The Demon's Double (with some hell in between)

'I've ridden the first 140km of this ride before, how hard could it be to add one climb of Mt. Donna Buang to that? After all I did a Triple Donna just a few weeks ago!' All of that was true, but it didn't make the ride any easier. In fact, if you erase the 3 Peaks Challenge from my cycling memory, Saturday would probably be the hardest ride I've ever done. Read more “The Demon's Double (with some hell in between)”

Return to the Reefton Spur (of climbs, cold and KOMs)

I've only ridden the Reefton Spur twice but I can comfortably say it's one of my favourite cycling roads. Amazing scenery, great views, a long, sustained and rewarding climb and, for the most part, a nice quiet road. So when Andy and Evan of Hells 500 fame said they were planning on heading out there last Sunday, I had no hesitation in agreeing to come along. EXCERPT Read more “Return to the Reefton Spur (of climbs, cold and KOMs)”