2021 Resolution Ride #02 – A fast and furious foray for February

Some mornings in Tasmania are just perfect. Clear blue skies, a cool breeze and short sleeve temperatures right from the gun. We’ve had a LOT of very windy days recently so it was a relief to see only light winds predicted. When the Tassie weather turns it on, you really do have to make the…

Cut your fork steerer tube like a pro

Is there anything more nerve-racking for the home cycle mechanic than taking a hacksaw to your pride and joy? You’ve got to get rid of that ugly stack of spacers above the stem somehow though, right? It’s no wonder so many cyclists either leave the chimney stack or leave the job to a professional in…

This is 40

Pardon my French, but how the actual flying fire truck did that happen?!?! Forty freakin years old already?!?! Sometimes it quite literally feels like I’ve been living as a 20-year-old for the past 20 years and then BAM! Forty… There’s no denying I am deep into MAMIL territory now. I’m there. I don’t feel forty….

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…

Buying a bike online through Canyon

First up let me be clear. I’m a huge believer in supporting your local bike shop and buying local, but sometimes to get what you want you need to order online. This is especially true down here in “deep south” Tasmania where things are harder source. So when I was in the market for a…