2021 Resolution Ride #06 – Bag it and tag it

June is officially the first month of winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, so I always try and get the big rides out of the way early. You never know what the season will bring. With a morning of “acceptable” weather predicted, I bagged this month’s metric century resolution ride on the second day of…

May Round Up: A month of metric century rides

It seems I just can’t help myself. Even with winter just around the corner, it’s another month, another increasing distance total. For the previous two months now I’ve said that my monthly total would drop, but with every single month this year my mileage has surpassed the month before it! That has just GOT to…

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,…