Tristan Cardew

PRO CYCLIST WITH TEAM TAN LINES

Fast facts

Birthplace

Sydney, Australia

Birthday

11 November, 1989

Residence

Girona, Spain

Bike of Choice

Legor Cicli

@tristantakephoto

  • Wet weather, good coffee and some fresh kicks ♥️ Yesterday, @maviccycling launched their new, improved and very good looking Comete Ultimate II shoes. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair immediately and spent a good half hour just admiring them. They’ve redesigned the carbon outer to fit a wider range of feet while keeping them stiff as hell, and made a few subtle but noticeable changes to the removable inner bootie as well, making them more comfortable, lighter and harder wearing.
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I’ve been riding the Comete Ultimate (version 1) shoes for about 9 months now and can’t wait to give the version 2 a whirl. If they’re anything like their predecessor, I’d say they’ll be perfect. 👌🏼
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📸: @nilcamcap
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#maviccometeultimate
#becausecyclingshoes
#mavicpureconnection
#pioneeringinstinct
#fortheloveofcycling
#blackisthenewblack
#yeahgoodthanks
  • The first bike race I ever did was at Heffron Park. It was January 2011 and I’d been riding a road bike for a couple of months. I rocked up in some flappy kit, knew no one, got dropped 6 laps into the race (in C grade..😅), felt humiliated, and for some reason decided this was the sport for me.
Fast forward a bunch of years, many laps of that bumpy goat track, and almost three years away in Europe, and racing Heffron is still just as fun as I remember. This past Tuesday especially. I still find it brutally challenging, I still haven’t won one, and I’d prefer it if the small hill in the middle was about 15 minutes longer, but that won’t stop me from coming back.
Cheers to the @attaquer Crit Dawgs for having me and to @johnsunde and the whole ESCC crew and volunteers for putting on such fun racing year after year. 🙏🏼
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📸: @flomlzx_sport
📸: @whatohyeahright
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#heffronpark
#attaquer
#critdawgs
#pinanumberon
#becausesydney
#yeahgoodthanks
  • Jens Voigt said ‘Shut up legs’, Fabian Cancellara called himself ‘Spartacus’, and @rusty_woods does cardio. The common thread here? They all ride bikes extremely well.
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Shot the week before I left Girona, alongside @matttomlinsonphoto who’s been creating some awesome video content for @theservicecourse. Want to see what I’m talking about? Hit up their IGTV or YouTube channel and get stoked on bikes!
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#cardiocowboys
#becausegirona
#rustywoods
#fortheloveofbicycles
#yeahgoodthanks
  • After an epic November shooting photos with @theservicecourse in Girona its been nice to get in a week of riding and racing with @attaquer in Sydney. Landed late Monday night and launched straight into a classic Tuesday night crit at Heffron Park less than 24 hours later. Followed by 5 days of smoke-filled but very enjoyable catch up rolls with the crew in my old stomping ground. Good times.
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Thanks for capturing my good sides @markclinton 😘
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#sydney
#attaquer
#critdawgs
#fortheloveofbicycles
#yeahgoodthanks
  • I cracked the big 3-0 on Monday. I really didn’t want to but it happened anyway..such is the way life goes. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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Anyhow, here’s a photo of me hanging onto a trackstand like I tried to hang onto my 20’s: unsuccessfully.  And a couple of photos that represent how I feel now: resigned to it but trying my best to enjoy the view. Girona does have a very nice view, I must admit. So maybe my 30’s will be alright?
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Thanks for the cool threads, @attaquer. Thanks for the cool photos, @brooke_sarah. 😘
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#averagecaptionsofinstagram
#becauseoldmate
#attaquer
#legorcicli
#fortheloveofbicycles
#yeaholdthanks
  • Last light, last night. Girona, t’estimo. ♥️
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#fortheloveofgirona
#nobikesnolikes
#initforthelovenotthelikes
#gironaenamora
#yeahgoodthanks
  • Off-season done. Time to check everything is still attached and get back into practicing bicycles..my favourite. ♠️
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👕: @attaquer
👠: @maviccycling
🚲: @legorcicli
📷: @brooke_sarah
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#fortheloveofbicycles
#attaquer
#bicyclepractice
#becausegirona
#yeahgoodthanks
  • *A caption about autumn and bike riding*
#🍂 #🚲
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Photos by @tomhullphoto for @fabriccycling.
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#itfallyall
#creativecaptionsofinstagram
#fortheloveofbicycles
#becausegirona
#yeahgoodthanks
  • A couple of weeks back I raced the last race of the Catalan season and damn, did it feel good to push pedals that hard. I haven’t competed as much as I would’ve liked this year, but each time I did I remembered what ultimately drives me to ride a bike; there’s a state of flow to be found in bike racing that I don’t seem to be able to find elsewhere, where you’re on the limit but just within it enough to keep going. 2019 was a good year for the limit-finding, with one win and a couple of podiums, but more importantly more races where I finished inside the top-10 than out of it. Given the average attendance of races here is often upwards of 150 riders, I count that as a second-tier victory myself.
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Now some downtime before training starts again, and then I fly to Sydney on December 1 to kick off a few weeks of right hand turns at Heffron Park. Very keen.
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📸: @anadominguez_photos
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#fortheloveofbicycles
#becausebikeracing
#ciclismecatalunya
#pinanumberon
#gironaenamora
#yeahgoodthanks
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Tristan says:

Starting riding

Mountain bikes as a teen, then riding and racing at 20.

Inspiration

Anybody who thinks, considers, reflects and is open to learning.

Top rides

Girona, Andorra and the Daintree Rainforest.

Moments you wish you recorded

Close calls, winning moments and hair-raising descents.

Racing habits

I wear a white Swatch mechanical watch.

What keeps you going?

Learning.
About myself and the world.