Winter 2022 Roundup

The first of September. Winter is officially over! To be honest it’s been a pretty good winter here in Tasmania. It’s not like we get snowed in or suffer days on end of sub-zero temperatures. The mornings are cold, but are getting warmer day by day (and much lighter). Early morning rides still call for long winter tights, long sleeves, and full-finger gloves, but during the week I am lucky enough to be able to wait and ride later in the day when it’s nicer.

Charging towards Spring

Here we are, half way through the last month of Winter! In around two weeks it’ll officially turn to Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The mornings and evenings are certainly getting that little bit lighter with each passing week. We’ve even had a couple of glorious Spring-like days already. After a bit of a “training…

Heart Health in Endurance Athletes: What’s up, Doc?

As endurance athletes, we can put a LOT of stress on our hearts. Having previously decided to get a full heart and health check to know if there are any underlying issues, I booked my appointment with the GP and was all set to get the ball rolling on my heart health journey…

Cycling Destinations: Brisbane, Queensland

It’s been over two years since I’ve ridden with my good mate Carl. I’ve had a trip to Brisbane pencilled in since early 2020, but then of course that damn virus shut the entire country down and my flights have been cancelled, moved, and postponed more times than I can remember. Finally though, I got…

Where have all the real men (and 23mm tyres) gone?

Whatever happened to the 23mm tyre? It seems over the last few years it’s fallen out of favour and replaced with wider, softer, higher volume rubber. It’s coincided with bikes going soft too. Bring back the skinny I say! Bring back the days of stiff-as-a-board race pedigree road bikes rolling on skinny tyres pumped up…

My Garmin GPS Device Journey

I’ve owned a few Garmin GPS devices over the years. I fell into the Garmin ecosystem mostly because at the time, there weren’t really any viable options! Now there are actual decent competitors such as Wahoo, Hammerhead and Bryton. Still, I’ve (mostly) stuck with Garmin. My first ever Garmin device may come as a bit of a surprise…