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Every year since 2009 I’ve cycled between Albany and Perth, a distance of over 500 kilometres. Last week I was out there again with around 30 other cyclists, supported by a wonderful support crew, riding from Albany to Perth over six days. We arriv...

I’ve been wanting to improve the algorithm behind my Strava segment chooser for some time. Until now it’s been based off the number of riders who’ve attempted the segment and the power output of the KOM. It gave reasonable results but had to ig...

Life Happens

By RodneyOlsen.Net on Sep 27, 2017 in: Life

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon For some reason, I started thinking about that line from John Lennon’s song Beautiful Boy recently. Life is what happens to you? Really? Are we passive players...

Are you old enough to remember what you were doing 30 years ago? 1987 was the year Michael Jackson released his hit album, Bad. It was also the year Microsoft released Windows 2.0. And in 1987, The Simpsons cartoon first appeared as a series of short...

As the age of the undisputed rule of fossil fuel and automated transportation (cars, trains etc), at least as we had known it until now, is coming to an end, the discovery of new uses for the traces (and scars) trains and cars left behind during the...

It's no shock that the Tour de France is one of the most gruelling sporting competitions in the world. While we're accustomed to seeing the champions don the yellow jersey at the end of the race, we're not so familiar with the punishing physical effe...

As the annual cycling spectacle of the Tour De France begins Mark Perryman argues the case for two wheels good. Who would have guessed it. Karl Marx was clearly a bike mechanic when he wasn’t plotting the downfall of capitalism.“Nothin...