Rolling through another year on two wheels!

Well that’s another year down rock stars. That went just a little too fast! Hope you all had a fantastic 2018 and got some decent miles in the legs and memories in the noggin. I knocked out few really memorable rides this year including a mind-clearing solo imperial century, my first ascent up the Hors…

Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs: #1 Mount Wellington!

It’s the big one! Climb numero uno on Hobart’s Top Ten list! Can you really call yourself a serious Tasmanian cyclist if you haven’t ridden up the Hors Catégorie climb of Mount Wellington? Rising high above the city of Hobart, Mount Wellington is an iconic Tasmanian image and a benchmark for any roadie in the…

How is it June already?

Today is day number 157 of 365 for the year so far, fast approaching the second half of the year. June already! Hopefully you have all made the most of those one hundred and fifty six days. Make every day above ground a winner! Down here in the Southern Hemisphere (and certainly as south as…

Two years in Tasmania!

Has it really been that long already? Wow! It seriously only feels like yesterday, but on the 10th of May 2016 I stepped off the plane at Hobart Airport, collected my Bike Box Alan and walked out onto Tassie soil to started my new life on the other side of the planet. What a change…

CLC2018 Ride 6: Mornings on the mountain

Love em or hate em, hills are a part of cycling. They call your name, taunt you, entice you. I like climbing, but there was a time in the not-so-distant past where I would avoid any big climbs in favour of posting higher average speeds and more miles on the clock. These days I’m learning…

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…

Australia Day 2018

Happy Australia Day folks! :-) I’ve been back in the lucky country for coming up to two years now and it’s been a whirlwind ride so far. I couldn’t live back on mainland Australia, but this little island in the south is perfect! This is also the first Australia Day where I’ve owned my own…

Road account opened for the new year!

I was going to limit myself to a spin on the turbo, but with weather like this it’d be a sin not to clock up a few road miles! I needed to see if I’d healed enough after my crash a few days ago anyway. So head out into the sunshine I did, another New…

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 –…

What weekends are made for!

Daylight saving has kicked in, the days are getting longer, warmer and so much brighter. Summer is on it’s way! For the first time in a while I rode outside both Saturday AND Sunday. Sure I’ve been hitting the trainer and Zwift with a vengeance, but there’s nothing quite like two beautifully sunny and perfect…

One year in Tasmania!

How time flies! I mean REALLY flies! I can’t believe it was a year ago I packed up my trusty Bike Box Alan along with the rest of my possessions and moved from England all the way to Tasmania, Australia. It was a big move for April and I to leave the life we had built…