MapMyRide to Strava Converter

[UPDATE 07/03/2014: Mark Filer provided a new link to a converter.  Procedure updated.] [UPDATE 24/06/2014: Manually-created MMR workouts cannot be converted; there's no time data.  Thanks to Amanda for working that out.  Use http://www.strava.com/upload/manual to recreate instead.] [UPDATE 26/06/2014: Mike Palumbo, the author of the current converter, commented on the issues some of you are having.] I've … Continue reading MapMyRide to Strava Converter

Sunday ride – pedals, saddle and finding Mount Majura

0900 start for a Sunday ride was just achievable after a Saturday night dinner party.  I spent some of the time removing the spacers from the pedal studs for an extra few mm of grip ready for the early start. Not off to a great start A 10km ride to Dickson and I wasn't feeling great.  Kneecaps tingling, … Continue reading Sunday ride – pedals, saddle and finding Mount Majura

Saturday ride – new pedals = new legs?

Today was a second attempt on the 'widowmaker' climb out of Bonner.  Last week I managed to climb the concrete path (average 5%, probably 8% in parts) without dying.  However, the grassy climb (well over 5% and probably 10% average) was well beyond my abilities.  Pedalling was hard enough but I simply couldn't stay balanced … Continue reading Saturday ride – new pedals = new legs?

The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting – a complaint on behalf of Prius Owners everywhere

I have just sent the following letter of complaint to ABC-TV.  Since it is riven with left-wing bias and post-modern wankery I don't expect a reasoned response of even a response.  Therefore I post this to my blog in the hope to raise awareness of this insidious attack on our society. UPDATE: 9/04/2013 10:51. My complaint has been … Continue reading The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting – a complaint on behalf of Prius Owners everywhere

Vale Tommy Tycho and a lesson for national anthem singers

The Hungarian-born Australian pianist, conductor, composer and arranger Maestro Tommy Tycho AM MBE passed away on 4 April 2013 aged 84.  He was responsible for the music that Australians heard at openings, sporting events, film and television. Perhaps his most significant and recognisable work is the recorded version of the National Anthem Advance Australia Fair that is now usually … Continue reading Vale Tommy Tycho and a lesson for national anthem singers