Where’s your helmet?!?!

I recently posted this photo on social media of me busting out a wheelie with Zane my trusty trail dog in tow … Ripping it like a boss! I was just having fun kicking around in jeans and trainers, so I did not expect the first comments to be all along the lines of “OMG!…

Riding with my best bud, if only virtually

My best bud Carl and his wife Anita recently welcomed their first child into the world. A true blessing. That most joyous of arrivals does of course mean less time on two wheels for him as Daddy duties take priority! Carl and I have never actually ridden together. He lives in Brisbane and I was…

The Quiver Killer

Surfers share a lot in common with cyclists. They get up early, they chase endorphins, they check the weather a lot and they’re always thinking about that next awesome ride. They are also very N+1 with their equipment! There’s a term in surfing circles; the quiver killer! It refers to one versatile board that will…

Power in the bunch

If you’ve never witnessed the professional peloton rushing past at high speed, it really is something to behold. They seem to carry that speed effortlessly! Flying at almost superhuman speed. In a world where watts are king, how much power do they need to go that fast? And how much do they save by hiding…

Choose outside (a ride with the State Champ)

Hitting the turbo trainer may be the fastest way to fitness, but I’m of the opinion that you should NEVER pass up an outdoor ride when given the opportunity. After all, bikes were made to caress the blacktop, not to be bolted to a stationary trainer in your garage! To round out my first week…

Once more into the darkness

Daylight savings ended last weekend down here in the deep south. The nights are closing in fast, temperatures are dropping and the woodshed is now fully stacked with a supply of seasoned firewood! Summer has well and truly left Tasmania. Don’t feel too sorry for me though – it’s not like winter is here dull,…

Six reasons you SHOULD NOT use a powermeter

Road.cc recently published an article titled “Six reasons why you should use a power meter.” Now I must confess I ride with power pretty much 100% of the time. That said, I would never recommend anyone buy one. So in rebuttal to that article, here are my six reasons you SHOULD NOT BUY a powermeter……

Rolling through another year on two wheels!

Well that’s another year down rock stars. That went just a little too fast! Hope you all had a fantastic 2018 and got some decent miles in the legs and memories in the noggin. I knocked out few really memorable rides this year including a mind-clearing solo imperial century, my first ascent up the Hors…

Tips for riding a Zwift Fondo

So the winter training season is well and truly upon those in the Northern Hemisphere. That means it’s time again for Zwift to launch into full Virtual Gran Fondo and “Tour of…” mode. For those unaware, you can now virtually ride a virtual Fondo and even receive a virtual Fondo cycling kit for crossing the…

Zwift: Tour of NYC – A crash marred stage

With 101 riders in the starting pen for Stage 1 of the Tour of New York series this was going to be a blast. Technically not a race, but still raced by the majority of Zwifters! Stage 1 was the New York Highline – a lumpy 8km lead-in, followed by three ascents of the KOM,…

Zwift: Do you love New York?

Zwift recently released their latest course – New York City – and I just had to see what all the fuss was about. This particular rendition is a small part of the city including the very famous Central Park, but with a big twist. This “world” is set 100 years in the future. The ground-level…

The right rubber: How to save weight AND ride faster

Tyres (or tires if you’re in the USA). That tiny little pair of contact patches connecting your bike to the blacktop. In terms of simple performance upgrades, changing your rubber can have one of the largest impacts on how your bike feels and handles. It’s also an easy place to save a few grams at…