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 triathlon tour. All are welcome. I pack light, camp most nights and stick to bike paths and quiet back roads. I also maintain a list of triathlons in Alsace, Lorraine and Franche Comté. Let me know if you ever need help with race entries, bookings, translations or bike tour route ideas.
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, finishing the UKSCA accreditation, learning the guitar, continuing to work in my garden, making better food choices and improving home productivity.
I also record a weekly, no-frills, podcast with my partner Gwen and occasional guests. We discuss tandem touring, Strasbourg, teaching, strength training, food, drink, books, the French triathlon scene, trail jogging and raising our three boys.