Cycling and concussion: is it time to stop ignoring the dangers?
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
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?
When I first began cycling it was for one simple reason – health and fitness. However, sometimes I push myself so hard that I think “there is no way this can be good for me”. In recent years I’ve had three acquaintances who have suddenly died from cardiac arrest while doing exercise. I’ve also read […]
Dealing with Cycling Road Rash
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 […]