Running! Who dis?

If you follow me on Strava, you may have seen I’ve posted a couple of runs recently. Was I being chased? Are my bikes broken? Are your eyes playing tricks on you? No, I actually did run. You may also think that I simply went out and ran 5km no worries, but that is very,…

2022 Resolution Ride #04 – Autumn has arrived

The clocks went back an hour over the weekend, signalling the slide into winter. I’m sure there’s still plenty of good riding weather left before winter properly hits, but down here in Tasmania you just never know! The mornings are getting nippy, and the evenings are much darker. The weekly hammer fest that is the…

My first road bike!

Let me take you waaaay back. Back to the year 2012. Road cycling had been gaining mainstream popularity year on year, but was about to really explode in the UK. At the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish took an incredible fourth-in-a-row victory on the Champs Elysees wearing the World Champs jersey and Bradley Wiggins rolled…

Recovery Weeks

This week is a scheduled recovery week. I’ve been building up the duration and intensity of my training (both indoors and outdoors) over the past few weeks and I am feeling the fatigue. Historically, I don’t do recovery weeks well. I have a tendency to go all out, all the time, week after week. If…

How accurate is Strava’s estimated power?

If you’re not a powermeter user, Strava gives you an estimated power number for your ride and across all the segments also. This data is “calculated” by Strava using road gradient, speed, and your rider info such as what you have your weight set to. But just how accurate are these Strava estimates?