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…

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…

Unpopular opinion: Gravel is over-rated

Gravel riding is all the rage right now, “on trend” as they say. Listen to the industry marketing machines and you’d think that councils around the world have been laying  thousands of miles of pristine gravel roads all of a sudden and people are flocking to ride them. You even NEED a specific gravel bike…

Cycling, modern life and social media

Oh look, I’m back! Did you miss me? ;-) You’ll have to excuse the absence, I decided to take a little hiatus from the modern world, a “digital cleanse” of sorts. I had the opportunity to take a little time off work while the wife was interstate, so I turned off my phone, logged out…

Snoopy, cycling and living a full life

A fellow Tasmanian posted a quote on her website recently that resonated with me. Sharron is quite the cyclist and adventurer, clocking up serious mileage on the roads and also on Zwift (she’s the leading female Zwifter) as well as travelling the world. The quote was from Snoopy and simply read… Charlie Brown said to…

Cracking on with Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs

Last year I ticked a bunch of Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs off my list and had a pretty good year on the bike in the process. I live around a 40km each-way cycle from Hobart central, so to tackle most of the climbs I usually need to borrow the better half’s car or leave a…