The great danger myth

There are many recurring conversations in road cycling. Leg shaving. Tyre choice. PEDs and TUEs. Gear ratios. Coffee preference. The list goes on. But one of the more common conversations I’ve heard a fair bit over the years goes along the lines of this: “Yeah, I’d love to race, but it’s way too dangerous. I’d … More The great danger myth

Grand. Canaria.

RIDE REVIEW: Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands Dogs, not birds. I’m reliably informed, rather than the yellow birds of the same name, dogs are in fact what the Canary Islands are named after. As in canine. True or not, according to Wikipedia the name Islas Canarias is likely derived from the Latin name ‘Canariae Insulae’, meaning ‘Island … More Grand. Canaria.

Dear Australia

Dear Australia, Okay cobbers. This isn’t funny any more. Stabbings? Riders being intentionally rammed by cars? Full bottles being pelted from car windows? Supposedly mature adults publicly making light of life-threatening behaviour against cyclists as if we somehow deserve it simply for being there? I wanted to say a few things before any more innocent … More Dear Australia

SOCIAL MEDIA & CYCLING SAFETY: The never-ending cycle

Why it’s hard NOT to comment in social media on issues surrounding cycling safety. “Stop *%$ing riding two abreast!” “Pay rego if you want equal rights!” “Roads were made for cars!” “Get on the footpath where you belong!” “Cyclists should get the $%#@ off our roads!” “You deserve to be run over you lycra toads!” … More SOCIAL MEDIA & CYCLING SAFETY: The never-ending cycle

What price a life?

Last December, a promising young doctor’s life was snuffed out while riding her bicycle on Mona Vale Road on Sydney’s upper north shore. Last Tuesday, the motorist who pled guilty to negligently turning his car into her path, thus causing the fatal collision, was slapped on the wrist by the Downing Centre Local Court. The … More What price a life?

The enduring beauty of suffering for charity

What? Endure for a Cure, 12-Hour Charity Ride When? 7am to 7pm, 20 October 2017 Where? Sydney Motor Sport Park (Northern Circuit) Organiser? Children’s Cancer Institute THE HEAVENS Mother Nature has a twisted sense of humour. Sydney hadn’t seen rain in well over 4 months. The weather was glorious the day before. It was sunny the … More The enduring beauty of suffering for charity