Kit Review: Falling for Florence

Cycling kits are an expression of oneself; our mood, our tribe, where we have been and maybe even where we are going.  Whenever I buy a kit, I am always conscious of how I position said kit with me as a person. Am I about to invest in a kit that promotes stealthy unsmiling cyclists?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A wheelie deflating topic…

There is nothing more deflating than a flat tyre. Except of course there is, and thats a pre-ride flat at 4 am in the morning. How. Frustrating. This is when you are presented with two options. Option 1; go back to bed sleepy head. Option 2; fix that son-of-a-”femaledog” and get out on the road. Flats…