Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs: #1 Mount Wellington!

It’s the big one! Climb numero uno on Hobart’s Top Ten list! Can you really call yourself a serious Tasmanian cyclist if you haven’t ridden up the Hors Catégorie climb of Mount Wellington? Rising high above the city of Hobart, Mount Wellington is an iconic Tasmanian image and a benchmark for any roadie in the…

The Journeyman Cyclist

A great philosopher once said “The journey of a thousand pedal strokes starts with a single crank rotation.” Or at least it was something along those lines, more or less. The greatest rides aren’t always the ones where you obsess over average speed, they may not even be the longest rides, they’re the ones you…

Letterbox Dragon

If you’re not pedalling out to awesome cafes, stopping when you see cool stuff by the roadside or taking photos of the amazing views you experience, then you’re totally doing cycling wrong! I’d seen this “letterbox dragon” on a drive before and had been meaning to cycle to it just for kicks. It’s chained up…

An accidental imperial century

This morning I set out with a solo 100km in mind. That’s about as far as I ever go. I’m no long distance cyclist, preferring to smash out a more intense two or three hours in the saddle. Sometimes though you need to go on a journey and as I had nothing else to do…

Making time for recovery

Proper recovery is important. After all, you don’t get stronger when you’re riding hard, you get stronger by recovering properly from riding hard! This week I’m taking it a little easier. I’ve been averaging around 240km/week of mostly hard rides over the past couple of months, so it’s time to dial it back and let…