Back in 2007 Geoff Barrett was just an anonymous education consultant who, like the rest of us, enjoyed cycling in his spare time. But over the past seven years this likeable Western Australian has become one of the most recognisable fans in world cycling, perhaps behind only the ubiquitous and seemingly ageless Diablo himself, Didi Senft. Geoff … More Crikey! Who will he support now?
So, I thought I’d try exploring a private road I’d never ridden before this morning alongside some local heritage parklands in the Sydney suburb of Concord. Turns out it was a dead end and, worse, it was also home to a rather feisty magpie. He attacked me out of the blue the first time. But … More Magpie 6, cyclist nil
Yep. There are dolphins watching Contador’s press conference. Must be Flipper’s Spanish cousins…
Last week I rode around Bondi with a club-mate who, in all seriousness, must’ve had the noisiest brakes since Fausto Coppi was a boy. No need to look back when Lee was slowing down at the traffic lights; it sounded like there was a B-double on my tail. However, having just returned from a very … More Mother Nature, you’ve done it again
Australia is rather a large island with a spectacular array of places to turn your pedals. Whether home for you is Adelaide or Canberra, Sydney or Perth, Hobart or Brisbane, virtually all of our major cities sit within easy reach of some truly magnificent riding, not to mention the bulk of our regional centres. Then, … More Many mountains to climb
It’s almost Melbourne Cup time. So just for fun, here’s a little film showing what happens when a pro cyclist (two time Lanterne Rouge winner, Jimmy Capser) takes on a horse. Granted, this nag has a buggy to pull unlike the horses on Tuesday. But it’s interesting to compare the two nonetheless. Giddyup.
A final pic from the final podium of the Tour of Beijing. I just love this panda. But you know what? I love the fact the Chinese let him/her do it even more. Not everything gets censored.
Cycling is so relaxing. Even dogs get it.
Finally it happened. In a family of cyclists I guess it was only a matter of time before one of us would come a cropper. On Saturday morning my 6-year old son became to the first of us to break a bone in pursuit of bike racing glory, sadly smashing into the tarmac on a … More Lizard 1. Boy 0.
Admist all the new socks, undies and other Father’s Day celebrations, let’s not forget it’s also the first day of Spring here in Australia. Which of course means one thing: cranky magpies.