More than any Men’s road race in recent Worlds memory, 2018 shapes as a wonderful lottery. Not dissimilar to finding the winner of the Melbourne Cup, you can make a solid enough argument for 30+ riders. So what will happen on Sunday night? We have no idea. But here’s what our crystal ball is suggesting … More Welcome to Höll: 2018 World Champs Preview
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
Of the many, many things I love about cycling, one has nothing to do with me. All the same, it never fails to bring a beaming smile to my face. It’s the simple, and no doubt nostalgic, joy of seeing new riders discover the beauty of the bike and fall in love with it, just … More The transformation cycle
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.
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?
Right upfront, I am not the dieting type. I do not need to lose weight. I consider myself to be fitter than 95% of the adult population. But when my partner recently suggested we do a one-month cleansing diet known as Whole30, I figured why not give it crack. As I write this I’m on … More Paleo vs Cyclist
It’s been five years since Carbon Addiction began. In that time we’ve grown from an occasional blog to to a highly active Facebook community, Instagram feed and no less than two e-books. Today marks another important step in our evolution with the launch of our first ever podcast. You can listen to right now, free, … More Carbon Addiction – The Podcast!
The average American knows three things about bike racing: the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and doping.” This is just one of several candid observations made yesterday by Ashley Halsey from The Washington Post (click to read the whole thing), looking towards the 2015 UCI Road World Championships to be held later this year in Richmond, Virginia. On the … More Classic Cycling Quotes #119
WTF? You want to live in a velodrome?
Genocide and sex offenders. Not really the first things that spring to mind when you think of elite cycling. Yet they sit side-by-side at the core of one of the more extraordinary stories I’ve come across in cycling, Tim Lewis’ remarkable book plotting the rise of the Rwandan cycling team from the ashes of the Hutu … More BOOK REVIEW: Land of Second Chances, The Impossible Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team