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Adam Semple

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About

I am a self-taught pseudo-intellect specializing in the art of cynicism and judgementalism. My short temper often bares itself through words and onto paper.

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

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Why ride, with Lachlan Morton

5 days ago

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, […]

What does all this Dauphiné activity mean for Le Tour?

What does all this Dauphiné activity mean for Le Tour?

16 Jun 2014

As the American Andrew Talansky took the Critérium du Dauphiné into his own hands and won the overall honours last night, Lieu Westra pulled off the surprise of the century in the previous night’s miraculous comeback with around three centimetres to go. Tinkoff’s Alberto Contador was lining up two slaps back in time for the […]

Tour of California proves that downhill rules can be broken

Tour of California proves that downhill rules can be broken

21 May 2014

Not all descents are created equal. Some allow people that are crazy skilled – and plain crazy – to go faster than others. On the other hand, some are just wide open roads that don’t turn much. These, like headwinds, provide an interesting dynamic with a bunch of cyclists – it feels excellent being in […]

What really happens in a bunch sprint

What really happens in a bunch sprint

14 May 2014

When we see a bunch sprint, it’s easy to assume the rider at the finish has just sprinted faster than anybody else to win. Maybe they got lucky and avoided a crash, maybe their final lead-out was stellar – maybe it’s time for an article on history’s best lead-out men. Or maybe, like Robbie McEwan, […]

Temptation for pain killers anything but temporary

Temptation for pain killers anything but temporary

5 May 2014

There are many reasons why it’s not recommended for cyclists to take pain-killers. There are also many reasons why it’s not recommended to drag your body 1200 kilometres in the saddle each week, drink coffee to avoid the symptoms of horrendous fatigue, and strive for three per cent body fat. This comparison isn’t supposed to […]

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