Had a blast at Race 1 of the summer season of the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club this last Tuesday. But first, as I am wont to do, a short historical detour… I used to mountain bike a fair bit when I was a teenager – Dad probably has some photos of me circa 1993 toiling away on my cool Repco Kakadu. This beast was bought with insurance payout on dodgy racer thankfully nicked by a kind thief at Nunawading Train Station. I bought some cheap SPDs and with the Schijf boys, would take any opportunity to take the train to the Dandenongs or ride the 15kms to the The 100 Acres Reserve where I’d have a whale of time skidding, dropping off, crashing etc…