The Smiddy Challenge – Brisbane to Townsville

In a few short weeks I’ll be heading off on a bike ride from Brisbane to Townsville over 8 days in support of the Mater Hospital’s cancer research program. As a last minute effort to bolster my funding effort I have organised a small prize draw as a thank you to all those who donate in these final weeks before the ride. The major prize...
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What have the Coaches ever done for us?

So after a hard day’s racing, Orica GreenEdge boys gather for a team meeting and it goes something like is…..(and apologies to Monty Python) Simon Gerrans: All right, Michael. Don’t labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return? Luke Durbridge: Goals. Simon Gerrans: Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That’s true. Darryl Impey: And motivation! Michael Matthews: Oh yes…...
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HPRW Club M4 Crit Championships

I don’t usually write race reports for club races but this was an odd one. I hadn’t really prepared for it and wasn’t expecting much, I was pretty going there to say hello to the new club and to get some race time and fitness in. The M4 race was a 30 minute plus 2 lap crit. Race started as expected and we were doing...
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The Garmin VIRB Elite in the hands of Joe Average

OK I’ll start by saying I am no photographic expert so you won’t find any in-depth analysis here about the Garmin VIRB’s technical specifications, all the specs are available on the Garmin site. So speaking as Joe Average the quality of 1080p is brilliant and any comparison to a GoPro or other high end device is splitting hairs. What you will find is my opinions...
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My Review of Cell Mountain Bike Shorts

Originally submitted at CELL Bikes Revised…Reinforced…Better than Ever! Our MOST popular short is back! Cell Mountain Bike Shorts So uncomfortable By Mark from Canberra, on 2/10/2014   1out of 5 Waist: Feels true to size Length: Feels true to length Cons: Too Much Padding Describe Yourself: Competitive Cyclist Was this a gift?: No It is just such a shame, the shorts look great and everything...
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