Winter Blues: How to keep the training hot this winter!

Tanned buff bodies, bikinis, beaches, sweating excessively all the time… I keep finding myself dreaming of summer (even the sweating part!). The heat, the smell, the taste of mangoes. I miss it. But I am trying to not let winter conquer my motivation. Heres a list of ideas to help you survive dominate winter: Stay…

Searching for something…

You know when you were at school, and there was the cool way to do your hair? And then there were school shoes which were considered cooler than other styles? And then there were trends that rippled through, like rolling your sleeves up on your sports teeshirt. It would ripple like a plague through the…

Grease Lightning: A clean bike is a fast bike (fast like lightning).

Do you remember that new bike feeling? It’s very similar to that new car feeling. That smell, the cleanliness, the efficiency of a perfectly functional machine. At first you carefully set down towels in the back seat, covering every inch of upholstery as humanly possible, before your sandy dog leaps in, sand spraying in all…

The FUNdamentals of improvement 

This morning I threw on my jersey, knicks, socks, shoes and clipped into my pedals. And off we went, with a satisfying, false pretence-ing (excuse my double negative) tail wind. I felt strong, happy, and alive. Like I just had a delicious and highly restorative 12 hour sleep, the sort of sleep that when you…

Cycling Rules!

There is simply no greater pleasure than riding your bike. It’s awesome. End of story. Though we must admit, that riding a bike isn’t all pictures of smiling faces, and lattes posted on instagram for the world to see. It’s hard work. But at the end of the day, or by the time we have…

Busting Our Cycling Mannerisms

I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days. This is a quote that I read recently. And after reading it, I instantly smiled a warm knowing smile. The simple pleasure of riding a bike is something that is not understood by our…

The Wet Weather Cycle

It’s raining. Its pouring. And in the morning, I hope we are not snoring. I know that most of us when asked or told that we are control freaks immediately rebut. No way! Not me! Though come on girls, who are we kidding? We all have a little CDO, which is pretty similar to OCD…

Supportive Chicks: How to Spectate an Ironman

The big race is in 7 sleeps, and taper time is in full swing! My lovely partner has been nervously checking over his bike, fiddling with gel’s and talks a lot about vegemite sandwiches. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of Ironman, because it is an amazing sport! Though to be perfectly…

Cycling Torque

Remember when you were a kid, and you ached not to be different? Though as you grew into an adult, you realised that it is actually not fun going with the crowd and that it is actually more fun to do what YOU enjoy?   Today is Saturday. That means that on Friday night, it’s…

Grinding Gears: What do you think about on long rides?

You know when your hair just won’t behave? And no matter how many times you wash it to try and clean it into behaving, it just wont sit right? (Kinda sounds like a naughty puppy….) A few weeks ago, I had one of THOSE days. Consecutively. Agh. So I called up my hairdresser and booked…

Holiday: Let’s go fly and bike

On your marks. Get set…… Go! Standing in the Octagon in the center of Dunedin, snuggling into my boyfriends arms, and everyone around us starts counting 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…. Happy New Year! The year starts with a bang as the fireworks spray colour all over the black backdrop of…