2020 Resolution Ride #2 – Country Ramblings

Having been distracted by the new trail bike recently, I was quickly running out of available days to knock out a solid metric century ride this month. It was going to have to be today. I knew this Saturday most of The Herd were away doing triathlon things (ewwww) so it was to be a…

Stepping it up a notch!

Ain’t no day better than NEW BIKE DAY! :-) Straight after returning from New Zealand, I put my Giant Fathom hardtail up for sale, sold my SRAM eTap Red groupset (#sadface) and used the cash to buy a brand new full suspension trail slaying Scott Genius! I was so excited I just had to celebrate…

2020 Resolution Ride #1 – A birthday spin

This year one of my goals is to knock out at least one 100km ride each month. It’s something I try and do every year with varying success and a good motivator to get outside and ride – especially in the not-so-appealing months. Luckily for me here in Tasmania, January is not one of those…

Happy New Year! How a decade has aged me…

Here’s a giggle for you all to ring in the new decade! Two photos of yours truly, taken almost exactly 11 years apart! I’ve been riding bikes of all sorts, shapes and sizes for most of my life. I love life on two wheels and every opportunity for a ride I grab hold of with…

And just like that, another year is done

I probably say this EVERY year, but seriously where does the time go?!?! It’s been a year that’s for sure. I didn’t ride as many miles as I’d hoped. A combination of a good (and busy) year at work plus other commitments meant my mileage slipped in the second half. It’s all good though, I…

It’s almost 2020! Three goals for next year.

December! December! December! Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner and another year is winding down. For my brother and sister cyclists in the Northern Hemisphere it’s deep into winter training time. Luckily for me down here in the depths of Tasmania it is (apparently) summer! Even still, December brings about thoughts…

A road cyclist to my core!

I’ve dabbled in a few different genres of cycling lately. I love life on two wheels and will pretty much ride anything. Sometimes I just like to mix it up to see what all the fuss is about. At the end of the day though, for me it’s all about the smooth blacktop! I’ve been…

Regular service

Yo! Just letting you know I am still here. I hope you’ve all been keeping well and getting in enough saddle time. I’ve been heading up a large project as part of my day job. It’s taken extra hours and means I am sat at a computer for the majority of the day. I didn’t…

What I learnt riding 100km on a mountain bike

I can knock out a 100km road ride pretty easily. That’s not a brag, it is what it is. I know I could jump on my roadie tomorrow morning and have it done before lunch. Recently I had an idea, what about a metric century on a mountain bike hitting a bunch of trails along…

Your local bike shop needs you!

The local bike shop is suffering. The rise of internet giants pushing products at below cost price, the skyrocketing cost of rent on floor space and the savvy consumer driven to buy everything for next to nothing have all contributed to many independent bike shops shutting their doors for good. But they deserve your support….

Never pass an opportunity to ride!

Recently, April and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We booked a few nights at away Freycinet Lodge on Tasmania’s East Coast to relax and unwind (Tassie’s East Coast is purely sublime, you must visit). Being a very special occasion for the both of us, I opted to leave the bikes at home. Turns out…

Sorry boss, can’t come in today. Gotta ride my bike!

Having built up enough time in lieu recently and it being somewhat quieter at work this month, I decided today was as good a day as any to cash in those hours and get out for a proper weekday ride! Not a short pre-work or after-work spin, but a longer ride in the sunshine complete…