Are you addicted to coffee?

Coffee and road cycling seem extrinsically linked. As roadies we often stop for coffee mid-ride or afterwards to debrief and chat about all things cycling, putting the world to rights. Kicking back in the sunshine after a long ride with friends? That’ll be a muesli slice and a double-shot skinny cap, please! Cruising towards the…

CLC2018 Ride 7: Taking a trip to the North Coast

My seventh and final ride for this year’s CLC is actually a number of rides melded into one. There’s a reason for this though. I’ve been on holiday along the North Coast of Tasmania so took the opportunity to do a bit of exploring by bicycle. My wife April knows I get a bit moody…

CLC2018 Ride 2: Cycleway to Sweet Sassafras, Hobart

Following alongside the now-disused railway track, the Hobart Innercity Cycleway makes for a great car-free cycle from the waterfront along the Derwent River up to Claremont and back. From my office, it’s a relatively flat 32km (~20 mile) return trip of wide and smooth purpose built concrete path. Sunrises and cycles. Repping in my Woking CC…

The most important metric to measure when cycling

Average speed? Distance? Elapsed time? Total time? Elevation gain? Strava segment times? Average HR? Average power? Normalised power? Training Stress Score? Nope… The most important metric to measure the success of your ride is … the width of the smile it puts on your face! Even the ballistic fast guys (Big Jim) and the epic…

Building up my weekly mileage

September has been a top month on the bike so far. I’ve managed to turn the pedals every day except one, helped by the full five days of cycle commuting. I did the first three days on the commuter bike, but the weather forecast for Thursday and Friday was so nice I took the Kinesis Aithein instead. Popped out…