Enjoying the Mountains

Sitting alone at the service station at 6:15am made me wonder whether I had misunderstood our plan.  Apparently we had agreed to meet at 7. Opps. So I  gave the bike a quick once over and noticed that the rear tyre was down on pressure.  Not 1 or 2psi but 10. That’s strange as I…

Just Helping Out

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I help out with the occasional cycle road racing events as a motocom – ie a commassaire on a motorcycle.  So I have had quite a bit of experience in and around cyclists.  A month ago I had a call for help with an event (not a race) in…

Running on empty

I remember a few years ago a friend telling me after a trans Australian run where he ran out of fuel that the big kawa’s only have 100m left to run after their first splutter.  I hoped I wasn’t going to put that to the test. But I’ll get to that later. One of my…

Slabbing or Travelling

After a last minute call up on Thursday for motocomm duties for the Grafton to Inverell cycle race.  I had to make a quick trip to Grafton. With limited time I opted to slab it straight up the freeway. Sorry but freeways are not travelling they are for covering large distances quickly, completely devoid of…