Scattante – Good deal?

Yeah yeah, I scoffed too. Scattante? Performance Bike? But if you’re like me and not being paid to ride….. I’d been getting in shape and didn’t think my 25yr old PUCH steel SLX frame with components from anywhere and everywhere was properly motivating me. […]

Compact Gearing

I think compact gearing exist’s so recreational riders aren’t running mid to low gears leaving them forever feeling inferior. Look over hear ma, I’m crunching the big stuff! Either that or a compact crank and compact gearing are more efficient and you can move […]

A Sunday In Hell

Paris Roubaix is arguably the greatest one day cycling race in the world. Jørgen Leth captured the race, the riders and professional cycling itself in his 1976 classic A Sunday in Hell. The movie is hard to come by these days but DA Films […]

BOY

‘BOY,’ written by British Airways Great Britons winner Prasanna Puwanarajah is a moving short film starring actor Timothy Spall and was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Perfect Athlete

The Perfect Athlete from Duncan Elms on Vimeo. Australia is a land of champion athletes. But when it comes down to it, few of us have any idea about what it takes to produce a world-beating result… Kirk Docker deconstructs the machine that is […]

Dublin Ride

Spent five days in Dublin for work, had Sunday off and went for a ride! Similar to an epic ride in San Francisco I followed the strict regime of staying up late for  intensive liquid carbo loading, getting up early and hitting the most local […]

Online connections

I made my first remote connection in 1992, using a Macintosh “cube”. BBS’es and file transfers were the purpose. Soon I was online with both Windows and Macs using programs such as Crosstalk. While intriguing, it wasn’t until I logged onto the Internet in […]

King Poser – Cyclocross Diaries

First the Track (Velodrome) season ends. Then the road season. It’s Cyclocross time! Cyclocross (Wikipedia – Cyclo-cross) is an excellent way to stay in shape, improve your technical skills and stay sharp on the bike. Or you could cut the crap and say – Cross is like doing a 1hr individual TT dragging a fifty pound boulder on a rope interrupted by jumping on and off the bike at speed just to check and make sure you’re suffering enough. And suffer you will…