tempocyclist.com

I treated myself to a little WordPress enhancement recently. I thought it was about time I switched from the “wordpress.com” URL to just the dot com. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while, so I hit the upgrade button and secured tempocyclist.com for this site. Thanks to my numerous four or five followers for taking time…

Australia Day 2018

Happy Australia Day folks! :-) I’ve been back in the lucky country for coming up to two years now and it’s been a whirlwind ride so far. I couldn’t live back on mainland Australia, but this little island in the south is perfect! This is also the first Australia Day where I’ve owned my own…

Bike Weight Loss Part 2: New Groupset

When I originally built my Kinesis I opted for a full 11-speed Shimano 105 groupset, it fit my budget and was on special for an incredibly good price. To try and shed a few grams and for pure PIMP value, this time I’ve plumped for a mix of top shelf Dura Ace with a sprinkling…

Bike Weight Loss Part 1: Wicked Wheels

Eddy Merckx once famously said “Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” It’s a good little slogan and one that still rings true, but of course we all know that big Eddy bought a few tasty “upgrades” of the chemical kind during his career – so take that with a grain of salt or three. Sure…

Throwback: The first ride I uploaded to Strava!

Today we take a trip back to 2012. I’d been “road cycling” for a little while already on a flat-barred Hybrid, but was starting to take it a little more seriously. Moving on from my Cateye wheel-magnet based cycling computer, I’d just got my hands on a Garmin Edge 200 thanks to a competition prize….

Following a training plan?

I’ve never been very good at following a training plan, I tend to be sporadic in my input hours and struggle to consistently schedule in the sessions. Plus I usually prefer to just ride my bike. The two times I have managed to complete a proper plan I’ve had great results. First I tried Graeme…

Road account opened for the new year!

I was going to limit myself to a spin on the turbo, but with weather like this it’d be a sin not to clock up a few road miles! I needed to see if I’d healed enough after my crash a few days ago anyway. So head out into the sunshine I did, another New…