Sufferfest Blog

Buy a video, get a free Wattbike! (wait, think I got that the wrong way around.)

We’ve just teamed up with Wattbike, who make coolest indoor bike of all time, to give away a free ‘fest video with every Wattbike purchase (they seemed to think the other way around was a little too generous…but you know how we are!). I love these bikes – they look soooooo cool. They’re a bit expensive, but, hey, what price can you put on some serious IWBMATTKYT? If you follow Wattbike on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll also get the chance to win a free ‘fest video. Details of the ‘contest’, which ends in a few days, are here: http://wattbike.com/uk/news/post/wattbike_and_sufferfest.  

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My first Criterium in 18 years

Did my first criterium in 18 years this past weekend at the OCBC Cycle Singapore. I raced in the Masters (40+) race, and none other than multiple Olympic rider and Commonwealth Gold Medalist Graeme Miller was in my race. Gulp. Graeme finished 3rd and I finished 10th (only 7 places but several worlds apart). I made many faces of pain during the race.

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Letter from a Sufferlandrian – got this in the mail today.

Hello fellow Sufferlandrian, I am just toiling in my fields on sore legs after my latest training ride through the harsh and unforgiving Sufferland countryside. I am very fortunate to have been assigned to a work party that will be dispatched to Northern France this spring. During my time there I’ll be allowed to be at the side of th…e road for Flanders, Roubaix, and Amstel Gold. I would be extremely proud to wave the Sufferland flag for the moving picture cameras, so our glorious Nation could be recognize around the world in Newsreel viewings everywhere. But alas, I have

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VeloNews reviews the ‘fest!

When I first started racing, back in 1986, I used to pick up this little newspaper called VeloNews from my local bike shop. It was the ONLY way to know what was happening in bike racing. I used to devour every issue. I never imagined they would get as big as they have and that they might someday review our humble little videos.

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‘Canadian Cycling’ magazine reviews the ‘fest

They love to Suffer up north. The print edition of ‘Canadian Cyclist’ just came out with a review of the ‘fest. As I grew up just across Lake Erie from Canada, it’s heartwarming to know that my Canadian brothers and sisters are suffering their assess off this winter. Here’s the review: Sufferfest Trainer Videos Produced by David McQuillen Reviewed by Peter Shupe Finding the motivation to keep training inside during the winter months can be challenging. David McQuillen, an American now living in Singapore, was bored of the cycling workouts he found online, so he set out to create his

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Now that’s an autograph beatdown…

Just got an email today all the way from one Fabrizio in Milan, Italy. He took the time to do an interview with himself about his experiences with The Sufferfest. I loved it! I figured I’d share it with you. PS. Fabrizio – I hope I never meet you…not looking forward to that autograph! ; – ) IS FIGHT CLUB YOUR FIRST SUFFERFEST WORKOUT? Nope. I did Angels already; I wanted to cry during those 8 min climbs; and the attacks were hard to sustain. WHY YOU USE THESE VIDEOS? MAYBE YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCED IN INDOOR CYCLING: Not at

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Message for you from the Sufferlandrian Cycling Federation.

Dear Sufferlandrian, It is with great pleasure that we write you. For some time, we’ve been following you as you showed great promise from a young age. We observed your rapid rise through the junior ranks in your village. We were there when you progressed and began winning in the U-23 races. Yes, it was us – behind the scenes – who ‘encouraged’ the French to hire you into their amateur squad. And we were there when you took that dramatic stage win in the Tour of Switzerland. (We were also there negotiating with the police in the station after

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Alternative music playlists

Music is an incredibly personal thing. We LOVE music – are obsessed with it. And that’s why we work so hard on our music selections. Of course, everyone has their favorite music, though, and wants to listen to that during the workouts. OneĀ  ‘fester, Jason, sent me in a playlist that he created for Revolver. He plays the video on his TV and then listens to his stuff on his iPod. In case you’re looking for a new set of tunes, all of them (according to Jason) are available on iTunes. Also, if you are interested in more playlists, check

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CyclingNews finally has the courage to Suffer!

After a year of trying to get their attention, CyclingNews finally had the courage to check out the fest. And gave us to marks! YEAH!!!!

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This one brought a tear to our eye…so beautiful…

This just arrived in the Sufferfest Studios inbox. Sigh. We just love fan mail. Dear sufferfest, This notification is just a friendly reminder (not a drill bit although I wish it was one, coursing through your liver) that on Mar 30, 2010, you willingly and with malice aforethought sold me something from the Sufferfest Store. This sin will appear on your soul as “wilfully hurting another human being” and is a reminder that you will get yours, in good time, you bastard. If I could find a way to charge you with large electrodes to the private parts I would.

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