The Journeyman Cyclist

A great philosopher once said “The journey of a thousand pedal strokes starts with a single crank rotation.” Or at least it was something along those lines, more or less. The greatest rides aren’t always the ones where you obsess over average speed, they may not even be the longest rides, they’re the ones you…

A ride with David McQuillen, founder of The Sufferfest

Recently I received a message on Twitter from The Sufferfest asking me to email David, a fellow Hobart local. It wasn’t until I got a reply that I realised it was David McQuillen, CSO and founder of The Sufferfest! He asked if I was free for a ride and chat. Of course, I jumped at the…

How to improve the daily office grind

Work in a stuffy office all day? Bored of staring at a computer screen for eight hours? Co-workers driving you mad? You need to get some sunshine and stretch those lazy legs! It’s time to adjust your work:cycle balance – and nothing lifts the spirits better than sneaking out of the office for a lunch…

Letterbox Dragon

If you’re not pedalling out to awesome cafes, stopping when you see cool stuff by the roadside or taking photos of the amazing views you experience, then you’re totally doing cycling wrong! I’d seen this “letterbox dragon” on a drive before and had been meaning to cycle to it just for kicks. It’s chained up…

Always listen to the weatherman (and the wife)

Yesterday morning and I’m checking the weather forecast one last time. I’ve got to drop the wife at the airport by 9:15am then I’ll be on the bike by 9:45am. The forecast is predicting a 30% chance of rain. I smugly think to myself, I’ll take those odds! I tell Mrs tempocyclist I’m putting the…