VIDEO: Something a little different – A Day Inside the Lampre Merida Team Car

Already mentioned numerous times in G.C. posts made during January of 2016, I (JOM) did a lot of freelance journalistic work for my friends at – I love the tech side of cycling, whether it be gravel, road, cyclocross or vintage, and wrote many articles about the machines of the professional peloton at the […]

Australia 2015: Scorched Earth Gravel Ride, South Australia

If you didn’t catch this event on the world news recently, much of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia were ablaze with bushfires in early January of 2015. Fortunately, there was no loss of human life, and considering how bad this fire was, property damage could have been much worse. Roll forward to January 20, […]

Tour Down Under 2015 – The Cannondale-Garmin – BMC Training Ride Video

Day five of riding with professional road cyclists.  Likely the last day, because I’m knackered, the Tour Down Under starts Sunday, and I’m going to do a gravel ride early Sunday or Monday. January 16, I did a relaxing training ride with Cannondale-Garmin along the beaches of Adelaide.  Any Adelaide cyclist will know this route.  […]

Tour Down Under 2015 – The Francais de Jeux – Lampre Training Ride Video

Day four of riding with professional road cyclists, and the wheelsucking continues. January 15, I did a tough training ride with Francais de Jeux into the hills of Adelaide.  Part of our route rolled through areas of Adelaide that were recently ravaged by bushfire.  The scene was almost surreal.  One minute, riding through beautiful green, […]

Tour Down Under 2015 – The AG2R – Team Sky – Movistar Training Ride Video

Day three of riding with professional road cyclists… mostly wheelsucking 🙂 I’m a little behind with video production / blog posting due to excessive fun on the road bike, first world problems as most would say. Yesterday, January 14, I did a sweet but hard training ride with AG2R La Mondiale into the hills of […]

Tour Down Under 2015 – The Giant Alpecin Training Ride Video

Day two of riding with professional road cyclists… somebody has to do it 🙂 Today, I did a sweet beach ride with the Giant Alpecin team in Adelaide, South Australia.  The lads were on day three of their easy period.  It takes a few days to recover from the various flights from Europe to Australia.  […]

Tour Down Under 2015 – The Lotto Soudal Training Ride Video

This isn’t a gravel road ride video.  But then again, this isn’t your normal road training ride. Today, I had the pleasure (and suffering) of riding with the Lotto Soudal team in Adelaide, South Australia, as they ramp up for the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under.  In fact, the coming week I will barely be […]

Australia 2014/ 2015: Gravel Cyclist is Down Under

While most people spent their Christmas Eve with family, friends, or having a drink at the pub, I was boarding a Qantas Airlines flight from Dallas, Texas, bound for Sydney, Australia.  At 16 hours in duration, this is the world’s longest commercial flight. Because of how timezones and the International Date line works, departing the […]