Simple pleasures

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” – John F. Kennedy It’s not always about going fast, going hard or going training – sometimes it’s just about going. This morning I jumped on the bike and simply soft pedalled around the Hobart waterfront. All casual in my t-shirt, jeans, trainers (and helmet…

Strava to allow virtual miles for challenge badges?

So in news that has been overshadowed by Strava’s Heat Map controversy, the latest update to the willy waving ride logging app is that Strava will be allowing virtual miles and elevation to be counted towards challenge badges. This has caused a bit of a stir in certain circles with people seemingly being either very anti or…

Bike Weight Loss Part 3: The Results

Before we get down to the nitty gritty, here’s the rub. Shedding weight off your bike is NOT cheap. In fact it’s downright expensive if you do it properly. If you have weight to lose bouncing around your midsection, then it’s much more cost effective to slash those pounds first! Fact. Save your money, take…

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…

Bike Weight Loss Part 2: New Groupset

When I originally built my Kinesis I opted for a full 11-speed Shimano 105 groupset, it fit my budget and was on special for an incredibly good price. To try and shed a few grams and for pure PIMP value, this time I’ve plumped for a mix of top shelf Dura Ace with a sprinkling…