Hands off the kids

About 10 years ago one of the track dads asked a friend of mine to coach his young (11?) son in track racing. On their second lap of the velodrome, the kid stopped to chase butterflies in the infield. My friend thought this was great. The dad; not so much.

Further reflections on coaching kids. Read More...

Back on a 26

If you’ve been paying attention then you know I have been trying to sell off my Trek Fuel EX 9.0 to make way for a Santa Cruz Tallboy.

Yesterday I gave up on selling it any time soon and took it off the rack and hit the dirt with it. Read More...

29ers

Thursday mornings we ride on Stromlo singletrack. Last week it was all 29ers but this week it was my 29er against the 26… Read More...

A good Stromlo experience

Today was a good day for ascent speed, but a poor day for group turnout in this last hill effort before Christmas… Read More...

The pinch flat dilemma

On a mountain bike the more air you put in your tyres, the more the bike slides around.
Less air equals better grip.
Better grip equals faster progress.
Faster progress equals hitting the rocks harder.

Which means you need more air in your tyres. Read More...

Summer TT #2

I felt pretty crap on the day, but pulled off a decent enough time. Read More...

Maximum Cycling!

The details for the Posture & Flexibility classes are now final. Read More...

Clothing has landed

Champion System lived up to their promise of delivery “well before Christmas” and the gear arrived late on Thursday. Read More...

P & F classes

Greg came by last night and we worked out a skeleton structure for our upcoming elite cyclist training workshop. Read More...

Crit strategy - Part 3

If you can’t ride the bunch off your wheel, and you can’t beat them in the final sprint, there is one hope left for you to win a criterium… Read More...