How does the average roadie compare to a pro cyclist?

Have you ever been watching the Tour de France or any other pro cycling race and wondered how long you’d last in the pro peloton? We’ve all thought about it. Okay, I’ve thought about it. But really, how would you fare? Could you hold your own in the bunch? How do us everyday road riders…

The RBWR: A hump day hammer fest

The RBWR – or Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride – is a Tassie institution. This weekly bunch ride is technically advertised as “no drop” ride, but if you want to hang with the fast guns, then it’s more like “no drop as long as you can grit your teeth and mash the pedals.” That’s fine with…

Project Postal: 2002 Trek 5200 US Postal Team Edition (Bike Check)

Back in the late 90’s / early 2000’s the Trek 5200 / Trek 5500 was one of the lightest production frames available and was the very first carbon fibre frame to “win” a Tour de France. Ridden by big names such as Tom Boonen, George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton and Lance Armstrong to multiple race wins,…

Can cyclists perform on a plant based diet?

Trigger warning: This post could be controversial… For the past couple of months, I’ve been experimenting with a (shock, horror) plant based diet. Now, before you go all outrage and WTF on me, I didn’t do this to protect the fluffy animals, save the planet, stop climate change, or for some ethical high ground, moral…

The #Velo7173 Chain Gang: A powerhouse of PB performances

Following the success of the first #Velo7173 Chain Gang I was really looking forward to this week’s hit out. It was another Tassie stunner of an evening, albeit with a little more wind and a little less daylight than last week. Just warm enough for bare legs too. Any ride in shorts and short sleeves…

2021 Resolution Ride #05 – Autumn Assault

As winter approaches, I like to knock my Metric Century Resolution Rides off early in the month. You never know what the weather will hold later on, so May’s 100km ride is already in the books. When you’re presented with calm and sunny Sunday in May you don’t ask for another opportunity! Most of my…