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My name is Wade Wallace, but my friends call me pretty much anything that begins with a “W”. I’ve heard nearly all of them, so please be creative.
I’m just an average cyclist who can’t get enough of it. The fact that I’m average is probably why it’s an addiction. If I were “good” I probably would have had enough of it by now. I have a lovely wife who puts up with and even encourages my cycling habit, as well as a career
as an engineer with Rapha that I enjoy. Life is good.
How it Started
My wife and I moved to Melbourne, Australia from Canada in 2005 and nearly packed up the bike racing for good. I had no idea that the cycling scene was so alive here in Melbourne. It took me about 6 months of settling into all the other things going on with moving across the world before I fully got back into cycling again.
When I started cycling in Australia I noticed a lot of new and different things that the cyclists did here. Wherever in the world I’ve cycled I’ve noticed these little things, but I’ve never stayed anywhere long enough to give them much thought. After a while, I started keeping this blog on all of these cycling tips that I’ve learned over the years. It’s evolved into something more now, but I still enjoy writing about new things I learn about the sport. I ride 5 or 6 mornings every week, and nearly every ride gives me something to write about. If I stopped cycling, all this would probably come to a grinding halt as well. For now, there’s no end in sight. This is my small way of giving back to cycling since I’ve taken so much from it over the years (and still do). It’s no longer all about me.
How to Reach Me
Send me an email. There’s a chance I won’t respond, because, well, I have a wife, a full-time job, a blog, an addiction to bikes and sometimes a short attention span. I’ll never intentionally ignore anyone, but sometimes the overwhelming amount of email gets ahead of me.
I don’t claim to be an expert nor do I practice everything I preach (for example I’m always 5 mins late for rides, and I love McDonalds), and I’ve never done anything spectacular in cycling besides winning a race or two. I’ll always be a student of the sport and I’m continuously learning myself. I try to not be the “tipster” in the bunch always telling everyone what to do and how to do it. Give me a big smack if I end up being that guy.
Note: I am in no way qualified to be giving medical advice nor am I a qualified cycling coach or dietitian. All I offer are insights, opinions and advice from myself and other experienced cyclists learned over the years in an effort to spread the knowledge. Take it for what it is.
P.S. I’m not a journalist and I do have a conscience for what I write.