Are Strava Challenges losing their way?

I love a good Strava challenge. The monthly distance, climbing and metric century challenges are all good motivators. But lately, I’ve noticed a trend. There seems to be an ever increasing number of third-party companies launching Strava challenges, and with this a “watering down” of the effort needed to complete them…

July Wrap Up: Making it through midwinter

July. The middle month of winter for us in the deep South. July has been a “lower volume, higher intensity” month and combined with feeling a little under the weather these last few days, my overall distance has suffered. That’s fine though, it is the depths of winter after all. Luckily I managed to get…

The #Velo7173 Chain Gang: A powerhouse of PB performances

Following the success of the first #Velo7173 Chain Gang I was really looking forward to this week’s hit out. It was another Tassie stunner of an evening, albeit with a little more wind and a little less daylight than last week. Just warm enough for bare legs too. Any ride in shorts and short sleeves…

Cycling Zen

I am more at home on two wheels than on two feet.On my bike, I can dance. I can fly.I can escape.Two wheels set me free… #cyclingzen

Pedals, pain and progress

Road cycling and suffering are intrinsically linked. To get faster, you have to ride harder, to ride harder you have to be prepared to suffer on the bike. Over the years I’ve learnt to love and embrace the suffering. I love to ride so hard that the only thing I can feel or think about…

Are you a Local Legend?

Strava have done it again. True to form, they’ve introduced yet another feature that nobody asked for and nobody knew they didn’t even need. By now I’m sure you’re aware of Local Legends. According to Strava this new feature awards you for “grit, discipline and passion” but in reality it’s merely a fancy virtual crown…