another awesome c-r-a-s-h

I hate the word c-r-a-s-h. I generally spell it out when I am talking and this makes me wonder why I am posting the second c-r-a-s-h video in two days but this is a great one, a proper 9.5 for both technique and execution. And he didn't hurt himself. And he is a cyclocrosser, which … Continue reading another awesome c-r-a-s-h

$1.6 million awarded to rider who sued another rider after crash

Imagine this scenario. You’re riding down the street on a group ride. You turn to chat to the guy next to you and as you do you front wheel rubs the rear wheel of the guy ahead of you. You go down, the guy next to you falls, and there’s an almighty pile up behind … Continue reading $1.6 million awarded to rider who sued another rider after crash

Cancellara, Specialized and Menchov: The Tour de Devious

a version of this article originally appeared on The Roar   Intrigue and drama are never far from any Tour de France, but this one has been a doozy from Stage 1. It started with the controversial sprint and subsequent exit of Mark Cavendish, followed by that massive day on the cobbles that saw Chris … Continue reading Cancellara, Specialized and Menchov: The Tour de Devious

Cavendish the architect of his own downfall

this article originally appeared on The Roar   The English start to the 2014 Tour de France surpassed even the wildest dreams of the people of Yorkshire and London who made it happen, with the crowds by the roadside estimated at some 2.5 million per day. Race Director Christian Prudhomme was fulsome in his praise … Continue reading Cavendish the architect of his own downfall

a quick word or 50 on descending

by crankpunk this may seem a bit patronising to many but judging by how many riders i see wobbling through corners, braking on the apex, changing their lines on the way in and not pedaling when at the front with others behind when on the straights thus forcing others to brake unnecessarily,  it might be … Continue reading a quick word or 50 on descending

reasons to be cheerful #1- my 720 Armour sunglasses

i like them first of all because they say 'screw you american spelling rules!'  and that'd be reason enough. surely. but i do like the 720 Armour range for several other reasons, which i may go into another time at more length, but here they are condensed: 1. price point 2. style 3. RX quality … Continue reading reasons to be cheerful #1- my 720 Armour sunglasses