It's always about the weather. I think you'll agree that we had a bonus few extra weeks of good cycling weather and now winter is nearly here.
Don't forget to invite friends, colleagues and co-riders to join the Adelaide Cyclists community - it's all about sharing!
Say hello and get connected or see all our latest members here.
winter jerseys now available
A last minute addition from Adelaide Cyclists. Warm winter jerseys are now available to pre-order. They are in the same design as the summer version but with Adelaide Cyclists down the sleeve. Warm light fleece inside, three rear pockets, long zip. Order now to guarantee yours but there will be some available depending on demand. $60
Also available are some Smartwool brand merino cycling specific socks in dark and light. No only are merino socks great for winter but also help maintain 'foot freshness' in warmer weather. A great all rounder sock
at half the RRP at $14.
Cyclocross racing on again this weekend
The second round of the PACC/ Focus Bike Crossfire Cup returns to Zombie Park for some dirty, and maybe muddy fun, this Sunday.
It's not too late to enter if you want to have a go. You can ride any bike in the open class -- mountain bikes, old roadies, clunkers or just come down and cheer on the racing.
Schedule for the day:
10:00 Little Crossers on a modified short course (5 minutes, for the smaller
children approx 3-7yo)
10:15 Open Category (30 minutes, Non-Cyclocross bicycles) + C-Grade (~20
minutes -includes slower non-Cyclocross bicycles and older children who
can complete 1-2 full laps of the course)
11:00 A-grade Womens and B-Grade Mens Cyclocross (30 minutes)
11:45 A-Grade Mens Cyclocross (45 minutes)
Andrew Vogler is an accredited sports scientist and operator of a sports physiology practice Adelaide Human Performance. He has taken the time to write some really informative blog posts about heart rate, training and power meters. The first post is about about age-related norms for maximum heart rate (HRmax) and the second, a follow-up of sorts, about the difference between training with a power meter or heart rate.
Personally I got a lot out of reading them and I thank Andrew for taking the time to write them. He has offered Adelaide Cyclists members a 10% discount on testing at Adelaide Human Performance. If you are looking for an edge in your training, or want to know your true Vo2max,contact Andrew on 8340 0572
Steven Ellison is our regular blogger. Follow his training plan and read about what Strava PRs he’s knocked off this week.