What can we learn from the Garmin ransomware attack?

For almost a week, Garmin users were unable to access their Garmin Connect accounts. This meant they couldn’t upload workouts or automatically sync activities to Strava! Sure, it’s easy enough to do the old way with a USB data cable, but that’s beside the point. We all know now that Garmin were cyber attacked by…

If in doubt, pedal it out

With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, it’s important to take time out once in a while. Stop reading the news, silence your phone and do something you love. Centre yourself again. For me, that involves swinging a leg over the top tube and pedalling away into my own thoughts. Out…

It’s almost 2020! Three goals for next year.

December! December! December! Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner and another year is winding down. For my brother and sister cyclists in the Northern Hemisphere it’s deep into winter training time. Luckily for me down here in the depths of Tasmania it is (apparently) summer! Even still, December brings about thoughts…

Every day above the dirt is a blessing

Yesterday a long time neighbour and huge influence on my younger years passed away. It’s sad, but at the same time not. She’d had a good innings, lived a long and beautifully fulfilled life, made peace with the world. She touched the hearts of many people throughout her years and helped keep us all on…

I don’t have enough time!

There’s never enough time! Where does the time go? I don’t have time to do that! Have you heard that before? Or even SAID that before? There are only 24 hours in a day, you can’t change that. What you CAN change is how you manage each of those hours. Recently I said (to myself)…

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.,…

Rolling through another year on two wheels!

Well that’s another year down rock stars. That went just a little too fast! Hope you all had a fantastic 2018 and got some decent miles in the legs and memories in the noggin. I knocked out few really memorable rides this year including a mind-clearing solo imperial century, my first ascent up the Hors…

tempocyclist.com

I treated myself to a little WordPress enhancement recently. I thought it was about time I switched from the “wordpress.com” URL to just the dot com. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while, so I hit the upgrade button and secured tempocyclist.com for this site. Thanks to my numerous four or five followers for taking time…

Australia Day 2018

Happy Australia Day folks! :-) I’ve been back in the lucky country for coming up to two years now and it’s been a whirlwind ride so far. I couldn’t live back on mainland Australia, but this little island in the south is perfect! This is also the first Australia Day where I’ve owned my own…

2017 into 2018

Another year! Seriously people, these modern years must be getting shorter and shorter because they seem to be absolutely flying by. It’s been a pretty damn good year for me. I’ve settled into Tassie life. My job is going well and gives me time to ride in the morning, I took an amazing holiday to…