RIDE REVIEW: Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands Dogs, not birds. I’m reliably informed, rather than the yellow birds of the same name, dogs are in fact what the Canary Islands are named after. As in canine. True or not, according to Wikipedia the name Islas Canarias is likely derived from the Latin name ‘Canariae Insulae’, meaning ‘Island … More Grand. Canaria.
What? Endure for a Cure, 12-Hour Charity Ride When? 7am to 7pm, 20 October 2017 Where? Sydney Motor Sport Park (Northern Circuit) Organiser? Children’s Cancer Institute THE HEAVENS Mother Nature has a twisted sense of humour. Sydney hadn’t seen rain in well over 4 months. The weather was glorious the day before. It was sunny the … More The enduring beauty of suffering for charity
Having just wrapped up two highly enjoyable weeks of riding in and around Brisbane for the festive season, it would be remiss not to provide some observations. Here are my thoughts on riding in the River City – in summer. 1) Earlier the better Yes, it’s humid pretty much all the time. But once the sun hits … More 5 things I’ve learned about riding in Brisbane
It’s just over fortnight since I was fortunate enough to participate in the inaugural staging of the Bowral Classic – a 3,000-rider strong gran fondo in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. While the bulk of the ride (aside from the near zero degree temperatures at the starting line) was rather enjoyable, there was one … More Nasty little bastards
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
Part 5: If headaches persist… Man, I’m still taking a lot of painkillers, both for headaches and the shoulder itself. My GP suggested maybe I should take even more last week too, and stronger ones, to get more mobile. Not too keen though, as they really mess me around. Ice continues to be my best … More The long road back: Part 5
Everesting is in. It seems every weekend someone I know is doing it – well, at least trying to do it. But not me. Despite the occasional fantasy of summiting my local Col de Chiswick 258 times in the one ride, I’m nothing if not a two-wheeled realist. The simple fact is 8,848m is more … More Who’s up for a Kilamanjaro?
I get to speak to some pretty impressive people each year. But this guy might just take the biscuit. I wrote the following article for Bicycling Australia magazine earlier this year. It profiles a pretty incredible kiwi guy by the name of Jeremy Scott who a few years ago decided to ride home to New Zealand. From London. http://bicyclingaustralia.com.au/2014/06/hearten … More Hearten the #*&@ Up
The following guest blog is written by a good riding mate of mine, Gavin, who until this year lived in Sydney but now calls Atlanta home. He’s actually the one who introduced me to road cycling about six years ago, something for which I will be forever grateful. Great to get his thoughts on the differences between … More North vs South: one rider, two hemispheres
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