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I've been waiting for the extension of the southern rail line to Seaford to be opened for some time. as luck would have it, it opened a couple of weeks ago and Gorge road was closed so my route to Murray Bridge was pretty much dictated by the SA government transport authorities. I bought my railway ticket at just after 09.00 which meant it cost me only $3.10 to transport myself and bike to Seaford. I was fortunate that I travelled and one of the few new electric trains and I have to say they…Continue
Exactly 12 days ago, I had a massive stack on the Esplanade at Semaphore off my TT bike at 40 kph.
I ended up having some bad injuries, 3 broken ribs, punctured and collapsed lung, however like a dick (not knowing how bad it was) I decided to ride back to North Adelaide, leaving a trail of blood on the way. Riding up Port road, I got worse and worse and was really knocked up and didn't think I was going to make it back.
Some bloke stops after he sees blood steaming down my…Continue
I had to go to Brazil for 6 months last August. So I took my mountain bike hoping to find nice rides somewhere.
I started in San Paulo (Villa Olympia), found a bike track alongside a smelly river, it goes for ab 30kms.
Sundays are nice, they shut down lanes to cars allowing cyclists, skate boarder, runners & walkers. These ‘no car’ lanes go 50+kms and each intersection has volunteers making sure that traffic lights are obeyed (I am convinced that traffic lights are just a…
A restless night staying at a motel close to the start negated the need to disturb the sparrows and leave Aldinga at ridiculous o’clock to get to Unley. I placed myself at the back of the back of the huge collection of cyclists and waited nervously for the start. I rolled through the start timer approximately 15min after the gun was fired. The plan was to try to get up the freeway in good enough shape (read: slowly) to complete the whole thing. I knew that it would be at least a 9 hour day…Continue
With the 2014 edition of the Tour Down Under starting this weekend, I thought the Adelaide Cyclists community might be interested in information about the fitness levels achieved by pro cyclists. The endurance, power, strength and speed displayed by pro cyclists never fails to impress, and the fitness testing numbers produced by these athletes are very impressive too!
If you've read any of my previous blogs about…Continue
My second full year of cycling produced many firsts along with a mix of highs and lows. A new bike, bigger solo rides, bigger group rides and several small crashes. A rise and fall and rise again of my cycling fitness along with the fall then rise of my body weight. All this compressed into 240 rides in 526 hours of riding.
The most exciting occurrence to me this year has been Lynn's progress in her goals to ride a bike. She has shed her elbow pads and…Continue