Throwback Thursday: London “cafe-to-cafe” ride

Six years ago I took on the “cafe-to-cafe” Strava challenge. It involved heading out on a solo mission to visit two well-known cycling cafes, checking off at each and recording the ride on Strava, all to grab myself a limit-edition cup! It was a cracking day on two wheels and one I still think about…

2020 Resolution Ride #10 – Some days are too good to waste

With my new work routine I’ve got much more flexibility when it comes to how I schedule my hours. If the sun is shining and there’s nothing too pressing on the timeline, I can duck out and enjoy a handful of weekday miles. Knowing it was going to be a sunny day yesterday, I got…

Road trip! For the love of life and two wheels…

Every now and then I feel the need to totally disconnect from my everyday life. I need to push work and adult responsibilities out of my head for a while and “reset” my mental health. With tourists still not allowed to travel into Tasmania due to COVID, I had the perfect opportunity to escape in…

Canyon Aeroad: Still awesome after 1000km in the saddle?

With a 30-something kilometre blast around my test loop, I finally rolled over the first 1000km mark on my Canyon Aeroad!  It took a little longer than expected as I was busy riding my US Postal Trek 5200 plus a handful of off-road sessions, then had to contend with the absolute bucket loads of rain…

Six years of Tempo Cyclist!

Well would you look at that? WordPress kindly reminded me that I’ve just passed the 6 year anniversary of starting this website! I’ve always had websites, contributed work to other sites and been involved in web content creation, right back to the dark and disgusting Geocities days. Anyone else remember those? Some of my early…

Chucking the 9-5 and living that “pro cyclist” life!

Sometimes (always) in life, you’ve got to grab the proverbial bull by the horns and take a good leap. Today marks an exciting new chapter in my life. I’ve finished up at my previous eCommerce job after over four year growing that business and have jumped in with both feet, now officially working full-time with…