Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Cycling Tips has some cracking TDU lingo translations, that are def worth reading for a laugh, some of my favourites are below. See Cycling Tips for more.

Campag = rare and expensive bike parts, once used many years ago by the Pro peloton, and spoken about in hushed tones by old-timers, which also helped pay for the LBS owner’s Porsche.

Checkers = a hill outside of Adelaide that is, like everything else in Adelaide, a lot smaller than it’s hyped up to be.

Cipo = a mythical creature who once ruled Europe, said to have the ability to impregnate women simply by staring at them

Monocoque = a single male with an unhealthy and unnatural interest in carbon fibre technology.

Rickshaw (Mark) = a two wheel vehicle used to carry short grumpy English tourists to the front of a race.