Author Archives: nickorloff

Back where it all began ….

The start of a new year is always a good time for looking both forward & back. It’s just short of 4 years (13 Jan 2009) since I started blogging and this’ll be my 110th post. You do the math, … Continue reading

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A long hot day .. #GABR

Yesterday, Day 6 of the GARB, we rode Mt. Buller to Acheron, 165km and 1,750m of climb. But the stats never really tell the story. The day started with a bang, descending 16km (in just under 18 minutes) off Mt. … Continue reading

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Honoring the jersey #GABR

As both of you probably know, in cycle racing, jerseys of all sorts of colors are awarded: yellow for the leader of the Tour de France, pink for the leader of the Giro d’Italia, ochre for the leader of the … Continue reading

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A quiet ride in the country … #GABR

I don’t have much to say about today’s ride, mainly because I’ve sort of run out of words. Tough doesn’t really describe it. Fucking hard comes close. I’ve just looked at my Strava stats for the day …. 110K and … Continue reading

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The old bull … #GABR

If you don’t know the joke about the old bull and the young bull, google it. While on paper day two didn’t look all that hard, we’ve got some solid days ahead, so I decided to save a few matches … Continue reading

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Prologue blues … #GABR

I’m in Metung. Not sure how many stories start that way, but it’s probably 16 or 17 years since I was here last. Unless things have changed, don’t order the Fisherman’s Basket at the pub. But I’m not here to … Continue reading

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The alpha personality #gabr

I don’t know if I’ve blogged about it or not, but Sunday week I head off on the Great Alfred Bike Ride #gabr. It’s an 825 Km, 7 day (6 really) epic cycling adventure around country Victoria to raise money … Continue reading

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Will CA or the UCI really care?

I don’t know if I’m an activist or not. I’ve never been to a protest rally (I even missed the one earlier this year complaining about the lack of cycling infrastructure in the State budget), and I don’t think I’m all … Continue reading

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Maybe it is just about the bike

It’s been a shitty week to be a fan of pro cycling. Every day seems to bring a new revelation of guilt, a new confession, and ultimately another former cycling hero committing seppuku. We’re urging them to come clean, but … Continue reading

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The two minute rule.

So I’m sitting in the waiting room at the Children’s Hospital, with Mr. 12 and his dinged up wrist, waiting to be seen for an x-ray sometime in the next two hours if we’re lucky. None of which has anything … Continue reading

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