The RBWR: A hump day hammer fest

The RBWR – or Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride – is a Tassie institution. This weekly bunch ride is technically advertised as “no drop” ride, but if you want to hang with the fast guns, then it’s more like “no drop as long as you can grit your teeth and mash the pedals.” That’s fine with…

The #Velo7173 Chain Gang: A powerhouse of PB performances

Following the success of the first #Velo7173 Chain Gang I was really looking forward to this week’s hit out. It was another Tassie stunner of an evening, albeit with a little more wind and a little less daylight than last week. Just warm enough for bare legs too. Any ride in shorts and short sleeves…

The inaugural #Velo7173 Wednesday Night Chain Gang!

Last night was the first ever edition of the Velo 7173 Wednesday Night Chain Gang! I’d been trying to get a bunch of local riders together for a while, but one thing or another got in the way and then summer was gone. Last night though, it all came together perfectly! I’d previously created a…

Why do cyclists shave their legs?

Big Jim recently posted on Fit Recovery about leg shaving for road cyclists. In the Northern Hemisphere they’re coming out of a long winter and into the warmer weather road season. Drains are being clogged all over the top half of the globe as summer approaches and road cyclists break out the razor for the…

Is 100km the rock star of road cycling distances?

One hundred kilometres. A shade over 62 miles in old money. The rock star of cycling distances. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the 100km ride. It’s why I started the Metric Century Challenge back at Woking CC in the UK and why I still challenge myself to complete at least one…

2021 Resolution Ride #03 – A ride with the boss!

When your boss is in town and he tells you he needs to do a 3-4 hour ride as part of his training program, what do you do? Well you make damn sure you take him out for a ripper of a ride, that’s what! Getting paid to ride my bike? Don’t mind if I…