Tag Archive | Whoops Witch Way

Bayview Bash adventure race training day

Bayview Bash adventure race training day

It was my sister’s fault. She was the one who suggested this madness. One day in August, as we were out riding in the bush, she suggested that we invite our adventure racing friends around to explore our part of the world. In no time, this turned into a decision to hold a proper adventure […]

Riding after the rain

Riding after the rain, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. It bucketed down this morning. We’re not talking nice pretty grey skies with drizzle. No. We had heavy icy cold rain that made going outdoors an ugly thought. So, after taking my motorbike out to check out new road bikes at some local bike shops, […]

Route setting

Bikes in bush, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. With the air so thick that it was like breathing sea water, we set off to into the bush on our mountain bikes to hang flags for next weekend’s adventure race training day. It’s been raining heavily most nights so everything was lush and green; a […]

Dawn Attack 12 hr adventure race

Dawn Attack 12 hr adventure race

We haven’t raced together since May so it was exciting to head up to the Sunshine Coast for the 12 hour Dawn Attack adventure race. While the race was more multisport than adventure race (with about 40% of the bike/trek legs on roads, all be it gravel roads), it was a fun event that allowed […]

Lazy Sunday ride

A hot afternoon in The Maze, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. It was stinking hot today. A dry 33’C (91’F). I wanted to get out but didn’t feel like going hard. Fortunately, my sister wanted to take her two oldest boys (7 and 8 years old) riding. So, after a 15km cruise on my […]

Brizmazing Race

Brizmazing Race

Witching it up for the Brizmazing Race, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. Suwati and I are both huge fans of The Amazing Race so it was a no-brainer that we would enter the Brizmazing Race; a matter clinched by the excuse to wear costumes. Being team Whoops WITCH Way, our costume choice was easy. […]

Mum’s first MTB ride

Introducing Mum to the joys of mountain biking, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. Jackie Joyne-Kersee, the retired champion American heptathlete once said, “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” It sounds like a cliche. But my mum proves that it doesn’t have to be. She turned 60 this year […]

My pride gets dented

My sister & Whoops Witch Way team mate riding the trails, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. We meet midway between our homes. It’s not quite light but no longer dark. The kookooburras sang their morning song a quarter hour ago as they sky’s colour changed from black to navy blue but before it lightened […]

A swamp monster?

A swamp monster?, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I don’t know about you, but I just love swamps. They are so eerie and gross. Fortunately, here in Brisbane we don’t have crocodiles or alligators in our swamps; my feelings about these wet muddy locations might change if we did. This morning my sister and […]

Riding the log bones

Riding the log bones, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. The log bridge on You’re Kidding trail is one of my favourite sections of my local trails. From the approach it almost looks like the spine of a big buried animal. Fortunately, it’s just cut up tree branches. This section of track gets soggy in […]