The Rapha Festive 500: Done and dusted!

I’ve been meaning to complete the Rapha Festive 500 here in Tasmania since I arrived. For a recap, that’s 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I completed it once in England in the depths of winter, so have wanted to add a Southern Hemisphere Festive 500 to my “done list” also! One thing…

How to ride the Rapha Festive 500 on FulGaz

As you already know, the Rapha Festive 500 Strava Challenge is open to virtual rides for the first time this year. While I may not 100% agree with this, in light of the global situation it’s probably a good call. With many parts of the world still struggling with Covid-19 and lockdowns, giving people the…

2020 Rapha Festive 500 to include VIRTUAL distance

The Rapha Festive 500 is back for another year! This time around there’s something different about the annual Strava challenge. For the first time in it’s history, virtual rides will count towards the challenge total. Yes you heard that right. You can now cycle your 500km without actually cycling anywhere. UPDATE: There’s also no woven…

The rain and the ride

This morning I woke up and it was raining. Not such a rare occurrence this year in Tasmania, but I’d checked the forecast and it predicted a low chance of rain, otherwise warm and dry. The night before I’d laid out my US POSTAL summer kit, prepped the Trek 5200 and set breakfast. Waking to…

Toast

No, not the buttered kind. Or the millennial organic sourdough lathered in smashed avocado and feta kind (although I wouldn’t say no). The kind my legs are right now. After cycling every day for a month I continued on to reach 50 straight days in the saddle. Now that might not sound like a lot…

Chucking the 9-5 and living that “pro cyclist” life!

Sometimes (always) in life, you’ve got to grab the proverbial bull by the horns and take a good leap. Today marks an exciting new chapter in my life. I’ve finished up at my previous eCommerce job after over four year growing that business and have jumped in with both feet, now officially working full-time with…