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
With plenty of confusion about the soon-to-be-implemented cycling laws in NSW, Carbon Addiction sought out the man behind the changes to get the facts straight with an exclusive one-on-one interview*. Not sure it worked, but here’s what he had to say anyway… CA: Thanks for your time Minister. DG: Thanks for dropping by. Find a … More BOGUS INTERVIEW: DUNCAN GAY*
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?
No, it’s not new. But it’s still worth watching again. And again. The tone is wonderful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euu2QRIuEPk&sns=em
Despite a shameful social media maelstrom and rampant speculation in the past 24 hours, it’s still unclear what caused the shocking accident that left six road cyclists injured in Sydney yesterday am. Which is precisely why I wanted to post this right now, for the issue of cycling safety on open roads is far bigger … More 10 things I wish would happen
“I have been inner-city riding for decades and I approach it the same way as I would walking thru a pub full of aggressive drunks swinging iron bars. If you get hit, it’s simply your fault for not paying attention and taking precautionary measures…. ie: The ‘law’ or who’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ has got nothing … More Classic Rider Quote #95
“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!
Even national heroes have close calls on the roads. Imagine being the fool who took out Anna Meares? Fortunately the legend of Aussie track cycling lives to ride another day.
As someone who’s had a melanoma himself, this is a pretty disturbing photo. Maybe the makers (and wearers) of mesh jerseys need to rethink things. I can foresee lawsuits in years to come, where riders seek damages from the UCI and/or team management for providing them with unsafe working equipment and conditions. Look what’s happening … More Burning issue for riders
It’s hard to beat a good infographic. This one’s about bike safety. Sure, it’s not Australian but no doubt plenty of this stuff is pretty relevant here all the same. Worth a read.