Not sure about you. But from this rider’s experience, structured high-intensity turbo training can work a treat, especially when used in a block as preparation for a burst of hard racing. Just a shame it’s so damn boring, right? Until a week ago I only really considered using the trainer when the weather was diabolical … More USER REVIEW : ZWIFT
I guess I’m an okay climber. Certainly nowhere (remotely) near great. But not terrible, either. Barring very rare days when the moons enigmatically align, you’ll find me inconspicuously tucked somewhere in the middle of the bunch and Strava leader boards. It’s a similar story with my sprinting, descending and general bike handling. So, it was … More The steepest of challenges
So, barely three days into 2015 and there’s a global cluster f**k of confusion erupting on every cycling addict’s favourite app, Strava. Sure it may be a colossal first world problem, but I really don’t get why the whole 2015 KOM was necessary in the first place. I know we’re all ‘cup whores’ and derive no end … More KOM WTF
Just like every new year since way back when Adam and Eve finished 1-2 in the Garden of Eden Club Championship, 2015 is sure to see its share of ‘new’ stuff in cycling. After a bit of dabbling on the fringes in 2014, the use of on-board cameras is likely to really ramp up as … More Online training: the next big thing?
Chatting over a post-ride coffee this morning a mate, Andrew C, reminded me that last year I used Strava to track my Christmas shopping expedition to the local shopping centre (see below). For fun, he tried it himself when shopping for pressies with his own kids earlier in the month. Little did he know how useful that data … More Use for Strava #76
Regular contributor and follower of Carbon Addiction, Dennis, from Brisbane has brought to our attention surely one of the most remarkable Aussie cycling performances of 2014, completed recently in the Rapha Rising Three Ranges Challenge, on Strava. The challenge, which many of you folks were no doubt part of, was to climb 8,800m in just … More Australian cycling performance of the year?
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
We live in an age of ‘stuff’. And stuff needs a name. But given the proliferation of largely commoditised stuff that inhabits our lives, be it tomato sauce, jeans or bar tape, it’s seen an equal proliferation in brands and sub-brands – and cycling is certainly not immune. Surnames alone simply don’t cut it any … More The Name Game
After some pretty candid conversations with a few riding mates from Canberra yesterday, I’m wondering if you can glean anything about a cycling club and/or event from the shape of its race circuit(s) and, specifically, the overhead satellite view? No idea if much will come of it, but in coming weeks I’m going to explore … More What does your course say about you?
A short film from French American, Yann-Yves O’Hayon-Crosby, inspired by the Rapha Festive 500 challenge on Strava.