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
I’ve long subscribed to the theory that, regardless how old or mature we think we’ve grown, deep down we’re still just 12 year olds. We still enjoy corny jokes. We still gorge ourselves on too much dessert when given the slightest opportunity. We still get a chuckle when someone farts. And, as I discovered recently, we still get a … More Return of the BMX bandit
Each year a small but select group of elite track cyclists park their solo ambitions to achieve something very special alongside someone who, quite literally, couldn’t do it without them. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to speak with one of the rising stars of Aussie track cycling, South Australia’s Steph Morton, to explore the inspirational … More Pilot’s Licence
Met a bloke at Heffron Park in Sydney this morning, Joe, who was telling me he’s lost an incredible 76kg in about a year of riding (he was 147kg, now he’s a very fit looking 71kg). He finished second in the E-grade race this morning, and will surely be getting the handicapper’s shoulder tap pretty … More Classic Cycling Quotes #116
I get to speak to some pretty impressive people each year. But this guy might just take the biscuit. I wrote the following article for Bicycling Australia magazine earlier this year. It profiles a pretty incredible kiwi guy by the name of Jeremy Scott who a few years ago decided to ride home to New Zealand. From London. http://bicyclingaustralia.com.au/2014/06/hearten … More Hearten the #*&@ Up
Such a bloody simple idea. A 100-yard drag race. We should organise an event like this. Be super interesting to see who comes out on top. The pocket rockets or the big boys? Roadie or fixie or MTB? Hmmmmm. (click the pic to see the vid). http://vimeo.com/channels/velocitylife/98672142
This happened back in 2008, incredible handling skills under the circumstances. Woah.
Regular contributor and follower of Carbon Addiction, Dennis, from Brisbane has brought to our attention surely one of the most remarkable Aussie cycling performances of 2014, completed recently in the Rapha Rising Three Ranges Challenge, on Strava. The challenge, which many of you folks were no doubt part of, was to climb 8,800m in just … More Australian cycling performance of the year?
Welcome to Mr MacAskill’s latest feast for the senses, this time shot amongst the ruins of Epecuén, an abandoned spa town in Argentina that was never rebuilt after being engulfed by a seiche, or standing wave, in November 1985. Is it just me, or does the road at the start look remarkably like the straight at Heffron?
To date the 2014 Giro d’Italia has been pretty amazing (if you’re an Australian), with multiple stage wins, pink jerseys and the promise of even more to come. But amidst all the parochial bias, I have to say I think this photo taken a couple of days ago on Stage 9 has been my highlight … More Marriage made in (cycling) heaven