“First things first, tell us about your journey into mountain biking, when did you both start falling in love with this addictive sport?
Ben: High school in Canberra, back before there was even any suspension on the bikes, and v-brakes were the hottest new thing. It was a way to get away from boarding school and teenage angst – mountain biking was freedom.
Alice: I spent a lot of my teenage years riding and racing road and track bikes, but it wasn’t until uni that I discovered the off-road side of things. What I love about mountain biking is whether I’m fighting fit or decidedly less so, it doesn’t matter – it’s about the experience and escape of being out there, not how fast I’m going.
Funnily enough, mountain biking is how we both fell for each other as well. 8 years ago Ben invited me for a ride which ended with us climbing down a cliff face with our bikes, and I thought ‘life with him would never be boring’ – and it hasn’t been.”
Find out a little bit more about us and our recent experience riding with @bluederbypodsride in Tassie, in the Q&A on their website (link in bio)
Maiden voyage on my @livcyclingusa road bike. I must say that I’m quite proud and relieved to have made it to “The oak tree”, 22 miles on my first ride. Couldn’t have done it without my mountain bike legs and lungs. I even had a tarantula cross the road right in front of my wheel.
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Spent some time on the table with the amazing and talented @jessahartlmt who worked her magic massaging and cupping us. It was so interesting and so wild to watch a massage and see the body actually lengthen and respond to the release of the tightness, knots, and ‘stuff’ that builds up. A great reminder that massage should be part of your regular training routine. If you haven’t tried cupping, you should. Even better...pay Jessa a visit soon! #jesshartlove#tourdedayleandrachael#bikemsnyc#activerecovery#massage#howweliv#whateverittakes#cyclistlife @bike_ms @mssociety
Finished the inaugural @dogfishhead IPA ride logging 120km (78 miles)! We saw Milton, Lincoln, Milford, Greenwood, Bridgeville, Seaford, Woodland, Bethel, Laurel, north Delmar, Georgetown and all those classics between (Hardscrabble!) It was such fun to meet up with Erick and talk as we pedaled. The 120km route was not only beautiful but roadways were in great condition, a cyclist’s dream! We experienced the support stations to be the best of any ride with all the volunteers helpful. Well done Dogfish Head! Thank you for recognizing people who love bicycles ! #ridelife#ridegiant#howweliv#livcyclingusa#livavail#giantdefy#bianchi#bianchioltreXR4#lifecycleDE#roadie#dogfishipa#120km
Want to ride the UCI CX World Cup course in Bern, Switzerland? Join Liv CoFactory rider @crystaljanthony aboard her #BravaSLR for a preride lap! Tomorrow is the big day, send your cheers and we'll wishes to Crystal! #HowWeLiv#crossishere @gopro #goprozero7
Was für ein wunderschöner Saisonabschluss des LIV WOMEN'S RIDE von @liv_cycling_germany. 🚲❤🚲❤ Genau rechtzeitig um 10Uhr hat sich der Hochnebel aufgelöst und wir konnten im strahlenden Sonnenschein 🌞 die wunderschönen Farben des Herbst genießen. 🍁❤🍁❤🍁
Und so kamen heute nochmal geschmeidige 76 Kilometer auf meinen Tacho..... Vielen lieben Dank an alle Mädels die mich heuer bei den Ausfahrten begleitet haben 👍🔝👍🔝....es hat wahnsinnig viel Spaß mit Euch gemacht.. #livbeyond#howweliv#LivYourDream#livlangma#flytothesummit#mädelsontour
@Regran_ed from @susy_mora - [SoHo 222 Ft. #BenditaPasion ] 🖤⚡️👊🏼 “Para juzgarla están otros. Esos que a sus espaldas se preguntan de dónde salió y con qué autoridad habla de deporte en las redes sociales. Esos comentarios malintencionados la han herido, pero como esas caídas de su niñez, han terminado impulsándola más. No se considera la mejor triatleta. Menos que eso. No se considera una buena triatleta. Pero sabe que, pase lo que pase, será mejor que ella misma. Que su pasión no se conformará con menos.” @revistasoho
#BenditaPasion#CyclingSusy @gocyclingcolombia #SomosLoQueNosMueve#SoyCyCo @livcyclingcolombia #LIVingConTomasa#HowWeLiv#LivBeyond#MujeresLiv - #regrann
What a day in the saddle. 😍
Our favourite loop up Col De Rates and through Castel De Castells. Passed by less than 5 cars for the full 50km, just bliss. Determined to get a PR up the windy Col De Rates I gave it my all. I kept thinking of last nights amazing paella that was fuelling me up the mountain (the last paella I ate 8 years ago I collapsed into anaphalactic shock from a severe fish allergy. Last night I diced with death to taste that succulent paella, and lived to see another day 😜) I must eat more paella as I smashed my PR 😍
The descent down into the valley is just breathtaking, lots of windy roads, scenic views of the vast valley of rustic old buildings and endless hillside farms, house hunting for my dream mountain home (one day).
Another few hundred metre climb around the mountain, by which time my legs were feeling it. After about 800m of climbing, and half way through the ride, we had literally the best descent down into Castel de Castells. Wide, newly tarmaced roads, going down an average of 40kmph it, with luscious smells of the towering pine trees. Then lastly cycling through a couple of villages past multiple orange tree fields. It was just bliss 👌
Endless fun today for Cape to Cape Stage 3 in the Margaret River Pines, Compartment 10 and Wharncliffe Mill trails, including a brand new track opened today for the event and 100% guaranteed to leave a smile on your dial!! So good!
Had a great day of riding, so happy with my bike it has been flawless in every aspect!
8th female overall today, 7th in Open Women, which mimics my GC standing, and currently sitting 116th overall. So happy!! 📷: @nigelnosering
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