Audax

Sportives are for people who like to pretend they're racing. Audax is for people who like to pretend they aren't.

Simultaneously cheap, inclusive, accessible, and as challenging as want it to be (or can imagine), this is a fantastic and gloriously undersung aspect of cyclesport.

I highly recommend checking out the unofficial illustrated Audax Ecosse events calendar 2013.


  • Audax Ecosse 2013 season event calendar - maps, links, details... 1

    Audax Calendar

    Audax Ecosse 2013 season event calendar - maps, links, details...

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  • I've just finished putting the last touches on my new audax wheelset, which will be seeing some heavy action in 2013... 12

    Bombproof new audax wheelset

    I've just finished putting the last touches on my new audax wheelset, which will be seeing some heavy action in 2013...

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  • Just how much of a weight penalty do you pay with a hub dynamo? Not (necessarily) much at all... 4

    Dynamo Hub Weight

    Just how much of a weight penalty do you pay with a hub dynamo? Not (necessarily) much at all...

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  • It's tempting to zero in on a lighter ride (carbon frame, lighter wheels, etc) but is that really because it's an effective way to increase speeds, or is it just easy to quantify? 9

    Optimising long distance cycling speed

    It's tempting to zero in on a lighter ride (carbon frame, lighter wheels, etc) but is that really because it's an effective way to increase speeds, or is it just easy to quantify?

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  • This is a hilly but rewarding 200km to the immediate south and east of Edinburgh - 3AA points means plenty of climbing! 0

    Erit Lass 200

    This is a hilly but rewarding 200km to the immediate south and east of Edinburgh - 3AA points means plenty of climbing!

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  • Like me you probably have a handful of common routes that you revisit time and time again. You <em>could</em> ride off the beaten track any time you like, but still each weekend finds you wheeling around one of the usual suspects... 2

    What makes audax different?

    Like me you probably have a handful of common routes that you revisit time and time again. You could ride off the beaten track any time you like, but still each weekend finds you wheeling around one of the usual suspects...

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  • Scotland's 1000km audax took riders as far afield as Banchory and Braemar, Berwick and Biggar, with the wilderness and despair of a hundred glens between! 1

    Mille Alba 1000

    Scotland's 1000km audax took riders as far afield as Banchory and Braemar, Berwick and Biggar, with the wilderness and despair of a hundred glens between!

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  • Dynamo or battery driven, its winning combination of (relative) cheapness, light weight, reliability, and lumens on the road make this a real star. 10

    Lumotec IQ Cyo dynamo headlight

    Dynamo or battery driven, its winning combination of (relative) cheapness, light weight, reliability, and lumens on the road make this a real star.

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  • Paris-Brest-Paris, the pinnacle of amateur cyclesport, boiled down into forty-four text messages of at most 144 characters each. Now this is a ride report that isn't too hard to get stuck into! :) 1

    PBP via Tweet

    Paris-Brest-Paris, the pinnacle of amateur cyclesport, boiled down into forty-four text messages of at most 144 characters each. Now this is a ride report that isn't too hard to get stuck into! :)

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  • There are four years and myriad assumptions involved in getting to PBP 2015, but I’d like to think I’ll be back and angling for a much faster ride... 6

    PBP: Going Faster

    There are four years and myriad assumptions involved in getting to PBP 2015, but I’d like to think I’ll be back and angling for a much faster ride...

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