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A tale of two sports

The last two months have been bizarre. On the one hand, my bike fitness has gone from strength to strength. On the other hand, my run fitness has completely dissolved! The catalyst for this seven weeks ago, when I tore … Continue reading

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Springtime on the Gold Coast

Ahhh, Spring has arrived on the Gold Coast. The weather has warmed up – but not too hot, gusty breezes turn long rides into hard rides, and bike lights are no longer required for 5:30am rides. HAH! Who am I … Continue reading

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Bike bites Dog. Road bites Man.

That dog is the first thing that comes into my head when I try to recall the crash. A black Border Collie maybe? Frisky. FAST. I can see it racing along the footpath towards me, looking back over it’s shoulder, … Continue reading

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I almost retired the Spider-Helmet last week, but I’m glad I didn’t. I was approaching a busy two-lane roundabout (a two lane roundabout is the perfectly engineered cyclist-killer), gauging the oncoming cars, their speeds etc, looking for my gap when … Continue reading

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Must. Bike. More.

Here’s a look at the training hours required for the vanilla version of my 20 week Ironman training plan. The first week is 8 hours – that is pretty much as easy as it gets. It builds up to a … Continue reading

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What power? What speed?

I’m planning to race my Ironman using a power meter and sitting at 150 watts. But what speed will that end up being? I went through my last 12 months of rides down at The Spit and grabbed the average … Continue reading

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