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…

Whiskyneuring

All the Coffeeneuring and Vinouring articles I’d been reading recently got me thinking. Those are rides with the intention of seeking out the best coffee or wine. I’m not much of a wine drinker, but I do love a good whisky or dark rum every now and then. So I had an idea … ……

Kicking it with the fast bunch (Sally’s Ride 2018)

Last Sunday I headed north to take on the 100km Sally’s Ride. Many of the State’s strongest riders turn up to hammer this so I’d been doing a bit of secret training in preparation. I had one main goal; finish the lumpy course in under 3 hours 30 minutes elapsed time. Photo Credit: Michael Preece,…

Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs: #1 Mount Wellington!

It’s the big one! Climb numero uno on Hobart’s Top Ten list! Can you really call yourself a serious Tasmanian cyclist if you haven’t ridden up the Hors Catégorie climb of Mount Wellington? Rising high above the city of Hobart, Mount Wellington is an iconic Tasmanian image and a benchmark for any roadie in the…

Aero is the new lightweight

These days, you can easily empty your wallet buying “free” speed. Aerodynamic advantage have overtaken lightweight as the key selling point on many products. But how much of that is actually worth it? Where is it best to invest those dollars? I’m not going to delve into the merits of a time trial bike or…

The Journeyman Cyclist

A great philosopher once said “The journey of a thousand pedal strokes starts with a single crank rotation.” Or at least it was something along those lines, more or less. The greatest rides aren’t always the ones where you obsess over average speed, they may not even be the longest rides, they’re the ones you…