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Etape Australia review: is it worth it? (Unrehearsed Ambivalence)

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In this Etape Australia review, I’ll answer the question “Should I do Etape Australia?” It’s a fair question, and one I’ll answer with ruthless honesty as always. (OK, to be technically accurate, this is a pre-review of the event. Etape Australia carries the imprimatur of the ASO and the heavy weight L’Etape du Tour. That, […] Read More

Avoid excess fees when flying with your bike

avoid excess fees when flying with your bike: Australian edition

Want to avoid excess fees when flying with your bike? Look no further! When traveling with your bicycle it’s important to know what the spiel is with excess baggage, but many airlines like to make it as difficult as possible for you to find out what the additional luggage charges are. Many of you who […] Read More

My week with Strava Live Segments: Comments, Criticisms

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I’ve been using Strava Live Segments for about a week now on a Garmin 520. Whilst there is a bit to like about the functionality, I get the feeling that one of the following occured with respect to integration between Garmin and Strava. Garmin has only reluctantly provided access to its platform to Strava; Strava […] Read More

L’Etape du Tour 2016

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What an exciting time of year for cyclists! Not only is it summer for the grizzled, cold Melbournites; it is the start of indoor ergo season for our northern hemisphere readers…woooot! (can I get a little woot-woot? No? Anyone?) Oh, and also, the parcours 24th edition of L’Etape du Tour—Etape 2016— has been announced in […] Read More