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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Training Wheels: Lets get rolling!

Where it all began… Mooloolaba to Peregian return. A round trip of roughly 60 kilometers. 60 kilometers of rolling hills and beautiful ocean views. I was invited to join my Dad and a lady called Sue on a morning ride. Sue was in her 70‘s. I had never ridden a road bike before, though figured…