2022 Resolution Ride #06 – Winter Solstice!

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice down here in the Southern Hemisphere! That means from now, the days get a tiny bit longer and lighter each week. There’s still plenty of cold winter weather left for sure, but we can look forward to a little more daylight. Being the Solstice (and creeping towards the end of…

My Garmin GPS Device Journey

I’ve owned a few Garmin GPS devices over the years. I fell into the Garmin ecosystem mostly because at the time, there weren’t really any viable options! Now there are actual decent competitors such as Wahoo, Hammerhead and Bryton. Still, I’ve (mostly) stuck with Garmin. My first ever Garmin device may come as a bit of a surprise…

May 2022 Roundup: My lowest mileage month

Five months of 2022 down! How have you been keeping? May has been the lowest mileage month I’ve logged since mid 2020. A combination of factors have kept me from riding as many miles (or kilometres) as I would have liked, but my fitness and form are still progressing in the right direction. The beginning…

Garmin VARIA RCT715: The all-in one rear camera, light and radar combo is here!

It’s the device I’ve been waiting YEARS for somebody (read: Garmin) to release! An all-in-one rear facing camera, light and radar unit. Previously if you wanted a single device, you’ve been limited to either a “light + radar” or a “light + camera” option (essentially, the old VARIA Radar or the Cycliq Fly6 Camera). The new Garmin VARIA Radar RCT715 has been floating around under “non disclosure” for a little while now, but has finally gone public. All the usual trusted cycling internet reviewers released their thoughts in unison over the last 24 hours.

Cycling Destinations: Beach Road, Melbourne

“Ask any racer, any real racer, it doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile…”– Dominic Toretto Wait no, wrong movie… Ask any road cyclist, any real road cyclist (in Australia) and they’ll have heard of Melbourne’s famous – or infamous – Beach Road. On any morning of the year, if you…

2022 Resolution Ride #05 – Tackling the Tea Trees on the Trek

Another month already?!?! We’re quickly speeding through 2022 and here in the deep south of the planet, sliding into the true winter months. The 1st of May just happened to be a Sunday, so I got out and knocked over the month’s Resolution Ride metric century nice and early. Gotta love that! With the wild…