2020 Resolution Ride #1 – A birthday spin

This year one of my goals is to knock out at least one 100km ride each month. It’s something I try and do every year with varying success and a good motivator to get outside and ride – especially in the not-so-appealing months. Luckily for me here in Tasmania, January is not one of those…

It’s almost 2020! Three goals for next year.

December! December! December! Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner and another year is winding down. For my brother and sister cyclists in the Northern Hemisphere it’s deep into winter training time. Luckily for me down here in the depths of Tasmania it is (apparently) summer! Even still, December brings about thoughts…

Fifty Thousand!

I was flicking through my Strava statistics earlier and realised that I recently rolled over my 50,000th kilometre! I did a bit of cycling before joining the GPS/Strava world but of course that doesn’t count, hehehe. Looking back, there have been countless great times in the saddle with hopefully many more to come! Anyway, I’ve…

Goal setting for summer

I’ve had no real cycling goals for a couple of years now. I’ve simply been riding hard and having fun – and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that! It’s resulted in measurable fitness gains for sure, but I think it’s time I laid out some goals and a road map to getting there. My short-term…

How is it June already?

Today is day number 157 of 365 for the year so far, fast approaching the second half of the year. June already! Hopefully you have all made the most of those one hundred and fifty six days. Make every day above ground a winner! Down here in the Southern Hemisphere (and certainly as south as…

Hitting 4000km for the year so far

Saturday morning I punched out a solid but relatively flat 88km solo ride in blustering conditions that felt like a headwind in every direction. It was rough but still enjoyable. At home afterwards I glanced at my Strava account and noticed I’d rolled past 4000km (2500 miles) for the year so far. It’s a lot to…

Road account opened for the new year!

I was going to limit myself to a spin on the turbo, but with weather like this it’d be a sin not to clock up a few road miles! I needed to see if I’d healed enough after my crash a few days ago anyway. So head out into the sunshine I did, another New…

2017 into 2018

Another year! Seriously people, these modern years must be getting shorter and shorter because they seem to be absolutely flying by. It’s been a pretty damn good year for me. I’ve settled into Tassie life. My job is going well and gives me time to ride in the morning, I took an amazing holiday to…

Goal setting, training plans and accepting failure

This month I set a goal to complete the Rapha Festive 500 again (ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). I didn’t make it public, it was just for me. With guests staying over the Christmas break and three days at work I knew even with perfect weather it would be a tight…

Ten Percent

That’s right folks, 10% of 2017 has already passed you by… What have you achieved? I’ve been pretty busy. I’ve been pushing at work for more control over the web development and Photoshop side of the business. That has meant I’ve basically created a new job for myself, instead of the work being outsourced. This has taken…

My 2016 in eight simple bullet points!

What an interesting year 2016 has been, one of many changes in my life. I started out in England with no intention of that changing and here I am now living at the opposite end of the world! There have been some curve balls I did not see coming. There were some sad times, but…

What are you training for?

Somebody asked me recently; “What are you training for?” And you know what, I didn’t have an answer for them. Sure I’ve been building up my hours in the saddle and exploring Zwift with vigour, but am I actually training? Or am I simply just riding my bike? I don’t have any events booked, no races…