Note to self, make sure there is an SD card in the camera.It was a bit brisk when I got up this morning and a quick look at the BOM website showed the possibility of snow on top of Mt Lofty.…Continue
The weather forecast early in the week suggested a balmy 27C for today, so a nice ride along the coast to Aldinga was planned, but the autumn weather can be a bit fickle and we ended up with about…Continue
Seems like the Adelaide City Council is in a big financial hole. Will the proposed bike lanes, street upgrades etc now happen. I suspect not,the pressure from ratepayers in the CBD will probably see…Continue
My usual Saturday morning ride was a 50km round trip to Koffee n Snax at McLaren Vale with Jim Woods and later with Baron von Thierry. We'd often catch up with some older riders who raced, or used to race, with the Southern Vets and I always enjoyed their company and cycling stories, I think the seed was planted over those coffee rides. Baron then got into racing, training for the Australian Masters Games at The Range in 2011 and his fitness and strength quickly grew, I think the seed was…Continue
After getting lost on my first race and finishing last on my second it was with a bit of trepidation that I went back for number 3.
The route started off with a climb up Moritz Rd, which is where I got dropped last week and then four laps(for my group Div 2) of a loop around Schuller and Brookmans Rds…Continue
After my first attempt at a Come'nTry race was washed out two weeks ago I decided to have another go this morning, fortunately the forecast temp was below 38C (just) and the race was on. I woke up early and had brekky and a large glass of water and took a spare bidon to drink on the way down so as to be well hydrated at the start and arrievd nice and early to register and set up the bike.
I got my number and had to pin it on backwards to show I was part of the race but not an…Continue
At the start of this year I set a couple of cycling goals, the first was to ride all five Grand Slams which I did, well almost. I missed a turn in GS4 and shortened the route be about 5kms and fell and wrote off the bike on GS4 and missed the last 10kms or so. Close enough for me to tick off that particular goal.
The other goal was to ride 6666kms for the calendar year which I passed this morning. I needed to ride 78 kms today and with the CVSA ride plus the ride there and back I rode…Continue