Winters gone, the inclement spring weather is here, and the moon boot has been relegated to the 3rd bedroom cupboard, hopefully never to be seen again.
Now that the moon boot has gone, the second half of my experiment begins.
The first half was to see how much weight I would put on by not cycling. I’ve tried to eat and drink normally, as if I were cycling, but I must admit there were times where I probably had the occasional extra piece of chocolate or scoop of gelati, just because.
- Starting weight – lets say 79.5kg
- Weight after 7 weeks of inactivity – 83.5kg
I must admit I’m feeling blurgh, but now the fun begins.
Melbourne to Warrnambool
The 98th Classic race is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious race. It was first held in 1895 where 50 riders entered, 24 started, and only 7 finished.
The race has been held 90 times, 32 of which have been run in reverse.
This years race last Saturday was domiated by Budget Forklifts, where New Zealand’s Sam Horgan took out the classic in a team trifecta ahead of teammates Jack Anderson and Jacob Kauffman.
The following day was the Shipwreck Coast Classic was won by Alexander Ray from
With only the 228km Grafton to Inverell remaining, Jack from Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team has got it in the bag.
The 2013 Subaru National Road Series Rankings after the Shipwreck Coast Classic. Well done on Alex and Harry from the SA team – Euride for sitting in the top ten.
|1.||Jack HAIG (HGP)||85||pt|
|2.||Nathan EARLE (HGP)||83|
|3.||Jack ANDERSON (BFL)||53|
|4.||Alex EDMONDSON (ERD)||53|
|5.||Samuel HORGAN (BFL)||47|
|6.||Jai CRAWFORD (HGP)||43|
|7.||Anthony GIACOPPO (HGP)||36|
|8.||Joseph COOPER (HGP)||31|
|9.||Darren LAPTHORNE (DPC)||27|
|10.||Harry CARPENTER (ERD)||25|
The team rankings after the Shipwreck Coast show Euride sitting 3rd place. An excellent result for the team.
|1.||Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Cycling Team (HGP)||232||pt|
|2.||Budget Forklifts (BFL)||168|
|3.||Euride Racing (ERD)||126|
|4.||Drapac Cycling (DPC)||122|
|5.||search2retain p/b health.com.au (STR)||75|
|6.||CharterMason Drapac Development Team (CHM)||55|
|7.||Satalyst Giant Racing Team (SGR)||39|
|8.||Pro Team Downunder (PTD)||38|
|9.||African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team (AWS)||38|
|10.||Racing Kangaroos Cycling Development Program (RKG)||31|
Sir Chris Hoy
As you probably know, Sir Chris Hoy will be coming to South Australia for next January’s Tour Down Under Legends’ Night Dinner.
The Scotsman is the most successful Olympic track cyclist of all time. He retired earlier this year after a glorious career which saw him crowned the world champion 11-times world, along with picking up 6 Olympic gold medals.
fastened on the rider’s head
The Specialized Stumpy II Shoe is built from state-of-the-art-leisure technology, this rubber soled trainer only looks like our S-Works cycling shoe, but its true purpose is the victory walk from bike to podium. You can now look as fast in casual clothes as you do on your bike.
- Fabric -Micromatrix upper material for supple comfort
- Fabric Properties -Light, tough, and water-resistant
- Fastening -Replaceable high-strength braided steel lace
- Ventilation – Ultra-vented tongue for breathability
- Upper – Micromatrix upper material for supple comfort
- Insole – High Performance BG footbed included
- Closure – Two independent Boa dials optimize closure in each zone: Top dial locks the ankle and heel down, while mid-foot dial snugs the arch and forefoot