If you follow the Tour de France, you already know Dieter ‘Didi’ Senft. Maybe not by name, but certainly by sight. He’s the bearded nut-job we see pretty much every year by the roadside dressed as El Diablo. Since making his first appearance at the 1993 Tour, in his own eccentric way Senft has now … More Better the Deiter you know
Geraint Thomas is well known for his candour. Here he eloquently explains the finer details of why Team GB couldn’t quite deliver as Australia claimed the rainbow stripes in the men’s Team Pursuit today 😉
Overheard at a recent post-ride coffee stop. Hard to argue with him, really. “The most important thing I’ve learned over the years? Don’t keep your butt cream in the same drawer as the hair gel.”
Had a good laugh over coffee this morning with a few of the guys from Australia’s largest masters-only cycling club, Waratah Masters CC. Given many of their members, well, aren’t exactly spring chickens – with the various ailments and health issues such ‘life experience’ invariably brings – one chap, Dennis, suggested perhaps the club needed a new … More Classic Cycling Quotes #125
I guess I’m an okay climber. Certainly nowhere (remotely) near great. But not terrible, either. Barring very rare days when the moons enigmatically align, you’ll find me inconspicuously tucked somewhere in the middle of the bunch and Strava leader boards. It’s a similar story with my sprinting, descending and general bike handling. So, it was … More The steepest of challenges
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?
Waratahs Cycling Club member #1: “One of the great things about our club is we have a defibrillator for the riders.” Waratahs Cycling Club member #2: “Members only…!” Waratahs Cycling Club member #3: “Of course by the time you check their licence they might be dead.” Typical post-ride coffee banter for a veterans’ cycling club … More Classic Cycling Quotes #118
Chatting over a post-ride coffee this morning a mate, Andrew C, reminded me that last year I used Strava to track my Christmas shopping expedition to the local shopping centre (see below). For fun, he tried it himself when shopping for pressies with his own kids earlier in the month. Little did he know how useful that data … More Use for Strava #76
WTF? You want to live in a velodrome?
There’s funny. Then there’s cycling team photos. Of course things are a little different nowadays.