Which road to take?

  It’s a dilemma facing middle-aged club racers all over Australia. You’re good, but you could be better. You’re fit, but you could be fitter. If only you had the time… There comes a time in every club racing cyclist’s life when he or she has to make a choice. Before you are two roads. … More Which road to take?

Why kudos is king

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

Classic Rider Quotes #92

“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!

Split personality

Any other carbon addicts out there suffering from an identity crisis? It occurred to me this morning as I was racing in Sydney how much I love it. Fast, furious, technically challenging and all over in less than an hour. It’s the Twenty20 cricket of road cycling. At the same time, however, of late I’ve also … More Split personality