Ride on the road long enough and it’s almost inevitable you’ll be hit by a car, or know someone who has been. Sadly, like many reading this post, I know far too many whose lives have been forever changed due to the inattention, or more intentional misdeeds, of an errant motorist. Watching them, and their … More Why forgiveness shouldn’t eliminate consequences
MY LIFE AS A MIDDLE-AGED HATE FIGURE Collingwood supporters. Almost from the moment their club was formed way back in February 1892, the black and white army has set the gold standard when it comes to being the object of Australian hatred. It’s a proud mantle, certainly hard-earned, rivalled perhaps only by incumbent Prime Ministers. … More FEAR & LOATHING IN LYCRA
Let me start this post with a confession. I have precisely zero idea who that guy is who rode straight through that red light in front of you the other day. Just like you don’t know every car driver who speeds past you on the freeway. This is a big country you know, around 25 … More ‘All’ cyclists
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!