Control the Controllables

With 2014 inexorably marching on, the Trans Am Bike Race suddenly seems incredibly close. It’s almost exactly three months until the ‘Grand Depart’ in Astoria and while training, planning, and kit selection are going well, the feeling that there’s limited time until kickoff is hard to shake. There’s no doubt that the next three months…

Unsupported vs. Supported Racing

  Last week I drove up to the Cotswolds to have a chat with the guys at Qoroz about the Trans Am Bike Race. During the course of the discussion, I was asked what I meant when I said that the race was “entirely unsupported.” It was an important question — after all, it’s the unsupported…

Gear Review: Dynamo Systems

In this article I’m going to try and share my experiences of using various different dynamo lighting / charging systems. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you understand the concept of dynamo technology; but for those who don’t know, a dynamo powered system for lighting / charging will typically consist of three components: a…