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el franco

el franco

Mackay, QLD, Australia
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push bike junkie

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Monthly Activity Distance

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Current Month

  • 74.3km
    DISTANCE
  • 2h 37m
    TIME
  • 231m
    ELEVATION

Recent Achievements

  • 3rd overall on Kanaka Track
  • 5th overall on Stay in school!
  • PR on Slade Point Rd North
  • PR on Slade Point Rd North Pursuit (from the Port roundabout)

Year-to-Date

Cycling
Distance 12,363.6km
Time 539h 52m
Elevation Gain 128,282m
Rides 156

All-Time

Cycling
Total Distance 45,669.5km
Total Time 1936h 28m
Total Elev Gain 447,670m
Total Rides 778

Recent Photos

  • In my day we built a ramp at the gooseponds and put empty milk cartons on the frame and bars. 
#kidsthesedays
  • @legrand393 @jackierichters cake riders eat your heart out! #wortheveryeuro #meert
  • On the way to Djon, heaps of cyclists out today #tcr2015 #outsideisfree
  • Hot dog, hamburgers and Nutella waffles and hard trance techno that puts Movidas to shame. Welcome to Rhone-alps! #tcr2015 #day2 #ridelife #ridegiant #thedojolife #corrycycles
  • Few storms and headwind yesterday made an interesting day. Amazed how close some peoples thinking for routes are without ever knowing them first. #day1 #tcr2015 #corrycycles #thedojolife #ridegiant
  • Just rocked up to Bedoin and my velo gets featured in a play, now pizza then Mont Ventoux! @thetranscontinental #tcr2015 #day3 #ridelife #ridegiant #thedojolife
  • Sunrise on Mont Ventoux this morning. #tcr2015 #ridelife #corrycycles #outsideisfree #thedojolife #wymtm
  • Left Briançon after lunch after getting velo fitted with new bars. 10 mins down the climb from Check Point 2 #tcr2015 #outsideisfree #ridelife #ridegiant #corrycycles #thedojolife
  • On the Muur Saturday morning. 
#stomping #tcr2015 #corrycycles #thedojolife #ridegiant 
Pic by @alexvoisine
  • Heading out of Verona earlier, into a headwind. #tcr2015 #outsideisfree #corrycycles
  • Pavia / swim times. #tcr2015
  • Oh, there he is. 
#tcr2015 #roadlessridden #outsideisfree
  • Hombre on his own sort of Transcontinental. #tcr2015 #outsideisfree #italliaroadsyoushitme
  • Burn some candles again tonight to try get back on time before check point 3 shuts. Coffee on one side of the road, pizza on the other while a remix of Ymca is booming in the bar behind me #tcr2015 #theroadheapsridden #corrycycles #ridelife #thedojolife #Italia
  • Carbon bar snappage from a few days ago when a truck ran me off the road and I did a little bit Rad Bmx!
  • Looking back down towards Col, Slovenia. Felt like a never-ending climb - lumpy last half. 
#tcr2015 #outsideisfree
  • Hadn't seen this guy since day 1 and rocks up at a servo I'm at for a feed. Crazy Lithuanian! @ratkmari #tcr2015 #corrycycles #repost
  • Across Colle dell Assietta tonight, at one stage saw 2600m. Real rough harsh rocky gravel road, Captains Crossing climb style for 50km. Really some beautiful country I gotta come back to and ride more of! Descended Colle dell Finesterre in the dark, real tricky decent and I'd imagine a magical climb back up! 
Found a pizza bar just out of Susa, plan to eat a heap of pizza and keep riding, a nice night to do so!

#tcr2015 #thedojolife #corrycycles #theroadlessridden #ridelife #ridegiant #outsideisfree
  • Tractor country. No John Deere's yet.
#tcr2015 #corrycycles #outsideisfree #thedojolife #Croatia
  • Tractor country ???? #tcr2015 #outsideisfree #Croatia #tractorcountry
  • You got cola in Croatia? @the_velominati

#tcr2015 #enjoyfranck
  • Another hombre on his own Transcontinental ride. The Fin started in Estonia and rode down through the various countries into Croatia and will eventually back up Slovenia-Italy-Austria-Germany-etc-etc home. Pretty awesome, pretty crazy! 
#tcr2015 #outsideisfree #Croatia #theroadlessridden #surlybikes
  • Got to love getting to a border crossing (Croatia) and being told to ride 45km to an international one to go through. Purely my fault 50km out from the border I decided to go a different way and have a look around and ended up there totally forgetting about borders oops. The officer did point out this to rider over / through so still a good ride! BUT still a long way to go! #tcr2015 #outsideisfree #thedojolife
  • Ever green rolling hills in Slovenia, 390km to go till check point 3 Vukovar, Croatia.

#tcr2015 #ridelife #ridegiant #outsideisfree #corrycycles #thedojolife #wymtm
  • Have gone #AWOL found a detour of half the climbing but a little more distance. Loving it. 
#tcr2015 #outsideisfree
  • Obligatory glamorous mountain peak photo. #tcr2015 #outsideisfree
  • Most chilled out and epic scenic checkpoint so far at Šćepan Polje - Bosnia / Montenegro #tcr2015 #outsideisfree
  • Alot of nothing sometimes but still full of everything.

#tcr2015 #outsideisfree #Croatia
  • Nice sunrise to wake up to over Niksik.

#tcr2015 #bivylife #outsideisfree #thedojolife
  • The only way is up when riding to Macedonia.

#tcr2015 #outsideisfree #corrycycles #thedojolife
  • Found the Espanol in a bar just over the border last night in Greece. And some damn good iced espressos were had. 
#tcr2015 #ridelife #ridegiant #corrycycles #thedojolife
  • Greece / Macedonia last night. #tcr2015
  • Sunset over the hills of Macedonia rode through last night. #tcr2015 #outsideisfree
  • In need of a shower. I know this coast line as highway number 2, Greece. I hope to be back.

#tcr2015 #outsideisfree #ridags #ridelife #theroadlessridden
  • This fella, ran with me for about 3km in Edessa then found a dog to fight. 
#tcr2015 #fightclub
  • Sad, I know.

#tcr2015 #ridags #ridelife #thedojolife #corrycycles #washme
  • I don't know what it is but I get the Australian vibes in Greece. Maybe it's that the traffic are really friendly here, or there are some brands of various things like farming machinery or the rural area I've been riding in reminds me of home. Here Hunters and Collectors were blasting out and felt like a mini St Kilda beach while I ate. Or maybe there's more Greeks in Victoria then in Greece itself? Who knows.. #tcr2015 #ridags #thedojolife
  • Took a tunnel back in Albania. A police man pulled us up at the top first and pretty sure he was drunk as he slurred his way into letting us use the closed lane. #huckit #bombing
  • Welcome to Albania. #tcr2015 #outsideisfree #staygoldponyboy
  • My kind of float.
  • 3am, first meat pie in Europe! #tcr2015
  • Limited edition bidons. Available from any servo.
  • De Muur van Geraardsbergen. So rich in cycling history this cobble berg and we start at the very bottom midnight of the 25th in Geraardsbergen #Flanders #ridelife #corrycycles #tcr2015 #thedojolife #ridegiant #pavécyclingclassics #rhondevanvlaanderen
  • The only way is up. One of my favourite cobbled bergs. It was a pleasure to ride up.
#flanders #corrycycles #thedojolife #ridelife #pavécyclingclassics #rhondevanvlaanderen
  • Btwin village. The bunnings version for all things velo. Test tracks, cycle gyms, and diy repairs or hire a mechanic. Crazy!
  • Canal lyfe.
  • Racecourse Mill on sunrise, -1 degrees was seen. Not bad for a tropical Mackay. 
#outsideisfree #thedojolife #ridelife #wymtm #mackayliving
  • Afternoon delight. Sarina Range. 
#outsideisfree #thedojolife #ridelife
  • Coming down Eungella. 
#rideags #outsideisfree #wymtm
  • South Westerly according to the smoke stack; Marian Mill. 
#outsideisfree #mackayliving #thedojolife
  • flat attack and sugar cane harvesting.. #balnagown #outsideisfree #thedojolife #ridelife #mackayliving
  • old smokey sunset. 
#outsideisfree #mtblackwood #mackayliving
  • Mackay Mountain Marathon, $2k first over the line in 80km / 2400m Platypus Trophy!! Plenty of fire trails and single track in lush rainforest of Eungella National Park. Plus 15km and 40km categories to ride in, pending on experience and ability ????
www.mackaymountainmarathon.com.au 
#corrycycles #mmm15 #ridelife #ridegiant #singletrack #rainforest #visitmackay #eungella #marathonmtb #mackayliving #thedojolife #theroadlessridden #outsideisfree
  • camp life, some deck at Collinsville Showgrounds. #Collinsville
  • da big mango.
#Bowen
  • Christopher Cross 'Ride Like the Wind' stuck in my head and it's been a block headwind for the last 120k's. Not cool Christopher Cross, not cool. 
#thedojolife #rideags #outsideisfree #roadlessridden
  • Dead road, showers, head wind and a small swag of slim dusty choruses stuck in my head. 300 down / 300 to go. #lookingfowardlookingback #outsideisfree #ridelife #thedojolife
  • Oh hello bluey...
  • obligatory old smokey photograph. #outsideisfree #ridelife #thedojolife
  • Eungella on any given Sunday. #outsideisfree #thedojolife #rideags
  • Camp life on a hot Townsville winters day.
#hotrocks24 #ridelife #ridegiant #corrycycles #aceracing #rockwheelers
  • Few hills before coffee. 
#ridelife #corrycycles #foreverbuttphotos 
#wymtm #outsideisfree
  • After work paddle with too much chop to go where we want to go before the sun dives into the sea. #outsideisfree #thedojolife
  • First yog in years. Ela Beach. I hear sometimes called cholera beach.
  • The road less ridden.
  • BMX bandit. #ridelife #thedojolife
  • Riding with the dolphins of kiwi land, sheep. #ridelife #outsideisfree #skippers
  • Down a steep drop, ass on the rear wheel to keep looking ahead over the skinny (quick see something WWIIish below me in the gully - mental note come back and see) with a bit of cx up the pinch.. #ridelife #outsideisfree #png
  • village garden trails are my single track on sunset. #ridelife #outsideisfree #png
  • Riding through the local football fanatics #png @ged4
  • New velo day! A couple more things to add and it'll be complete for the 2015 Transcontinental Race in July. Shout outs and cheers to @giantbikesaus and @corrycycles for this sweet ride and helping out with this adventure to happen. Can't wait to be rolling across pavé, climbing bergs and cols Brussels to Istanbul. ????
#ridelife #corrycycles #ridegiant #outsideisfree #thedojolife #mtblackwood
  • jammin!
  • take off.
  • This guy counting my repeats. He said 3 more, I did 3 more.
  • She's on the run! #challengewanaka #corrycycles #outsideisfree #thedojolife
  • Half ass trying to ride back down from the peak. No avalanches were made. #outsideisfree
  • Treble Cone Ski Station. 1270m. Corrugations up hill suck. #outsideisfree #rideanygivensunday
  • Treble Cone back country and beyond from 2070m. #outsideisfree
  • Lunch break, skippers. #outsideisfree #ridelife #thedojolife #corrycycles @giantbikesaus @giantbikesnz #ridelife
  • Skippers. #outsideisfree
  • JoJo. @jowong125
  • Scampering up for water. #notwoodmansaxe #theroadlessridden
  • And the trail continues up on left. #outsideisfree
  • Big day of adventure. Twisting up the cliff face of the moonlight track. Shotover bungee down on left. #outsideisfree #thedojolife
  • Yeah, right..
  • Gotta love a good snakey switchy
#deansbank #wanaka
  • Goodmorning.
  • Remarkable's climb. #outsideisfree
  • When you see slashed path.. Take it. Gonna be a tuff ride back up. #outsideisfree #thedojolife
  • Circumnavigating old smokey today.. #outsideisfree
  • 26-28 kind of afternoon, mostly in the 28. #eungella #outsideisfree #corrycycles #thedojolife
  • bring back the biff! #outsideisfree
  • I'm Rick James, bitch. #vomotron #ridelife #thedojolife #outsideisfree
  • Days like these; saviour. #ridelife
  • RDO at work, 42 degrees outside and no bitumen road for around 200km. So it's a Always sunny in Philadelphia marathon. 2/4hrs down. #wymtm #festive500 #thedojolife #ridelife #camplife #pilbara #corrycycles #tcr2015
  • Mr @timothybrun gets his first 150km ride in! #northwall #thedojolife #corrycycles #baaf
  • All day riding, Pioneer River. #outsideisfree #mackay
  • #ohgrenno #thedojolife #corrycycles #ridelife #madmtb #dembarz
  • Afternoon up-up-up! #thedojolife #corrycycles #outsideisfree
  • After trail bunch chinese all you can eat with @plister. Full as! Glad to have a tailwind home. #ridelife #ridegiant #corrycycles #madmtb #mackay
  • Them minimal gains, repeats. fast, slow, some brakes, brakeless(ish), repeat.. #dragonsback #madmtb #outsideisfree #ridelife #ridegiant #thedojolife #trails
  • Flatty Saturdays with @timothybrun #coffeeshoptime #thedojolife
  • Afternoon views from Black Mountain. Slippery steep granite climb, squirrelly glowen rotar descent #outsideisfree #ridelife #thedojolife #ridegiant #corrycycles
  • Out on the trails, Karratha sunset.. #outsideisfree #ridelife
  • When in Sarina... #thebigtoad #hubbardwheelsarenotmineborrowing #sarina
  • Few laps of the 6hr on this thing. Pretty sweet ride! #saltedbikes #sandfly #fatbike #madrush #mtb #trails
  • Uh, uh, uh... Good morning, on this day we become legendary
Everything we dreamed of
I'm like the fly Malcolm X, buy any jeans necessary... #outsideisfree
  • Nature calls. 20odd km out. Do enjoy night riding except for kangaroos. Probably worse on a bike then in the car. Car on other side spooks roo, roo near misses car, roo near misses me x4 now. #outsideisfree #transnq #ridelife #ridegiant #whatyoumissedtonight not #wymtm
  • That's a pretty neat sign. Home Hill, 300km / 9.5hrs ride time, I think 10.5 total. Was actually the quickest 100 so far but had to stop halfway for 20mins feeling crook & a spew #sharetheroad
  • Big Mango means halfway. 200km / 6hrs so far on the new velo. So I thought I'd have ago at riding to Townsville on it's maiden voyage. Cheers to Ev, Lou and the team at Corry Cycles! Good to be back on a defy, pretty comfy, will ride this thing all day! #ridelife #ridegiant #outsideisfree #transnq @jaguaraustralia #corrycycles @loulou_see @giantbikesaus
  • evening roll, flame in the sky. #lng #pilbara
  • It's a desolate country. Millstream NP, Western Australia. #pilbara #outsideisfree
  • Karratha. More trails than roads. Should have brought the mtb. #pilbara
  • The #laulau tree. View over #Lorengau #outsideisfree #png
  • #laulau #yum like a mix between lychee and a pear, eat like an apple..
  • Day 1. Shit. Sydney to Culburra Beach. Picked the right day to be heading off for 7 days on the bike. Head in land tomorrow for the alps. #creditcardride #sydtomelbs
  • Coming down Royal National Park into Seacliff(?) #creditcardride #sydtomelbs #outsideisfree #ridelife #day1
  • Yesterday Day 5. Corryong to Omeo. 150km / 2200m. Around 75km of dirt across some beautiful alpine country.. #outsideisfree #creditcardride #sydtomelbs #ridelife @giantbicycles #wymtm #vicalps @giantbikesaus @corrycycles
  • Marto's come to conclusions #sworks means sometimes works #sydtomelbs #creditcardride  #specialized
  • Seacliff. Nice, cold and wet. Almost brakeless. 90 odd km on empty stomach before breakfast #starving #outsideisfree #creditcardride #sydtomelbs #ridelife #colnago #giantbikes
  • Can tell we're from North Queensland, brought our good shoes for Melbourne, tied em on the back.. #doubleplugged #outsideisfree #sydtomelbs #day1 #creditcardride #corrycycles
  • Been a great setup so far. Miss my #defy for these long rides though... #revelatedesigns #ridelife #sydtomelbs #creditcardride @giantbicycles #tcradvancedsl @revelatedesigns
  • Riding to Falls Music Festival, Byron Bay. Stopping partway up Tomewin range for fruit.. #goldcoasthinterland #fallsfestival #fruitstall #wymtm #outsideisfree #fallsfestival
  • #echidna on the #trails #madmtbclub #outsideisfree
  • 5am #bunch #canecountry #sugarmill #outsideisfree #mackay #storm brewing. #notbeachroad @outsideisfree
  • Get that feeling that mumma brown is close by.. #snake
  • Coming down #pinemountain overlooking to #bluemountain across the #nebo savannah.. #fireroads #trails #ridegiant #mackay
  • Work is done. Sun is going down, off to find a mountain to climb.. #mtb #pinemountain #weareofftocandymountaincharlie #trails #nightride #nebo #outsideisfree
  • #river2reef charity ride. Great day out, strung out, hitting it hard! And then some more after.. #mackay #pioneervalley #outsideisfree #saturday  #bunchie
  • slow roll to club champs.. #goodmorning #canecountry #outsidisfree
  • Waiting for 2km long train to go by.. #training #trainspotting #middleofnowhere
  • good morning sunshine, from a nice 70km ride in #canecountry to waiting for #coffeeshopbunch to roll through... #slade @gemsala #territory #lambertsbeach #ridelife #ridegiant #outsideisfree
  • View from @benlawton86 house. I hate climbing up your #road #hill #vomotron #views #seaforth #mtblackwood
  • Loop out to Mt Blackwood to start some #base #training turned into #cornetto time at the #servo #darylbraithwaite afternoon #horses
  • Wednesday morning beaches, hills & coffee. #eimeo #stomp #innercitypressure
  • #outsideisfree #canecountry #habanaloop
  • Boostin
  • Rollercoaster, come on
  • Shattered
  • going on a trail hunt
  • honeyeater lookout #trails
  • honeyeater lookout #trails
  • Around the corner... vomotronberg