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.
Watching results filter through from the first two days of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin has been a somewhat frustrating experience. Yes, Australia picked up silver and bronze medals in the team sprints on opening night. But it was the results from two of our blue-ribbon Tokyo medal prospects, the men’s … More OPINION: The short-sightedness of Australia’s Tokyo Track Obsession
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
There are many recurring conversations in road cycling. Leg shaving. Tyre choice. PEDs and TUEs. Gear ratios. Coffee preference. The list goes on. But one of the more common conversations I’ve heard a fair bit over the years goes along the lines of this: “Yeah, I’d love to race, but it’s way too dangerous. I’d … More The great danger myth
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
Great win overnight by BMC’s Greg Van Avermaert, outsprinting the reigning World Champion Peter Sagan for the win in the 2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. But even greater than his race is surely his prize… a small child in a bear suit?! If you’d like to see some of the other stranger trophies in world cycling, … More Lions, salamis and small children
And with that the latest Aussie road cycling summer has come to an end. As always there’s been no shortage of highlights and talking points. Top of our list were the epic rides by Jack Bobridge to claim his second National title at Mount Buninyong in early January and Simon Gerrans’ win on (Corkscrew Road) … More Goodbye Summer, Hello Spring
Coping with the most serious crash of my cycling life and a mangled shoulder…Part 1. Surgery and immediate aftermath, December 2015 “This is a big injury, Peter.” It’s never good when your surgeon frowns. His previously jovial tone had changed considerably from the previous week, with CT scans confirming I’d managed to inflict a decidedly … More The long road back: Part 1