Friday, October 28, 2011

It's a long way...

Melbourne to Warrnambool is on this Saturday , race distance is a whopping 262km.
Good Luck to all who are taking part and a special " Giddy Up " to all my mates doing it
You guys are Fucking legends
Don't let me down " Hollywood "
I have money on you !!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Across the pond...

and over the barriers, cross racing is huge in the states .This photo is of my pal Cindy rippin it up for her sponsors Poler Camping stuff.
The race was held in Hillsboro,Oregon and was part of the Cross Crusade series, Cindy was one of 236 Women racing at that event , amazing turn out .
Photo courtesy of Dave Roth.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Girls,girls,girls

It was great to see such a healthy turn out of women racing down at the SKCC crits on Sunday.
A total of 67 riders across 4 grades
mixing it up on a lovely spring morning...
Photo : Jeannie Longo wearing yellow during the Le Tour.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's good to be back racing

"By looking into physical causes our minds are opened and enlarged; and in this pursuit, whether we take or whether we lose the game, the chase is certainly of service."
Edmund Burke

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Waiting for the start..

Crit season has started and it's my first race back tomorrow and even though I have raced for many years I still get nervous and excited
and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A market in Northern Belgium

The Bicycle badge guy was about 80 years old and didn't speak much English. He had 3 presentation cases, each case had 4 'pages' of specially built bike badge columns – each page has about 85 badges – that's 340 per case and nearly 1500 on show!! The presentation cases were full of amazing bike badge – shapes, colour and designs. 
Thanks to Colin Redmond for photo and little story.



Malachi Moxon
Northside Wheelers 

Head badge

The sheer bliss..

"Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners."
Muslih - Uddin Sada
Photo Jacques Tati 1958

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting from A to B

"Welcome, Disappointment! Thy hand is cold and hard, but it is the hand of a friend. Thy voice is stern and harsh, but it is the voice of a friend. Oh, there is something sublime in calm endurance, something sublime in the resolute, fixed purpose of suffering without complaining, which makes disappointment oftentimes better than success!."
Longfellow.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Merckx,Tour de France,1969

"We need less posturing and more genuine charisma. Charisma was originally a religious term, meaning 'of the spirit' or 'inspired.' It's about letting God's light shine through us. It's about a sparkle in people that money can't buy. It's an invisible energy with visible effects. To let go, to just love, is not to fade into the wallpaper. Quite the contrary, it's when we truly become bright. We're letting our own light shine."
Unknown.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yarn Bombing

My friend Kat sent me this photo
Artists are covering bicycle racks with wool...it's called Yarn bombing and it's hitting or should I say knitting the streets of Melbourne
Love it !!

In a new way

"Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh."
Henry David Thoreau

Monday, October 17, 2011

From little things.....

Time has gone quickly but it was well over a year ago when I checked out what was the changing rooms at the back of a shop on Greville Street.
A quick chat with my mate JLS and still in my lycra we got to work knocking down the changing rooms.....1 week later Northside Wheelers was born.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Herald Sun Tour 1974

This is a great shot of a friend of mine John Yeomans racing the Herald Sun Tour in 74.
The shot is taken on the Eildon to Mount Cobbler stage, John was Tour Leader going into Eildon but lost it a day later.