This is the first post in my new blog series, Q & A Friday's. Every Friday I will choose one comment I received, either in the comment section of one of my blog post or on my social media platforms. This week the question I will be answering is, "What are the best cycling shoes … Continue reading What are the best cycling shoes for bicycle touring?
For most people, attempting the Everesting Cycling Challenge will be the hardest ride they have ever done. I was no different. I attempted an "Everesting" for the first time in 2017 and failed miserably. I attempted one again later that same year, but failed again. This is the story of my first TWO unsuccessful Everesting … Continue reading How I FAILED at the Everesting Cycling Challenge
It is the 2nd of January. If you are like most people, you are still following your New Year's Resolutions to a T. I hate New Year's Resolutions. I think it was 5 years ago when I officially decided to stop making any new New Year’s Resolutions. I used to write them down religiously, until … Continue reading Why I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions
I continue to be blown away by the incredible variety of gravel cycling routes in Plettenberg Bay. I am taking full advantage of the riding here before I need to return home. On Sunday I did a 137km ride from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna. The ride starts out on the same road as the gravel … Continue reading Gravel cycling from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna and back
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!
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!
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
This is a first look at my Pragma Gravel Breaker frameset, sold by YouTube personality Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider.
You may think that choosing between road shoes and mountain bike shoes, would be decided by what type of bike you ride. If you ride a road bike, you wear road shoes, and if you ride a mountain bike, well... you wear mountain bike shoes. I am here to make the case that you do … Continue reading Road Cycling Shoes VS MTB Shoes: What should you buy and WHY?
If you have ever wanted to run a 5km in under 20 minutes, then this is the article for you. Below I will share with you my best running tips so that you can stop searching "How to run a 5km in under 20 minutes?" and actually do it! I think that a 5km time … Continue reading How to run 5km in under 20 minutes | Running Tips