Cycling Destinations: Beach Road, Melbourne

“Ask any racer, any real racer, it doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile…”– Dominic Toretto Wait no, wrong movie… Ask any road cyclist, any real road cyclist (in Australia) and they’ll have heard of Melbourne’s famous – or infamous – Beach Road. On any morning of the year, if you…

2022 Resolution Ride #03 – Fast and Furious in Melbourne

You know those days where you leave for a cruisy 100km, but end up smashing out a fast paced and hectic 160+ instead? No? Just me? Hmmm. It’s been a while between imperial centuries and as with my other 100 mile rides, this one wasn’t planned. The legs felt good, so it just kind of…

The end of summer

Overnight, the calendar turned to March. Down here in the southern hemisphere, that means we’ve also turned the page on Summer 2021/2022. Yep. It’s officially Autumn. The mornings have started to develop a slight chill and the keen eye would have noticed shadows growing longer earlier in the evenings. Those long, warm summer nights are…

How accurate is Strava’s estimated power?

If you’re not a powermeter user, Strava gives you an estimated power number for your ride and across all the segments also. This data is “calculated” by Strava using road gradient, speed, and your rider info such as what you have your weight set to. But just how accurate are these Strava estimates?

2021 Resolution Ride #12 – Making friends in Melbourne

First of all, HOW IS IT DECEMBER ALREADY?!?! 😮 Wow. How the months fly by. Now I’ve gotten that out of my system, let’s continue… It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a flight. Almost exactly 12 months in fact, as I was in Melbourne this time last year for FulGaz. Once again…