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James of the Jagungal

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How deep into the wilderness can you get and still be back at work on Monday? Very far indeed, finds James Garriock.    Any proper adventure has a low point, and this looked like it. Legs frozen and dripping after my seventh river crossing in less than three kilometres and craning my neck skywards to
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Taiwandering

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Offering outstanding scenery, a tropical climate and spectacular roads, Taiwan is the surprising little island with the lot. Words and photography by Iain Treloar. It’s 6am, Saturday, and Taipei is waking up. Outside my hotel window, it’s a 180 degree panorama of skyscrapers, high-density apartment towers, hotels and billboards; lush green mountains wallpaper the gaps between. Fourteen
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Golden Peaks

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Brutish hills and spectacular views await those willing to take on the challenge of the Gold Coast Peaks discovers Andrew Demack. Okay, should we get this bit out of the way first? Bicycle Network and Bicycle Queensland’s newest ride—Peaks Challenge Gold Coast (Saturday 8 August, 2015)—is going to be super, super hard, and the first
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Peaks Challenge 2015: Conquered

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After months of training and preparation, more than 1,800 eager riders rolled up to the start line in the frosty dawn for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2015. Conditions were cool but still, with the promise of a sunny day to come as the riders set out down the Falls Creek descent. By 7:15 all riders were on
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Are you ready to take on the Peaks?

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There’s just one sleep to go before Australia’s toughest one day cycling event: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. The 235km course takes riders through Victoria’s spectacular alpine region and over the top of three epic climbs: Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. With over 4,000 metres of vertical climbing and a 13 hour deadline, even
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Endure

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The demands of endurance riding are immense, but with the right preparation you’ll be up for the task, explains Iain Treloar.   Your legs are weary. You feel every bump through the saddle as your sit-bones protest. Your shoulders burn. The tarmac stretches ahead of you to the horizon, and with each pedal stroke you are more acutely aware that
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