Like many cyclists I don’t need a lot of encouragement to get out on my bike for a ride. Whether it’s the post-ride endorphins, the rush of a fast descent or sense of accomplishment cresting a climb, or just getting out with some mates, I consider climbing aboard my bike for a few hours is a joyous privilege. Riding is seen by some who don’t ride as a strange pastime, perhaps even a form of self inflicted torture.
Australian cycling champions Bradley McGee and Ben Kersten will pedal for a cause on Sunday, November 2 when they join in the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride in support of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
This new Lightweight bike is a fully working 500 watt ebike prototype. The battery is hidden within the down tube. That’s been done before by others, but the magnetic flux engine is a first for bicycles. It uses the same technology as magnetic levitation trains.
New ranges of bikes are flooding into the market from many of the big brands, including Merida, Lapierre and Norco. A launch event was held in August at Spicer’s Hidden Vale resort west of Brisbane to show off the new gear to retailers who stock these brands, with new model information presentations and test riding on the network of MTB trails and quiet roads. Here is a sneak peek at some of the new gear.
The Norco Valence, a performance oriented full carbon road bike with endurance geometry and Ultegra Di2 shifters. RRP: $3,199. See a full review in the November December issue of Bicyclig Australia.
Contrary to popular opinion, you do not need to be an elite athlete to benefit from recovering with the right fuel mix after training. In fact if you are training several times each week and/or preparing for an upcoming event, in addition to balancing work and family commitments, a good recovery program is exactly what you need to ensure you have enough energy to maintain your hectic schedule minus injury and fatigue.