The #Velo7173 Chain Gang: A powerhouse of PB performances

Following the success of the first #Velo7173 Chain Gang I was really looking forward to this week’s hit out. It was another Tassie stunner of an evening, albeit with a little more wind and a little less daylight than last week. Just warm enough for bare legs too. Any ride in shorts and short sleeves…

The inaugural #Velo7173 Wednesday Night Chain Gang!

Last night was the first ever edition of the Velo 7173 Wednesday Night Chain Gang! I’d been trying to get a bunch of local riders together for a while, but one thing or another got in the way and then summer was gone. Last night though, it all came together perfectly! I’d previously created a…

ICAN Carbon Aero Wheels: Fat and Furious

My cycling brother-from-another-mother, Big Jim in the US of A has been rolling on ICAN wheels for a while now. He’s had good things to say about them, so with a bit of cash burning a hole in my pocket I pulled the trigger on set of ICAN Aero 35’s built using DT240S hubs. The price was…

Getting lower: When a slammed stem isn’t enough!

Got that stem slammed and still can’t get low enough? The standard angle stem on most road bikes is 6 degrees so if you’ve already flipped this and have it slammed right down to the headtube, you’re going to have to look at other options. The easiest way to get even lower is to switch…

Pedals, pain and progress

Road cycling and suffering are intrinsically linked. To get faster, you have to ride harder, to ride harder you have to be prepared to suffer on the bike. Over the years I’ve learnt to love and embrace the suffering. I love to ride so hard that the only thing I can feel or think about…

This is 40

Pardon my French, but how the actual flying fire truck did that happen?!?! Forty freakin years old already?!?! Sometimes it quite literally feels like I’ve been living as a 20-year-old for the past 20 years and then BAM! Forty… There’s no denying I am deep into MAMIL territory now. I’m there. I don’t feel forty….