2021 Resolution Ride #05 – Autumn Assault

As winter approaches, I like to knock my Metric Century Resolution Rides off early in the month. You never know what the weather will hold later on, so May’s 100km ride is already in the books. When you’re presented with calm and sunny Sunday in May you don’t ask for another opportunity! Most of my…

April Round Up: A bonus month of cycling weather

Maybe it’s my old age, but I swear there just aren’t as many days in each month any more. Or perhaps the hours are getting shorter. Either way, yet another month of 2021 has flown by in a flash and we’re one third of the way through the year already. Back at the end of…

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 #04 – Windy, wet, wintery, wild and wonderful

Some rides are not about statistics, PB’s or Strava segment chasing. They’re about getting out and enjoying the freedom of two wheels. I’ve got a page on my Garmin that shows the time of day and direction. No distance, no speed, no average speed. Sure, it’s all still being recorded in the background, but it’s…

Marching On

March was a good month. It’s the start of Autumn here in Tasmania and although we don’t get the same “golden brown leaves” scenery as other parts of the world, it’s still one of my favourite seasons. The mornings start to get a little darker and cooler and you know that winter is just around…