Discovering Cycling: Part 2

(Click here to read part one first) So I had my flash new road bike: an Avanti Giro, with an alloy frame and carbon forks (I would soon learn all about carbon). It was a lovely, slick, silver bike with white drop bars and thin, black racing tires. It was a substantial investment compared to... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Cycling, part two

(To read part one first, click here) In 2014, Mitch and I were living with his parents in Brighton, the heart of the Beach Road cycling route. This seemed like a good opportunity for us to both get back on the bike. Mitch had started road cycling with his dad back in 2009, but had... Continue Reading →

Discovering Cycling, part one

For as long as I can remember, cycling has been a part of my life. Whether it was a 10-year-old mountain bike rusting in the shed, or a brand new road bike perching proudly on its own stand in our study, I've always had a bike. Growing up in Melbourne's outer southeastern suburbs meant having... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Cycling, part one

When I was 7 years old, I withdrew my life savings and bought a bike. My introduction to riding had come a few years earlier. My parents had purchased a bicycle from a family friend, whose child was not at all enamoured with cycling. This bicycle was a gaudy, sparkly, pink machine, with white handlebars... Continue Reading →

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