Build post: My 2017 S-Works Tarmac

Ok, it’s still 2017. Enough of the year left, just, for me to finally detail how I built my 2017 S-Works Tarmac and still feel timely. Like many manufacturers, Specialized reveal new models mid-year. So there are men and women getting about on 2018 Tarmacs right now. But my bike has taken a year to…

Reflections on 2016 and some hopes for the future

2016. What a year! At times it might have seemed like the world was fracturing: with wildly unexpected political outcomes alongside ongoing turmoil and suffering. Against this backdrop my world of amateur bike racing stood in stark contrast. Racing in Melbourne continues to grow and the contests of the Victorian Road Series and local club…

2016 Tour of Bright – C Grade Masters Race Report

The 2016 Tour of Bright was, for me, the culmination of my most committed period of training since I took up racing. A race that started well enough, my Tour almost ended in disaster before ultimately resulting in one of my most satisfying achievements. There is, perhaps, a psychological danger in committing so much preparation to…