you have been out doing the righty on your bikes. The Troy Bayliss Classic is coming up. The flat-track event runs in Taree on January 21, and I thought I’d load up one of Marty’s DualSport…

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