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…

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…

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…

Food For Thought

You know those days when leading up to a dinner at a delicious restaurant, and you starve yourself all day so that you can pig out at dinner that night? Yes you do, we all do it! I do it almost weekly, for every Friday night my partner and I make homemade pizza’s and fill…

Cycle-mas

There’s no better time than Christmas!!!!! I love this time of year, long days filled with riding bikes, drinking coffee and lazing around on the beach. It always seems to take for ever to come around, though we are finally here, only a few short weeks away! So put up that Christmas tree, and wrap…

The Language of Bike

You are down at the beach, walking into a strong sea breeze. Your dog is running ahead, and you decide that it is time to turn around. You whistle for your dog’s attention, though she doesn’t hear you. You whistle again, and despite the size of her ears, she still doesn’t hear you. Your calls…

Let’s torque aches and pains

Remember when you were a child, growing up with your brothers and sisters? Remember those times when you apparently hit your little brother, or broke your sister’s toy, or ate the chocolate that you weren’t meant to eat? Those times that you got in trouble with Mum and Dad for doing something wrong and bad? The…

Tri-CYCLE-thon: It’s all about the Bike

Welcome to the world of triathlon. Where life is divided into thirds. Swimming, riding and running. But let’s face it, whether you are coming from a swimming or running background, triathlon quickly becomes all about the bike. We fall in love with our bikes, trendy cycling kits and soon become aware of sock style and…