Netti Women’s Performance Vest

I recently wrote about the benefits of a good fitting rain jacket.  Unless you live in a soggy climate, it’s not something you use often, but when the sky opens up, it’s a piece of cycling gear you’ll be very glad to own. A snug fitting, wind blocking vest falls into a similar category. I find, living in Sydney, it’s a piece of kit that gets an almost daily workout through spring and autumn – especially on chilly mornings.Continue reading “Netti Women’s Performance Vest”

CamelBak Podium Bottles

It’s not often that a bidon is a conversation starter. I know this because I carry mine everywhere, and have done so for about 15 years. So imagine my surprise while, armed with a CamelBak Podium Bottle, I have witnessed not one, but several people interested to know more about it. This bidon is not like other bidons. It even has its own FAQ.

A bidon with a view.

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Netti Women’s Elite Rain Jacket

The Netti Women’s Elite Rain Jacket was the perfect partner for high mountain riding in LIvigno, Italy with Subaru-MarathonMTB.com teammate, Naomi Hansen.

A good fitting, reliable rain jacket is a wardrobe necessity for any cyclist. It may not be something you use all the time, but if you need it – and don’t have it – a great day can turn into a miserable one in a matter of seconds.Continue reading “Netti Women’s Elite Rain Jacket”

Netti Diva Performance Bibnix

Choosing a new pair of cycling knicks is no easy task. There are so many brands, styles, fabric technologies and chamois features to choose from. They’re also quite tight, have the potential to be very unflattering and many new female cyclists find the whole process particularly daunting when their local bike shop is staffed by young men. Head here for some change room tips that help new riders know what to look for. This post is about a pair of  bib ‘n’ brace knicks that surprised me by ticking all the boxes and forced me to reconsider how comfortable bibs can be.Continue reading “Netti Diva Performance Bibnix”

Sight for Sore Eyes

“Where do you want me to start?” Eye specialist, Dr Ross Fitzsimons, looked over a list of vision difficulties that filled up half a page. If you’re Google searching your own eye specialties words like myopia, astigmatism, strabismus (squint), severe dry eyes and “is Lasik surgery really good idea if I don’t understand why neither my glasses nor contacts work” might bring you here.  The behavioural implications of the above had also become significant. Imagine the things you would modify if you couldn’t read street signs, white boards, train timetables, recognise people from more than a few feet away or just sit up and take in the view. I’m so desensitised to eye drops I can insert them while riding my bike along a dirt road in a race.Continue reading “Sight for Sore Eyes”