Short sleeve weather at last

It’s been a slow roll into warmer weather here in Tasmania. Winter has tried it’s best to hang on! Sure, the days are longer and brighter, but the temperatures have stayed quite low, especially in the mornings. The Antarctic wind whipping straight off the ocean hasn’t helped either! This month we’ve at least had a…

Where there’s wet, there’s a way

Don’t be a fair weather Watopian wimp. Riding in the rain is beautifully refreshing and builds valuable bike handling skills. Plus the post-ride coffee tastes so much better!

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…

The miles are racking up

It’s been yet another quality week on two wheels for me. Although it’s still pretty cold in the mornings, the darkness of British winter is on the way out and spring is most definitely taking over! I went for a solid 70 mile training ride with a mate from work this morning to put myself…

When the weather turns wild

I think it was Billy Connolly who said “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing.” When the weather takes a turn for the worst you often see numbers at the Sunday club ride plummet. Only the strong (or maybe foolhardy) turn up and tackle the elements, but if you’re going to turn up…