Winter 2022 Roundup

The first of September. Winter is officially over! To be honest it’s been a pretty good winter here in Tasmania. It’s not like we get snowed in or suffer days on end of sub-zero temperatures. The mornings are cold, but are getting warmer day by day (and much lighter). Early morning rides still call for long winter tights, long sleeves, and full-finger gloves, but during the week I am lucky enough to be able to wait and ride later in the day when it’s nicer.

Cycling Destinations: Beach Road, Melbourne

“Ask any racer, any real racer, it doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile…”– Dominic Toretto Wait no, wrong movie… Ask any road cyclist, any real road cyclist (in Australia) and they’ll have heard of Melbourne’s famous – or infamous – Beach Road. On any morning of the year, if you…

2022 Resolution Ride #04 – Autumn has arrived

The clocks went back an hour over the weekend, signalling the slide into winter. I’m sure there’s still plenty of good riding weather left before winter properly hits, but down here in Tasmania you just never know! The mornings are getting nippy, and the evenings are much darker. The weekly hammer fest that is the…

The end of summer

Overnight, the calendar turned to March. Down here in the southern hemisphere, that means we’ve also turned the page on Summer 2021/2022. Yep. It’s officially Autumn. The mornings have started to develop a slight chill and the keen eye would have noticed shadows growing longer earlier in the evenings. Those long, warm summer nights are…

Cycling post-COVID vaccination

The vaccination roll-out has been slow in Australia. That’s putting it mildly. This week I finally got my second jab. Apart from a sore shoulder, I had no side effects from the first jab. The second one wasn’t quite as smooth, but it still didn’t stop me going about my everyday life.

Toast

No, not the buttered kind. Or the millennial organic sourdough lathered in smashed avocado and feta kind (although I wouldn’t say no). The kind my legs are right now. After cycling every day for a month I continued on to reach 50 straight days in the saddle. Now that might not sound like a lot…