Goodbye, my dear friend Jon

You never know when that last ride will be. That last time you spend wheel-to-wheel with a friend. Racking up the miles, racing up climbs, chatting the breeze, enjoying a well earned post-ride coffee together. Those times are precious. Today we lost one of the good guys. A riding buddy of mine, Jon. Jon and…

Thank you 2022, you’ve been a grand year!

And just like that, another year draws to a close. Every year seems to go by faster and faster. I hope you all had some fantastic two wheeled adventures and used your limited time on this Earth wisely. Apart from a little health issue, I’ve had a great year both on and off the bike….

Complete: 2022 Rapha Festive 500

Every year in December I tell myself I’m not going to do it, but then every time it gets close to December 24th I think to myself “yeah, why not give it a crack!” Riding 500km in the eight days from Christmas Eve to New Years Eve always seems to be a great way to…

2022 Resolution Ride #12 – Solo spin plus my first puncture on tubeless

Sunday is usually the SunDaze bunch ride, but this week it was to be solo as the usual SunDaze riders were off having a Christmas brunch ride in Hobart. Just little old me venturing out early on a cloudy, but otherwise warm and still Sunday morning. At the last minute I decided to wheel the time trial bike out. I’m trying to ride it at least once a week to stay in tune with the position.

2022 Resolution Ride #11 – The Devil’s in the Details

With all that’s been going on in November this one almost got away from me! My mileage this month has taken a bit of a knock, but that’s all good. I wanted to give the legs a good test with a slightly tougher than usual 100km ride. The forecast looked good as I rolled out of my driveway on a mild weekday morning, but I copped a little of every season along the way.

Things don’t always go to plan

November has been a bit rough, but I don’t really fancy talking about that. On the riding front though, last weekend I linked up with a couple of The Herd ladies for some early morning hill climb repeats. It was a beautifully fresh Tassie morning. Quiet roads, a slight chill in the air, but of…