Keeping up with the peloton

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

Pilot’s Licence

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

Australian cycling performance of the year?

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?

MacAskill rides Epecuén

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?