So, I finally managed to get my fingers on some of the best shoes in the biz - Nike 4%'s. With the exclusion of the Hoka Carbon X's and the Nike 5%'s, these are perhaps the fastest shoes on the planet, and they're actually available to the general public. I've just tested my first ever … Continue reading Nike 4%’s, Zoom Flyknit’s – which one and why?
I'll write this review in three parts: how the chainrings look coming out of the box for the first time, installation & how they worked for the first ever ride I did on them. The first part: How they look: Absolutely great! The package I received was the same as any other customer of absoluteBlack's. … Continue reading AbsoluteBlack oval chainrings: Initial thoughts and first ride review
I caught up with Javier Garcia, founder of Negative Split Carbon. NS are a race wheel brand based out of New Zealand, with some ambitious goals for the future! What was your inspiration for starting NS Carbon? Seeing Victor Del Corral taking the win at Ironman Nice 2016 was my 'I have to start doing … Continue reading Negative Split – Meet the founder!
Given that my riding style (and thus my bike) is some weird and wonderful combination of cyclist and triathlete, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about how it's set up and why I've set it up in this way! First off - disk brakes! They're a godsend, especially for nervous descenders … Continue reading Disk Brakes & Oval Chainrings – my (admittedly different) roadie setup
Despite the misleading title, my half marathon debut actually went pretty well. I've had a lot of issues with goal setting going into races in the past, particularly while I was still a swimmer. Recently, I've learned (aka been told several million times and finally got the message) that when I set one goal and … Continue reading My Half Marathon Debut: How not to race it
Chris is not only a good all-round guy, combining family life with his hugely demanding job, but also a great athlete in his own right. I caught up with him to try and figure out how he fits it all in! Your business, Waterman Consulting, is pretty successful. What was your inspiration for starting? It … Continue reading All Work and no Play makes Chris a Dull boy!
I'll preface this with a small note: this is the first in a series of posts. I'll post some tips which can be helpful, why they might apply to you, and what my experiences have been. Happy reading! We've all heard it before - "Do your stretches, it'll help you!". Your Mom/Dad/coach/training partner/SO command … Continue reading Why stretching is important:
Unfortunately, I have to start this race report with a small disclaimer - I knew going into this race that I was injured, and there was a high possibility of a DNF or a very poor run. I'd had an ongoing battle with my right leg for about a month, and whilst it had become … Continue reading My Mission Bay Race Report
The Tri NZ Sprint National Champs was held in beautiful Kinloch, Taupo. Home to the famous "Around the Lake" cycle race, it provided a great backdrop for the weekend's events. The weekend kicked off with an exhibition race; it was fast-paced and unforgiving for the High Performance NZ & Australian team. Small errors became magnified … Continue reading My Kinloch Race Report:
Hey everyone! Welcome to my own 'absolutely mad' idea - I want to qualify for the 2020 70.3 Age Group World Championships (and following that, win them!). They will be held in Taupo, New Zealand, near where I live which makes it the ideal Age Group World Champs to attempt to compete at. I'll be … Continue reading The Journey Begins…