Author: Peter Williams

In fishing, myths and luck are not always going to help you catch fish. Having the right gear is not the be all and end all either. Having the right lures for the fish you are fishing for is a good start, but you need...

As a newbie starting out, I was bombarded with mountain biking advice from all sides. I found it to be a very welcoming community, with many people eager to share their experience. Although everyone meant well, unfortunately not all mountain biking advice you receive should...

Mixing your love for mountain biking with the love you have for your family isn't always easy. There is no guarantee that they will like it. Then you have the issue of managing three or four people's gear as well as your own. But it...

As a kid, maybe around 5 or 6 years of age, my father used to get us to hunt for worms in the garden the night before a fishing trip. I would spend many a damp afternoon burrowing through the dark brown mud looking for...

In Australia, we are fortunate in that our winters are mild and most areas don't have to face bitter cold months. However, that doesn't mean we are exempt from winter and don't need to make preparations for winter on our boats. Part of the battle...

When you think of comfortable places to hit the trails, you don’t immediately think of Alice Springs. In the scorching centre of the country, at least a day’s drive from anywhere, Alice Springs is often overlooked as a mountain biking destination. But after a recent...

When the conditions get moist out on trails, mountain biking gets tricky. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but personally, I can’t get enough of it. I worked in Scotland for a few years after finishing university and the trails over there get some pretty heavy...

Nobody wants to look like a novice, whatever you are turning your hand to. But at the same time, everyone has to start from somewhere. The mountain biking community are a friendly and helpful group. No doubt any experienced mountain biker will be more than...

Downhill mountain biking is one of the scariest but most gratifying things you will ever do. I was a convert to the sport in my mid-twenties. I had been road cycling since my teens, then a friend got me into mountain biking, and craving something...

Practicing the skill of getting your wheels off the ground will come in very handy in a variety of situations when you are riding your mountain bike. We are not talking about huge jumps here. We are talking about getting the front and rear wheel...