Zwift: Tour of NYC – A crash marred stage

With 101 riders in the starting pen for Stage 1 of the Tour of New York series this was going to be a blast. Technically not a race, but still raced by the majority of Zwifters! Stage 1 was the New York Highline – a lumpy 8km lead-in, followed by three ascents of the KOM,…

Tempo’s Triple Distilled (E002)

“As long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” – Mark Cavendish It is most certainly Spring in Tasmania now. That means warmer weather, longer days and more time for outdoor rides, but it also means I’m busy on the property building a new veggie garden and tending…

Tempo’s Triple Distilled (E001)

“Without order there is chaos, without structure there is instability, without discipline there is lack of personal growth.” – Unknown For us in the Southern part of the globe, we are starting to see some bold signs of Spring on the way. Thoughts turn to summer event goals, tan lines and long rides under clear…

An accidental imperial century

This morning I set out with a solo 100km in mind. That’s about as far as I ever go. I’m no long distance cyclist, preferring to smash out a more intense two or three hours in the saddle. Sometimes though you need to go on a journey and as I had nothing else to do…

Making time for recovery

Proper recovery is important. After all, you don’t get stronger when you’re riding hard, you get stronger by recovering properly from riding hard! This week I’m taking it a little easier. I’ve been averaging around 240km/week of mostly hard rides over the past couple of months, so it’s time to dial it back and let…

Strava: Friend or Foe?

Strava has copped a bit of flack recently. Privacy issues such as the heatmap debacle revealing secret military bases and reports of thieves using Strava data to steal expensive bikes from people’s houses (unconfirmed) are becoming a concern. Add to that the Facebook information scandal saga and privacy – or lack of – is high…