Just a reminder to WASH YOUR BOTTLES!

Been neglecting your bottle hygene over the summer? I know it can be a bit of a chore, but please wash out your bottles as soon as possible after a ride. This is especially important if you mix any sort of energy drink into your water. Sugar plus warm, moist conditions are a recipe for some pretty nasty growth!

A clean bike is a fast bike!

There’s no doubting  that a clean bike is a fast bike. Well, maybe not fast, but certainly faster! A well maintained drivetrain and clean frameset also shows that you mean business.  A clean, well running bike is a sign of a dedicated cyclist. The mark of somebody who takes pride in their cycling. Showing up…

The rain and the ride

This morning I woke up and it was raining. Not such a rare occurrence this year in Tasmania, but I’d checked the forecast and it predicted a low chance of rain, otherwise warm and dry. The night before I’d laid out my US POSTAL summer kit, prepped the Trek 5200 and set breakfast. Waking to…

Job for the weekend: Clean those bidons!

Here’s a little task for you. Go to the kitchen and grab one of your favourite bidons from the cupboard. Yep. Right now. Have a good squint down inside. If it happens to look anything like this… Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope! …you’re in trouble. Take that bidon and slap yourself around the face with…