Do you even ride, bro?

I read an article the other day and it bugged me. The author confesses that he no longer rides his bike outside, apart from race days. All his “cycling” is inside on Zwift. Yep, that’s right. A perfectly fit and able person choosing to spend 100% of their saddle time stuck on the trainer rather…

2020 Resolution Ride #2 – Country Ramblings

Having been distracted by the new trail bike recently, I was quickly running out of available days to knock out a solid metric century ride this month. It was going to have to be today. I knew this Saturday most of The Herd were away doing triathlon things (ewwww) so it was to be a…

Happy New Year! How a decade has aged me…

Here’s a giggle for you all to ring in the new decade! Two photos of yours truly, taken almost exactly 11 years apart! I’ve been riding bikes of all sorts, shapes and sizes for most of my life. I love life on two wheels and every opportunity for a ride I grab hold of with…

And just like that, another year is done

I probably say this EVERY year, but seriously where does the time go?!?! It’s been a year that’s for sure. I didn’t ride as many miles as I’d hoped. A combination of a good (and busy) year at work plus other commitments meant my mileage slipped in the second half. It’s all good though, I…

A road cyclist to my core!

I’ve dabbled in a few different genres of cycling lately. I love life on two wheels and will pretty much ride anything. Sometimes I just like to mix it up to see what all the fuss is about. At the end of the day though, for me it’s all about the smooth blacktop! I’ve been…

What I learnt riding 100km on a mountain bike

I can knock out a 100km road ride pretty easily. That’s not a brag, it is what it is. I know I could jump on my roadie tomorrow morning and have it done before lunch. Recently I had an idea, what about a metric century on a mountain bike hitting a bunch of trails along…

Is Strava keeping tabs on you? #EscapePlan

These days, everybody seems to be constantly connected to their mobile devices. Our movements tracked, each photo we take GPS logged, hell the Strava app even knows when I get to work in the morning! I’m not sure how as I have Location Services turned off unless the app is open, but oh it knows.,…

Ride bikes, have fun, repeat!

Every time you swing your leg over that top tube you have to be thankful. Thankful that you have the freedom, thankful for your good health and thankful that you own awesome bikes. Thankful for that massive grin cycling puts on your dial! Many will never know the pure unadulterated joy that comes from riding…

Never pass an opportunity to ride!

Recently, April and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We booked a few nights at away Freycinet Lodge on Tasmania’s East Coast to relax and unwind (Tassie’s East Coast is purely sublime, you must visit). Being a very special occasion for the both of us, I opted to leave the bikes at home. Turns out…

Unpopular opinion: Gravel is over-rated

Gravel riding is all the rage right now, “on trend” as they say. Listen to the industry marketing machines and you’d think that councils around the world have been laying  thousands of miles of pristine gravel roads all of a sudden and people are flocking to ride them. You even NEED a specific gravel bike…

Top five reasons road cyclists should try mountain biking

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been “dabbling in the dirt” a fair bit recently. During the long Tasmanian winter it makes a change from always being out on the same roads, plus Tassie is home to some world class mountain bike trails. I’ve had a blast so far and it’s really opened…

Cycling, modern life and social media

Oh look, I’m back! Did you miss me? ;-) You’ll have to excuse the absence, I decided to take a little hiatus from the modern world, a “digital cleanse” of sorts. I had the opportunity to take a little time off work while the wife was interstate, so I turned off my phone, logged out…