Be a self sufficient cyclist

Self sufficiency. I don’t mean the grow your own veg and raise your own livestock kind of self sufficiency (although that’s pretty cool too). I mean carrying the spares and tools needed to perform most common roadside repairs. I know a few cyclists who don’t carry any spares when they ride, relying on a mobile…

For the love of the group ride

I do a lot of my cycling solo. It’s easy for me as I can simply roll out at whatever time suits and with very little notice. Often I’m very last minute when I ride, keeping an eye on the best “weather window” to get out there! Riding solo, I can set my own pace,…

Get ready to ride Tasmania!

Just recently, the Tasmanian government unveiled it’s “roadmap out of Covid” reopening plan. This included key dates on when the state will be open to all visitors again. That date is December 15th. From the 15th of December 2021, Tasmania will allow visitors from all parts of Australia to enter, no matter the current COVID…

Velo 7173: Back on Daylight Savings time!

After a long hiatus over the winter months, the #Velo7171 Wednesday Evening Ride is back! This week Adam and I kicked it off with the first of the season – making the most of the added evening sunshine brought on by the start of daylight savings time. Sneaking out the door a tad early, I…

Are Strava Challenges losing their way?

I love a good Strava challenge. The monthly distance, climbing and metric century challenges are all good motivators. But lately, I’ve noticed a trend. There seems to be an ever increasing number of third-party companies launching Strava challenges, and with this a “watering down” of the effort needed to complete them…