2021 Resolution Ride #04 – Windy, wet, wintery, wild and wonderful

Some rides are not about statistics, PB’s or Strava segment chasing. They’re about getting out and enjoying the freedom of two wheels. I’ve got a page on my Garmin that shows the time of day and direction. No distance, no speed, no average speed. Sure, it’s all still being recorded in the background, but it’s…

Cycling Zen

I am more at home on two wheels than on two feet.On my bike, I can dance. I can fly.I can escape.Two wheels set me free… #cyclingzen

Marching On

March was a good month. It’s the start of Autumn here in Tasmania and although we don’t get the same “golden brown leaves” scenery as other parts of the world, it’s still one of my favourite seasons. The mornings start to get a little darker and cooler and you know that winter is just around…

The secret to perfect bar tape

Here’s my dirty little cycling secret. For a long time now, I’ve totally sucked at wrapping bar tape. I can wrap it up and make it look pretty, but after a hard 100km throw down I’d return home and with the tape looking like the ragged and torn clothes of a homeless meth addict searching…

2021 Resolution Ride #03 – A ride with the boss!

When your boss is in town and he tells you he needs to do a 3-4 hour ride as part of his training program, what do you do? Well you make damn sure you take him out for a ripper of a ride, that’s what! Getting paid to ride my bike? Don’t mind if I…

Getting lower: When a slammed stem isn’t enough!

Got that stem slammed and still can’t get low enough? The standard angle stem on most road bikes is 6 degrees so if you’ve already flipped this and have it slammed right down to the headtube, you’re going to have to look at other options. The easiest way to get even lower is to switch…