Are Strava Challenges losing their way?

I love a good Strava challenge. The monthly distance, climbing and metric century challenges are all good motivators. But lately, I’ve noticed a trend. There seems to be an ever increasing number of third-party companies launching Strava challenges, and with this a “watering down” of the effort needed to complete them…

When in doubt, pedal it out!

Recently I saw a photo on Frugal Average Bicyclist that struck a chord, it said; “you’re only one bike ride away from a good mood.” There’s never been truer words spoken. Sometimes I end up in a mood. There’s no rhyme or reason, it just happens. When it does, I find it best to pedal…

The end for Shimano mechanical groupsets?

After a high end mechanical groupset? You’d better get in and buy your groupset quick! Today Shimano unveiled their new 12-speed Dura Ace and Ultegra groupsets – in electronic Di2 option only!

Just a reminder to WASH YOUR BOTTLES!

Been neglecting your bottle hygene over the summer? I know it can be a bit of a chore, but please wash out your bottles as soon as possible after a ride. This is especially important if you mix any sort of energy drink into your water. Sugar plus warm, moist conditions are a recipe for some pretty nasty growth!