Have you set 2022 cycling goals yet?

We all need something to work towards. As athletes we strive to continually improve on our previous performances and tackle bigger challenges. It’s simply in our nature. As we edge day by day into 2022, have you set yourself some lofty cycling-related goals for this year? I haven’t given much thought to big 2022 goals…

2022 Resolution Ride #01 – Happy 20th birthday to my bike!

This year I missed out on a New Year’s Day ride. I was pretty smoked after a big December so decided an additional rest day wouldn’t hurt. To make up for that, it was straight back into the swing of things with a metric century on the 2nd of January! I’m not planning on topping…

2021 Resolution Ride #11 – November (dodging the) Rain

Rain. It’s no lie that we’ve had more than enough of it recently. It really does feel like it’s rained at least once every single day this month so far. That’s probably not true, but there has been a LOT of the wet stuff. In fact it’s raining once again right now. I could have…

Hitting 10,000km with (almost) a bang!

I don’t often set distance targets, but mileage (kilometre-age?) is a suitably motivating metric to keep track of as the weeks and months roll by. Strava also has a handy feature that lets you set goals and easily keep track by showing how far ahead or behind you are. At the beginning of the year…

2021 Resolution Ride #10 – Ten from ten on the tenth

Some days, all you need is a good bike ride. While it’s certainly not summer weather here in Tasmania just yet, the mornings are much brighter and once the sun burns off the initial chill, the days are warm enough to ditch a few layers mid ride. Full fingered gloves still required from the start…

2021 Resolution Ride #09 – Down country

Spring is (almost) in the air, the days are getting lighter and brighter! What better way to spend a few spare hours than in the saddle of a fast bike. This month’s metric century was a variation on the regular Tuesday Bash “Flatlandria” ride, traversing down the South Arm and into the countryside by the sea.