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
Paleo vs Cyclist: THE VERDICT As you may recall, I recently particpated in a bit of a nutritional experiment. It involved following a diet known as Whole30 – like paleo but even stricter. It wasn’t to lose weight, but more as a general body cleanse. It was an interesting experience to say the least, and … More O Power, Where Art Thou?
Right upfront, I am not the dieting type. I do not need to lose weight. I consider myself to be fitter than 95% of the adult population. But when my partner recently suggested we do a one-month cleansing diet known as Whole30, I figured why not give it crack. As I write this I’m on … More Paleo vs Cyclist
It’s been five years since Carbon Addiction began. In that time we’ve grown from an occasional blog to to a highly active Facebook community, Instagram feed and no less than two e-books. Today marks another important step in our evolution with the launch of our first ever podcast. You can listen to right now, free, … More Carbon Addiction – The Podcast!
Look, I’m not poor. But nor am I rich. In a sport where holding on to the bunch is a key survival strategy this is proving something of a problem right now. You see, my current carbon steed is approaching 5 years old. It’s a great bike, versatile, comfortable to ride, fast(ish). We’ve travelled 30,000km+ together … More Keeping up with the peloton
So, we were talking about the perils of club racing over coffee this morning. One of my riding mates, Denis, mentions a guy who’s a complete shocker, due to his habit of taking questionable lines through corners and riding erratically, in general: “We actually call him Star Trek, because he goes where no man has … More Classic Cycling Quotes #133
1. Richie Porte was in a class of his own when the road tilted upward. We never saw him at the Nationals this year and his revised summer program seems to have worked a treat. It’s only early days, but there’s a noticeably different swagger about the Tasmanian at the moment, and the signs are … More 6 observations from the TDU
Having just wrapped up two highly enjoyable weeks of riding in and around Brisbane for the festive season, it would be remiss not to provide some observations. Here are my thoughts on riding in the River City – in summer. 1) Earlier the better Yes, it’s humid pretty much all the time. But once the sun hits … More 5 things I’ve learned about riding in Brisbane
Happy anniversary. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the worst crash of my cycling life over in California, resulting in major shoulder surgery, plenty of titanium and more painkillers in a year than I’ve taken in the rest of my life combined. The first few months of rehab were pretty rough, a crazy ride in … More The long road back: Part 20
It’s just over fortnight since I was fortunate enough to participate in the inaugural staging of the Bowral Classic – a 3,000-rider strong gran fondo in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. While the bulk of the ride (aside from the near zero degree temperatures at the starting line) was rather enjoyable, there was one … More Nasty little bastards