2022 Resolution Ride #09 – Dancing on the pedals

Ever have one of those days where everything just clicks? Where you’re simply dancing on the pedals and floating across the tarmac? It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, you just know. My ride did not start that way, in fact it started early when the temperature was barely nudging 5 degrees. I couldn’t…

Winter 2022 Roundup

The first of September. Winter is officially over! To be honest it’s been a pretty good winter here in Tasmania. It’s not like we get snowed in or suffer days on end of sub-zero temperatures. The mornings are cold, but are getting warmer day by day (and much lighter). Early morning rides still call for long winter tights, long sleeves, and full-finger gloves, but during the week I am lucky enough to be able to wait and ride later in the day when it’s nicer.

Charging towards Spring

Here we are, half way through the last month of Winter! In around two weeks it’ll officially turn to Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The mornings and evenings are certainly getting that little bit lighter with each passing week. We’ve even had a couple of glorious Spring-like days already. After a bit of a “training…

2022 Resolution Ride #07 – Proving that metal ain’t dead!

After my recent trip up North to tropical Brisbane, it was a bit of a shock to be back in full fingered gloves, arm and leg warmers. Getting out on the road before sun-up was more of a struggle than usual. The days should be getting longer, but it doesn’t feel like it yet! The…

2022 Resolution Ride #06 – Winter Solstice!

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice down here in the Southern Hemisphere! That means from now, the days get a tiny bit longer and lighter each week. There’s still plenty of cold winter weather left for sure, but we can look forward to a little more daylight. Being the Solstice (and creeping towards the end of…

May 2022 Roundup: My lowest mileage month

Five months of 2022 down! How have you been keeping? May has been the lowest mileage month I’ve logged since mid 2020. A combination of factors have kept me from riding as many miles (or kilometres) as I would have liked, but my fitness and form are still progressing in the right direction. The beginning…