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?
Christmas in Australia is pretty awesome for a road cyclist. An extended break from work. Warm weather. Loads of daylight. And generally a lot less traffic. Unlike our northern hemisphere brethren who are typically cooped up in frigid garages or, at best, spin classes, we can hit the roads to our heart’s content day after … More Oh what pain it is to ride
Riding like a maniac for thirty consecutive days might make you feel like a badass and impress your mum, but it won’t necessarily make you faster. It’s counter intuitive, alright. Especially when, as a hopelessly obsessed road cyclist, all you want to do is spend as much time as you possibly can in the saddle, … More Want to speed up? Slow down.
There’s a saying in cycling that says something along the lines of “racing is the best form of training.” Whilst perhaps not entirely accurate, it’s entirely possible in Sydney for the next 5 months or so to ride 300km+ a week doing nothing more than racing crits. Last night marked the start of Penrith CC’s … More Who needs training?
I’ve seen plenty of agro in mid-week pacelines over the last few years. But this morning might just take the cake… Towards the end of the first 5km lap at SOP, a male rider (who perhaps belonged in a lower group) was in the big gears and really struggling. He was taking an absolute eternity … More Agro at SOP
Nice shot. Any ideas who the rider is?
We all know ‘that guy’. You know, the one who normally rides Group 1 or 2 at SOP. But every now and then, just for kicks, comes down to Group 3 or even Group 4 and stirs the pot. Typically dressed in black, he rolls in under the cover of darkness, barks a lot of … More Riding with sharks
As regular readers of this blog will know, I love cycling. So you may be surprised to read I’d never recommend it to a friend. Or even a stranger, for that matter. After thinking and long and hard about my own carbon addiction recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that local gym membership is a … More Why I’ll never recommend cycling
One look around the ride group says it all. Not all cyclists are created equal. And nor are their bodies. Which gives some of those rolling amongst us a distinctly unfair advantage. I think you know who I mean: yes, the fat guys. Now at this point, a disclosure. I’m skinny. And it’s not fair. … More Spare tyres