A Five-Sticker Ride is the name of a chapter in Mark Allen's book. If you don't have a copy you should buy one. Get a copy of Dave Scott's book while you're at it. I chose the name for this website as a nod of respect to the 1980s. A time when triathlons were cheap to enter, equipment was ordinary and training uncomplicated.

I'm Ross and I've been a triathlete since 1989. Here you'll find links to my triathlon tours. All are welcome. I pack light, camp most nights and stick to bike paths and quiet back roads. I release a podcast every Wednesday. Don't expect much. I talk about minimalist triathlon training and racing and the French triathlon scene.