The RBWR: A hump day hammer fest

The RBWR – or Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride – is a Tassie institution. This weekly bunch ride is technically advertised as “no drop” ride, but if you want to hang with the fast guns, then it’s more like “no drop as long as you can grit your teeth and mash the pedals.” That’s fine with…

2021 Resolution Ride #05 – Autumn Assault

As winter approaches, I like to knock my Metric Century Resolution Rides off early in the month. You never know what the weather will hold later on, so May’s 100km ride is already in the books. When you’re presented with calm and sunny Sunday in May you don’t ask for another opportunity! Most of my…

2021 Resolution Ride #02 – A fast and furious foray for February

Some mornings in Tasmania are just perfect. Clear blue skies, a cool breeze and short sleeve temperatures right from the gun. We’ve had a LOT of very windy days recently so it was a relief to see only light winds predicted. When the Tassie weather turns it on, you really do have to make the…

Keeping the wheels turning in 2020: Quite the year!

Well then, what a year 2020 has been! Who would have thought when we wheeled our bikes out the door on New Years Day (you did that, right) that 2020 would turn out the way it did? It’s been a tough one for many, a truly devastating one for many more, and a thought-provoking one…

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…

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…