Tour of Southland 2017 wrap

I’ve just finished one of my most enjoyable (& successful from a personal & collective – as part of the PowerNet team – perspective), Tour of Southlands.  Here’s my insight as to what made it so good & a day-by-day blow of the significant events. Overwhelmingly a good tour comes down to a good team… Read More

October 2016

October 2016 Specialized Ambassador Paul Odlin blog – the latest from competitive road cyclist and professional cycle coach is….   Over my years road cycling I’ve tested a variety of bike brands and apparel suppliers.  In this blog I have three separate cycling paraphernalia to compare, two within the Specialized line and one Specialized product… Read More

July Specialized Ambassador Blog

July 2016 Specialized Ambassador Paul Odlin blog – the latest from competitive road cyclist, professional cycle coach and family guy is…. Me in my new role as race organiser of the Winter Worlds I need to add to the above list – race organiser of a Christchurch road cycle racing series – the Winter Worlds!… Read More

Specialized Ambassador Blog

Specialized Ambassador blog – the latest from competitive road cyclist, professional cycle coach and family guy is…. A little bit late, but better late than never – a wrap on the first part of my competitive racing year – I’m glad not to be retired. In a nutshell this year to date has been a… Read More

Spring 2014

The latest from competitive road cyclist, professional cycle coach and family guy is…. I consider myself a ‘pure’ cyclist – someone who pretty much lives on a bike at the expense, rather benefit, of not being behind a steering wheel.  So I can be more excited about simple commuter gear than the latest flashy bike.… Read More

Mid Winter blog 2014

The last 3 months I have been busy focussing on developing a robust all-year-round cycle coaching business.  It’s funny the way life/business turns out though: back in April I was intent on avoiding the imminent winter lull through as much brainstorming that you could point a stick at, which unfortunately didn’t work out for me.… Read More

Autumn 2014 #1

Autumn 2014 #1 Paul Odlin update, the latest from a competitive road cyclist, professional cycle coach and family guy is…. The countdown is on to the Coffee Culture Le Race, the biggest event on the calendar for the athletes I coach; since my last blog I’ve time trialled to success twice more and now have… Read More