Be a self sufficient cyclist

Self sufficiency. I don’t mean the grow your own veg and raise your own livestock kind of self sufficiency (although that’s pretty cool too). I mean carrying the spares and tools needed to perform most common roadside repairs. I know a few cyclists who don’t carry any spares when they ride, relying on a mobile…

When should you replace your helmet?

Without getting into the “does it or doesn’t it” debate, a helmet’s primary job is to save your life, or at the very least prevent serious brain injury in a collision. As a piece of safety equipment, it most likely pays to keep it in good condition and replace it when needed. But when exactly…

My first road bike!

Let me take you waaaay back. Back to the year 2012. Road cycling had been gaining mainstream popularity year on year, but was about to really explode in the UK. At the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish took an incredible fourth-in-a-row victory on the Champs Elysees wearing the World Champs jersey and Bradley Wiggins rolled…

2022 Resolution Ride #02 – Another Sunny SunDaze

February. The second month of the year and officially the last month of summer down here in the Southern Hemisphere. I’m sure there’s still plenty of hot sunny days left yet and it’s way too soon to think about fading warmth and fading tans. With that in mind, it was another early Sunday roll-out to…

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?

Get ready to ride Tasmania!

Just recently, the Tasmanian government unveiled it’s “roadmap out of Covid” reopening plan. This included key dates on when the state will be open to all visitors again. That date is December 15th. From the 15th of December 2021, Tasmania will allow visitors from all parts of Australia to enter, no matter the current COVID…