Cycling’s Big Question: What for?

Just riding along, (or JRA) and that big question lobs up once again “What am I doing this for?”. Most profoundly it appears during the middle of a long hard race or as a car door almost takes you out. Some way up a mountain when the view is already teasing you with it’s mystery,Continue reading “Cycling’s Big Question: What for?”

The wrong tool for the right job

Sometimes we don’t have the right tools for the job, other times the skill, or the know how, the experience, an instruction booklet, someone to ask or nor do we know what’s on the other side or maybe at the top. We know that by going forward, we’ll face perils, or we have materials andContinue reading “The wrong tool for the right job”

On the start line

You’re on the start line ready to roll. You’ve prepared for this day for months. The regular weekly training rides have built you up to a physical and mental peak that you’re quietly comfortable with. Legs are feeling good. You’ve broken out a new kit just for today. You’re the embodiment of splendour as farContinue reading “On the start line”

Training with a French Cycling Club

Cycling. France. Training with a local Club at the foot of the Pyrenees. Three simple things spun together that seem far removed from belting up and down Beach Rd in Melbourne at 6am. What does it mean to roll along in a club ride through the Pyrenees-Orientales? Hopefully this virtual tour will do it justice…

5 Essential Apps for Cyclists on Tour

After a solid six months on-the-hop in Europe, without these Apps I’d still be lugging around libraries of books, flyers, magazines, maps, tourist guides, flyers and printed memorabilia. Have I succumbed to the Internet of Everything? (IoE – yes that’s a new industry buzzword!) It is becoming readily apparent, no matter where, the mobile deviceContinue reading “5 Essential Apps for Cyclists on Tour”

Cycling through a developing obsession

The thing about the bike is, it takes you places you’d ordinarily not pass by car and certainly places you’d never get to by foot in the same time. As I explore the lands in the search of good coffee and treats to reward thousands of revolutions of the pedals and umpteen calories burned, theContinue reading “Cycling through a developing obsession”