Author: Van D'am Racing

November 6, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

The Benefits of Strength and Conditioning By Lachlan Darch Strength and Conditioning is quickly becoming a staple in many peoples lives, and I would argue that it would have benefits for almost every, if not all sports. As a student of Exercise and Sports Science, I say that resistance training should be undertaken to some…

October 30, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Super Series Round 5 Team Time Trial By Rylan Dowdell   With the super series being a sprinters paradise, a team lacking a sprinter has to make every opportunity for points to count! Round 5 was that opportunity, a team time trial that finishes up a 20 percent hill had our attention as a stage…

October 26, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Should Cyclists Ride Single File?  By Jason Thomason   Should the law be changed to make cyclists ride single file? It’s a hot topic at the moment with a current online petition getting a lot of traction, and the media tend to drop articles every slow news day to get those easy comments and impressions…

October 23, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Super Series Round 4 I think everyone can agree that Round 4 of the Cycling South Australia Super Series was on everyone’s mind since its announcement. This round featured an extended Victoria Park circuit which took the riders through challenging hairpins, off-camber turns, and the occasional crosswind gutter action. Due to the nature of the…

October 19, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Concussion “Did you drive yourself here today?” “Uh..” I look into the crowd for a moment. “I can’t see my girlfriend so I guess I must have driven myself.” “Ok, what’s your girlfriend’s phone number?” I immediately recall her number to the first aid lady. Yes, believe it, I (fortunately) know my girlfriend’s number off…

October 8, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Copper Coast: Race Report By Jason Thomason As a team that considers itself more suited to road races than criteriums, Round 2’s ‘Hell of the North’ of the Super Series was one that had us especially “G’d” as the boys would say. The race was 75km, with 2 sections of some of the most savage,…

October 2, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

How to combat being Salty Sweater Imagine this. You have just finished a hard training ride on a nice warm day. You are now sitting at your local café getting the usual brew. That is when you notice it. Your arms are covered in a crusty layer of salt, your jersey and bibs have salt…

September 26, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

The Windy Point Climb By Rylan Dowdell   You’ve probably heard this before but Adelaide really is a beautiful place to live, especially if you’re a cyclist. With the beautiful hills, sunny beaches and the peaceful river all practically at our fingertips, it’s hard to feel out of options for rides. When I compare Adelaide to…

September 18, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Want to be part of the F’am? There are times when we regret the name we chose to run our team under. But there are certainly some benefits. One of our favourites is that Van rhymes with a lot of things. We don’t have a Van D’am Van yet.. maybe Volkswagon will support us with one…

September 17, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Amy’s Otway Tour – Stage 2 By David Randall Last year at Amy’s Otway Tour, I rode to 24th in the criterium and 12th in the road race, a result that I was really happy with and that must have impressed the team enough for Lachie to sign me for this year. After equalling my…