This is 40

Pardon my French, but how the actual flying fire truck did that happen?!?! Forty freakin years old already?!?! Sometimes it quite literally feels like I’ve been living as a 20-year-old for the past 20 years and then BAM! Forty… There’s no denying I am deep into MAMIL territory now. I’m there. I don’t feel forty….

Keeping the wheels turning in 2020: Quite the year!

Well then, what a year 2020 has been! Who would have thought when we wheeled our bikes out the door on New Years Day (you did that, right) that 2020 would turn out the way it did? It’s been a tough one for many, a truly devastating one for many more, and a thought-provoking one…

The Rapha Festive 500: Done and dusted!

I’ve been meaning to complete the Rapha Festive 500 here in Tasmania since I arrived. For a recap, that’s 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I completed it once in England in the depths of winter, so have wanted to add a Southern Hemisphere Festive 500 to my “done list” also! One thing…

2020 Resolution Ride #10 – Some days are too good to waste

With my new work routine I’ve got much more flexibility when it comes to how I schedule my hours. If the sun is shining and there’s nothing too pressing on the timeline, I can duck out and enjoy a handful of weekday miles. Knowing it was going to be a sunny day yesterday, I got…

Road trip! For the love of life and two wheels…

Every now and then I feel the need to totally disconnect from my everyday life. I need to push work and adult responsibilities out of my head for a while and “reset” my mental health. With tourists still not allowed to travel into Tasmania due to COVID, I had the perfect opportunity to escape in…

Six years of Tempo Cyclist!

Well would you look at that? WordPress kindly reminded me that I’ve just passed the 6 year anniversary of starting this website! I’ve always had websites, contributed work to other sites and been involved in web content creation, right back to the dark and disgusting Geocities days. Anyone else remember those? Some of my early…