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Adam Semple

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About

Ex-cyclist, current runner. Ex real-estate agent, current photographer. Ex-barista, current ice-cream producer. Freelance-writer and small business owner of www.thegoodcase.com

Member Since:
January 2013
Based In:
Perth, Australia
Favourite Sports:
Cycling,

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Jens Voigt’s hour-record attempt: Great marketing, great fun

Jens Voigt’s hour-record attempt: Great marketing, great fun

20 Sep 2014

Jens Voigt is the people’s hero. We all love him. He says things like he could “taste the blood” in his mouth and “it was great” when reflecting on the ordeal. You might also know him from the whole “shut up legs” movement, which is fantastically expected of such German diligence. Now he is preparing […]

Cycling, fat, cars and coffee, in that order

Cycling, fat, cars and coffee, in that order

19 Sep 2014

Discussion in the nutrition community has been flourishing around the concept of high-fat diets lately, and the concept of metabolic flexibility seems to have some logic behind it, which is why the professional cycling world has been paying attention. Why would the cyclist bother though? Can’t we just lose fat by eating less on a […]

What the Vuelta’s first week tells us about its five protagonists

What the Vuelta's first week tells us about its five protagonists

1 Sep 2014

For the first time since 2004 I sit and watch the Tour of Spain absolutely enthralled, with five amazing champions battling for the win. Joaquim Rodriguez, the perpetual runner-up. Alejandro Valverde, the climber who learnt to sprint by racing his school mates between light posts. Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana. Tour de France winner Chris […]

Xenon, Argon and the future of cycling

Xenon, Argon and the future of cycling

29 Aug 2014

Doping. It’s one of those topics that makes you say, “oh god, not again, how boring, let’s move on, why not focus on the positives?” Fortunately though, doping thrills the hell out of me! What is a ‘micro-dose’? Is asthma subjective? What on earth are Xenon and Argon? Today, the World Anti Doping Agency opened […]

Why ride, with Lachlan Morton

18 Aug 2014

In a sport that can so often appear rendered by its dedication, and where tunnel-vision often produces the greatest spoils of success, I spoke with a guy that is contorting that fabric of expectation tied to being a professional cyclist. Lachlan Morton is rejecting the often so natural robotics of elite athleticism, saying, ‘but hey, […]

Little Italy: Aussie cycling’s new home

Little Italy: Aussie cycling's new home

13 Aug 2014

The Italian professional-amateur circuit is like no other around the world. I say professional-amateur because they are paid riders, they train and race full-time, but always remain on the Italian circuit of regional and national events. The Italian scene is unique because the riders that win these races, start winning category one professional races (1.1, […]

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