2021 Resolution Ride #06 – Bag it and tag it

June is officially the first month of winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, so I always try and get the big rides out of the way early. You never know what the season will bring. With a morning of “acceptable” weather predicted, I bagged this month’s metric century resolution ride on the second day of…

Is 100km the rock star of road cycling distances?

One hundred kilometres. A shade over 62 miles in old money. The rock star of cycling distances. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the 100km ride. It’s why I started the Metric Century Challenge back at Woking CC in the UK and why I still challenge myself to complete at least one…

2021 Resolution Ride #04 – Windy, wet, wintery, wild and wonderful

Some rides are not about statistics, PB’s or Strava segment chasing. They’re about getting out and enjoying the freedom of two wheels. I’ve got a page on my Garmin that shows the time of day and direction. No distance, no speed, no average speed. Sure, it’s all still being recorded in the background, but it’s…

2021 Resolution Ride #03 – A ride with the boss!

When your boss is in town and he tells you he needs to do a 3-4 hour ride as part of his training program, what do you do? Well you make damn sure you take him out for a ripper of a ride, that’s what! Getting paid to ride my bike? Don’t mind if I…

HOW TO: Back up your ENTIRE Strava activity history

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got several years and several thousand kilometres of history on your Strava account. You take it for granted that it’ll be there, available at any time for you to browse past rides, check on personal bests or compare yearly totals. But have you ever thought about what would…

The Rapha Festive 500: Done and dusted!

I’ve been meaning to complete the Rapha Festive 500 here in Tasmania since I arrived. For a recap, that’s 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I completed it once in England in the depths of winter, so have wanted to add a Southern Hemisphere Festive 500 to my “done list” also! One thing…