Considering Criteriums? Here’s 5 tips!

At the end of last year I had been toiling over what to do in the new year. What goals should I set? What races should I do? Where should I go? What adventures will I have?  At that point in time I had not nutted out the finer details, but I had picked one…

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…

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…

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…

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…