"We've had an amazing pre-Giro hide away time in Lecchi with @ingambatours. Now, it's time to emerge back into the real world - there's a Grand Tour to…"
@Regrann from @jeredgruber - I've had mixed feelings about Phil Deeker's notorious up and backs (as he calls them). Already difficult days become out of this world with the addition of one dead end climb. It's hard not to question it and wonder if it's worth it - especially at the end of the day. It's evil to roll within meters of the hotel as we head up for one more - there's always one more. More often than not though, that last climb, the climb to nowhere, is worth it. The sun is…
David Ransom on Instagram: "Manly CX on Sunday was stellar! Without question the most technical course I've raced on, in some pretty atrocious weather as well. Was over the Moon to finish on the Elite podium with two of the fastest riders in Aus. Feels good knowing all the hard work is starting to pay dividends. Onwards to ACT for #CapitalCross this weekend, then home! Thanks @ridingfocus. #MWCCCX #Cyclocross #CX #TrekBikes #TrekBoone"
Hannah Hogan on Instagram: "Rolling out with the @cycdcycling crew for a few Cootha repeats this morning was awesome... @msdj captured the moment, not to mention he's got some of the maddest climbing skillz I've ever seen! #couldntkeepup #iamcycdcycling #wymtm #lightbro #stravaproveit #womenscycling #foreverbuttphotos #brisbanecyclist #fromwhereiride "
Adrienne on Instagram: "First ride back in two weeks - I asked Shaun what corkscrew was like as we were coming down montecute ... its one climb in Adelaide I've never done. Yeah.... Well.... Wow. Might build up to that one and get a 50/34 on before I head back #jesuschrist"
Jered Gruber on Instagram: "I've had this idea in my head for a long time: I want to give a shout out to the Instagram feeds that inspire me. #1 is without question @velo_steef. I love what he does on a daily basis, and he constantly pushes me to improve, because he takes such great shots and has such an awesome time doing it. On a side note: this is one of my favorite shots from the last year - standing on Summit Lake (12,830ft) painfully close to the top of Mt. Evans...in December. Big…
Mae Elizabeth op Instagram: "A new write-up on the @iamspecialized_road Find Your Fast blog (link in profile) about the happiest I've ever been crossing the finish line! Ahh! I'm so happy that CX is here! Photo: @sadlebred"
Jered Gruber op Instagram: "Rainy day in London - and thankfully so. Tons to catch up on, because we've had such a blast here the last few days. Nevertheless, still getting excited to head for the hills later this week. On tap: three days of fantastic riding in Wales Thursday/Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - email me if you think you might like to join us! firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link in my profile."
We've taken a group of competition winners to Mallorca to ride with @teamsky this weekend. Here's @michalkwiatek on Sa Calobra, a testing climb of endless switchbacks, this morning.