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.
Here you'll find details of my triathlon tours. All are welcome. In 2016 there's a tour for the racers, something for the hippies and an escape with the kids. The aim is to combine the relaxed style of bike touring with some swimming and jogging in nature. I also maintain a list of triathlon events in Alsace, Lorraine, Franche Comté. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any help with bookings, translation or race entries.
I'm Ross and I've been a triathlete since 1989. I now take a minimalist approach to my training and racing. Other projects include buying a canoe, becoming a qualified cycle mechanic, learning the guitar, continuing to work in my garden, making better food choices and improving home productivity.
Purely for fun, I record a weekly, no-frills podcast with my partner Gwen and occasional guests. We discuss bike touring, tandeming, Strasbourg, teaching, strength training, food, drink, books, the French triathlon scene, Free Triathlon, local adventures, trail jogging and raising our three boys.