Hitting 10,000km with (almost) a bang!

I don’t often set distance targets, but mileage (kilometre-age?) is a suitably motivating metric to keep track of as the weeks and months roll by. Strava also has a handy feature that lets you set goals and easily keep track by showing how far ahead or behind you are. At the beginning of the year…

2021 Resolution Ride #10 – Ten from ten on the tenth!

Some days, all you need is a good bike ride. While it’s certainly not summer weather here in Tasmania just yet, the mornings are much brighter and once the sun burns off the initial chill, the days are warm enough to ditch a few layers mid ride. Full fingered gloves still required from the start…

Velo 7173: Back on Daylight Savings time!

After a long hiatus over the winter months, the #Velo7171 Wednesday Evening Ride is back! This week Adam and I kicked it off with the first of the season – making the most of the added evening sunshine brought on by the start of daylight savings time. Sneaking out the door a tad early, I…

2021 Resolution Ride #09 – Down country

Spring is (almost) in the air, the days are getting lighter and brighter! What better way to spend a few spare hours than in the saddle of a fast bike. This month’s metric century was a variation on the regular Tuesday Bash “Flatlandria” ride, traversing down the South Arm and into the countryside by the sea.

Gravel. It’s STILL so hot right now…

Gravel. It’s no longer the terrain of bearded, sandal wearing introverts who shun society. These days it’s the hottest trend in “road” cycling. All the Rapha clad hipsters are turning their slightly knobby road tyres off the bitumen and onto the unsealed unknown. I’ve never been a huge fan. I love the road. There’s nothing…