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July 8, 2024 10:29 am

Hi all! Just thought I’d show my face. With the Tour on I thought I’d re-read The Rules and the Hardmen and got a massive shock of nostalgia for Velominati. Led to a really hard ride over a bunch of hills in occasional pissing rain. Was a nice bit of reaffirmation.

July 12, 2024 9:38 am
Reply to  RobSandy

Know the feeling!

January 9, 2024 3:48 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR y’all! Was down at our house in SC for Christmas and basically took the last half of December off the bike (but I was walking 4 miles with my wife pretty much every day so not a total slug!) Am back up in VA (for work) and doing indoor riding because I refuse to deal with cold and wet. My new toy for Zwifting (also enjoying riding on the Rouvy app and structured workouts on Xert): I need to win the lottery because this having to work stuff (especially since I have be up in VA… Read more »

January 7, 2024 8:48 am

Happy New Year – of the Dragon!

December 2, 2023 1:46 am
Reply to  Teocalli

So saddened by this news of ChrisO. I met him when he came to Melbourne many years ago. He was talking about getting his dragon tattoo there. Condolences to Chris’ family and friends. RIP brother.

July 24, 2023 8:45 am

Two things – I need to update my Soigneur page a bit. My bikes are out of date.
Also, how do I contribute an article? I’ve forgotten and I’m just brewing something.

June 9, 2023 10:43 am

New bike new bike new bike (ish).
Just got back from a trip to Scotland with it.

June 12, 2023 12:43 pm
Reply to  RobSandy

Very nice!

July 24, 2023 8:43 am
Reply to  Teocalli

Top offer! Thanks. The other two are really keen on watersports and Jim particularly enjoys kayaking (he’s pushing 12 but his shoulders are like mine!).
We’ll definitely consider it if we’re over your way.

March 23, 2023 12:22 pm

I think I received too many points for last 2 races should have been 3 instead of 6 .Total 44 however math has never been my strongsuit.We all know there are no free gifts in cycling.

Cycling Monk
March 21, 2023 5:24 pm

Don’t know if this is of interest to anybody, but it got my attention…to bad I’m in the USA..maybe they will still ship to us…

35,000 bikes to go to auction after distributor enters administration (

Moore Large (

October 6, 2022 4:10 pm

So how was everyone’s season? Here in the desert, the riding season picks up now that the blazing heat has subsided, but it’s still warm. The days are getting short, which is the trade off. I have to call my summer a success, with several big gravel races completed and many miles of tarmac in the legs. I just wish I could find the speed I had from 20 or 30 years ago. The stable of bikes has undergone some changes, so perhaps a winter project update is in order.

November 19, 2022 1:50 pm
Reply to  MangoDave

Hi all, I have been absent for a while, but I am glad to see the activity on the site. I had a good season, and I hope everyone did too. I will finish the year with about 6,000 miles and 300K feet of climbing. This will be similar to last year’s totals. I did achieve my longest-ever Strava ride this year by logging 208 miles. This broke my previous long ride of 154, set two weeks earlier. The 154-mile ride included 7,000 feet of climbing, most of which were in the last third. I hoped to log a few… Read more »

September 28, 2022 3:55 pm

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I think that is no longer allowed in pro-cycling.

Btw: hello again Fellominati! Managed to find my password again.

Yes, AVV last Saturday made my day. RE ditto and omg MvdP was fined 1500… The father of the girls seems to have said he understands why MvdP got angry and that the girls were wrong. But who called the police then?

June 17, 2022 10:40 am

I thought I’d struggle to get any fitness/form back after disrupted riding and training – guinea pig injuries/COVID, etc.
I’ve raced 4 times this year so far and won 3 of them.

Quite a surprise.

March 30, 2022 6:25 pm

Hi gang! I got my racing legs on for the first time since 2018 and did my first ‘official’ non-aero time trial a weekend or so ago. I was hoping for top 5 in the non-aero category, but I only bloody won! Did a time of 22:45 for 10 miles and was top vet and top senior. I also went fast enough to have placed top 10 in the full aero event.

March 3, 2022 11:28 am

Sad news of one of Australia’s finest cyclist and all round top bloke, passed away today, Dean Woods. Dean’s palmarès; Olympic Games Gold Medallist at Los Angeles 1984. Olympic Silver Medallist at Seoul 1988. Olympic Bronze Medallist at Seoul 1988. Olympic Bronze Medallist at Atlanta 1996. 3 times World Cycling Champion ‘83, ‘84, ‘96. 3 times Commonwealth Games Champion ‘86, ‘94. Australian Sporting Hall of Fame Member – 2000. Recipient of Order of Australia Medal – Services To Cycling Co-author of “The Dean Woods Manual of Cycling”. Melbourne to Warrnambool Road Race Winner. Melbourne to Warrnambool Record Holder 1990… Read more »

February 25, 2022 6:50 pm

Welcome back, everyone, looking forward to a new season!

February 3, 2022 12:04 pm

Hi all, I’m trying to get into this cycling thing again. Got some big plans involving some stupid long rides.
Hoping I wont get attacked by any more rodents or get that COVID again so I can have a good run at building some fitness.

January 18, 2022 11:57 am

Happy New Year all. Hope you’re not being too messed around by this bloody COVID thing still.

January 18, 2022 12:45 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

Try having a guinea pig related injury, then a rock climbing related knee injury, then COVID…very much in a rebuilding phase about now. Signed up for a 200km mid Feb. So…yeah. That’ll be fun.

January 18, 2022 1:08 pm
Reply to  Teocalli

I wont show you a picture in case you’ve just eaten, but last May one of our guinea pigs had a moment of madness and sunk his teeth into the base of my left index finger. Long story short, infection of the tendon sheathe requiring two operations to clean out. Then months and months of physio to get the mobility back.

February 3, 2022 11:54 am
Reply to  Teocalli

No, it was proper savage/frightening/hilarious. The worst bit was calling my guitar teacher to tell him why I was cancelling lessons…

February 23, 2022 1:33 pm
Reply to  RobSandy

Are you old enough to remember this movie?