Am I too close to the front? Yeah, there’s a long way to go in this thing. Only takes one of the leaders to swing off and I’m in the breeze. Way too soon. Need to ease back and keep the matches dry. I don’t have that many to begin with these days; Father Time … More A Sunday spin.
PRISM launches centralised racing platform, Buncheur, and it’s free. If there’s anything guaranteed to get up our nose, it’s burglars. If there’s anything guaranteed to get us excited, it’s club racing. So, with this in mind, we were intrigued when we were recently contacted by Prism Hubbardproof Apparel about a new initiative they’ve just launched … More The end of burglars?
Lucky enough to spend last night taking snaps at the opening round of Lidcombe-Auburn CC’s twilight crits for 2018/19. Perfect weather, amazing light, good sized fields. What more could a photographer want? Newington Armory near Sydney Olympic Park is a great little circuit, short, slick and ridiculously picturesque. If you’re in Sydney and haven’t raced … More GALLERY: Twilight Crits @ Newington Armory
It’s a dilemma facing middle-aged club racers all over Australia. You’re good, but you could be better. You’re fit, but you could be fitter. If only you had the time… There comes a time in every club racing cyclist’s life when he or she has to make a choice. Before you are two roads. … More Which road to take?
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
Curious moment yesterday during the Elite Women’s criterium at the 2016 ATEC Expo at Sydney Olympic Park. Lidcombe-Auburn rider Joanna (who also happened to be overall Race Director) suffered a mechanical with a few laps to go. Who was there to help change her wheel? None of other than her hubby Steve, who just happened to … More Hurry up, Dear.
Not sure what it’s like where you live. But here in NSW there’s been plenty of chat and, yes, aggravation in 2015 with regards to the wearing of registered club kit in bike races. Over the past few years there’s been a noticeable rise in the number of ‘sponsored teams’, whereby club members race in … More Return of the sponsored team kit saga…
Name: Heffron Park Distance: 2km Location: Maroubra, Sydney Used by: Randwick Botany CC, SUVelo, Eastern Suburbs CC, Waratahs CC, Cycling NSW etc Fastest lap time on Strava: 2:29 @ 49km/h average. Initial analysis: One of the more historic crit venues in NSW, the circuit has hosted many of Australia’s finest riders over the years and was named … More #2 Heffron Park: ‘The Dinosaur’
After some pretty candid conversations with a few riding mates from Canberra yesterday, I’m wondering if you can glean anything about a cycling club and/or event from the shape of its race circuit(s) and, specifically, the overhead satellite view? No idea if much will come of it, but in coming weeks I’m going to explore … More What does your course say about you?
“We don’t race for sheep stations in a club race….but you aren’t even racing for the sheep dip on a training ride.” Wise words in response to a growing chorus of concern at the reckless way some riders are approaching a certain club’s mid-week training rides in Sydney. If you want to race…enter a race!