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Thank God for Rest Days

Thank God for Rest Days - My Name is April
I will be the first to admit that sometimes the thought of an upcoming hard session gets the better of me. My entire cycling journey has been a battle with my internal default mode of lazy. If you’ve spent the majority of your life in a state...

Happy 2019!

Mt Gravatts and Rapha Kit - My Name is April
Hey gang, It’s been a hot minute hasn’t it? A literal hot minute…I stepped off the plane after being in negative degree temperatures and the heat hit me in the face like a big yellow school bus. But there is good news...

Mt Cootha Training Fail

Mt Cootha Training Fail - My Name is April
Take it from me, kids: don't do a leg workout the day before the day you actually need your legs. Tuesdays are my hill reps days and have been for as long as I've been pretending to be a cyclist. Mt Cootha is the hill of choice - a 2.1...
Overgear Work: Is it Good For You? - My Name is April
I am absolutely no authority on this subject whatsoever, so I called in the big guns to explain to you all why overgear work on the bike can be beneficial. I know, you all came here expecting me to have a big puffy chest and start lamenting to you...
Tacx Neo Review - My Name is April
My friends. I got really sick of the week of rain we were experiencing so decided to splash some cash and buy a Tacx Neo direct drive trainer. It wasn't that big of a deal... Lol jks I saved for months for this shit, and then bought it second hand because...
Tempo Training - My Name is April
Hello friends, I have attempted another vlog. I know, they are terrible, but I really enjoy exercising the non-existent creative part of my brain in the hopes that it may summon perhaps even just a few cells in that area. It was my first ride back after being off the bike sick for...
Motivation Monday Can Suck a Dick - My Name is April
I’ve written in the past about the joys of getting back on the bike after being sick, but in hindsight I feel pretty damn stupid. Because that wasn’t sick. Oh no, what I had back then can barely be considered a goddamn sniffle compared to what I have recently...
I Won My First Bike Race - My Name is April
I’m not very good at these clickbait titles am I? I just give away the ending before you even need to click on the link to read the entry. Nonetheless, here you are reading this excerpt right now. Don’t stop, baby, keep reading. I have a new bike! That I...

Factor O2: The First Ride

Factor O2 First Ride Review - My Name is April
I know I have been slack with the blogging lately, and I do have to apologise. A combination of work, lack of motivation and laziness is what has caused this. But have no fear, just because I haven’t been blogging it doesn’t mean I don’t have some awesome “content”...
Elite Women's Racing - My Name is April
Ah, July. Quite possibly the best month of the year...and not just because it marks another proverbial notch on my birthday belt. It’s a big month for the world of cycling. The UCI Women’s World Tour - oh, you thought I was going to start talking about the Tour...