Christmas Gift Ideas 2

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Available instore now!

Posted: 21/12/2007


Christmas Gift Ideas 1


  • floor pump - a must have item. $69.95
  • air chuck - the quickest way to pump a tyre. $39.95
  • second wind - combines a mini pump with the air chuck feature. $79.95


  • stretch laces - a must for triathletes. $10
  • cbd cycles bar - box $29.95
  • body Glide - stops chaffing. $29.95
  • goggles - enjoy your swimming. $29.95
  • shimano TR 30 - shoes $149.95

for the rider

  • socks - coolmax from $15 - $25
  • assos chamois creme - show him how much you care about his bottom. $29.95
  • cbd carbon cages - $79.95
  • Giant gloves - new release. $49.95

stay tuned for more soon..

have a cool yule.
antho and crew

Posted: 18/12/2007


VIS Tri Times

Follow the accomplishments of our VIS athletes with the VIS Tri Times. Last three editions attached below.

VIS Tri Times 3 2007 >>
VIS Tri Times 2 2007 >>
VIS Tri Times 1 2007 >>

Posted: 06/12/2007


Ironman WA Busselton 2007

Congratulations to Mitch, Craig and Jo King for all finishing in the Top Ten at Busselton Ironman.

Absolute top effort by all. Special mention to Craig McKenzie for doing a 25 minute PB.

Reports to follow from all our leading athletes.



For all the results on Busselton visit www.ironmanlive.com >>

Posted: 05/12/2007


Busso IM

CBD Cycles is pleased to be the official bike store for the Busselton Ironman this weekend. Anthony has a stand at the Ironman expo, so if you need anything pre race, drop in and say hi.

Mitch Anderson, Craig McKenzie, Jo King and a plethora of age group aces are all racing and we hope they have a kick arse race.

Follow the race at www.ironmanlive.com >>

Posted: 28/11/2007


Gatorade Series 2007-8 - RACE 1 - Winner - Josh Rix!

Hey Antho,

Here's the word on yesterday's first race of the Gatorade series.

After spending a long, cold winter we all fronted for round 1 of the series at St Kilda, with a perfect weather forecast and a flat fast course eagerly anticipated. Unfortunately the conditions that we woke to were not quite what the weatherman had said. With 30mins before start a lightening bolt ripped the morning open and there was the potential for the swim leg to be cancelled.

Nonetheless the Supersprint Team had everything moving along and the race started as scheduled.Read On >>

For more info on Gatorade Series or more race results >>

Posted: 19/11/2007


Racing this weekend?

This weekend hots up with the launch of Melbourne's premiere race series, the Gatorade tri series. CBD Cycles is once again thrilled to be the bike shop sponsor for another season of fun in the sun.

Race 1 will be held at Catani Gardens in St Kilda and kicks off at 8am. For further race details click here

Call past the CBD cycles store at the Gatorade site on both Saturday and Sunday to take advantage of some fantastic race day specials, top tips and sound advice.

Special race features

Ride Like a pro
One lucky series entrant has been chosen as the winner of the "ride like a pro" competition. They will be decked out for the race in a tricked up Giant race machine which will propel them into super stardom for the day. With post race interviews and lots of special prizes from the race sponsors they will be given the pro treatment.

On course Mechanical support
Another new feature of the series is on course mechanical support. CBD Cycles along with our friends at SRAM will be out on the bike course to help where needed.

So here's hoping you have a ripper season.

Shepparton Half Ironman

All the best to the many athletes heading north to Shepparton for this weekends half ironman. The Shep Tri club put on a great event and we hope everyone has a great race.

For more info on Shepparton Half Ironman >>

Posted: 14/11/2007


ETPA Triathlon Performance Seminar - 8th December 2007 - Book Early!

The fantastic team at ETPA have organised a Triathlon Performance Seminar to share information on topics such as - Exercise Metabolism, Motivation, Injury Prevention and The Flawless Triathlon Lead-In.

Leading Athletes and Coaches such as Mat Tippett, Dr Chris Stathis, Dr Craig McKenzie and Mark Komarnycki will share their knowledge during this 2 hour session.

Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited so please book early. Registration closes Monday 19th November at 5pm.

For Booking Information, Further Topic Information or to print the Flyer click here >>

For more info on ETPA visit their website- www.etpa.com.au >>

Posted: 01/11/2007


Ironman Hawaii 2007

Hi Anth & team

What can I say, great place, iconic race. Had a ball in Kona amongst the who's who of Ironman, although some of the Germans were a bit strange. We were sitting outside Lava Java tucking into some junk food the day before the Big Show and some guy called Thomas Hellsomething asked which burgers we ordered cause they looked good. "The Lava pesto surprise with cheese" I replied. Next thing I know he orders 3 of them, and a couple of other guys sat down with this Thomas bloke and began gorging on the burgers (Norman Aitor and Paris Al-Hilton I was told afterward - never heard of them . . .).

Caro ripped into me later about telling the Germans the wrong info - we actually ordered the Lava tropical special burgers - because she has something against menu items with the word "surprise" in the name. I didn't think much of it until after the race when I found out that those guys were actually pro triathletes and by a funny coincidence they all had stomach issues and either didn't start or didn't finish the race - go figure. My guts were fine anyway which was the important thing, but during the marathon I ran past this group of spectators holding a German flag and they booed me - strange! You can see the concerned look on my face in the photo as I ran towards the "deutsch gauntlet".

So overall a fun time was had by all despite the unusual conditions on race day - wish I'd known it was going to be hot, sunny and humid!!!

Rob "Hill on Wheels" Hill

For more info on the race visit - www.ironmanlive.com >>

Posted: 28/10/2007


Ironman Hawaii 2007 - October 13

Congrats to Macca and Alexander for flying the Aussie flag for the men and for Kate Major, 3rd in the womens for getting onto the podium!

Congrats to Sam Hume for coming 3rd in his age group, being pipped on the line for 2nd place by 1 second.

For more info on the race visit - www.ironmanlive.com >>

Posted: 18/10/2007


Ironman Hawaii 2007 - October 13

To all our friends doing the big Dance in Hawaii this weekend.

We wish you all the very best and hope you achieve your goals.

Tip of the Week-

  • Don't piss on the lava fields or Pele will piss you right off your bike!

    Anthony and the cbd crew

    Follow the race live at www.ironmanlive.com >>

  • Posted: 10/10/2007


    2007 Australian Duathlon Championships

    Hi Anthony

    The race gear went great on the weekend - I placed 5th overall and 2nd in my age group in a very close battle in national duathlon champs in Canberra. Great course, perfect conditions and good competition.

    I've attached a couple of photos of me wearing my flash new gear!!!

    Cheers and have a great day.

    Nat Smith

    Posted: 25/09/2007


    Brooks Duathlon Series - Race 4 - Change of Venue

    Hi There Brooks Duathletes

    Due to problems obtaining all the "official" approvals required to hold the Duathlon at Kew Boulevard on 9 September, Melbourne Triathlon Club has been forced to reschedule the race and find an alternate venue.

    MTC and TriVic are pleased to announce that Race 4 of the Brooks Duathlon Series will now be held on Sunday 16 September at Calder Park Raceway.

    This promises to be an exciting venue where you can expect to record your fastest 20km bike split for the entire race series. The Duathlon course will be held inside the Calder Thunderdome and on the external roads of the Raceway grounds. This will be a spectator-friendly course, where all of the bike and most of the run can be viewed very easily by your family and friends. We hope you invite them all to come along and support you......... maybe even race.

    Click here for further information and to register online >>

    Posted: 30/08/2007


    Melbourne Tri Club is proud to host Race 4 of the Brooks Duathlon Series and as always it promises to be one of the best of the season. Racing on the banks of the Yarra, the MTC duathlon offers an exciting course for athletes of all levels.

    Where: Kew Blvd - Studley Park Boathouse (Melways Ref 44 H4)
    When: Sunday 9th September
    Start Time: 8am (Registration starts at 6.30am)
    There are two race formats:
    Brooks Duathlon: 5km run / 20km bike / 3km run
    Duathlon Dash: 2km run / 10km bike / 1km run

    Click here for secure online registration >>
    Click here for more information and to visit Melbourne Tri Club's website >>

    Posted: 15/08/2007


    CBD Cycles Le Tour 2007 Tipping Competition Wrap-Up
    LeTour Results are in

    Well Tipsters, the Tour is FINALLY over. Sorry for the delay in results. We had a number of tippers who had trouble during Stage 14 & 15 and we wanted to ensure all tips were honoured and that all had a fair go.

    Here are the LeTour Tipping Winners

  • GC - Peter Marczuk
  • Sprint Points - Trevor Smith
  • KOM Points - Mim Kefford
  • Tipper Du Femme - Rowan Hollway

    Congratulations to all of the winners.

    It was a very exciting tour this year and a very difficult one to successfully tip. A number of breakaways really tested the tipping not to mention some rising stars.

    I would personally like to thank you all for hanging in there when our systems were down, like I've stated the team here at CBDCYCLES love running this comp for you. There were many nights where we had little sleep while working on the comp, then waking up early for our training.

    Stay tuned for some updates on next years LeTour comp....We promise to have a few surprises


    Visit the Le Tour Tipping Website now >>

  • Posted: 14/08/2007

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    Tough Man Sam Rix Reports from Mt.Dandenong on Wednesday

    "Wow, what an experience riding with snow on the side of the road from Sassafras all the way up to Olinda. Each building had snow on its roof - was awesome. 4 degrees. Chilly descent!"

    "Who said I can't!!!"

    "Where were you on Wednesday? Riding or hiding?"

    Posted: 20/07/2007


    CBD Cycles Le Tour 2007 Tipping Competition

    CBDCYCLES is proud to announce that Le Tour 2007 Tipping Competition is back this year and promises to be bigger and better than last year. We hope you have been following the Pro Tour and that you have done your homework on the favorites this year.

    Like last year, you can look forward to some great prizes (yet to be announced) and great specials at the best bicycle store in Melbourne CBDCYCLES, stage articles, shop tips, mini comps and much much more.

    As we are only a week away it's time to register. Remember to come up with a creative Tipster ID (This will be your login into the site) and be in the running for a prize for the most creative Pseudo name.

    Register now >>

    Visit the Le Tour Tipping Website now >>

    Posted: 01/07/2007


    2007 Renault Tour de France Luncheon - Friday 20 July

    Renault Australia and the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in partnership with SBS Television, Crown Events, and with the support of other European Chambers of Commerce, invite you and your guests to attend the Renault Tour de France luncheon, hosted by Gabriel Gate.

    Entertainment will include footage of the Tour de France supplied by SBS TV, with highlights of the race, French music, bicycle displays and much more!

    Prizes will include a trip for two to France, including the use of a Renault Clio for 21 days provided by Renault Eurodrive , two Giant bicycles donated by CBD Cycles, and much more!

    Proceeds of the raffle and silent auction will be donated to Oz Child charity.

    The event flyer and booking form can be downoaded from this link - - TDF Luncheon 2007 >>

    Posted: 22/06/2007


    Hey There Cycling Fan

    Here's an important date to save in your diary - Friday 29 June is your chance test your cycling knowledge against all your other cycling buddies.

    From the team that's been running the Le Tour Tipping Competition for the past six years, we've thrown all our resources at this fun trivia night to get your mind back on the cycling track. Get your buddies together and come on down to historic Ormond Hall to test your cycling knowledge against the whole peloton. There'll be video, photo and audio clues all shown on the big screen. Heaps and heaps of great prizes will be on offer. Organise your own table (max of 10) or just come along and we'll make up tables on the night.

    $10 per head Quiz Entry. Drinks and snacks available at the bar.
    All funds raised will be donated to KIDS Foundation.

  • 7pm, Friday 29 June
  • Ormond Hall, 557 St Kilda Rd
  • (behind Belgian Beer Cafe, entry in Moubray St)
  • RSVP by Tuesday 26th June to RSVP by Tuesday 26 June to trivia @ melbournetriclub.com or call Mark on 0417 346 138

    For further information and to rsvp - Click here >>

  • Posted: 18/06/2007


    Phillip Island Grand Prix - 12th May 2007 - Shane Freer

    130 riders were met with almost ideal conditions for the Phillip Island Cycling Grand Prix Event. It was obvious soon after the flag dropped that the pace would be on all day, and attempts to breakaway happened as early as turn 2 on the first of 25 laps.

    Whilst other CBD team members (Ashley Baine, Josh Rix and Leigh Westcott) may have had different goals mine was to make it to the end in one piece. There wouldn't be much worse than dragging the family down to the Island to get dropped in the first few laps.


    Posted: 29/05/2007


    Phillip Island Grand Prix - 12th May 2007 - Damon Maloney

    Hi all,

    What a weekend it was for bike racing. Not only did last weekend herald the start of the Giro D'Italia but it also saw the running of the Phillip Island Cycling grand Prix. The day most notably featured a teams race of Elite riders including a team from CBD Cycles. I'm sure you'll read other articles about that race but the race you're all keen to hear about is the supporting club race and more specifically the B Grad classification. Well fortunately I was the holder of some pretty damn handy front row seats to all the action in that race. The 75km ride started out conspicuously quickly, the bunch of around 40 or so were in single file down the opening straight, in fact I haven't seen a group of people so eager to depart than at Don Antonio's last Christmas Party. I though we would have had some neutralized rolling so we could enjoy the scenic sights around the Phillip Island GP circuit while we warmed up. At last the weather was fine though with plenty of fresh air to breathe in the memories of all the great Moto GP battles that haunt this circuit.


    Posted: 24/05/2007


    Hi All,

    Well Tameka is now overseas and based in Renne in France and she is getting settled in to her training base for the next 6 months. She has had a great start to her international season with a win and I have included her race report and some photo's below for you. Tameka's next race is a European Cup Race on May 13th and from there she begin her preparation for her first ITU World Cup Race in Vancouver on June 10th and then on the 24th of June the Edmonton World Cup. A good result in these races will see her world ranking move up again and also see a rise in her Australian Ranking.

    Her current World Ranking is 41
    Her current Australian Ranking is 7
    Both of these as of May 1st 2007.

    I look forward to bringing you more reports for you all over the coming weeks and months and I would like to thank you all for your support.

    Jarrod Evans

    May 6 - Rennes Triathlon - Tameka Day

    Well, theres definitely no getting up early for these events. The race kicked off at 5pm in the murky fresh water at the Acigne lakes. The race was a sprint so looking forward to a good early hit out. My team had surveyed the opposition and seemed like I wouldnt have too many problems.

    I came out of the water with the first group of guys and one girl and raced up the 500m transition track. It was a drafting race but the other girl must have got lost in transition as I didnt see her again.

    Well the ride was a good course but the roads were shocking. Hard going round corners fast due to the jutter bumps around the corners. So the ride was a bit of a time trial for me out there on my own but I really enjoyed getting off the bike and tackling the running course. 2 laps of the lake and was a really nice run. Felt pretty good running and managing to reel in quite a few of the boys which is always nice.

    So finished in first, with the next girl about 6 minutes behind. Good fun race to start things off in France.

    I have attached a couple of photos from the race. In my very attractive canary yellow team uniform.

    Next race is this weekend, 13th. First French Grand Prix

    Posted: 15/05/2007


    Hello Gorgeous !!

    Long time no speak.....!! Just thought I'd give you an update on our race yesterday....
    The inaugural Bribie Multisport (run by Geocentric Adventure Racing) took us 100km's on Bribie Island, into the Glasshouse Mtns, and back to Bribie in a fast and furious mix of Run (500m) swim (800m), run (8k on soft sand), swim (800m), run (500m on soft sand), paddle (14k), mtb (20k), run (9k up Wildhorse Mtn), mtb (30k), paddle (10k) and a final 4k run (on concrete!!).....!!!!!!!!!
    It was another tough challenge and Kim was victorious in the open female category....she stormed home in front of all those younger girls, due to much improved paddling and mtb skills (to add to her superior running skills, of course!) She managed to finish the course in under 7.5hrs and was delighted with her win (and surprised too...)
    I, on the other hand, struggled with a flat rear tyre and still managed 2nd veteran female in just under 8.5hrs....and Bull (pictured) was 2nd male outright (yes, he beat Guy Andrews!!!!)....so, all in all a great showing from the CBD team....

    Thanks for your on-going support... many more races to come this year..... we are multisport addicts, you know!!!

    Take care, see you one day soon.....we hope!

    xxx Aunties Jan & Kim

    For further information on Bribie Multi Sport - Click here >>

    Posted: 14/05/2007


    Ironman Australia - April 2007 - Amelia Cox

    My Ironman debut was great fun! I was quite nervous about the race, it sounded like such a long way, but I knew I had done the work and had had it drummed into me that it was going to be a long, long day and pacing and nutrition were going to be the key factors in my performance. So I followed my race plan - I swam comfortably, I was in touch with the lead group of girls on the first lap, dropped off a bit on the second but still came out under my anticipated time in 53minutes.

    Onto the bike I settled into a group rhythm. The hills were tough but the flat sections allowed the legs to recover and find that rythmn. I started to feel it about the 100km mark and made a concious effort to back off a little for the run. With about 40km to go I felt pretty good again and used this momentum into t2.

    Once onto the run my major goal was to do just that - to try to run the full marathon. I did that and in a better time than anticipated.

    I ran 3.33 to cross the line in 10hrs 2 mins. Now I have to decide where and when the next one is....

    Posted: 11/05/2007


    Tri-X Series Race 1 - April 2007 - Mitch Anderson

    Having a win is cool. It doesn't matter if it's a big one or a little one, but turning up and knocking off all-comers is excellent fun. Especially when its a pretty interesting and novel course.

    Andrew and the crew from Tri-X put on their first X-Terra style race on Sunday, April 22. It comprised a 500m swim, 20km mtb and a 6km run. The venue was Anglesea, which has many positive aspects and to name just a few: decent surf; single track; cliff-top runs; sheltered areas for spectators, pro-level coffee; and heaps of late season accommodation.?

    The swim was a real 500m, not a pretend 500m. So we actually had a 50m run/wade, followed by a 100m out, 300m accross and 100m back to shore, followed by a 300m run to transition. Very tough with some open ocean to navigate, which just isn't utilised enough in triathlon. Everyone can swim in flat water, so why not make it a challenge? Sammy Hume (The Duke) led out the swim for the men, followed by Josh Rix, Tom 'the best looking man in triathlon' Jepson, Simon Knowles and Naantali Marshall. Naant had achieved her aim and beaten me out of the water...but only just!! I was about 30-40sec behind Hume, with Danger (Damien Angus) about 20-30sec back.?


    Posted: 30/04/2007


    National Champs & World Qualifiers 2007 - Race Report - Jamie Huggett

    Hey Anth,

    A couple of weeks ago I made some trips to the Gold Coast and Canberra for the National Championships and World qualifyers on the Gold Coast. I had some pretty good results.....

    My First trip was up to the Gold Coast for a few days to compete in 5 short and fast mini triathlons...which were held in a pool, track and criterium that were within 50m of each other (so enough for a transition). Even though I liked the idea of a very short race it turned out the race didn't exactly go to plan or suit me throughout the weekend but did enjoy it. For those of you that dont know I'm not the best of pool swimmers around so spent most of my weekend chasing on the bike and running people down. So I've got a few things to work on for next year (swimming in general). Overall I finished 10th which I was pretty happy with as I didn't really know what to expect, having had a couple of months off during the season due to injury.


    Posted: 14/04/2007


    Australian Ironman Port Macquarie 2007 - Race Report - Mitch Anderson

    Well Crew,

    It wasn't easy out there...but I finished and finished well considering a lousy preparation. The flu twice in 3 weeks didn't help...nor did working 130-140 hours in 12 days 3 times in ten weeks!

    So the skinny is:

    Swim 51:36 (solid...off 5km/week)
    Bike 4:44:41 (very solid, course record by 3min)
    Run 3:10:34 (solid...off two long runs since Jan)
    Overall 8:46:53 (4th...but 1st full time worker!)

    See the race reports section for the fat.

    Thanks to my sponsors...especially Bridie, Rudd from Giant and Anth from CBD for all their support up in Port.


    Click here to visit Mitch's site >>
    Click here to visit the Ironmanlive website >>

    Posted: 13/04/2007


    Australian Ironman Port Macquarie 2007

    Congratulaions to Patrick Verney and Rebeka Keat on winning Panthers Ironman Australia at Port Macquarie. With a special mention to Jason Shortis for being the first Aussie male home. CBD Cycles had some outstanding results and some heartaches along the way ( pun intended Craig Mcgrath). Bravo for all who competed and a big Hoorah to those who raised money for the KIDS Foundation along the way. Let's get more people racing for KIDS next year.

    Keep an eye out for the centrefold in the results edition of Australian Triathlete magazine. This is your moment of magazine glory.

    cheers Anthony (this is the only way I can get my name above Mitch's)

  • Mitch Anderson 51.36 4.44 3.10 8.46.52 4th pro male
  • Amelia Cox 52.19 5.36 3.33 10.02.31 6th pro female
  • Joanne King 54.43 5.37 3.56 10.29.20
  • Kathrine O'Hara 1.09 5.59 3.51 10.59.39
  • Craig Mckenzie 48.58 4.47 TBC
  • Brad Akers 1.07 5.53 4.02 11.03.41
  • Karen Anderson 1.09 6.51 4.33 12.34.06
  • Mark Ariens 52.28 5.07 3.57 9.57.30
  • Brad Bootsma 1.17 5.41 4.29 11.28.10
  • Tim Brettig 1.00 5.34 4.06 10.41
  • Steve Bridges 1.06 5.51 4.56 11.54.06
  • Shaun Cattanach 59.48 5.39 4.56 11.35.55
  • Dean Chiron 1.02 then pub, came back to finish line at midnight
  • Paul Chrysanthou 1.17 6.03 4.41 12.02.04
  • Anthony Cotroneo 1.12 6.27 4.45 12.24.49 marrage proposal on finishline! Tracey said yes!
  • Stephen Duerden 1.01 6.02 4.33 11.37.49
  • Brad Eastwood 57.20 5.17 3.38 9.52.31
  • Michael Fawcett 1.09 6.03 4.13 11.25.57
  • Tony Felisina 1.20 7.15 5.21 13.56.35
  • Scott Foreman 59.45 5.24 3.18 9.42.53
  • Sean Foster 52.39 5.14 3.44 9.51.50
  • Neil Gilbert 1.22 6.46 5.21 13.30.49
  • Paul Gilders 1.12 6.17 5.40 13.11.10
  • Richie Glenn 58.16 5.50 4.22 11.11.19
  • Ian Gordon 1.01 5.21 4.19 10.43.04
  • Rodney Gregg 1.19 7.58 6.37 15.54.21
  • Ben Griffin 1.08 5.58 3.43 10.50.01
  • Dallas Harvey 1.22 7.39 5.37 14.39.52
  • Rob Hill 1.01 5.39 3.35 10.16.04
  • Jarrod Holcombe 58.32 5.18 3.54 10.11.04
  • Simon Howe 1.12 6.37 4.35 12.25.33
  • Joel Hudson 1.26 7.24 6.03 14.54.54
  • Mark Jankovskis 1.04 5.51 3.51 10.47.54
  • Mark Komarnycki 1.00 5.12 3.38 9.51.25
  • Andrew Kopcikas 1.08 5.59 6.16 13.24.47
  • Craig Mcgrath chased nurses
  • Steve Menhennet 1.03 5.56 4.11 11.11.34
  • Alan Moustoukas 59.17 5.43 4.00 10.42.49
  • Sally Murray 1.10 6.20 3.57 11.28.23
  • Mark O'Donnell 1.03 5.47 4.19 11.09.39
  • Brett O'Neill 52.14 5.40 4.22 10.55.53
  • Emma O'Neill 1.01 5.56 3.57 10.55.53
  • Matthew O'Neill 51.30 5.09 4.11 10.12.19
  • Susie O'Neill 1.23 7.03 6.09 14.36.50
  • Joseph Pearson 1.14 7.26 4.47 13.27.33
  • Ken Purves 1.10 5.54 5.11 12.16.16
  • Graeme Raper 1.07 5.56 4.50 11.55.03
  • Mark Robinson 58.35 5.20 3.43 10.02.19
  • Frank Rog 58.31 5.39 5.15 11.53.32
  • Darren Schonewille 1.14 5.48 4.28 11.31.31
  • Ian Scott 1.08 5.56 4.40 11.44.56
  • Gavin Slavin 1.02 5.34 4.01 10.37.37
  • David Swan 1.04 5.49 4.12 11.06.51
  • Travis Wayth 1.01 5.49 3.20 10.10.31
  • Scott Wilsmore1.11.17 5.04 12.34.03
  • Jodie Morris...Next year

    Click here to visit the Ironmanlive website >>

  • Posted: 05/04/2007


    Gatorade Series 06/07 Finale - Race 6- Sunday 25 March - Port Arlington

    Race 6 (25 March) at Portarlington is fast approaching and plans look set to make this an exciting series finale - one of Australia's best courses, the event's 21 year anniversary, a band, Peter "Robbo" Robertson to race, series awards, the Paul Meehan Charity Auction, fun competitions, end of season celebrations, merchandise sales and much more!

    This is the last major race of the season and Supersprint expect the field limit to be reached well before the weekend.

    All the best for your training and preparation and we look forward to seeing you at Portarlington! We will have a tent shop open from 1pm-3pm on Saturday and from 6am on Sunday.

    Anthony and the crew at CBD Cycles

    Further race details available at www.supersprint.com.au >>

    Posted: 22/03/2007


    Australian Ironman Port Macquarie 2007

    The Australian Ironman is just around the corner and CBD Cycles is once again thrilled to be the official bike shop sponsor for the event.

    Get in early

    We have a huge crew competing this year, with big names like Mitch Anderson, Craig Mckenzie, Amelia Cox and Jo King racing along side many stand out CBD age group athletes. And as usual we want to provide you with the highest possible level of service for your big day, so we encourage you to get in early to book your pre race service or order in any special nutritional or product requirements.

    Ironman expo

    We will have a full range of leading brand products available for all your last minute requirements at the Ironman expo in Wrights Park. From spare tubes to race helmets, aero drink bottles to race clothing and everything in between. In addition to that there will be displays of the latest in aero technology. If you are from interstate and would like us to bring something to Port Mac for you, please contact us before Friday 23 March on anthony@cbdcycles.com.au .

    Race in the gear and become a centrefold spread

    Once again, if you race in CBD Cycles gear, we will include your photo in the race results issue of Australian Triathlete Magazine. We have several top photographers around the course to take photos of crew racing in the cbd kit.

    Athlete Family and friends

    Come and join us at the CBD/Melbourne Triathlon club tent on race day to cheer on your family and friends. The tent will be located across from town beach in front of the Sandcastle apartments. See tips for supporters sheet attached.

    Valuable pre race checklist

    You have trained for many months for this one day in April, so it is critical to be totally prepared. Over the past few years we have put together a valuable checklist of suggested items you may want to organise for the race and have attached a copy for your reference.

    We thank you for your continued support and hope you have the race of your dreams. Enjoy the ride.

    Anthony and the crew at CBD Cycles

    Click here to see the 2007 Checklist >>

    Posted: 20/03/2007


    Gatorade at Australian Championships - Scott McPherson

    Hi all,

    I had an absolute dream race today, coming in, in fourth position in the 15-19 category as the smallest person racing, however unfortunately my results haven't been put up at this stage.

    The swim;
    Started today's race off with a good swim leaving me up with the top competitors in my age. Started off a little bit slow with the porpoise, but regained ground towards the end of the swim and managed to come out of the water in the top five.

    Transition one;
    Had an ok transition but not the best I have ever had but I can't complain. Read on >>

    Posted: 15/03/2007


    This week is all about speed with the Formula 1 Grand Prix rolling into town.

    What better time to offer a superb deal on a Gravity zero Rocket Disc and 50 Tubular front.

    Normally this retails for $3895 but you can pick it up for just $3200!!!!! Available for a limited time and whilst stocks last.

    Find out more about the Gravity-Zero range >>

    Posted: 08/03/2007


    Victorian Sprint Championship & Australian Triathlon Championships - Sean "bad boy" Bruce

    Well the crowds had turned out in force at the Vic Sprint Triathlon Championships a the scenic Sandringham beach on Sunday to see the self proclaimed worlds best Age Group athlete Damon 'Mobile' Maloney, and as is usually the case on big sporting occasions in Australia the fans go away disappointed. The scene afterwards was reminiscent of Australia losing to England in the Tri series cricket, or more like Australia's loss to Iran at the MCG soccer some 8 or so years ago. Utter devastation and disbelief, what could have happened to the great man, did his shoe blow out? was he involved in a Bingle(of the Lara variety) did an official point him in the direction of the Brighton Baths on the run? that was the rumour going round.........He seems to have done a Damien Martyn and simply disappeared avoiding those fans who had travelled far and wide to see the spectacle of ' d-Mobile'!

    Oh sorry about that back to the race.......awesome morning! those who wanted a tough race where they could annihilate themselves got it, pool swimmers move over let those with dodgy techniques through. The elite boys and girls got to leave those spanking new wetsuits behind as it seemed the water was too warm! could have fooled me.....and the rest of us poured baby oil all over ourselves so those wetsuits would make the arduous trip from Sandy beach up the ramp across the road through the little oval into transition, one of the most excruciating transition runs there is.....oh and it was into the wind also.....a bit of chop swimming out and then body surfing coming back in...doesn't get better than that. Read on >>

    Posted: 07/03/2007


    Congratulations to Josh Rix, third at the Aust. Long course Championships at Jarvis Bay on Sunday 25th February 2007 behind Craig Alexander and Pete Jacobs (3 mins).

    More on this weekend's races shortly.

    Posted: 05/03/2007


    CBD Cycles Film Review - Road To Paris- by Damon Maloney

    Anthony "Don Antonio" Moustakas pleaded with me to review his favourite movie for his CBD cycles website and when he handed over a copy of "It's a Wiggly, Wiggly World" I was even half excited myself. But as this is a cycling related store with only the smallest range of Wiggles merchandise I figured it was more appropriate to review a cycling film from my own collection.

    Without a doubt, Road To Paris is the most quotable film in the cycling world. On any weekend trip along Beach Rd or in bunches across Melbourne you'll hear people knock out one or two lines from this modern day classic cycling film. "George! ... You are so strong!, you're twice as strong as the other guys! it's like there's two different races" being a personal favourite along with "Who says that?" Lance Armstrong's defiant objection to being told he'd have to stop riding because the road ahead is covered in 3 feet of snow!..yes on both sides. Read on >>

    Posted: 02/03/2007


    Canberra Long Distance World Championships - January 2007 - Ginger "da" Kidd

    My race report for the World Long Course Championships is long overdue. I moved into our new house in Williamstown just 3 days after we returned from Canberra so the post race reflection ended as quickly as the box packing began! With all the excitement of the new place, I nearly forgot to report on my first, longest and most satisfying World Championship race!.

    The World Long Course race took place on November 18th in Australia's capital city. 650 competitors from over 40 countries would each complete a 4km swim in Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin, a 4-loop125km cycle leg, followed by a 3-loop, 30km run along the shores of the lake.

    Yes, the Dutch Team

    Interestingly I raced for Holland (NED) in Canberra. The Australians didn't want me on their team because I'm not an Australian citizen. The Americans wanted me but wouldn't give me a spot on the team unless I qualified at 1 of 2 qualifying races held in the US ... and I wasn't going there! Luckily the Dutch weren't so strict on the citizenship rule and said I could race for them. I'm a Dutch permanent resident but readily admit that the fact that Director of Triathlon Holland used to be my old coach did help!

    The Dutch team had 2 age group competitors- myself and fellow Melbournian Frank Rog. Unlike me, Frank is actually Dutch, but moved to Australia 8 years ago. Lucky I met Frank (by chance) at a party because we ended up having to collaborate on our team uniforms! We picked a Zoot Sports suit and had to get it printed ourselves!! Needless to say, we didn't have a team hotel, a team manager, or any other team 'gear' either. Lucky for me, the Australian team had Anthony as their bike mechanic and didn't notice he was helping the European competitors;-) Read on >>

    Posted: 26/02/2007


    Congratulations to everyone who competed at Gatorade on the weekend.

    Another great day with glorious sunshine and fantastic atmosphere. CBD athletes were once again prominant on the winner's podium coming first and second in both the men's and women's elite races.

    Leon Griffin wrapped up the mens race, Craig Mckenzie second (after a heavy ironman session the day before).

    In the womens Jacinta Collier once again won, making it four in a row winning from an improving Renee Lane.

    There were some fantastic age group results with the likes of Sarah Mahon winning her age group and new CBD young gun Scott McPherson just being pipped for third in the 16-19 catagory. Watch out for Scott over the coming years.

    More images will be available online in the next few days...

    Full Results from the race available at www.supersprint.com.au >>

    Posted: 19/02/2007


    Damon D-Mobile" Maloney - Canberra Capital Triathlon- January 2007

    If you've logged on to AdamConquest.com lately you'd know that the subject of that particular website is one of Australia's finest triathletes and even more notably the holder of many of the fastest bike splits in triathlon races around the country. What you may not know is that his rather meager hit count is only just equal to the number of times I've personally ripped pictures off the site to doctor up in Photoshop. Known colloquially as the "Thighs of Justice" for his ability to eliminate even the healthiest of swim leads with his devastating bike riding, Conquest has become accustomed to being first of the bike in many of his races. So what chance would you give a photoshopping Melbournian who's "personal best" at Canberra was the time he met Guy Sebastian, at holding off the all-conquering "Thighs" in our nation's capital?

    I guess seeing as this article is written by me its going to have some pretty glowing and biased remarks about what went down in Canberra but I will try to be as objective as possible!.


    Posted: 05/02/2007


    Firstly I apologise for the lateness of this email, its been a busy few weeks.

    Tameka back in Victoria for xmas break went to Benalla to give her pre-race season fitness a good test out and came through with flying colours. She led from start to finish to win the race and post some very slick times for the bike and the run, and show that we are well and truly on track for an improvement yet gain in her results and top end season performances. These results are available at www.trivic.org.au. These are very encouraging signs for her as the first of the National Series races beginning in Perth on February 4th.

    Craig Mckenzie continues to pull it out of his "hat" winning comfortably in the mens field. Don't you remember your supposed to be a long course athlete now Craig!

    Craigs next race will be the Gatorade at Elwood and then the highly prestigious BRW where, with his support crew, over the last few years has posted the quickest times.

    Congratulations to Jacinta Collier on making the team for Oceanias (ITU U23 Oceania Championships) which are taking place this weekend at Penrith. Best of luck Jacinta!

    Click here for more information on the Penrith race >>

    Click here for more information on the next Gatorade Race >>

    Posted: 03/02/2007


    Winning Insane !!Kilda

    By Damon Moloney

    It has become customary for me to submit a race report whenever I perform well in a race. Over the years these articles have built into mighty volumes barely able to be housed in even the largest of libraries. But even those volumes can barely sustain the insatiable appetite for news that the readers of the CBD Cycles website crave daily. Such classics as "The Coat Hanger Article", "The Hawaii Diaries" and "Beating Thommo at BRW" can only be re-read so many times before the readers yearn for new information about how Moloney won his latest race.

    Click here to

    Posted: 19/01/2007


    Gatorade race 3: St. Kilda - Jacinta Collier

    I am very happy with winning the first 3 Gatorade Female elite races in a row! With a bigger field than normal in the open female I knew I would have to have a good race to podium. I had a good swim and managed to exit the water in 1st place. Out onto the bike I was ready to time trial the 20km but 7km into the race at the turn around I saw 2nd place Emily Rooke close behind and not far behind was the rest of the field riding together ready to swallow us up. Thinking about Coach Foster's advice of being smart with my tactics and the temptation of working together with somebody else I waited for Emily, we then worked really well together and held off the rest of the field. Out onto the run Emily had about a 50m lead on me from a fast transition (or a slow one from me?) and I managed to take the lead 2km into the run and win from there. Running the last 2km the cheering I received from my fellow fluid movements/MTC team mates passing me on their bikes was awesome! Thanks for that guys!

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    Posted: 15/01/2007


    Another terrific day at Gatorade yesterday.

    The field came from as far away as England, Germany and America but nobody could knock Jacinta Collier off her perch! Congratulations to Jacinta on her hat-trick having won the first three races in the 2006-07 Gatorade Series.

    Another fantastic result in the mens with World Duathlon Champion Leon Griffin taking out first place honours.

    Congratulations also to Sophie Hawkins who finished third in the womens race.

    So many other results to mention - here are just a few: The Rix' won the teams event.
    Mark Ariens, Sarah Mahon and Damon Maloney won their respective age groups.

    Congratulations to all participants, helpers and spectators on yet another magnificent day. Preparations are now underway as we look forward to Race 4 on February 18th at Elwood with three-times world champion Peter "Robbo" Robertson competing.

    Further race details available at www.supersprint.com.au >>

    Posted: 15/01/2007


    Congratulations to Jo King on winning the women's division in the Tasmanian Half Ironman yesterday.

    In the men's, congratulations to Mitch Dean who finished in second place.

    Further race details available at www.tasmanianevents.com.au >>

    Posted: 15/01/2007


    Happy New Year! Hope you had a happy and safe Christmas/New Years Break.

    Race 3 of the Gatorade Series will take place this Sunday at Catani Gardens in St Kilda
    With the weather forecast for 24 and fine it should prove a great day for competitors and spectators alike.

    Jacinta Collier won the first two races in the series - can she make it 3 in a row or will Renee Lane be able to show some of her world championship form?
    Can Josh Rix knock Craig McKenzie off his perch or will Leon Griffin upset both of them?

    Also keep an eye out for Damon Maloney who is always good for a laugh and the crew from Melbourne Tri Club who I am sure will be having a heap of fun.

    Further race details available at www.supersprint.com.au >>

    Posted: 11/01/2007