In the previous edition of Bicycling Australia Magazine (May/June 2013) I introduced a list of foods, herbs and spices that contain various compounds which are known promoters of health: micronutrients. Most people typically think of micronutrients as being the vitamins and minerals contained in whole foods.
Sicily has it all; fine food, fine trails, fine food, history, volcanoes, beautiful coastlines and fine food. If you’re lucky there may even be a little mud, rain and snow thrown in, as Huw Kingston found out!
Sometimes, winter feels more like a three month period where cycling enthusiasts talk about the bike more than they actually riding it. Reminiscing on riding with a warm sun at their back whilst cursing the wretched headwinds and seemingly endless ‘chance of showers’ forecast. Dreary Tour de France eyes have spotted some of the latest gear and everyone wants to get some information on what the pros are riding.
When it comes to riding flat pedals good shoes are absolutely essential, and the undisputed king of the flat pedal shoe market is Five Ten. Although their Impact models are popular with the pure gravity set, trail riders have opted for the skate shoe styled Freerider. Other brands have tried to topple Five Ten from their throne, but thus far no-one has been able to match their combination of comfort, durability and, most importantly, grip.
Bicycling Australia has been chatting with National Road Series athletes to get some tips on how we can all ride better and smarter. This edition, we speak with Joseph Cooper, of the Avanti Pro Cycling Team.
The name offers a clear indication of what to expect from these new American Classic wheels; they’re designed to be light enough for cross-country use, but with a rim width of 29mm inside the bead hooks they offer all the advantages of ultra wide rims (see page 66).
Bicycling Australia has been talking to National Road Series riders to get an idea of how we might all be able to ride smarter, faster, better. This edition we catch up with Jade Colligan from the Bicycle Superstore team, who has gone from club C grader on a chain store bike to the NRS in just over a year!