Cycling Destinations: Beach Road, Melbourne

“Ask any racer, any real racer, it doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile…”– Dominic Toretto Wait no, wrong movie… Ask any road cyclist, any real road cyclist (in Australia) and they’ll have heard of Melbourne’s famous – or infamous – Beach Road. On any morning of the year, if you…

2022 Resolution Ride #05 – Tackling the Tea Trees on the Trek

Another month already?!?! We’re quickly speeding through 2022 and here in the deep south of the planet, sliding into the true winter months. The 1st of May just happened to be a Sunday, so I got out and knocked over the month’s Resolution Ride metric century nice and early. Gotta love that! With the wild…

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…

Running! Who dis?

If you follow me on Strava, you may have seen I’ve posted a couple of runs recently. Was I being chased? Are my bikes broken? Are your eyes playing tricks on you? No, I actually did run. You may also think that I simply went out and ran 5km no worries, but that is very,…

2022 Resolution Ride #04 – Autumn has arrived

The clocks went back an hour over the weekend, signalling the slide into winter. I’m sure there’s still plenty of good riding weather left before winter properly hits, but down here in Tasmania you just never know! The mornings are getting nippy, and the evenings are much darker. The weekly hammer fest that is the…

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…