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…

Turbo training? Ummmm…

So I’ve been on holiday in Vietnam for a little while getting away from it all, hence the lack of new posts. There’s a few coming don’t worry, but for now here’s an image that popped up on my Twitter feed: Turbo training: You’re doing it wrong…

More Meat Mondays?

If there can be such a “thing” as Meat Free Monday to appease the vegans and vegetarians, then I propose we can also have More Meat Monday! So on my all new #moremeatmonday us real humans can pile our plates high with the good stuff – you know you deserve that steak. But you HAVE to…

Aussie Christmas!

Just a quickie to wish  you all a wonderfully relaxing Christmas! :-) Extra kudos to anyone who is taking on the annual Rapha Festive 500 challenge. I am sitting that one out this year, instead I’ll be kicking back with old friends. I can tell you one thing though, the weather this Christmas is a…

Cycling, sweating and long hair

So I’d been growing my hair for a year now. From a 4-blade all over last October I’d managed to grow a shoulder length mass of thick wavy locks. I was trying for the Peter Sagan look, but I’ve had to admit defeat. I just don’t have the swag that man does! Peter Sagan rocking…

A couple of broken, ugly bikes?

So in recent cycling related news, Specialized find out that creating the “world’s fastest bike” is no good if your flagship aero frame doesn’t stay in one piece. Stop sale notice issued on the Venge ViAS super-bike: That’s a photo from “SMP123” who posted it on the Road Bike Review forum. Check out the total separation…

Date with the foam roller

Following a training block of mostly intense turbo sessions, my legs are feeling the build-up of fatigue. They’re especially tight and “achy” this week. Something I tend to neglect is a routine of stretching and foam rolling. Unfortunately I don’t have the budget for my own personal in-house sports masseuse so the next best thing is using a foam…