Stage 1 road race proved a less beastly version then last years version. The climbs peaked 30 km before the finish allowing a bunch gallop to the line. Unfortunately I cramped and missed the final selection but the other boys animated the finish with repeated attacks. Each attach was met by a closing effort by […] Read More
Blink and you’ll miss it. 10 minutes of 100% intensity then it’s over. It’s amazing how soon after you cross the line you think you could have gone harder. Defiantly a course that needed some recon. The boys were a little disappointed with their times. I think not knowing the course didn’t help but no […] Read More
Regular updates of 2012 and some musings as well. Watch this space!
Only a week to go and it’s now officially to late to get some form. The best one can hope for is a good week of rest, no flus and a massage or two. The Cobra9 team is feeling good but realistic. At least we scheduled our crashes for a few weeks ago. Whilst we […] Read More
The latest batch of Cobra9 kit has arrived and been distributed. Looking forward to seeing the updated design out and about on the bike. This batch, like all of our kit is Champion Systems product and I am happy to say that there have been improvements on a number of fronts. Standard Bibs The new […] Read More
You know you have been for an early ride when it’s still dark when you get home. Such is life balancing work, family and training for the upcoming Battle of the Border. Cobra9 will be participating and hopefully competing occasionally at this years event after enjoying the experience last year. Feel free to catch up […] Read More
A reminder to all those booked in for the cast session in Sydney tomorrow to bring your cycling shoes. The top cover design of the Semi Pro is nearing completion. The funky white remains on top with the red eva base enclosing the carbon fibre shell. Another feature for those purchasing from the web site […] Read More
It was nice to be racing back in Queensland this past weekend with a glorious warm sunny day to embrace us. A large competitive field descended on Laidley (some quicker then others especially when your running periously late) to hammer around a largely flat course. The lack of climbs was compensated by the very ordinary […] Read More
August the 12th sees us return to Melbourne for another casting session. Anyone who has yet to contact us should do so ASAP. This weekend also sees the return to racing as a small Cobra9 team will have a crack at the Charles Coin race in Queensland. It will be interesting to test the legs […] Read More
I have added another photo gallery from last Saturday’s Grindelwald Challenge. Hopefully you can find yourself in there somewhere with or without a smile on your face. Enjoy.
Another race that I have marked on the calendar as a must do. It helps that it falls close to my birthday and hence, I get a leave pass. Actually, I’m lucky that I have a wonderful wife (and son) who frequently allow me to entertain my delusions of grandeur. Story book weather greeted us […] Read More
Back to Tassie cycle racing and the temperature difference between Queensland and the midlands of Tasmania could not have been more stark. 4 degrees and a southerly gale leaving a trail of snow further south. I had been hoping that the miles in Queensland would pay off in this 100km classic. Unfortunately, they didn’t help […] Read More
Well the wait was worth it. I have been looking forward to testing myself in this race for a few months and even the obligatory mechanicals I seem to suffer couldn’t reduce my enjoyment of this event. It was defiantly a chance to experience a few firsts. My first stage race, flat time trial and […] Read More
Last year’s Ipswich 100 was the first time that we setup a manned presence at a cycling event and began telling the Cobra9 story so we had to return this year to the start of it all to participate in this great event again. The first thing to say about this event is that the […] Read More
Well it’s over for another year. The Mt Wellington challenge was held under blue skies with warm sunshine beaming on all those who took to the hill. The few hundred cyclists who took part probably enjoyed this element for a few minutes before the lactic burn took hold. It’s a wonderful sight looking up the […] Read More