How much free speed does an aero bike give? The definitive guide!

Still hammering around on your round-tubed road bike with shallow rims? Thinking of splashing some cash and wondering if a fast bike will make you faster? Will it even make ANY difference at all? Well read on my friends, because here is my 100% definitive* guide to aero road bike gains! For your reading pleasure,…

A conversation can change a life (ride your bike)

It’s been a good few weeks on the bike. Spring is in the air, it’s finally stopped with the biblical rain and my newfound work schedule has meant I can get out for the odd ride or two during the week. Life has been grand. To top things off yesterday, my flash new FulGaz kit…

2020 Resolution Ride #9 – Ripping into Spring on the Trek

Getting up and loading my Trek 5200 into the car, I had no plans on knocking out 100km this weekend, just an early solo thrash before meeting up with The Herd for their Saturday ride. I wanted to get some more saddle time on the Trek and test out the bike fit adjustments I’d made….

Project Postal: First blast on the machine from the past!

The 1st of September means one thing down here in the Southern Hemisphere; SPRING! Crisp, chilly mornings paired with clear blue sunny skies (or at least that’s what we hope for). With the Tour de France in full swing and a sniff of finer weather in the air, I decided to wheel my Project Postal…

The French Tour 2020 hosted by FulGaz

With the Tour de France kicking off this weekend, FulGaz have launched the French Tour, a 21-stage virtual cycling event hosted on FulGaz in partnership with (and raising much needed money for) the charity Lifeline. Riders from around the world have signed up to complete the tough course either as a solo rider or as…

2020 Resolution Ride #8 – No better way to spend a Tuesday morning

Wait, didn’t I already complete this month’s ride? Now you mention it, yes I did. Kind of, but not really. You see, after my virtual 100km I just couldn’t shake the feeling that it didn’t really count. Road bikes were made to be ridden outside. Smooth blacktop beneath your wheels, clear blue sky above (usually)….

Do you spend TOO much money on cycling?

The great poet Sir Mix-A-Lot once eloquently said; “I like bling bikes and I can not lie, you other brothers can’t deny…” Ain’t that the truth! I spend a fair bit of my coin on bikes and bike related stuff. It’s a fact I can’t deny. I don’t really have many other hobbies, cycling is…

2020 Resolution Ride #7 – The Double Rumney Bunchie!

Tasmania is COVID-free! You heard right, there are officially ZERO cases of Coronavirus in Tasmania, although on mainland Australia they are not quite so lucky. In other good news, we’re allowed to ride in groups again! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve ridden in a bunch. I can hardly recall a time before COVID-19…

2020 Resolution Ride #6 – Always choose RIDE!

So you’ve found yourself with an unexpected free day to do whatever you like. It’s chilly outside but sunny and dry, do you… A) Sit at home in front of the fire and veg out. B) Mow the lawn. C) Wheel that sexy bicycle out of the garage and RIDE! Okay, that’s not a real…

Have we reached “peak gravel” yet?

Gravel. It’s so hot right now. Flip through any road biking mag or scroll the usual websites and you’ll see it. Stories of romantic journeys across wild landscapes, grainy black and white photos of wide tyres crunching over high contrast pebbles. Gravel riding. It’s basically the new Rapha. I was naievly thinking (hoping) that the…

2020 Resolution Ride #5 – Body battered by broken backroads

Yo! It’s Wednesday and I’ve knocked out a cracking 110km ride! How awesome is life right now? Pretty damn awesome… Today’s ride was a tour of all the broken, bumpy country backroads around my area. Or at least it seemed that way, it wasn’t on purpose I can tell you that! There was also plenty…