Story of my ride: hill repeats at Bobbin Head, cycling in Sydney
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by rob@ride
10h ago
Went for a ride. To the north. After one down-and-up along Bobbin Head Road in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park – with most of the ‘traffic’ fellow cyclists – I decided to just keep going down and up, down and up… etc, until the call to get back home came. That’s what I did. I collected plenty of footage along the way and I think it is a great showcase of a great place to ride a bike.   This is the story of my ride from Saturday morning 13 April 2024.     By the way, this might actually be the 250th upload in the #StoryOfMyRide series. It shows Bobbin Head, a place I ride to of ..read more
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Pre-order the Official Tour de France Guide (Australian edition)
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by rob@ride
5d ago
The countdown is on for the Tour de France 2024 (29 June to 21 July) and the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (12-18 August) and production of Australia’s biggest cycling annual, the ‘Tour Guide’ by RIDE Media is well underway. Pre-order your copy of the 200-plus page magazine before 3 June for free delivery!   Promotion: Official Tour de France Guide Australian edition (pre-order your copy now)   #TDF2024 #TDFF2024 // Official Guide (AUS Edition)  :::  We know about the Tour. We enjoy the tradition, the contest, the scenery, the history, the challenge, the stories that em ..read more
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Vingegaard, Evenepoel and Roglic crash out of Itzulia Basque Country
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by rob@ride
1w ago
A crash in stage four of the 15th race of the 2024 WorldTour season, Itzulia Basque Country (1-6 April), claimed numerous casualties including three high-profile team leaders – Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic…   By Rob Arnold (Photos: Sirotti)   Originally billed as a showdown between several key contenders for the 111th Tour de France (29 June-21 July) the Itzulia Basque Country boasted an impressive line-up when it began on Monday. The race started with a few strange happenings and, on day four, a mass crash has potentially thrown season-long plans into disarray ..read more
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Product overview: GoPro Hero12 action camera + settings for cycling videos
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by rob@ride
1w ago
GoPro needs no introduction to anyone who has tried to capture bike rides on video. The cameras have evolved year on year, and the latest offering – the Hero12 Black – is now being used for the #StoryOfMyRide series on YouTube. This is an overview of my experiences during the first weeks with the GoPro Hero12.   – Story by Rob Arnold   In a recent feature about riding the Thredbo Valley Track in the Snowy Mountains I offered some details of products I use while filming while on the bike. Given that this particular ride included the use of a few new products from the GoPro catalogue ..read more
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Thredbo Valley Trail on a gravel bike #StoryOfMyRide
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by rob@ride
1w ago
The Snowy Mountains provides a stunning backdrop – and glorious trails – for a great gravel bike ride while testing several GoPro cameras and experimenting with a range of different angles…   – Story and video by Rob Arnold     After the heat of summer and before the snow begins to fall in the Kosciuszko National Park comes that glorious time of the year for cycling in the NSW Snowy Mountains. In February, I discovered Mill Cabin built by former pro cyclist Trent Lowe and his partner Niki Fisher. During my first two-night stay at this fantastic base for a holiday I took my roa ..read more
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Philipsen wins his first Monument in a photo finish from Matthews
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by rob@ride
1w ago
It ended in a sprint as Milan-Sanremo so often has, but this was no ordinary edition of the longest of cycling’s Monuments: 288km raced at a record average speed of 46.11km/h! Jasper Philipsen got the spoils but Michael Matthews can be pleased with his comeback from illness to claim second place ahead of Tadej Pogacar.   By Rob Arnold (Photos: Stefano Sirotti)   “I’m happy with the podium, but being so close, it’s bittersweet.” Michael Matthews can rightly consider his second place in the 115th edition of Milan-Sanremo as a conquest. Beaten in a sprint against one of the fastest me ..read more
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Plapp 2nd in stage 4 at Paris-Nice and into the yellow jersey
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by rob@ride
1w ago
The Australian road race champion Luke Plapp finished second in stage four of Paris-Nice on a day that included plenty of climbing and an uphill finish at Mont Brouilly. The 23-year-old began the race with GC aspirations… and his ambitious, attacking attitude has earned him a stint in the yellow jersey. By Rob Arnold (Photos via ASO)   Luke Plapp is taking on some of the world’s best in the 82nd edition of Paris-Nice and in stage four he demonstrated that he has what it takes to lead GC. With a second place behind the Colombian climber Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) the Australia ..read more
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Tirreno-Adriatico Time Trial Gallery: product innovation on display
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by rob@ride
1w ago
The first Italian WorldTour stage race of the season is currently being contested. On day one of Tirreno-Adriatico, Juan Ayuso beat Filippo Ganna by one second in a 10km time trial when plenty of tech innovation was on display. Photos by Stefano Sirotti   The obvious talking point of the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico in 2024 was helmets. Or, rather, the extreme style of the helmets worn by riders from the Visma-Lease A Bike team. Giro is the new helmet sponsor of the Dutch team and the oversize ‘Aerohead 2.0’ was difficult to ignore, even if the aerodynamic benefits of the oversize ..read more
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What I ride with: overview of equipment #StoryOfMyBike
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by rob@ride
1w ago
Here is a video with an explanation of the bike I ride, what I wear, and the camera equipment I use. The aim is to make it a regular series: ‘what I ride with’. Click play on the link below and find out more… Video by Rob Arnold   The #StoryOfMyRide begins with a confession to my bike: ‘I love you’. It was a day when everything was singing on my ride. No noises I didn’t want to hear. The right kit for the conditions. And, on the whole, there was a great combination of products in action. It added up to an appreciation of how much I liked what I was riding. At my turnaround point of a mid ..read more
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Product review: Ere Saddles with ‘Comfort Trigger System’
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by rob@ride
1w ago
Cycling saddle shapes and sizes have evolved considerably in recent years and Ere Research has launched a range that includes a ‘Comfort Trigger System’, offering on-the-go adjustments with the aim of providing a smooth ride…   Words and photos by Rob Arnold   Ere Research is a relatively new company offering a wide range of cycling components for you and your bike. Distributed in Australia by De Grandi Cycle and Sport, Ere items were recently on display in the TDU Expo area and RIDE Media has a few products to review, including a small 203 gram Genius T saddle with what Ere call a ..read more
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