Thursday, March 31, 2011

HackPRO goes to Canberra

HackPRO, initially formed to coagulate a bunch of tossers and poseurs into a Team for the Audax Alpine Classic, is visiting the Nations capital in October. Yep. Canberra, here we come!

Oh and we might also do a bit of riding while we're there. How hard could it be?

I later discovered - thanks Russell - there is a 250km painfest planned by the organisers as well. Andres* was also keen to extend the fun. So upon realising this I promptly changed the Event from 207km to 250km! This didn't go down too well with one of the new members of HackPRO. What's an extra 43km between friends huh?

Ultimately, this is just a training run for Death Camp planned later in the year. Several days of mountainous hurt. It's what the fans want! Honest!

And besides, who doesn't want the sense of accomplishment you get on rolling over the line in one of these events?

* Who IS Andres anyway?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Turn it up... the music you fool!

*Warning, I'm not taking the piss, I'm suggesting you do something about your miserable fucking life and turn it into the best thing you've ever experienced*

I got a DM on Twitter the other day, it said, "Young people think they know it all." and there was a HaHa at the end, but I don't feel that its relevant.

I'm tossing up the idea of doing Exercise Science, I need to find out more info, but told mum and her words where, "your not smart enough..."

Wow... talk about deflation.

Anyways there's this feeling that exists, its called happiness and according to Google Images, happiness is something like

Right, interesting thought, I was thinking something more along the lines off...

Thats my idea of happiness... achievement.

I was discussing with a person who shall otherwise remain nameless, but for the sake of it lets call him self-declared-genius, about winning and not just winning but women sitting on the sidelines.

I'm not sure where I stand on that at the moment (women sitting on the sidelines and wanting to try but don't), what I know is pretty straight forward.

Everyone needs a theme song, mine changes weekly or when ever my mood changes, this week I'm hanging with the Latino Pop crowd, how very chic of me, anyways this one is Liberate by Natalia I'm not too sure about the clip, I heard it first without the clip. Just click it.

Anyways, this is my theme song for my sales job, I've got sales targets to reach and you don't always want to reach them, its not always your day either, motivation goes up and down.

My point is... yes there is one... sometimes you need to JUMP.

I jumped, I went back to university with no money in the bank, bills to pay and I only had one shift a week to bring some money home.

What did I do?

I sat down at the computer and applied for every single job I clicked on seek, probably I applied for 30 jobs, 5 days later I was employed.

So if you want 

sometimes you need to jump and see where it takes you

it could take you all the way to Kona, wanna here those words? "You ARE an IRONMAN."

You want to stand at the TOP of your field and be the best that YOU can be? You want to choose your life? Take a chance, there's no safety net and you could totally fail, but it'll be worth the journey.

I'm not even near the end, but I will experience 

because I WANT to finish first, and first isn't given to you.


None of what I do would be possible without HackPRO, make your own team and treat them how you wish to be treated and worship the ground they walk on.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Its not a matter of if, its a matter of when.

Crashing happens, cyclists get hit by things and before we get to involved with crashing, special thanks to Carly for this weeks song, 'Move on Up by Curtis Mayfield.'

 and then sometimes

and lets not forget

In crit racing your biggest enemy is actually the person beside you, we're all fighting for a good position in the pace line, accidents happen and I'll be throwing my most recent and first crit crash down to experience.

I also wont be petty enough to lay blame, the people beside me could have behaved differently and I'm sure I could as well, but at the time they did the best at staying upright, so kudos to them!

But anyway it it went something like this

followed by

chasing some girls who looked like they wanted to breakaway, which we don't seem to like in B Grade, so went back to this

and then at some point I ended up here

Not me, but good enough, then you go through the whole moment of, I crashed... what exactly hurts, where does it hurt, is that my shoulder or my neck, why is my calf hurting, how's my head?

My left shoulder took most of the force along with my elbows which are nicely scratched and damaged, I've got some road rash on my butt and thats about it.

Yes I cried. No, I'm not embarrased that I cried, it really hurt and the shock is crap.

I'll be back on the bike tomorrow, maybe not on the road, but definately on the trainer, I'll try for the road on Tuesday and see how I go, until then my Murray to Moyne Adventure is over, my long term goals are more important at the moment and the strain of a long ride on my shoulder isn't worth it.

The road season is upon us and maybe I'll ride in SKCC club champs for some more criterium experience, we'll see how I'm feeling in a few weeks.

I'm not weak enough to walk away from a sport that I love.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Girl Envy. I really want her thighs.

Yeah I know, I should really be telling you about the race... here's the 'low-down' or is it 'down-low'?

Average speed 35.4km/h
Max Speed 53.3km/h
Didn't throw up
Didn't come last
Didn't crash...

That's a good race. Women's B Grade at SKCC in case you where wondering. Oh and favorite pre-race song this week... Alejandro.

Anyways, back to girl envy, I was with Madgan today, who else am I ever with, he is my trusted training partner and one of the reasons why I'm able to do the speeds that I'm doing now. Oh yeah, seriously, when he dances up that hill with his 60kg body he does it with ease... me? Oh for me its like death, screw DEATH CAMP, I just ride with people who are fitter than me.. problem solved, its great training!

We where down at Mordi with all the other cyclists who weren't actually stupid enough to try out the Three Peaks Challenge, knowing that the Audax Event is by far superior than the Bicycle Victoria one and.. 

que dream like sequence...

There she was, blond, tall, legs up to my armpits man, amazing and that lovely tanned skin, seriously, I always say I'd only turn for a red head (my bike) but I'd consider it with this Amazonian Goddess. But it wasn't really that she was blond and tall and had tanned skin, it was more them legs and the muscle definition in those thighs...

Liz Hatch is the original poster girl, for sxy looking pics in the world of Women's Cycling, she's pioneered getting her kit of in the name of more media. Somehow though, I don't actually think that's what she cares about, sometimes I think she just likes getting her kit off.

Sounds almost pornographic doesn't it boys... pics? Of course there are pics.

Okay, she's tall and blond, but it isn't who we saw down at Mordi. Pity.

This picture is from the World Champs in Melbourne this year, I love it, and have loved it from the moment I saw it.

I can't find the exact picture that I'm after, which is a drainer, I really should have snapped her picture on my iPhone. 

On the fly and just cause I can I'd like to add...

I read a post from another blog about Women's Cycling about two minutes ago, it was about American racing and how hard it is to get women's racing a place next to the men. I think most of us ride road because of the fun, the mates that we make, and the intense need for speed.

I've been hit by two cars, crashed on a descent down a mountain and few other hick ups here and there and I never once thought about not getting back on my bike. Most of these women are the same, they just want to ride, but we'd also like some recognition in the process.

There are some, amazing women out there riding bikes and mostly we're all beautiful like the girls above, I envy all of them for their dedication and their experience and I hope that one day I get to pull on a team jersey for a team that I want to race with.

Women's Racing Rocks!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Death Camp. Want to be HACK PRO?

7 Peaks in 7 Days.

Start Date.

December 10th 2011 at 0500.


Bright, VIC, Australia... MAP here, we will also travel to Lake Mountain here, Mt Buller here and Mt Baw Baw here.

Personal Sacrifice 

Jens, our favorite tough man, "Shut Up Legs!"

Like every time we go out on the road to train or just ride with friends, you could have an accident, you take your OWN risks on this death camp, there is no sag wagon and their is no ambulance sitting behind you, you climb at your own pace and meet your TEAM mates at the top of the mountain. 

No matter how long it takes for your TEAM mates to get to the top you will WAIT for each of them (me) to get to the top.

This man knows what its about, he's a hero...

 How to climb?
Lance Armstrong only just retired.... AGAIN. Anyone else want to go back to grinding up a mountain? I do, probably this isn't the reason why he retired in the picture, but it will do.

Who's going to join us? How many will their be?

Want to come?

Click here

Now that you've answered the above question from clicking here... or there.

Are you ready?

To be all that you can be!

Then I suggest you....


Qualifications? Oh yeah, my bad I forgot to mention, you've gotta qualify for this, requirements are as follows...

1. Fitz's Challenge, ACT.
2. DBMA Ride, VIC (Melbourne Cup Day 2011... oh yeah, its back, for the LAST time).
3. You've got the chance to go on trial with Hannos in Sydney, NSW.
4. IF we DON'T like you, then your not coming.

You can fulfill ALL or SOME of the requirements. We look forward to your company and hope that you'll survive the winter training that is required to partake. Keep in mind that there is climbing and of course there will always be other obsticles along the way... expect the unexpected.

Cost has not yet been decided, normally the go is to split accomodation, food and fuel depending on whose in what car.

I suggest you put your leave forms in early ladies and tell your wife/husband that you'll be gone and explain to your kids that your going to make them proud... If you have none of that, suggest you tell your boss to go fuck themselves and their pointless 9-5 job and we'll see you soon.

Go on... DARE YOU!