Cycling post-COVID vaccination

The vaccination roll-out has been slow in Australia. That’s putting it mildly. This week I finally got my second jab. Apart from a sore shoulder, I had no side effects from the first jab. The second one wasn’t quite as smooth, but it still didn’t stop me going about my everyday life.

Gravel. It’s STILL so hot right now…

Gravel. It’s no longer the terrain of bearded, sandal wearing introverts who shun society. These days it’s the hottest trend in “road” cycling. All the Rapha clad hipsters are turning their slightly knobby road tyres off the bitumen and onto the unsealed unknown. I’ve never been a huge fan. I love the road. There’s nothing…

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!