18 Bicycle Touring MUST HAVE Items for Bikepacking

If you are reading this it probably means you are thinking about conducting your next bicycle tour. It might even be that you are planning your first ever bicycle tour! If that is the case, let me start by saying congratulations! Bicycle Touring is incredible. Wherever you may be heading, whether that be around the … Continue reading 18 Bicycle Touring MUST HAVE Items for Bikepacking

How to avoid BONKING and conquer every long ride!

I will never forget my first 100km bicycle ride. I bonked so HARD! The same thing happened during my first 200km ride. Needless to say, I have learnt the hard way that bonking is not fun. Bonking in cycling is a very common phenomenon that I think every cyclist has experienced. Bonking is not something … Continue reading How to avoid BONKING and conquer every long ride!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope all of you have a blessed day and that you get to spend it with the people you love. I for one am spending it camping with my family at the Keurbooms Forever Resort in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. I went for an 80km ride this morning. It was 4 years … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

5 Power Meter Workouts Every Cyclist Should Do!

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to psychoanalyze a hundred different metrics in order to get the most out of your power meter. You also do not need to be a professional cyclist to train with a power meter! Every Tom, Dick and Harry who rides a bike could greatly benefit from power … Continue reading 5 Power Meter Workouts Every Cyclist Should Do!

Prince Alfreds Pass: Gravel Cycling in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

I have been cycling in Plettenberg Bay for years now, but this is the first time that I have a gravel bike with me! I can not believe what I was missing out on. I always knew that Plettenberg Bay had some epic off-road riding routes, but I never knew exactly how epic they were … Continue reading Prince Alfreds Pass: Gravel Cycling in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Pragma Bikes Gravel Bike Build | Building up Durianrider’s Pragma Gravel Breaker

The Pragma Gravel Breaker is one of the Pragma Bikes sold by YouTube personality Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider. Here I share details about my Pragma Gravel Breaker bike build, which came out to under 9KG! I also talk more about Pragma Bikes in general.

How safe is cycling in Thailand?

Thailand is a beautiful country with incredible people. I was fortunate enough to live there for nearly two years! During my time in Thailand I did thousands of kilometers of cycling. In fact, I could count on one hand the amount of times I used a taxi service to get around town. I even cycled … Continue reading How safe is cycling in Thailand?

The art of “state control” in cycling and running

There is something that all great cyclist and runners have in common. You will see this if you watch professional sport on television, or if you have been fortunate enough to see a professional athlete train in real life. They all have incredible state control. What is State Control? State control in cycling or running … Continue reading The art of “state control” in cycling and running