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?
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
This weekend my club has been hosting its biggest junior road event of the year, the Telstra Junior Tour of Sydney. While none of my own kids were riding, I put my hand up to help out and promptly found myself ride chaperoning about twenty 12-year olds around the Eastern Creek race track in Sydney’s west … More The day I was dropped by a bunch of 12-year olds
Fair to say in the last 72 hours there’s been an avalanche of comment and debate resulting from the shocking bike/car incidents in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide in recent days – not to mention Monday’s taxi dooring in Melbourne. Social media trolls aside, if anything good is to come of these incidents, here’s the thing. … More Now what?
Okay, she’s a bit OTT at times. But I thought this was a great presentation all the same. Love the video from the kid’s helmet at 1:10. The pure joy of riding.
So, I rode my slowest ever lap of Landsdowne Park on the weekend. I must have been around that undulating circuit over 500 times in the last few years – but never quite as slowly as Saturday morning when at one stage, I even stopped and hopped off for a couple of minutes. Due to … More Sometimes the tortoise has all the fun
You may recall a while back I quoted a rider who confessed he didn’t want to have a second child until he’d saved enough for a new carbon aero wheelset. Well, this morning I was delighted to see this very same rider has indeed landed himself a gleaming new set of 50mm full carbon Bontrager … More Classic Rider Quote #77
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.
“Have another kid? Nah, I need to get a new wheelset before we do that.” Overhead on this morning’s bunch ride at Sydney Olympic Park.