Sunday, 12 July 2015

Le tour

Well they never said that the tour was straightforward but with the amount of crashes this year, you can see how superstitions start. 
Froome has gone better than the other yellow jersey wearers so far, but it's early days yet.
Maybe the good weather has lulled the peloton into a false sense of security so the riders have been taking more risks. Or maybe they're just trying a bit too hard to get their man to the line first.

The TTT tomorrow looks like it'll sort the wheat from the chaff, let's hope they all keep the rubber side down.

Who's your pick? Has Froome got it sewn up? 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Hello Melbourne

Nice to have finally got here after way too long in the planning.

A couple of long days in the car and we're finally here.

Bikes arrive next week and I can start getting out and exploring this new city - can't wait!


 Have fun and get out there and ride your damn bike!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Still a long way to go, but it's getting there

Well, it's taken a few decades but finally the women get to finish on the Champs-Eylsees. Girls get some of the glory

Who knows maybe the sponsors will be surprised how popular a bunch of uber fit girls in skintight lycra will be!

It seems that the argument around women's sport is completely circular  - nobody watches it because it's not offered on any any mainstream media. Unless they're particularly scantily clad that is.

Here's hoping that this trend continues getting stronger!


Have fun and get out there and ride your damn bike!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Century ride of a different sort

You've probably seen the story floating around of the 100 year old cyclist who set his speed record -well he's out to break his own record :-) Breaking it again!

I guess if I could still ride at that age, I'd be pretty satisfied with breaking my own record as many times as possible!

This also reminds me of a guy I met on a new years day ride - he was 76 and wanted to get the jump on his arch competitor at the local criterion (who was 83!). It really boils down to the saying: you don't get old and stop moving - you stop moving and get old.

and for some further inspiration: Check this out


Have fun and get out there and ride your damn bike!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Ok, so I think it's time that I slow down, especially on that particular corner when it's wet.

That's the advice I should have given myself yesterday - it would have saved me a bit of skin and a fair bit of swelling.

Oh well, you live, you learn and I hope that I've learnt this lesson well enough that it doesn't get presented to me again....

Have fun and get out there and ride your damn bike!