Category Archives: history

The UCI Worlds and Mlle Jeannie Longo

We are about to witness a bicycle smorgasbord at the UCI World Championships in Geelong this week. The World Championship course covers part of stage 1 of the 2009 XmasEpic, so many of you will already be familiar with the Epic … Continue reading

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The Tour of Britain

I’m not saying that the English are nationalistic, but I have seen more footage of spitfires and Coventry burning in the Blitz than I have seen in rest of my life put together. For those of you that are sadly … Continue reading

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Riding into a 26th Century – Margaret Gast

Nice dear frail old lady, must have had a quiet life. I don’t think so…. Here’s her card:

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bikes, cars, planes & trains: an Oppy homage

Stepping off the plane in Melburn, I was thinking one word and that word was Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman. In our first formal training ride in Melburn the xmasepic was determined to pay homage. The team bus preceded us to … Continue reading

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Firenzo Magni

FIRENZO MAGNI: I consider my greatest win my second place in GC at the Giro of 1956, my last year as a pro. VALERIA PAOLETTI: You were a very brave second in that incredible Giro. Tell us what happened.

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Poit rides into history

Today “early 50’s” Canberran Pete Heal (aka Poit) beat the record for cycling solo and un-supported around Australia. Totally Epic. He started in Sydney, Sunday 2nd May 2010 (Midnight Sat. 1st), at Observatory Park, Watson Road, Miller’s Point, near the … Continue reading

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