Le Tour Diary | Stage 10, The Race Convoy
Getting to ride in a team car during a major bike race is one of the most exhilarating experiences you could ever have. I wish each and every one of you could experience it at least once. I’ve had the good fortune to have done this a few times and it’s an amazing way to […]
Cafe Etiquette 101
Where I’m from, walking into a cafe in lycra isn’t quite as acceptable as it is in Australia (well, is it ever really acceptable?). Here, the cafe after a ride is akin to a men’s locker room after the big game where we wind-down and shoot the breeze. A ride just isn’t a ride without […]
Positioning Yourself In The Peloton
In the fluid motion of the peloton there’s one golden rule: if you’re not moving forwards, you’re moving backwards. This goes for any big bunch ride and especially while racing. One of the most essential skills in bike racing is knowing how hold and gain positions in the feild. Achieving this while using as little energy as possible […]
Melbourne Bunch Etiquette?
I don’t like using this blog as a platform for my rants but I’m having a tough time keeping quiet on this one. If there’s one thing that grates on my nerves it’s riding in a bunch where a few guys don’t understand the etiquette of “rolling turns” and spoil it for everyone else.
Patron Of The Peloton
Patron of the Peloton – My friend Brad coined this term and it’s come up in discussion a few times over the recent weeks. The “patron of the peloton” (POTP) essentially refers to the figurehead of any bunch ride. He’s not necessarily the best rider, but he is the most respected and the unspoken leader. […]
When The Paceline Stalls…
I had an interesting experience on Saturday while racing the Warny. After Feedzone #2 when the peloton split and the hard chase commenced I was rolling turns with all the big hitters of the race. Everyone was driving hard and doing their share of the work nice and smoothly. Then, all of a sudden I […]