When should you replace your helmet?

Without getting into the “does it or doesn’t it” debate, a helmet’s primary job is to save your life, or at the very least prevent serious brain injury in a collision. As a piece of safety equipment, it most likely pays to keep it in good condition and replace it when needed. But when exactly…

My first road bike!

Let me take you waaaay back. Back to the year 2012. Road cycling had been gaining mainstream popularity year on year, but was about to really explode in the UK. At the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish took an incredible fourth-in-a-row victory on the Champs Elysees wearing the World Champs jersey and Bradley Wiggins rolled…

Recovery Weeks

This week is a scheduled recovery week. I’ve been building up the duration and intensity of my training (both indoors and outdoors) over the past few weeks and I am feeling the fatigue. Historically, I don’t do recovery weeks well. I have a tendency to go all out, all the time, week after week. If…

2022 Resolution Ride #03 – Fast and Furious in Melbourne

You know those days where you leave for a cruisy 100km, but end up smashing out a fast paced and hectic 160+ instead? No? Just me? Hmmm. It’s been a while between imperial centuries and as with my other 100 mile rides, this one wasn’t planned. The legs felt good, so it just kind of…

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…

Ten percent of the year!

That’s right folks, time marches on and a whopping 10% of 2022 has already passed us by! I hope you’ve all been making the most of every single day above the weeds. January was a busy month for me. It’s always a high volume month at FulGaz, then throw in a trip to the Tour…