2016 Throwback: TDU Stage 2 Rider analysis Pat Shaw’s Hill Climbs
Pat Shaw’s stage 2 TDU data overview from 2016 – The Stirling Circuit of the TDU is a tough stage with repeated increasingly fast climbs leading to the sprint. Positioning is everything and there were none better than Pat. Lets look how the 2016 stage unfolded.
2016 throwback: Chris ‘The Hurricane’ Hamilton’s ride at the People’s Choice Classic
The freshly crowned under-23 road race champion of Australia, Chris Hamilton, is relishing the opportunity to ride with Team UniSA-Australia against the best teams in the world. In Sunday evening’s People’s Choice Classic circuit race, he broke clear of the bunch for an impressive eight minute period
The Hard Road Part 6 – 2011, The Golden Age
2011 Medal fest for FTP Training Coach Damian Mason – hard work paying off..
The Hard Road – Part 5 2010:Rock Bottom
In Part 5 my season had now become very specific, every race had purpose every session a meaning. My time trialling continues to improve but I would hit rock bottom in my quest to unlock road racing.
The Hard Road Part 4 2009 A National Podium
This was to be my biggest year on the bike yet. I planned to compete in the State Masters, Nationals in Canberra and the World Masters Games in Sydney.
The Hard Road – Part 3: 2008, A chance meeting
A chance meeting with Mark Fenner prior to that year’s Nationals would change the direction of my racing forever.
The Hard Road Part 2 2007 Reality bites
Follow me (Damo) through 2007 in my 2ND season of racing where I comes to grips with riding off scratch, and having no idea what I am doing or how to fix it. I buy my first power meter and enter a whole new world.
A tale to 2 prologues
The importance of pacing even in a short 7km prologue
The Race Analysis – Matthew Keenan Races the Jim Fawcett Memorial
A look into the demands of a classic Aussie handicap race the Jim Fawcett Memorial, reviewing the data of Matthew Keenan in his first race for 16 years.
Training Matthew Keenan for the Jim Fawcett Memorial
The classic Australia handicap is the staple diet of most club and state riders around the country, it offers the chance to race the elite and if you get the tactics right pull off a great win and of course huge bragging rights. Most of the analysis pieces I write are often focused on professional cyclists data and the big races around the World. This of course give us an insight into just what it takes to race at the highest level, but, for most of us the huge watts/kg numbers and VAM rates are beyond our comprehension.