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…

Cycling and guns – do the brands you buy matter?

First up, I don’t like mixing my cycling with politics. I cycle to escape the rest of the world and it’s problems – so this will be short and a one off.  Here goes. I love guns. I even did a little sporting target shooting as a junior (not bad with a pistol, rubbish with…

A bigger bike shed (aka Home sweet Tassie home!)

You may have noticed it’s been a little bit quiet on the new posts front here over the past month or so. Well there has been a legit reason… We did it! April and I finally and officially have bought our very own little piece of Tasmania! :-) It’s our first ever home buy –…

Random juggling and BMX tomfoolery!

Now for something completely different! The other day I was going back through some of my old YouTube videos and came across this little throwback. I really need to get my balls out again (lol) and refresh my circus skills! I could do with another BMX too…