Not sure about you. But from this rider’s experience, structured high-intensity turbo training can work a treat, especially when used in a block as preparation for a burst of hard racing. Just a shame it’s so damn boring, right? Until a week ago I only really considered using the trainer when the weather was diabolical … More USER REVIEW : ZWIFT
Just like every new year since way back when Adam and Eve finished 1-2 in the Garden of Eden Club Championship, 2015 is sure to see its share of ‘new’ stuff in cycling. After a bit of dabbling on the fringes in 2014, the use of on-board cameras is likely to really ramp up as … More Online training: the next big thing?
Christmas in Australia is pretty awesome for a road cyclist. An extended break from work. Warm weather. Loads of daylight. And generally a lot less traffic. Unlike our northern hemisphere brethren who are typically cooped up in frigid garages or, at best, spin classes, we can hit the roads to our heart’s content day after … More Oh what pain it is to ride
Sure, it may not hurt. But it’s still one of the worst feelings in the world. That first moment when you feel that first tickle in the back of your throat; the pathetically faint yet undeniable tickle that tells you to batten down the hatches and grab the orange juice and echinacea (I’m hoping it … More Is your throat above or below your neck?
Yep, Strava is polarising. Indeed for every cyclist who swears by it there’s another out there more inclined to swear at it, with nothing but contempt for its very existence. By way of full disclosure I should point out, while I have no connection to Strava whatsoever, I fall very much into the former group. … More Why kudos is king
No need to look at the clock radio. Your internal body clock tells you it’s 4:45am. And it most certainly is. Time to rise and prepare for your ubiquitous early morning ride. Except that unlike the previous six months, the season has most certainly changed in recent weeks, and the chill on your nose and … More The Sirens
Riding like a maniac for thirty consecutive days might make you feel like a badass and impress your mum, but it won’t necessarily make you faster. It’s counter intuitive, alright. Especially when, as a hopelessly obsessed road cyclist, all you want to do is spend as much time as you possibly can in the saddle, … More Want to speed up? Slow down.
“Seriously, I’d rather bang my cock in a car door for an hour than use the $%#@ing trainer.” Sydney cyclist lamenting the weather on a rainy Saturday morning. I guess he doesn’t like using the trainer then? PHOTO: http://inrng.com/2013/10/indoor-turbo-trainer-review/
“We don’t race for sheep stations in a club race….but you aren’t even racing for the sheep dip on a training ride.” Wise words in response to a growing chorus of concern at the reckless way some riders are approaching a certain club’s mid-week training rides in Sydney. If you want to race…enter a race!
A few weeks ago I posted about the influx of new – and newly-returned – riders that typically arrive at the start of a new year (New Year, New Riders to Look Out For). Whilst that particular post was largely praising the restraint shown by several experienced riders in a race situation who were only … More Bunch safety rant