A perfect morning for cycling today, little wind, sunshine and cool temperatures.Nine riders this morning for a ride from Red Berry Espresso up Norton Summit and back via Montecute Rd. Some good…Continue
Lots of reports on this site about GG trucks on Gorge Rd. My group of 6 riders encountered one this morning. He stayed back for a couple of bends until we could pull over onto the verge where he…Continue
... and had an absolute ball.I rode in some bike lanes but pretty sure they were "out of hours" so don't really count. I rode on a shared path faster than 10km/h. I had to dodge a gopher but the lady…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