You okay, mate?

We may get a bad rap from motorists sometimes. But cyclists really are the good Samaritans of the roadways. Helping a stranger on the side of the road with a puncture. Sharing an energy gel or bidon with someone who’s on the brink of bonking. Lending a spare tube or CO2 cartridge even if it’s … More You okay, mate?

The $400 nail

Writing this in a motorbike repairer’s workshop. My recent run of pedal-powered bike punctures has, as of late yesterday, spread to my petrol-powered bike…and it’s far more annoying this time. Forget ruining a $50 GP4000s. One nail in my 5-month old Pirrelli = $400. Boom goes the Melbourne Cup betting fund. Not to mention a … More The $400 nail