It is with great sadness that I announce that I am unable to continue with this blog.
I had the most amazing experience running the Dandenong Ranges, and in order to continually come up with new and unique content, I needed to challenge myself. To push myself to find new challenges, and to ride new roads, and did some of the most incredible rides, and along the way met some truly amazing and wonderful people.
It was never easy, and at times a thankless task. I was the writer, photographer, editor, marketing guru and everything in-between. The Dandenong Ranges easily cost me tens of thousands of dollars to run once you added up camera equipment, domain costs, petrol costs to get to and from remote locations, and all of the other associated costs involved with running a site like this, but I always felt that it was worth it, as I loved how I was able to share my love and passion for cycling.
Looking back, I don’t know how I did it. I work 50 hours/six days a week, and on top of this I was spending some very late nights. Usually spending between 20-30 hours a week running the Dandenong Ranges on a $0 budget.
It was worth it, and I can look back with a sense of pride at all that I have achieved within the local cycling community, and would like to extend a big thankyou to all of the wonderful people who have followed this blog over the years. I can only hope that I’ve been able to open your eyes to some of the truly amazing places out there to ride.
I cannot begin to thank you enough for all of the warm support that has been offered to me over the years, and to all of those who have helped in any way with putting together the Dandenong Ranges. You guy’s are legends! I’ve never been able to thank you all enough.
All good things must come to an end. Alas, I must bid you all a fond adieu. Those that know me, know that I love a good climb. The next time you pit yourself against a formidable climb. Remember the Dandenong Ranges and what it stood for, and get out there to ride.
“After all, tomorrow is another day!” – Gone with the wind