Tour Down Under – Stage 6 and Wrap-Up

766,000 people can’t be wrong! That was the crowd figure announced at the final presentation for the Tour Down Under, for the whole event. Of course that must include counting the same people twice or we are approaching a thirtieth of Australia’s population – just at a bike race. Let’s assume most people who went…

Images From the Road National Championships.

Just back from watching the Nationals Road Race with Katrina, Benny and Simon. After surviving some weird google navigation failures, which saw us dodging cows on back roads, we made it out to the course: We spent most of the day on the Mt Buninyong climb and around the top of the course. Katrina and…

Lessons From the Asphalt – Part 2

Following on from my previous post, I’ve learned a few things in the post-crash recovery phase of the past few weeks. This post has a wound photo, so if you don’t want to see that, scroll up from the bottom to the ‘Keeping Focus’ subheading. Healing Wounds Despite the fracture, the most aggravating physical issue…

Lessons From the Asphalt – Part 1

After being forced off the bike with injury for the first time, the past couple of weeks have been a learning experience. I’ve learned how to manage the post-crash experience, from insurance issues to wound management, to keeping focus on a return to riding. If you ride hard, you’re going to hit the floor at…