Adventures

It takes all the fun out of it when it is in the title, doesn’t it? Nonetheless, the story is still an exciting one! Hello my wonderful, loyal readers. A quick life update to set the scene for you: I left the start up...
Hello my friends! I’m back with another race day recap! The Balmoral Metropolitan Championships was on last weekend, and it was my first time competing in it. Last year, I had entered with every intention of showing up to the start line(s), but as...
My Favourite Climb on the Sunshine Coast - My Name is April
I was first introduced to the amazing cycling through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland after I decided to enter the maiden voyage of the Sunshine Coast Velothon. I hadn’t been riding for very long but on a drunken whim one night I entered the three day fondo and...
Sizzling Summer Series - My Name is April
It’s been a week, and I’ve only just swung around to writing this recap of my experience in the 2019 Sizzling Summer Series. Don’t hate me ‘cos you ain’t me - I got a life and bills to pay, mental exhaustion is a thing.
Shimanami Kaido - The Last Ride
The Shimanami Kaido is finally here - the exact reason we took the bikes with us to Japan. It was a bittersweet ride...an amazing route, but also the last ride of our holiday to Japan, which also meant the end of our holiday was also near. The Shimanami Kaido is...
Race Day Recap: White Ribbon Criterium 2018 - My Name is April
The last sanctioned race of the 2018 calendar, White Ribbon Criterium was on Sunday. I had unfinished business with this race - last year, there was a massive crash on the final lap and we didn’t get to do our sprint as part of the race. So this year...
Mt Cootha Training Fail - My Name is April
Take it from me, kids: don't do a leg workout the day before the day you actually need your legs. Tuesdays are my hill reps days and have been for as long as I've been pretending to be a cyclist. Mt Cootha is the hill of choice - a 2.1...
Japan's Steepest Hill - My Name is April
Tim felt it prudent to point out to me the other day that we actually had this trip 5 months ago...and I'm only just sharing all these fun details with you guys now. Of which, I am sorry. I been busy, k? Our third ride in Japan consisted of...
Cycling Osaka to Kyoto - My Name is April
In this rendition of our Japanese Cycling holiday, Tim and I plan a ride from Osaka to Kyoto to explore the wonderful city of the Geisha. Things today did not go according to plan with me cracking the shits pretty early in the day (and truly showing my bicycle...
Cycling Japan: Mt Fuji - My Name is April
I don't know what I've been doing with my life. It was months ago that I went cycling in Japan and yet I have barely written a single entry about it. Over the Easter break, Tim and I  went to Japan for a cycling holiday and I honestly cannot recommend...