Cycling and concussion: is it time to stop ignoring the dangers?
April 8, 2014
In the early kilometres of Sunday’s crash-marred Tour of Flanders Orica-GreenEDGE’s Luke Durbridge got caught behind a pile-up and crashed himself, landing on his back and his head. He was taken to hospital with concussion. Just a couple weeks earlier, at E3 Harelbeke, Durbridge’s Canadian teammate Svein Tuft was involved in a pile-up that saw […]
Attitudes To Nutrition, Weight, Health and Performance
December 13, 2012
Some of you may recall an article I wrote last year, looking at the potential problems encountered when cyclists become over-obsessed with weight loss. The consequences of extremely restrictive dieting begin with poor performance but can end in long-term physical and mental health problems. My observations amongst the peloton in Australia is that weight loss […]
Exercise is good for the heart… but is there a limit?
October 27, 2010
There is no doubt that moderate exercise is good for you. Exercise reduces your risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. The promotion of exercise as a positive and powerful health intervention has never been more important given the explosive increase that we are seeing in disease states which are related to under-activity […]
Dealing with Cycling Road Rash
November 26, 2008
Stinging showers and wounds sticking to the sheets waking you up in agony. Sound familiar? Fortunately I haven’t had to deal with too many crashes throughout my cycling career. Therefore I’m happy to say that I’m no expert on dealing with road rash. I am, however, familiar with the pain of crashes and have developed […]