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365 Days of Reign - My 1st Year on a Real Mountain Bike


Today marks the anniversary of my first serious mountain bike purchase.  It was the day when my dual suspension Big W bike got locked in the shed for good and I embarked on a whole new world of mountain biking .. one with 6" of suspension travel, powerful brakes and grippy tyres.

This video tries to capture the wide variety of trails I've ridden over the past 12 months and the experiences I've enjoyed.  It's also a big thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey.

365 Days of Reign

We recommend breaking the video out into the full YouTube player and watching it at the largest resolution your connection and computer can handle.

The trails in order of appearance

Red Hill (Northern Beaches, Sydney)

Mt Kosciuszko (NSW Snowy Mountains)

Lake Parramatta (Parramatta, Sydney)
Not featured as yet - I need to go back

Ourimbah State Forest (NSW Central Coast)

The Oaks (The Blue Mountains)

Fred Caterson Reserve (Castle Hill, Sydney)

Jindabyne (NSW Snowy Mountains)

Lake Crackenback Resort (NSW Snowy Mountains)

Bungarra Alpine Centre (NSW Snowy Mountains)

Thredbo Resort (NSW Snowy Mountains)

Belrose (Northern Beaches, Sydney)

Terrey Hills (Northern Beaches, Sydney)

Currumbin Border Track (Currumbin Waters, QLD/NSW Border)

Newnes Plateau (Near Lithgow)
Not featured as yet - however check out our Newnes Plateau feature video

Rydal (Near Lithgow)
Not featured as yet

Manly Dam (Northern Beaches, Sydney)

Nerang State Forest (Gold Coast, QLD)

OMV (Hornsby, Sydney)

St Ives (North Shore, Sydney)

Oxford Falls (Northern Beaches, Sydney)

Cahill Expressway (Sydney)
Please watch our feature video on the Sydney Spring Cycle 2012


Thredbo Resort (NSW Snowy Mountains)

Manly Dam (Northern Beaches, Sydney)


Trail Centres and Trails featured in this blog



This website is brought to you by MTB weekend warrior Aaron Markie.
There are plenty of great websites out there with a wealth of information about Mountain Bike Trails,
however in my experience its hard to get a good mix of info, maps, photos and videos of trails I've never ridden.
The idea of this website is to tie those 4 elements together and give you a more detailed look at the MTB Trails I ride.
If you have anything to add then let me know.