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…

2020 Resolution Ride #11 – The ‘Merica Decides Edition

November already?!?! While all of America wakes to a new leader of the free world, here in Tasmania we awoke to signs of a fast approaching summer of cycling. Today was another of those fantastic yet unplanned metric century rides. I’d packed enough snacks and water to go the distance, but on fatigued legs I…

Project Postal: First blast on the machine from the past!

The 1st of September means one thing down here in the Southern Hemisphere; SPRING! Crisp, chilly mornings paired with clear blue sunny skies (or at least that’s what we hope for). With the Tour de France in full swing and a sniff of finer weather in the air, I decided to wheel my Project Postal…

Project Postal: Keeping the Trek on spec

The US POSTAL Trek Project has been going great guns! Since having the BB replaced I’ve really been able to move the build forward. It now sports a full modern groupset. I’d had a pro tip from Big Jim about possibly not being able to get the front mech low enough to run a 50T…

Project Postal: Strip her down

The first step with any good project bike is to give everything a proper inspection. This is an 18 year old bike that I’m pretty sure has spent a number of years sitting unused in a shed, so I needed to get a better idea of it’s actual condition. To do this, I’ve stripped the…

Project Postal: Bringing an old Trek back into service!

Two thousand and two. Nelly was getting Hot in Herrrrrre, Christina Aguilera got Dirrrrrty and the first mobile phone with a built-in camera was released in the USA. Meanwhile in the world of pro cycling, US Postal were dominating the scene on their carbon fibre Treks and Lance Armstrong was the undisputed king. I’ve been…