Groundhog Day!

Yo! Say what now? You’re telling me an entire month of 2021 has flown by already? Damn. You turn 40 and all of a sudden time starts to slip away faster than cake crumbs through a fat kid’s fingers. (sorry, not sorry) Oh and happy Groundhog Day! For anyone reading this who doesn’t know what…

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…

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…

2020 Resolution Rides: Completed it, mate!

There’s nothing quite like a complete collection. One of my goals this year was to ride at least one metric century (100km, roughly 62 miles) each month. It’s something I’ve tried to do for a few years now with varying degrees of success. As always, a big thanks to Paul at 36×25 for coining the…

2020 Resolution Ride #12 – South Arm Spin

Twelve from twelve! It’s a wrap, folks! That’s all 12 of my Resolution Rides done and dusted for the year. Today wasn’t an ideal day, but with work ramping up towards Christmas I thought I’d better get it in the bag sooner rather than later. I think it was Billy Ray Cyrus who said; “Yeeeaaah,…

The rain and the ride

This morning I woke up and it was raining. Not such a rare occurrence this year in Tasmania, but I’d checked the forecast and it predicted a low chance of rain, otherwise warm and dry. The night before I’d laid out my US POSTAL summer kit, prepped the Trek 5200 and set breakfast. Waking to…