Sufferfest Blog

What’s the most you’ve ever suffered on a bike?

For me, it was the final climb up to Mt. Everest base camp, on the Tibeten side. After several days on the road, the terrible surface, my bloody ass, a headwind, burning sun, nearly 6,000m altitude and sheer exhaustion brought me as close to crying as I’ve ever been on a bike. You?

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The Sufferest Gear!

Time to show the world you know how to suffer. Check out the T-Shirts and, uh, underwear at The Sufferfest shop. http://thesufferfest.spreadshirt.com/

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A logo is worth a thousand words.

I rather think it conveys the pain quite well….

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The Quiet Time

It’s the ‘off season’ for indoor training (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), so things around Sufferfest Studios have been a little quiet. I’ve been adjusting to life in Singapore, the family is settling in well, getting my head around the new job (loving it!), and generally being occupied with things other than dastardly sinister training videos. So, aside from a bit of customer service here and there, The Sufferfest has taken a bit of a back seat. I’ve been out on the bike, but not on long training rides – rather, I’m commuting to work and back by bike…and

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Revolver is Live!

Whew, in between moving to a new country, starting a new job, having a second kid and trying to ride my bike from time to time, I managed to squeeze in another Sufferfest video. Revolver was just released today. It’s a remake of an old prototype Sufferfest I did early last year called “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.” Revolver uses the same workout, which is based on 15 one-minute intervals with one minute rest in-between, but with much different footage and music. And taunts, of course. It’s 45 minutes long, as I wanted to do something which would fit into

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The 3rd Sufferfest video: Revolver

Whew. Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Sufferfest, Revolver, due out in a few days. It’s a 45 minute workout, featuring a warm-up, warm-down and 15×1 minute intervals with only 1minute rest in-between. It’s perfect for those high-intensity sessions when you’ve only got your lunch hour to hit the trainer. Of course, you’ll be blown for the rest of the day, but it’s worth it…

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Review Update

If there’s anyone out there who is still wondering if these really are the BEST FREAKING BEAT DOWN you’ll ever get on the indoor bike, below is a smattering of reviews from blogs, magazines and podcasts from Canada to New Zealand and so much inbetween. No more excuses for not Suffering to your full potential. Sorry. Blog Reviews Recommended by Cycling Weekly! ‘Big in Road Cycling’ Neil Browne, of ROAD, gets his ass kicked by Fight Club. Interview and rave reviews on Veloreviews Podcast! Fantastic review on the world’s biggest cycling podcast – TheFredCast.com! Top marks for suffering from PodiumCafe.com!

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Latest review and global Suffering

Cycling Weekly in the UK just put The Sufferfest in their list of ‘Top things to do this month.’ It’s a real honour to be in that list, as Cycling Weekly is a top mag. I have to thank Lionel Birnie, who tested The Sufferfest draft version of The Downward Spiral and gave me some great feedback on how to improve it to its current form. I think I dreamed of being on the cover as a Tour de France winner, but being there as The Sufferfest is the next best thing! : – ) The videos have been for

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The Illustrious, Courageous, Insane Who Did The Double

There are those with courage. And there are lunatics. These are the folks who have completed the Sufferfest Double Challenge – that is, doing Downward Spiral and Fight Club back-to-back – to kick off the New Year of suffering with a bang and get their training off right! Do you have what it takes to do the double? C’mon, show us just how badly you can inflict pain on yourself. If you do it, put a comment on this page, or send me your name so I can put it up on our list of honorable sufferers! Amanda Singh, NSW,

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What’s coming up for The Sufferfest?

Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, what a great 2009. Thanks for supporting The Sufferfest. I went into this with quite a bit of worry and risk, but confident that this was the best work I could do, that it was the best way to motivate yourself to punish yourself on the bike, and that it was better than the other cycling DVDs, videos, etc. out there. You guys have been wonderful in your feedback and encouragement. Thanks. So, what’s in store over the next few months? Well, I’m going to take a few weeks ‘off’ working on videos as the

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