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Learning to use a power meter ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by wujim Dec 4, 2014. 29 Replies

What reading material, (or other) would you suggest, as to learn how to use a power meter to its full advantage?I plan to improve my hill climbing, & I am going to switch from standard to compact…Continue

Garmin ANT sticks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts May 26, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi, Can anyone tell me if Garmin ANT sticks are universal to all devices, are are they paired to each and very unit. I had a Garmin Swim watch, and now I am looking at a Garmin 910xt, but it being…Continue

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Cycling specific Watch ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teddles Dec 20, 2013. 6 Replies

Do you use a Cycling specific Watch ?I need a new watch, & am looking at options for every day use + cycling & swimming. My old watch was a Garmin Swim, which was pretty good, but it's now…Continue

Tags: Cycle, Time, Swim, GPS, Training

Tour-de-Kangaroo Island again (help required)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baron Von Thierry Dec 3, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi Guys & Gals,Last year, Kate & I toured Kangaroo Island by Tandem.You can read my blog …Continue

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Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Gawler Wheeler's event 'Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE30-Gawler-Sampson Flat-Upper Hermitage-Houghton-Upper Hermitage-OTH-Gawler-EXTREME HILLS'
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Gawler Wheeler's event 'Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE30-Gawler-Sampson Flat-Upper Hermitage-Houghton-Upper Hermitage-OTH-Gawler-EXTREME HILLS'
"Kate is really excited that you are TEC ! ;)"
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Gawler Wheeler's event 'Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE30-Gawler-Sampson Flat-Upper Hermitage-Houghton-Upper Hermitage-OTH-Gawler-EXTREME HILLS'
"This is my ride of choice this week, but Kate want's to ride her first hills ride with GW, so I may elect to ride the baby ride instead to hold her hand..."
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts might attend Gawler Wheeler's event

Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE30-Gawler-Sampson Flat-Upper Hermitage-Houghton-Upper Hermitage-OTH-Gawler-EXTREME HILLS at Gawler, SA

January 31, 2015 from 7:30am to 11:30am
Event Date : Sat 31-Jan-2015Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 66 km Duration : 3 to 4 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 1228 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : Extreme HillsSurface : BitumenSuitability : Hill climbersRide Style…See More
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion GW CELEBRATING AUSTRALIA DAY >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday January 24th 2015
"Did they really let you loose on that Cat ? !!! Now that beats my old dingy sailing days, Lucky things :)"
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to stretts's discussion Dangerous pass in Adelaide by Garden Grove truck
"Has the video been taken down ?  I can not view it :("
Jan 24
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion SMILE, COZ THE #TDU IS HERE! >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday January 17th 2015.
"Today was "Ride Like Crazy" and it was Kate and Anna's turn to have some fun. Here they are at the start of their 52.5km ride through the hills ! This was their first time to crack 50km in the hills & they now feel tired but…"
Jan 18
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion SMILE, COZ THE #TDU IS HERE! >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday January 17th 2015.
"You crack me up Carl :) "
Jan 18
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts is attending Gawler Wheeler's event

Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE04-Gawler-Freeling-Templers-Wasleys-Gawler-UNDULATING at Gawler, SA

January 17, 2015 from 7:30am to 10:30am
Event Date : Sat 17-Jan-2015Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 57 km Duration : 2 to 3 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 387 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : UndulatingSurface : BitumenSuitability : All fitness levelsRide…See More
Jan 18
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts shared VP's discussion on Facebook
Jan 14
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts shared VP's discussion on Facebook
Jan 14
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Gawler Wheeler's event 'RAPID-Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE23-Gawler-Freeling-Kapunda-Tarlee-Templers-Wasleys-Gawler-UNDULATING'
"Heavy Rain, Looks wonderful :-/ I think I would much rather ride in 40C+ Do we have a "Wet ride" policy? ;-) "
Jan 8
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS)'s discussion Take my place on the Bupa Ride
"In past years, it was a requirement to wear the correct Jersey. Have the rules changed?"
Jan 8
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to John Douvartzidis's discussion peugeot vintage bike
"I know it's not quite the same, but I had one of these Peugeot bikes many years ago.This is me trying to look visible, ( unfortunately I think I just look gay :) on my Peugeot in about 1987. Back then, it was quite unusual to see…"
Jan 7
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts liked James's discussion Everesting Mt Osmond (Freeway side) - 27/12
Jan 3
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion *** HAPPY NEW YEAR *** >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday December 27th 2014.
"Kate & Pete at top of Crows Nest"
Jan 1, 2015

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What bikes do you ride?
Cervélo R5 ( Road bike )
Specialized Tricross ( cyclocross )
KHS Tandemania ( Tandem )
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute, Racing, Other
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Active member of Gawler Wheelers & occasional Veterans racer with AHVCC.
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Tour-de-Kangaroo Island TANDEM style !

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 22:22 12 Comments

At the beginning of the year, Kate and I had just returned from our summer holidays, and while still on a high, we started planning our next trip:

This time we fancied a touring holiday on our Tandem bike, so we grabbed a map & looked towards Kangaroo Island.…


Riding Slow (around Sydney)

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 22:00 7 Comments

Kate and I have just celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary, so we decided to fly over to Sydney as a 'getaway'.

By the time we had landed at Sydney Airport, I was missing my bike already, so we decided to hire some bikes & tour the city.

We phoned Bonza Bike Tours, who we had seen…


Letter to Department of Planning,Transport and Infrastructure Re: SOB Danger

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 19:08 17 Comments


The Stuart O Grady bikeway is a fabulous addition to our bicycle network, and I use it almost every day. There is one very dangerous spot though. At the very Southern end of the track there is about a 150m of road (Mill Road South) which is completely covered in very loose gravel, and I have seen quite a few people skid and fall off their bikes as they hit this loose section.

Would it be possible to have this section of road made safer ? Perhaps re-tarmaced or at very least…


Gawler Wheelers route #7 Gawler / Checker Hill Loop

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 22:38 0 Comments

We had 8 riders today, on this hilly route (5 rated climbs) , and for me it was my first ride since I burnt my hand ( Kitchen accident ), so I was a little unsure how I would fair on this trip. 

We started by ascending Alexandra drive, which is a fairy steep climb on cold legs, but then were were soon into rolling hills, and heading towards Kersbrook. We had a few welcome stops at the crests of the hills we encountered to let the tail enders catch up,…


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At 13:49 on March 10, 2013, durian rider said…

powertap g3.

if you run a sram red cassette then the alloy freehub body will be strong enough but anything else will chunk it if you ride a lot.

At 10:19 on March 19, 2012, john mills said…

Hi Pete. Was reading some of the posts about the One tree Hill road. Not sure whether you gus are talking about mountain biking or not. I know I did the Airstrip road once a few years ago on a mountain bike and it was so rough it bounced my pump out of its holders!

If you are talking mountain bikes I used to love doing the fire tracks up in the big park between Humbug Scrub private zoo and extending right down to the Resevoir and across towards Kersbrook. But on my bike I had to walk up a lot of the hills. Went out with a mate who managed to ride when I walked. But his legs were turning nearly twice to my one. So I took the bike over to Gary at Star Cycles and asked for a bigger sprocket and he suggested the bike was too worn out to be bothered with. So I ditched it and stole my wifes mountain bike (which she never rode). But it is a uni-sex bike and the frame is a bit small for me. So that's one of the reasons I have ended up playing with a road bike.

I have went over the handle bars a couple of times ( too steep decent, seat too high) on the (hybrid) MTB, and toppled sideways down a steep bank ( too steep to get a foot on the ground, and frame too large for me) and nearly killed myself on a fast decent when the track suddenly became very rutted and trapped both wheels! But at least there were no cars doing 100km/hr nearby. So its a bit of a toss up as to which variety - MTB or road biking is more dangerous as far as my expereinces are concerned.

At 21:10 on March 1, 2012, Gus K said…
Hi, not that I know of. It does show little green icon next to their name if they are,
At 18:56 on February 6, 2012, Brett dracup said…

hey Pete, just thought i'd let u know that today i had a go at highfield.. felt good.. felt realllyyy good, strava didnt recognise the start again, but result was around the 1:10 mark, this is getting interesting, i wonder if strava or yourself have put up a GPS blocker ;) lol

keep up the good work mate.

At 20:05 on February 4, 2012, Brett dracup said…
Of course I do, enjoy a lil bit of that every now and then. Motivates me :)
At 20:32 on November 8, 2011, Juz said…

Hey, just saw your strava upload - took a stack?  Are you ok? I hope there's no more damage than pride and a bit of skin.  Take care!

At 7:56 on November 2, 2011, Old Macdonald (Jon) said…

Hi Pete,


Yep, not too bad. I was jinxed last night. Went over just out from Scuzzis, I think my brakes jammed on again, taking bike to Avanti this morning. Then half way to military road, bike in front of me pulled up short after leaving the lights and I went over again. Talk about a pain. Anyway caught up with you lot eventually at North Haven, but after riding 15 kms by myself couldn't keep up so rode back via South road Salisbury Highway. Lost some skin and got a big hole in my shorts!! 


Which way did you lot come home? I didn't see Warren either was he in the pack?

At 19:16 on August 14, 2011, Jilden said…

Hi Pete, there is only one Jilden and I am rides co-ordinator for CPG this year... Cheers!

At 20:17 on August 6, 2011, Craig said…

hi pete, sorry i havent just yet. Will do it for sure in the next 2 weeks an as soon as i do ill let you know the code number.

At 15:19 on August 6, 2011, Gus K said…

Hi Pete,

Thanks. I am thinking about changing the way the forum displays - ie make is posts chronologically, not by recent activity as it is now. Mostly because the site has got bigger and it worked well when there was 1000 members but now perhaps it does't work.

I am also thinking of adding a box at the top that shows 3-5 latest posts (so in chrono order).

Regarding the recent comments etc you know that you can click on the word 'replied' in an update and go straight to the comment? 


I'm always more than happy to take suggestions on stuff like this. 


Thanks for this!



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