Author: Van D'am Racing

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…

September 15, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Amy’s Otway Tour – Stage 1 Van D’am Racing p/b Butterfields love racing bikes, however, that doesn’t mean that the team doesn’t have its weaknesses. Crits aren’t typically our favourite form of racing – maybe because we are an overly sensible bunch of riders, or maybe it’s a shortage of 30-second power. Throw in some…

September 9, 2018 Van D'am Racing 2 comments

What Running an NRS Team is All About, and Some Key How-tos BY LACHIE AMBROSE It’s been a while since I’ve put pen to paper (or some keyboard appropriate equivalent) and knocked out a blog for the team, which is probably a good thing as it means the boys have been doing their share. This…

September 1, 2018 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Stage 3 – Tour of the King Valley After a hectic start to the Sam Miranda Tour of King Valley, the boys were happy to be lining up for the highly anticipated stage 3 with all their fingers and toes. The riders were faced with a 115km loop that would take them through 5 dirt…

August 22, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

The Tiers of Professional Cycling Like many other sports, professional cycling has divisions. The higher the division/tier the faster the riders, the bigger the teams, competition and prize money. There are two professional levels where riders are paid a minimum yearly salary and a semi-professional level where a minimum salary is not required but racing…

August 20, 2018 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

The NRS has a loyal following. Anyone who comes in contact with the series becomes an instant advocate. There is so much passion, drive and support for the sport, but it has been so rarely captured. One of the biggest advocates for the sport, and one committed to documenting it is Jamie Finch-Penninger.  Jamie is…