Choose outside (a ride with the State Champ)

Hitting the turbo trainer may be the fastest way to fitness, but I’m of the opinion that you should NEVER pass up an outdoor ride when given the opportunity. After all, bikes were made to caress the blacktop, not to be bolted to a stationary trainer in your garage! To round out my first week…

Tempo’s Triple Distilled (E002)

“As long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” – Mark Cavendish It is most certainly Spring in Tasmania now. That means warmer weather, longer days and more time for outdoor rides, but it also means I’m busy on the property building a new veggie garden and tending…

Freshening up the winter steed

We’re over half way through Octover now, so it’s officially time to start thinking about winter. Today I pulled out the tired-looking Ribble (which had been sulking in the corner with a broken gear cable) and gave it a good freshen up ready to tackle the forthcoming foul weather commuting duties. I’d been putting it off,…

September Wrap Up

Well that’s September done and dusted. Where does the time go? Now begins the slide into the chilly and dark depths of the British winter. This month has been a big one for me on the bike. A shade over 900 miles in total, riding every day except four. My legs were pretty shot over…

Yellow is the new black!

Winter is fast approaching. The days are short and dull, wet weather is more frequent and the nights close in quickly. One of my pet hates when out on a ride is seeing a fellow cyclist dressed head to toe in black and with no lights, especially early in the morning or late in the evening!…