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…

May Round Up: A month of metric century rides

It seems I just can’t help myself. Even with winter just around the corner, it’s another month, another increasing distance total. For the previous two months now I’ve said that my monthly total would drop, but with every single month this year my mileage has surpassed the month before it! That has just GOT to…

April Round Up: A bonus month of cycling weather

Maybe it’s my old age, but I swear there just aren’t as many days in each month any more. Or perhaps the hours are getting shorter. Either way, yet another month of 2021 has flown by in a flash and we’re one third of the way through the year already. Back at the end of…

Ride Every Day

Spurred on by A Dude Abikes and his achievement of riding every single day for a year, I decided to see what it would feel like to ride every single day. Only for a month mind you, small steps! It’s weird, because even after all this time as a “cyclist” I don’t think riding for…

2020 Resolution Ride #10 – Some days are too good to waste

With my new work routine I’ve got much more flexibility when it comes to how I schedule my hours. If the sun is shining and there’s nothing too pressing on the timeline, I can duck out and enjoy a handful of weekday miles. Knowing it was going to be a sunny day yesterday, I got…

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)….