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…

2020 Resolution Ride #12 – South Arm Spin

Twelve from twelve! It’s a wrap, folks! That’s all 12 of my Resolution Rides done and dusted for the year. Today wasn’t an ideal day, but with work ramping up towards Christmas I thought I’d better get it in the bag sooner rather than later. I think it was Billy Ray Cyrus who said; “Yeeeaaah,…

How to ride the Rapha Festive 500 on FulGaz (updated for 2021)

In 2021, the Rapha Festive 500 Strava Challenge is once again open to virtual rides. Virtual distance was allowed for the very first time in 2020 due to many parts of the world struggling with COVID-19 and associated lockdowns. While this isn’t as big an issue in 2021, there are still many countries or cities dealing with…

2020 Rapha Festive 500 to include VIRTUAL distance

The Rapha Festive 500 is back for another year! This time around there’s something different about the annual Strava challenge. For the first time in it’s history, virtual rides will count towards the challenge total. Yes you heard that right. You can now cycle your 500km without actually cycling anywhere. UPDATE: There’s also no woven…

Rolling through another year on two wheels!

Well that’s another year down rock stars. That went just a little too fast! Hope you all had a fantastic 2018 and got some decent miles in the legs and memories in the noggin. I knocked out few really memorable rides this year including a mind-clearing solo imperial century, my first ascent up the Hors…

Goal setting, training plans and accepting failure

This month I set a goal to complete the Rapha Festive 500 again (ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). I didn’t make it public, it was just for me. With guests staying over the Christmas break and three days at work I knew even with perfect weather it would be a tight…