Hitting 10,000km with (almost) a bang!

I don’t often set distance targets, but mileage (kilometre-age?) is a suitably motivating metric to keep track of as the weeks and months roll by. Strava also has a handy feature that lets you set goals and easily keep track by showing how far ahead or behind you are. At the beginning of the year…

2021 Resolution Ride #10 – Ten from ten on the tenth!

Some days, all you need is a good bike ride. While it’s certainly not summer weather here in Tasmania just yet, the mornings are much brighter and once the sun burns off the initial chill, the days are warm enough to ditch a few layers mid ride. Full fingered gloves still required from the start…

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…

When in doubt, pedal it out!

Recently I saw a photo on Frugal Average Bicyclist that struck a chord, it said; “you’re only one bike ride away from a good mood.” There’s never been truer words spoken. Sometimes I end up in a mood. There’s no rhyme or reason, it just happens. When it does, I find it best to pedal…

A bike is a fitness maker, not a body breaker!

Earlier today I was reading a post by Big Jim over at Fit Recovery. It’s worth a read as always and he sums it up nicely that cycling has never caused him an injury that has forced him off the bike. I am firmly in the same camp. Cycling has never caused me any serious…