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Cadel to hang up the jersey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dstone Sep 26. 5 Replies

Cadel Evans will retire in Feb next year.He has been great for Australian cycling and has probably sparked a few of us here to take up cycling; be it for commuting, pleasure or competition.Well done…Continue

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Volvo leading the way to protect us.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Turner May 24, 2013. 19 Replies

Next time you feel like being an idiot and swerving in front of a car - make sure its a Volvo.It's nice to see car manufacturers looking at cycling related accidents and not just pedestrians.…Continue

Angry Winds?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett G-R Mar 26, 2013. 18 Replies

Whilst descending for my first time down Cement Hill yesterday I was met with some pretty strong cross winds. It was quite scary and I actually pulled off for a moment (not a proud moment).  I don't…Continue

What is Santa bringing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Turner Dec 11, 2012. 52 Replies

After visiting Santa at the Magic Cave last night I was left thinking, I wonder what he's bringing me. An hour later I had him all sorted out with a bib and jersey.What is he bringing you? See the…Continue

 

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Justin V replied to snappy_don's discussion Photo exhibition invitation - there's even a few bike pictures
"Last years exhibition was great, with a large variety of locations and scenes. I look forward to attending again. Recommended."
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Justin V commented on Justin V's blog post A Volcanic Ride - Mount Haleakala
"Gemma, never say never. You did it, you proved you could and its memories from these rides that stay with you for next time your in pain and don't feel you can go any further. The reality is, its surprising what you can actually do if you…"
Oct 1
Gemma K commented on Justin V's blog post A Volcanic Ride - Mount Haleakala
"I too was in Hawaii (different island), and had my cross bike recently... your blog tricked me into doing an 'epic' climb too since I had my bike with me.  Only about half as far, and half as high, but as a certified 'big unit…"
Sep 30
Dstone replied to Justin V's discussion Cadel to hang up the jersey
"I have been a follower since back in the AIS MTB days so it will be odd not to follow him in races anymore.  I had hoped that once he got the Grand Tour bug out of his system he would "take it up a level" and switch to the one day…"
Sep 26
Gus K replied to Justin V's discussion Cadel to hang up the jersey
"Official announcement today. This is the media release from the Tour Down Under. "
Sep 26
Justin V liked Gus K's discussion New AC 'Ride Adelaide' kit
Sep 25
Justin V replied to Gus K's discussion Jens Voigt takes on the hour record tonight
"Most of us would struggle to do that distance on a smooth downhill like Montecute Rd over an hour. Good luck to him!"
Sep 18
Gus K replied to Justin V's discussion Cadel to hang up the jersey
"It's still a bit unclear what his next year will be. He keeps saying he is meeting with BMC and will make an announcement before the Worlds at the end of the month. It keeps being reported that he will race the TDU and the Great Ocean Road…"
Sep 17
Mikael Liddy replied to Justin V's discussion Cadel to hang up the Jersey
"Think his official last "race" will be his Great Ocean Road Classic in the week after the TDU...do you think interest in the sportive event just spiked a little?"
Sep 17
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Shav Bird replied to Justin V's discussion Cadel to hang up the Jersey
"He will forever be a great ambassador for Australian cycling. It was due to his tdf win that got me in the saddle."
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Cadel to hang up the Jersey

Cadel Evans will retire in Feb next year.He has been great for Australian cycling and has probably sparked a few of us here to take up cycling; be it for commuting, pleasure or competition.Well done Cadel on a great career and good luck in the future.http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/evans-to-retire-after-tour-down-underSee More
Sep 16
Justin V commented on Dahondude's group Tuesday Morning Mount Lofty Madness
"I'll be riding tomorrow if anyone wants to join me at 5.50. I will be riding up and continuing on to Greenhill from the gates ie not going to the summit."
Sep 15
Terry C commented on Justin V's blog post A Volcanic Ride - Mount Haleakala
"Great ride. I think that the over one hour descent really puts it into perspective !"
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What bikes do you ride?
Lynskey - Helix Di2 with Rotor and 3T bits.
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Weekends, Other
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I enjoy riding first thing in the morning so that my brain isn't awake to tell me not to!
When I'm not I'm on the bike, I'm enjoying the company of my family or helping people with financial solutions.
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A Volcanic Ride - Mount Haleakala

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 17:30 8 Comments

So, last week I ended up in Hawaii.

I had known I would be there a few months prior so a few repeats of Norton Summit and Greenhill Road had been included into my routine. I had also tried to extend my regular rides slightly as I knew I'd be in the saddle (an unfamiliar one at that) for an extended time.  

I had done my research on where Mt Haleakala was, where "the" ride starts from, where to stay, where to borrow a bike. Firstly, I organised to book the bike from Maui Cyclery…

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It's All About The Ti Build

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 9:18 10 Comments

The journey to build my new bike started 18 months ago after reading “It’s All About The Bike” by Robert Penn. How wonderful it would be to build a bike that you have personally selected each piece individually, researched its attributes and not have some multinational company thinking that these are the components you should have on a said priced bike. No thanks.

For those that don’t know me, I like things that are a little alternate without being too far from left field. The…

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Two years on - we've come a long way.

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 8:48 10 Comments

It has been two years since I started cycling as a recreational sport and not just as a means to get milk from the corner shop. I initially took up cycling in an effort to continue on my original goal of weight loss having originally ballooned out to 110kg due to a decrease in physical activity over 5 -6 years.  Two years ago it was hovering around the 100kg mark.  Cycling has managed to get me down to approx 90kg but I still have a bit of work to do.

 

I started with my old…

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At 22:58 on June 26, 2012, Michael Fraser said…

Dear Justin

Are you rising to ride tomorrow morning? I see you rode the Screw of Cork on Monday.  It was pity I did not know as I would have joined you on Monday arvo as I was home recovering from my ten days away.

Michael

At 13:52 on March 5, 2012, Michael Fraser said…

Dear Justin

It was nice to ride with you and the others yesterday.  Thank you for the advice re CFFRS I have added the group to my profile. I rode with Brett until the turn-off to Corkscrew Road.  (I have ridden it a couple of times and do not enjoy the gradient.  It is far too steep for my liking and at 120 plus Ks even more so.  If I had an easier ride up Checkers Hill then I may have done). I may consider riding Friday morning ride but I am not sure whether that will be before or after I return from leave.

Michael

At 8:57 on March 5, 2012, Michael Fraser said…

Dear Justin

The CFFRS event is no longer appears on the Adelaide Cyclist website.  Was this an event created by Brett?

Michael

At 21:01 on January 2, 2012, Gus K said…
Get a job!

Thanks for the notification of this Friday's CFFRS but I have to work. I was planning on going to Forest Range though.
At 20:20 on December 3, 2011, Rob (Chewbacca) said…

Hey Justin....yes I will keep you in mind the next time I head down to the deep south again....I always love down heading there as so much nice scenery and serenity and sanity found.....

At 15:01 on July 1, 2011, Gus K said…

Whaaaaat! Now I have to spend my afternoon fixing my team and not doing any work!

Thanks.. I assume from the start I am going to lose so c'est la vie!

At 19:57 on June 9, 2011, MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS) said…

I have confirmed the team name of "ADELAIDE CYCLISTS".

When you register you need to put the Team Code:

BCT022

 

When you have registered, could you please let me know?
At 15:52 on April 15, 2011, Gus K said…
I hear you! And loose the sea anchor out the back!!
 
 
 

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