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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

Tags: Route, plans, Touring, Tandem, Island

Garmin 510/810 elevation issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett G-R May 21, 2013. 16 Replies

I am waiting for my 3rd Garmin 810 to be delivered from the friendly team at Garmin Support, after purchasing my unit a couple of months ago. On the first two units, they have given crazy elevation…Continue

Ready for another week of Cyclist Bashing from Car Drivers ? ( Re. A Current Affair )

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Turner Feb 16, 2013. 13 Replies

Time to batten down the hatches.  Now even the blind are on our backs...We ( some ) of us don't do us any favours though....Continue

 

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Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Mr Smith's discussion So she said 'Do you want to go to the TDF this year?'
"Lots and Lots of Bubble wrap!  & when you think you have gone completely over the top trying to protect your bike, then add some more Bubble wrap ! "
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Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to scott mccann's discussion Copper coast wanderer 600 A Audax weekend
"That is so massive Scott. KUDOS !!! I know how much Sedan hurts on the 200 Grand Slam when you hit it at the 150km mark.  Fantastic effort too John M, for the 400 !"
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Pete (repeats ?) Roberts liked scott mccann's discussion Copper coast wanderer 600 A Audax weekend
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Pete (repeats ?) Roberts is attending Roger ...'s event
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50km Norton Summit / Montacute - Gentle Hills loop at Prices Bakery cnr The Grove and Golden Way

April 13, 2014 from 7:30am to 11am
meet at Prices approx 7:2050km with 1000 metres of climbing - but no really steep stuffA hills loop riding up the the New Norton Summit Rd to Marble Hill and then down Montacute Rd.(the WOMGiE route) leaving Golden Grove at 7:30 on SundayGPX file downloadMap…See More
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Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Roger ...'s event 'Kersbrook, there is a short way ... I am told'
"Looks like it might just be the two of us.I'll bring my cyclocross."
Apr 5
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Roger ...'s event 'Kersbrook, there is a short way ... I am told'
"I had intended to ride GS this weekend,  but this kind of looks fun.  I'll give is some more thought, but I'll say I'm a maybe at this stage."
Apr 2
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Kersbrook, there is a short way ... I am told at Prices Bakery

April 6, 2014 from 7:30am to 11:45am
meet at Prices approx 7:15Another Grand Slam Sunday .. so I'm choosing one for me. MTB riding from Prices Bakery, Snake Gully, Hannaford Hump & Airsrtip Rd to Kersbrook, might do Mt Gawler, might not. Expect loose gravel, pot holes, steep climbs and drops .... road was too rough to reccy in my 2WD car some time ago. Anyway for better or worse I'm riding my my MTB and I'm crap on a MTB but I need to ride this. The pace will be slow…See More
Apr 2
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Andrew M's discussion RIDE REPORT/VIDEO - TEAM CYCLO GAWLER - SATURDAY MORNING RIDE - 29/MAR/14
"I so need to get my arse into gear & start riding again..."
Mar 29
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Frank (GW)'s photo
Mar 23
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts posted a status
"Have there been any recent forum discussions on Power meters?"
Mar 23
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts liked Richard Stevens's discussion Adelaide to Mount Gambier - The Fluoro 450
Mar 21
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts is attending Wilson Devo's event
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RAPID-Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE06-Gawler-Kersbrook-Williamstown-Gawler-HILLS at Gawler, SA

March 22, 2014 from 7:30am to 10:30am
Event Date : Sat 22-Mar-2014Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 65 km Duration : 2 to 3 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 931 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : HillsSurface : BitumenSuitability : Hill climbersRide Style : Social…See More
Mar 21
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Roger ...'s event '50km Norton Summit / Montacute - Gentle Hills loop'
"Hi Roger. Kate (my wife) will be riding Velo Adelaide on Sunday, & I will be her driver. Saying that, it means that I will be in the City from about 8.30ish, with my bike. I had intended riding Norton anyway, so maybe, if I time it right, we may…"
Mar 18
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50km Norton Summit / Montacute - Gentle Hills loop at Prices Bakery cnr The Grove and Golden Way

March 23, 2014 from 7:30am to 11am
meet at Prices approx 7:2050km with 1000 metres of climbing - but no really steep stuffA hills loop riding up the the New Norton Summit Rd to Marble Hill and then down Montacute Rd.(the WOMGiE route) leaving Golden Grove at 7:30 on SundayGPX file downloadMap…See More
Mar 18
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts posted a status
"Hey, What's the name of the bike recycle group we have on here. The one that takes in old bikes, repairs them and sells them off cheap?"
Mar 17
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts commented on Damian Vears's blog post Great Samaritan
"You never mentioned how your bike was ;)  Hope you both recover soon ! Let's hope there are more JIM KENEFICK'S out there!  Thanks Jim !!!"
Mar 15

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What bikes do you ride?
Cervélo R5 ( Road bike )
Specialized Tricross ( cyclocross )
KHS Tandemania ( Tandem )
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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 13 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.…

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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…

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

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

Hi,

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…

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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 22:14 on June 15, 2012, Muddies said…

Thanks Pete that would be good.

Email is pokane26@optusnet.com.au

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,
Cheers
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.

 
 
 

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