Spectating the 2015 Road Nationals

If you weren’t at the Road Nationals on Sunday you missed an exciting race. There was probably more going on over the course of the race than last year, with greater uncertainty as to whether the big world tour guys would feature in the finish. When the finish came, uncertainty was stretched out to the…

Reflections on 2014

Another year over, and a new one just begun … This time last year I was nursing a broken arm, having gotten too personal with a damp Flat Rock Rd. I’d reached a point, at the end of 2013, where I intended to put cycling aside to some extent, to focus on the ‘outside’ world.…

2014 Tour of Bright – C Grade Masters Race Report

When I began road cycling and first surveyed the lay of the land, the Tour of Bright seemed almost mythological. Here was a multi-stage tour with time-trialling and mountain climbing in the exquisite surrounds of Victoria’s high country. For an Australian amateur road racer this is as close as you can get to the general…

First Win for 2014

My next post was going to cover the ups and downs of my club racing since the Mt Buller Rd race in March, along with some thoughts about the nature of competition. That post is taking a while to come together, so I’ll jump in with a short one to say I got my first…

Mobius Action Camera Review

Pros Great image quality for the price Lightweight Waterproof case available Cons: Emits a large amount of electromagnetic interference which scrambles Garmin GPS reception (though this can be largely resolved with copper tape). Update: December 2014, a shielded case can now be purchased separately. The thought of purchasing an action camera has been on my…