The end of summer

Overnight, the calendar turned to March. Down here in the southern hemisphere, that means we’ve also turned the page on Summer 2021/2022. Yep. It’s officially Autumn. The mornings have started to develop a slight chill and the keen eye would have noticed shadows growing longer earlier in the evenings. Those long, warm summer nights are…

2022 Resolution Ride #01 – Happy 20th birthday to my bike!

This year I missed out on a New Year’s Day ride. I was pretty smoked after a big December so decided an additional rest day wouldn’t hurt. To make up for that, it was straight back into the swing of things with a metric century on the 2nd of January! I’m not planning on topping…

12,000

After hitting my totally arbitrary and meaningless target of 10,000km for the year back in mid October, fellow bike enthusiast ADude over at “A Dude Abikes” said, why not go for 12k? I didn’t give it a lot of thought, but I did reset my Strava goal to 12,000km just to see how I’d track…

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…

Oakley M-Frame Lance Armstrong Signature Series

I’m a sucker for some “all-in” memorabilia. It’s sad, but I just can’t help it! A couple of weeks ago I spotted these mint condition original 2002-era Oakley “Lance Armstrong” Signature Series sunglasses on eBay. I placed a cheeky bid. It turns out I must be the only sucker into this stuff, as I think…

Project Postal: 2002 Trek 5200 US Postal Team Edition (Bike Check)

Back in the late 90’s / early 2000’s the Trek 5200 / Trek 5500 was one of the lightest production frames available and was the very first carbon fibre frame to “win” a Tour de France. Ridden by big names such as Tom Boonen, George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton and Lance Armstrong to multiple race wins,…