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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

Tax breaks for employee bicycles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shav Bird Oct 31, 2012. 18 Replies

A discussion paper has been published from the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport relating to Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport.Of particular note please see Chapter…Continue

 

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"Have all the test been conducted? Im about to start my doping program, Ive been stocking up on coke cans recently to get rid of the evidence."
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"2.6% of members attended. 25% cold, 50% fog, 0% rain, 60% wet roads, 99% enjoyment.  "
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"After a good showing in the Giro I'm hoping "Big Rings" is still in good form. A note for young players - make sure your riders are actually riding just before the start of the race and adjust your team if required."
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"Great write up and very informative. I can only agree with what you say as to the advantages having built my Ti bike 18 months ago and loving it. I'll have to pay you a visit one day and have a look at a couple brands I also researched prior to…"
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"C u @ 6.30 @ the T"
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Justin V commented on Dahondude's group Tuesday Morning Mount Lofty Madness
"Yep I was there! The only one. On the way up I didn't see any other cyclists - just one runner. The temperature was cool but nice and refreshing. After putting the new wheels on last night in a hurry my first ride was a bit temperamental in…"
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Justin V commented on Dahondude's group Tuesday Morning Mount Lofty Madness
"I hope to make a guest appearance tomorrow."
Jun 16
Justin V commented on Dahondude's event 'Winter Solstice Ride 2014'
"Plenty places down Norwood Parade - Buongiorno has outside with heaters."
Jun 16
Justin V commented on Dahondude's event 'Winter Solstice Ride 2014'
"Always great to celebrate the length of days starting to increase again and the dark morning not being so dark for so long. Coffee etc afterwards?"
Jun 16
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"I've just received my TWE wheels from Greg (TWE). They look nice. 38mm carbon clincher with aluminium brake surface, red nipple and stealth stickers. Spokes are DT Swiss - "New Aero" on rear drive side, "Aerolite"…"
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Winter Solstice Ride 2014 at Tower Hotel carprak

June 21, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The winter solstice happens at around 830pm on Saturday June 21 this year. Instead of running naked around some Pagan standing stones in the middle of a freezing Adelaide winter's night, I'm planning on riding to Mt Lofty via Norton Summit to sacrifice a few goats* and hopefully watch the earth's axis start tilting up again bringing longer days and warmer cycling weather. BYO Coffee/nibbles at the summit before a quick descent down the Old Freeway. Departing the Tower Hotel on Magill Rd at…See More
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What bikes do you ride?
Lynskey - Helix Di2 with Rotor and 3T bits.
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
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.
Website, blog, interest group address.
http://statewidefp.com.au

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A Volcanic Ride - Mount Haleakala

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 17:30 5 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 11 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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