Race Report: 2015 Three Day Tour (D)

I gasped for air and fell clumsily against my bike at the side of the road. I’d just won the fourth and final stage of the Three Day Tour with a 60km solo breakaway. Anxiously, I looked up the road to see if the chasing group were coming. I needed 51 seconds for the unlikely…

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…

Racing Crits, Racing Vets.

I’d started racing at the end of the club road racing season. There were other CA / CVic road races I could have gone in, like Stratford to Dargo and the Tour of Bright, but I was considering these too late to prepare for mentally. As the clubs turned to crit racing I figured I…