Tag Archives: Cycling

Why are cyclists always so angry?

“Cyclists are always so aggressive and angry.” This is a statement that I see regularly in the media. Why have bicycle riders come to be stereotyped in this way? You would think, given that cyclists are exercising outdoors doing a pursuit that they love, they would be happy and carefree. I have a theory, and it is based in the fight or flight response -– see Wikipedia for an introduction. The fight or flightmore »

Bumper sticker: Is that the truth? Or was your News Limited?

Bumper sticker: Is that the truth? Or was your News Limited?

I spotted this bumper sticker on the back of a car yesterday: “Is that the truth? Or was your News Limited?” I thought this was an interesting statement on News Limited (News Corporation) publications, including The Courier-Mail which has a print media near monopoly in the Brisbane market place. Before the 2013 Federal Election, it was widely reported that News Limited publications were heavily biased towards the Coalition. Was your news being limited?more »

How to ride your bicycle faster, further, stronger

Most fitness riders want to be able to ride faster, further and be stronger. While they are not competitively racing, they still want to be able to keep up with their riding buddies, win the crazy-fun sprint at the end of the ride and power up hills. Here are a few simple tips to allow you to do just that. First off, I assume that you have a half decent bike. It doesmore »

Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset review — nice wheels!

The Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset are great wheels for training, and even racing and triathlons, but I did experience a couple of minor quality issues with my wheels. I purchased my Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset from Cell Bikes. As usual, they were very prompt with the dispatch and delivery. Customer service at Cell Bikes informed me that the rims came without rim tape. However, my Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset did come with rimmore »

Vittoria Rubino Pro cycling tyres (tires)

Vittoria Rubino Pro bicycle tyres have proven to be a reliable riding companion for me over the last 3,000 km. When I took up riding bicycles again after a 20 year break, I purchased a Fuji Absolute 3.0 flat bar road bike (my bike). I figured that I was so out of shape that I would never be able to ride a drop bar road bike. As I have got progressively fitter, Imore »

Riding rollers – it’s not as hard as you think!

Sometimes spin training is the only way to get some time on your bike. When the weather has turned foul, you are looking after kids or don’t want to venture out in the middle of the night, doing a spin session can be a good option. There are may different sorts of equipment for doing a spin training session. My favourite is to ride my own bike on training rollers. Some other examples are stationerymore »

Invest in time in the saddle; not more dollars on the bike

Many people think that you have to invest lots of money in a bicycle and gear to be a fast rider. They think that by buying that expensive part that saves them an extra couple of grams that they will suddenly become a much faster rider. While professional cyclists who ride for a living climbing the world’s mountain passes will certainly want the latest, greatest and lightest gear, what about the average fitnessmore »