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Adventure, empowerment, change: Videos that will make you want to get in the saddle and ride

  We all need a little bit extra motivation from time to time. Maybe the weather is crappy, maybe you're tired or maybe you just don...

Plan to succeed in 2017

How do I set goals? "Fail to plan and you plan to fail." This saying has more importance than you realise. In order to be successful at a...

Ask ALP: I'm feeling a little burnt out. How do I stay motivated?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

The Distance

To travel to the Tour Down Under most of us hopped on an airplane or went on a 10+ hour roadtrip to get to Adelaide. Not Andy White of fy...

The Sufferfest - From the Beginning

A few years ago when I was experimenting with helmet cams during road racing I was introduced to David McQuillen who was starting a serie...

Panache: An Open Letter To Professional Cycling

I've mentioned before that one of the amazing things that have come out of writing this blog is that I now work with Rapha. Last week the...

Cycles Of Life

Earlier this week a student from Christchurch named Johannes Bay sent me this documentary he made for his drama/media class. It describes...

Mind Power In Performance Sport

This guest post was written by Tony Fahkry. Tony's life is dedicated to coaching people on the Mind-Body connection. He contacted me on t...

The Myth of Natural Ability in Elite Sport

Thanks to Justin Coulson for another insightful article he's written for us.  You can also read his personal blog here. The Myth Of Natur...

Competition Is Bad For Motivation

What You Missed:: I wanted to share this photo of me riding up Mnt Harrison, Idaho. Ride starts at 3,500' and ends up at 9,500, in just a...

Work Life - Cycling Balance

I had a very refreshing conversation with a potential employer a short while ago.  Not long into the interview it was reveled that he's a...

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...

Process vs Outcome Oriented Goals

Setting goals is great, however it can be a disappointing experience if you don't reach that end goal up to the expectations you've set f...

SKCC Club Champs

St Kilda Cycling Club put on their yearly criterium club championship today.  As always it was a great event. A big thank you goes out to...

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...

No Victory Salute Cav?

Congratulations on the Milan - San Remo win Cav. Absolutely incredible.  289kms and having a finish like that!  BUT, you could have done ...

Headwinds

It sure is nice cruising down your favorite road at 50km/hr with the wind at your back and barely breaking a sweat. This is what I did a ...

Better Braking Performance In The Wet

The job I most admire in the pro peloton are the mechanics. They have the toughest job by a long shot and have heaps of ingenious tricks ...

Looking For Inspiration?

I was going to give a CYCLING TIP about something completely different today until half way into my ride to work.  I bumped into a good f...

TIPS From Qatar

Over the past week PRO cyclist Daniel Braunsteins and his Drapac Porsche team have been slugging it out at the Tour of Qatar.  Daniel bei...

2009 New Years Resolutions For Your Cycling

Some suggestions on goals you can set for your cycling in 2009.  Remember,  something like "get strong" is not a very tangible ...