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The Long Ride

Yesterday was Crowie's annual Inverloch 280 ride. It went from Melbourne to Inverloch and back on some of the most sensational roads I've...

Baby Wipes - What Can't They Do?

After our big day out in the rain yesterday we all have to deal with a mess on our hands - filthy bikes! How to clean it? Well if you’re ...

Taking a Day Off

Don't be afraid to take a day off. If you're motivated but just tired, listen to your body and take a break. It's telling you something. ...

Ride From the Core

At the beginning of the winter I joined pilates. I haven't got the ripped washboard stomach that I was hoping for, but I can definitely t...

Excel At One Thing

If you're going to do something, why try to be good at everything? For most of us, all that will happen is that we'll end up being medioc...

Training Triangles

When you work on one aspect of fitness, others will suffer. No doubt about it. Here is a good representation of what is happening. The co...

Pick A Goal

Most of us put a lot of effort into this sport. It's just the nature of it. Unfortunately natural talent in cycling doesn't tend to shine...

Echelon the Crosswinds

With the recent weather, the theme of today’s post is CROSSWINDS. Even A-Grade riders can get confused about how to ride in a group in th...

Power vs Weight

When there's hills involved there's two ways to increase your speed to the top. Increase your power, or decrease your weight. Increasing ...

Postings

I've decided that I'm going to post everyday from Monday to Friday. Weekends are when I get my best material so I'll be busy riding my bi...

Save Your Legs, Not Your Gears!

I just did a race on the weekend that involved steep hills and treacherous winds. Unfortunately, I made one mistake early on that pretty ...

Make Your Own PowerGel

Sometimes spending $3 a pop on gels can get a little expensive. I've been making my own gels for a number of years and I've found there's...

Optimal Cadence

I have a good mate who was complaining the other day about not being able to go very fast and feeling sluggish.  Someone noticed how low ...

Race Tune-Up

The day before a race should be a rest day.  However, by "rest day" I'm not implying that you should take it off.  I just mean that you s...

Perceived Exertion - Rate Your Workout

I'm quite fortunate that I have a power meter. I find it the most useful training tool imaginable. It allows you to know exactly how much...

Periodization

Crowie is the King. He could write this entire blog with both hands and legs tied behind his back. He's competed and won races that we on...

Tips on how to corner fast on a bike

Ahh...summer is finally here in Australia and the first of the Sunday crits signal the start of it! Crit season also means getting accust...

Make Your Own Powerbars

I wanted to wait until I tried these myself before I posted this recipe. This post comes from Jamie "Backcountry" Roberts and I can promi...

Keeping Your Whites White

Handlebar tape wears out every 8 - 12 months.  Besides the fact that it can get really dirty, there's no reason to replace it any sooner....

Attack!!!

Another great Cycling Tip from Jeff Bolstad. There's good reason why he wins 1/3 of the races he enters....or was that Merckx? Either way...

Pre-Race Warm-Up

Sometimes the intensity of a race can start out extremely high. I find this sudden fast pace particularly difficult as I get older. Crits...