Short sleeve weather at last

It’s been a slow roll into warmer weather here in Tasmania. Winter has tried it’s best to hang on! Sure, the days are longer and brighter, but the temperatures have stayed quite low, especially in the mornings. The Antarctic wind whipping straight off the ocean hasn’t helped either! This month we’ve at least had a…

Hitting 10,000km with (almost) a bang!

I don’t often set distance targets, but mileage (kilometre-age?) is a suitably motivating metric to keep track of as the weeks and months roll by. Strava also has a handy feature that lets you set goals and easily keep track by showing how far ahead or behind you are. At the beginning of the year…

2021 Resolution Ride #10 – Ten from ten on the tenth

Some days, all you need is a good bike ride. While it’s certainly not summer weather here in Tasmania just yet, the mornings are much brighter and once the sun burns off the initial chill, the days are warm enough to ditch a few layers mid ride. Full fingered gloves still required from the start…

2021 Resolution Ride #09 – Down country

Spring is (almost) in the air, the days are getting lighter and brighter! What better way to spend a few spare hours than in the saddle of a fast bike. This month’s metric century was a variation on the regular Tuesday Bash “Flatlandria” ride, traversing down the South Arm and into the countryside by the sea.

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…