Cycling Destinations: Beach Road, Melbourne

“Ask any racer, any real racer, it doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile…”– Dominic Toretto Wait no, wrong movie… Ask any road cyclist, any real road cyclist (in Australia) and they’ll have heard of Melbourne’s famous – or infamous – Beach Road. On any morning of the year, if you…

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…

2022 Resolution Ride #02 – Another Sunny SunDaze

February. The second month of the year and officially the last month of summer down here in the Southern Hemisphere. I’m sure there’s still plenty of hot sunny days left yet and it’s way too soon to think about fading warmth and fading tans. With that in mind, it was another early Sunday roll-out to…

2021 Resolution Ride #12 – Making friends in Melbourne

First of all, HOW IS IT DECEMBER ALREADY?!?! 😮 Wow. How the months fly by. Now I’ve gotten that out of my system, let’s continue… It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a flight. Almost exactly 12 months in fact, as I was in Melbourne this time last year for FulGaz. Once again…

The RBWR: A hump day hammer fest

The RBWR – or Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride – is a Tassie institution. This weekly bunch ride is technically advertised as “no drop” ride, but if you want to hang with the fast guns, then it’s more like “no drop as long as you can grit your teeth and mash the pedals.” That’s fine with…

Why do cyclists shave their legs?

Big Jim recently posted on Fit Recovery about leg shaving for road cyclists. In the Northern Hemisphere they’re coming out of a long winter and into the warmer weather road season. Drains are being clogged all over the top half of the globe as summer approaches and road cyclists break out the razor for the…