Other people’s bikes & guide dogs

I’m not going to lie. One of the great pleasures of being a cycling journalist is getting paid to ride other people’s bikes. Sure, there’s always a bit of mild anxiety about the ramifications of crashing them (something I’ve unfortunately done twice), but generally speaking it’s a pretty awesome privilege and one you never take … More Other people’s bikes & guide dogs

Grand. Canaria.

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.

DOWNLOAD TODAY: ‘Etape 2’, the new eBook from Carbon Addiction

Three years since the first book came out in late 2013, it’s finally here. The all-new Carbon Addiction eBook, Etape 2. If you enjoy this blog, you’re sure to find this a great read. It includes updates to many of the stories that have appeared here over the past few years, some new stuff, plus a dozen or so of … More DOWNLOAD TODAY: ‘Etape 2’, the new eBook from Carbon Addiction

The who, what & why of QLD’s cycling safety trials

The following article was actually slated to appear in the upcoming issue of Bicycling Australia. But as sometimes happens, there were too many articles and not enough pages. It’s a fair bit longer than the usual posts here, but if you’ve ever tried to get a handle on exactly what is happening in the Sunshine State … More The who, what & why of QLD’s cycling safety trials

Cadel 2.0

Late last year, I was fortunate enough to spend several hours with Australia’s first, and only, Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans, at his Australian home town of Barwon Heads. Here’s a link to the piece that appears in the current issue of Bicycling Magazine, with some superb photos from the very talented Eamon Fitzpatrick… … More Cadel 2.0