Choose outside (a ride with the State Champ)

Hitting the turbo trainer may be the fastest way to fitness, but I’m of the opinion that you should NEVER pass up an outdoor ride when given the opportunity. After all, bikes were made to caress the blacktop, not to be bolted to a stationary trainer in your garage! To round out my first week…

Once more into the darkness

Daylight savings ended last weekend down here in the deep south. The nights are closing in fast, temperatures are dropping and the woodshed is now fully stacked with a supply of seasoned firewood! Summer has well and truly left Tasmania. Don’t feel too sorry for me though – it’s not like winter is here dull,…

The Beautiful Commute

It won’t be long until the nights draw in and the mornings start to edge into darkness. Summer here in Tasmania is fading into Autumn. The warm (hot!) glow of the bold Australian sun will soon be a distant memory. It’s all good though, I love Autumn. It’s one of my favourite seasons. Tasman Bridge…

Cracking on with Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs

Last year I ticked a bunch of Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs off my list and had a pretty good year on the bike in the process. I live around a 40km each-way cycle from Hobart central, so to tackle most of the climbs I usually need to borrow the better half’s car or leave a…

Make hay while the sun shines

It’s summer here in Tasmania. Just saying. Of course during these sunny months it’d be rude not to make the most of the fine weather and spend time on two wheels! The year is already flying by, over three weeks through already. Crazy, huh? This year I am setting zero goals in regards to cycling….

CVRCade Beta – First Ride & Review

Opening up  to a wave of Beta testers last week CVRCade is the latest offering in the indoor cycling scene. Their aim is to become a big competitor to Zwift and to host all the CVR Virtual Racing Leagues, many of which offer real prize money. That is a big call. All the pre-release info was “iffy”…