Tryna catch me ridin’ dirty

“They see me rollin’, they hatin’ Patrollin’ and tryna catch me ridin’ dirty…” – Chamillionaire I’m a roadie through and through – no doubt. Skintight Lycra, smooth bitumen, skinny tyres, speed. I love nothing more than smashing it as fast as I can in the aero tuck or dancing on the pedals up a local…

Shedding weight with Titanium

If you’re about to go on a bike weight shedding rampage here’s a place where you might be able to save yourself a slice for a reasonable price. Rummaging through my box of spares on the weekend I found a set of Token branded titanium quick release skewers (as you do). A while back I bought a set…

In praise of the “winter” bike

An important member of any cyclist’s fleet is the winter bike, sometimes called the rain bike or “B” bike. The one that sits in the corner of the bike shed, waiting to be called into active duty when the weather turns wild. Last winter I hardly rode outside – this was due to time constraints…

Cycle Life Challenge 2018

I stumbled across the Cycle Life Challenge while reading fellow Tasmanian rider Tony’s cycling blog. Providing a bit of fun and motivation, it’s a yearly challenge to get people out riding more and supporting the local community. The rules (more like guidelines) are simple, straightforward and open to each rider’s interpretation. All it requires is…

Cycling and guns – do the brands you buy matter?

First up, I don’t like mixing my cycling with politics. I cycle to escape the rest of the world and it’s problems – so this will be short and a one off.  Here goes. I love guns. I even did a little sporting target shooting as a junior (not bad with a pistol, rubbish with…