Graham Gower
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Graham Gower replied to heather's discussion Drivers stung by bike lane penalties
"Heather, I think the Walkerville Tce bike lane disappearing act occurred during 2010. And as a Walkerville resident, I can't think of too many places where a car would accidentally or deliberately park in a bike lane. Lanes tend not to be…"
Jan 23, 2012
Graham Gower replied to Konadog's discussion My new ride
"Are you referring to the emus at the Dirty Weekend 24 hour race at Fox Creek, or was there a separate…"
Jan 23, 2012
Graham Gower replied to RD6's discussion Dream stage for TDU 2013
Jan 23, 2012
Graham Gower replied to David B.o.R.'s discussion Riding to Willunga on Saturday, any tips?
"Avoid the road into Willunga from the McLaren Vale side (Main Rd) and the first few hundred metres up to the hill (High St). It will be heavily populated with pedestrians and takes an eternity to get through on a bike given the road closures. It…"
Jan 20, 2012
Graham Gower replied to Rhino's discussion Council review of slow points on Sheoak Rd, Crafers
"Like speed bumps, the steep ramps on/off these slow points are a good opportunity to practice your bunny hopping."
Jan 20, 2012
Graham Gower replied to Michael Murray's discussion Safety and new cyclists
"The bells and reflectors are often not attached to the bike at sale time, merely included in e.g. a plastic bag. Bells are good for shared use pedestrian/cycle paths and not much more. Cars are unlikely to hear them and you're better off…"
Jan 19, 2012
Graham Gower replied to Trevor Hill's discussion Finger gesture leads to assault
"Perhaps bikes should come as standard with jousting sticks, instead of reflectors and lights."
Jan 12, 2012
Graham Gower replied to Trevor Hill's discussion Finger gesture leads to assault
"I've recently returned from a 3 week cycle tour of NZ and was particularly impressed with the consideration given to cyclists by the vast majority of motorists. I personally witnessed one aggressive driver the entire time I was there. In…"
Jan 12, 2012
Graham Gower replied to rossmg's discussion Look Left, Look Bike
"Magill Rd is terrible. I commuted along it for 3 years. I was hit twice in this time and saw three other cyclists downed by cars while riding down the hill in the bike lane. And I still ride it regularly to get to/from Norton Summit.   Also, it…"
Sep 29, 2011
Graham Gower replied to Katie Gilfillan's discussion Do you ride Linear Park in the East, have an interest, or avoid? The Bicycle Institute is looking for your feedback.
"Yeah, spring time is pretty bad for this. Yesterday I saw two dogs having a great time sans owner at the bottom of the narrow hill near the caravan park (between the two wooden bridges). Presumably they had an owner - no evidence of this however.…"
Sep 22, 2011
Graham Gower replied to Chris Adams's discussion Wheel Mythology?
"I'd like to see someone with a dyno hub do this for descents. If a 500g weight on the rim makes a difference to energy production it might be worthwhile having quick release weights on the rim that you attach before descending."
Sep 15, 2011
Graham Gower replied to Chris Adams's discussion Wheel Mythology?
"While I agree that aerodynamics should be more important than rotating wheel mass, the model presented doesn't give the whole story. In particular, it doesn't take into account the constant acceleration required to maintain velocity due to…"
Sep 15, 2011
Graham Gower replied to Angelina Russo's discussion Would you ride a heavy bike?
"I've wonder about that myself when admiring some of the cool looking step through ladies bikes. They look fantastic, but I can't imagine they're much fun up a hill or trying to handle at 3km/hr behind traffic. When I got into cycling…"
Sep 13, 2011
Graham Gower replied to Matt W's discussion Why go single speed
"Adelaide's flat, you could probably get by with 2nd if you were happy to stay under ~40km/hr. Likewise, you can easily get by with a 75" gear on a bike. Your car wont adapt, but your body will.   And its fun."
Sep 9, 2011
Graham Gower replied to Matt W's discussion Why go single speed
"You'd probably have more luck than riding this. http://www.parktool.com/product/pizza-tool-pzt-2"
Sep 8, 2011
Graham Gower replied to Matt W's discussion Why go single speed
"<i>Gears are for road bikes!</i>   There might be some SS roadies who disagree with you on that. :)   I haven't tried it, but can certainly see the attraction to a fixie MTB. Trials skills would be an advantage. Pedal/rock…"
Sep 8, 2011

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
Salsa Casseroll (road).
KHS Urban Uno (single speed).
KH29 (muni, think MTB, sans training wheel).
Nimbus 19" (trials uni).
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute, Mountain Biking, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Hills are great, coffee is uninteresting.

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At 15:53 on May 27, 2011, Gawler Wheeler said…

 

Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,

 

Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !

 

The Gawler Wheelers are a road cycling Group based in Gawler, SA.

A regular group ride is held every Saturday morning.

 

Check the Events Calendar of this website for the next scheduled group ride as follows :

 

 

So, please come along and try us out. All riders are welcome.


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