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From Tasmania to Europe, The Long Way Round

Photo by Veeral Patel, O'nev Photography Young Aussie cyclists have a few options to make it over to Europe and race in the big leagues. ...

Rolling Through

Whether you're racing or just in a bunchride, have you ever been a part of a nice smooth paceline and all of a sudden you're stuck on the...

What Bike Should I Buy?

If you didn't make it to Ausbike on the weekend you really missed out. If you're like me and love looking at all the different gadgets an...

Australian Cycling Needs A System For Grading

Photo by Leigh Schilling Cycling Australia does a fantastic job at a lot of things. However, one thing that Cycling Australia needs to ta...

Bike Lane Hazard?

I've been sent this video quite a few times after it was published in the AdelaideNow online newspaper last week.  I appreciate and respe...

How To Dress PRO

I had a great question from a reader last week on how to look PRO. Q. Having formally been a fairly keen golfer who started as a hacker a...

Cornering Tips

Spring is now in full swing here in Australia and the first of the crits signify the start of it.  Crit season also means getting accusto...

Getting The Most Out Of Your Speedometer

A reader sent me a very good question a few weeks back that I've been looking forward to posting.  Luckily I tracked down an old pro very...

You Can Tell It's Spring When...

Have you seen this little bugger?  He got me in right in the ear, neck and pecked at the eyes the other day.  Nearly drew blood!  At firs...

Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

I nearly got cleaned up by a car coming around a blind corner last week. This was because our communication got mixed up.  My mate yelled...

Speed, Strength and Endurance

Have you ever gone for a ride with a pure track rider and noticed how much he suffers in the hills or in the wind?  Have you ever noticed...

The Training Week For Real People

Photo by Leigh Schilling Due to the tremendous popularity of cycling these days I see a lot of riders who are in their late 30's and over...

10 Quick Tips

If I had to pick 10 subtleties about cycling that I'd like to point out to less experienced cyclist it would be the following.  Sometimes...

Drafting Aerodynamics

We all know that drafting is an important part of road cycling.  As a cyclist moves forward he produces a turbulent wake of air behind hi...

Mistakes When Pulling Turns

I was walking along the beach the other day and noticed a flock of ducks flying in a "V" pattern.  I remembered an old joke that we used ...

Australian Handicap Racing

I've bike raced in a lot of different places but have never experienced a handicap race until coming to Australia.   These types of races...

Friday Etiquette Rant

I can't tell you how many times this same type of email has shown up in my inbox  asking me to write a post about group riding etiquette ...

More On Ankling

I just got back from a nice slow 120km morning ride and was paying close attention to my pedal stroke and in particular the ankling techn...

Efficiency Of Pedal Stroke - Ankling

For those of you who are wondering we had a spectacular roadtrip weekend at the Tour of Canberra.  All of us who all went along together ...

Common Sprinting Mistakes

People who know me will think that this is some kind of a joke that I'm giving tips on sprinting.  Hincapie has a better chance at winnin...

Hindsight Is 20/20

If I could go back in time knowing what I know now, there's a few things I would do differently as a young aspiring cyclist.  I'm not say...