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 annual short triathlon tour. All are welcome. There's also a list of my local triathlon events in Alsace, Lorraine and Franche Comté. If you fancy racing in France, 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 training and racing. Other current 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.
I blog weekly and record a fortnightly podcast with my partner Gwen. We discuss bike touring, tandeming, Strasbourg, strength training, food, drink, books, the French triathlon scene, trail jogging and raising three boys.