Continued winter training

Now that I’ve got the “base miles” out of the way (thanks to the Rapha Festive 500 for most of that) I’ve been spending more time in the Wattage Cottage; my endearing term for the garage where my turbo trainer lives! This month has seen me slowly build up the volume and intensity of my turbo sessions. Bolted to the…

TdU and the Hour Record

Great to see three Aussies on the podium at the 2015 Tour Down Under! A big GC win for Rohan Dennis, taking first by 2 seconds from Team Sky’s Richie Porte, Rohan’s BMC teammate and all round good guy Cadel Evans finishing third. This all bodes well for Rohan’s attack on the hour record at the Velodrome Suisse in…

Bike cameras in pro cycling

In my opinion, on-board bike cameras are one of the best things to happen to pro cycling coverage in recent years. It’ll only get better as the technology moves forward and funding increases. Think real time footage from sprints with data overlays of rider speed, power or hill gradient. Here’s some footage from Stage 4…

Tour Down Under 2015

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been counting down the days until the start of the new pro cycling road season. It’s been a long and boring off-season, especially if you have no interest in that muddy cyclocross malarkey. Well the racing has finally kicked off with the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide! German…

What are you training for?

What are you training for? Or more to the point, what is your current training program setting out to achieve? Are you training to be race ready? Are you training to be RACE READY? I thought I’d share this article from Dig Deep Coaching about the importance of ensuring your training is in line with…

Money can’t buy fast legs

Sometimes I find myself thinking… “…a set of full carbon wheels would make me so much faster!” “…this old alloy frame is holding me back!” “…on a light carbon bike I’d totally smash this climb!” In the world of road cycling and with the ease on an internet search it’s all too easy to get drawn…

2014: A fantastic cycling year!

Looking back at my 2014, it has been a top year on two wheels! Actually the past couple of years have been great and in that respect I am truly lucky. Here’s a few quick stats I’ve pulled from my Garmin account: Total Distance:   4462 miles / 7180 km Longest Ride:   101.5 miles / 163 km…