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A wall of tarmac

There’s a reason why Mount Baw Baw is so feared, Iain Treloar discovers. Noojee – Mt Baw Baw return 97km Vertical elevation gain 2,553m Some climbs are worse than others, and in Australia there are few worse than Mount Baw Baw. This isn’t hyper...
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Weak muscles an indicator of heart risk

A weak grip has been shown to indicate an increased risk of death, stroke and heart attack. Researchers from 23 different universities and hospitals, coordinated by McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, tested 142,861 people in high-, middle- and l...
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Set the wheels of learning in motion

Can a mountain bike track be a tool for teaching? A Tasmanian school is testing its new facility to the limits of utility. Simon Vincett reports. A Hobart primary school is pioneering the use of bike riding as behavior modulation and a learning to...
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Bike test: Corratec 8-speed Coaster

A bargain Bosch ebike has arrived in Australia courtesy of no-frills distributor Reid Cycles. Simon Vincett tests and reports. Bosch motors are the centre-piece of the premium ebikes of today, so it’s exciting to see the first bargain ebike in Aust...
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Closing the gap

Margot McGovern takes a look at the long road ahead for women in the world of professional road riding. Last year Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) made history when she defeated Kirsten Wild (Giant–Shimano) in a nail-biting sprint finish ...
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