Anna's IM NZ report
I guess 7 IM races really does help prepare you for the 8th. I have become a bit of a creature of habit in my build to Ironman, and the past year was going to be no exception. I planned to work on my run over winter, but with enough time to be ready for the Yamba Classic Triathlon in early October. My running was improving, and after a solid r... read more
Beckworth Aus Sprint Champs
It was a great day for me on Sunday 16th February as I finished 1st place at the Australian Sprint Championships in the 35-39 age group held in St.Kilda. Training has been going well for me, a lot better than the past 2 years. On the morning of the race I awoke to some pleasing conditions. The ocean was extremely choppy. I love a choppy swim... read more
I raced in Warrnambool’s Southwest Sufferfest which is a great long course event and perfect for a lead up to Ironman Melbourne. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, Warrnambool is well known for its strong gusty winds but we didn’t get a breath of it. This race was used as my last hard hit out in prep for IMM so my legs were tired ... read more
Best. Training. Ever!
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Levi Wins Geelong 5150
Geelong 5150 I was very tired leading into this race after a through Ironman build block in preparation for Ironman Melbourne, then add in the supper tough conditions and I was a bit unsure on how it would pan out. I knew my body was fatigued but fit so I just had to race hard from the gun. The swim (not my strong leg) was very choppy and I knew... read more
The Kings Men, Ride!
ed's note. failure to submit a suitable photo will have me resort to finding one. Early in January, some typical new year enthusiasm was being thrown around on email – “let’s do a massive ride, with plenty of vert!”. Momentum gathered and before we knew it, a cycling weekend in Healesville was booked for the second weekend in Februar... read more
Haydens dream bike
Two months ago I picked up my dream cross country racing bike (the Giant XtC 29 advanced SL 0) from CBD cycles in Melbourne and there was no mucking around putting it to the test with it's maiden ride to be in one of Australia's premier MTB race the next day. The Forrest Festival was a great opportunity to see what this bike could really ... read more
Thanks Anth, Dave, Cam and everyone else at CBD for all your support at Challenge Melbourne on the weekend, and in the lead up. It was great fun racing on local turf, with local support and in such great conditions (albeit a bit hot). Being my first race in the CBD colours and on the Giant Trinity, I was super keen to have a good race. T... read more
Falls Buffalo Falls
Where would you rather be? Smashing the big hills with Jan Rehula and Co or racing Challenge Melbourne in 40oC heat. Jan's choice is the hills this week, but look out for his athletes smashing it in the Gatorade series in a couple of weeks time.... read more
A quality built bike will be the difference between you winning and coming second. Marcel Kittel won the Peoples Choice race on his Giant Propel fitted with Dura Ace C50 wheels. Who wouldn't want to roll the dice on this little piece of work.....especially if your use to winning. ... read more
Marcel Kittel Propels!
The brand new Giant Shimano Team has started in the best possible way with an impressive win over a star packed field at the Peoples Choice Classic. Marcels weapon of choice for this victory was none other than the super fast Giant Propel. I often get people picking on Giant as a brand because they think the brand they ride is better. The simple f... read more
Test Ride Day
This weekends Gatorade Race will mark 20 years for Anthony of CBD Cycles to be turning up to events and supporting Melbourne triathletes. In celebration CBD cycles will be holding a special demo day on the Saturday registration day highlighting some of the latest and greatest bikes from Giant as well as some great race wheels such as Zipp and Mavi... read more