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Rising energy costs - time to budget for a bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matvei Kudinoff Mar 13, 2013. 13 Replies

Lately its been like a George Orwell novel. Opened the latest round of bills which continue to esculate, never going down despite taking measures to save. Where will this all stop ? Sad fact is that…Continue

TDU week.....what a great week....any special plans?

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather Jan 27, 2013. 54 Replies

Today we hear what Lance has to admit during the years which the UCI tell us that the TDF was non consequential....and we should forget the years 1999-2005 for ever. Meanwhile during the turmoil of…Continue

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New Years Resolution....what are your goals for 2013?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Torsten Bunge Dec 26, 2013. 83 Replies

Christmas is done and dusted but the New Year brings us to new beginnings and a chance to wipe the slate and reflect upon what we need to change in our life to live more comfortably with…Continue

Tags: 2013, training, goals

So what did you receive for Xmas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juz Jan 7, 2013. 48 Replies

Just had to post this question to the Adelaide Cyclists world...what did you get for xmas? Hope you had a good one and staying safe during this festive I didnt receive anything bike…Continue



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Rob (Chewbacca) might attend Gus K's event

Say goodbye: Gus is gorn at The Wheatsheaf Hotel

October 21, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Come along and celebrate seven years of Adelaide Cyclists and tell me all your views on helmets, Adelaide drivers, views on bananas vs jelly snakes and the colour of your pee as I ride off into the distance.The Wheatsheaf is an excellent venue for a get together. It was also the venue for the site's first birthday that some…See More
Oct 17, 2016
Christy Boyle commented on Rob (Chewbacca)'s news post Hillclimbing for beginners
"Thanks Rob. I really appreciated your article and the research that went into it. You helped me and reminded me of techniques to use when climbing the steeps. Very informative and easy to read. Cheers."
Feb 14, 2016
Christy Boyle liked Rob (Chewbacca)'s blog post Hillclimbing for beginners
Feb 14, 2016
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Michael H's discussion Best bike servicing in Adelaide.
"totally awesome Shaun :-)"
Feb 11, 2016
Jason Jones liked Rob (Chewbacca)'s blog post Hillclimbing for beginners
Feb 8, 2016
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Daniel Lynch's discussion Why is it even called Humpty?
Sep 2, 2015
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Sep 2, 2015
Rob (Chewbacca) is attending Gus K's event

Cyclocross - PACC Focus Crossfire Cup, race 4 at Adelaide

August 16, 2015 from 8am to 12pm
Port Adelaide Cycling Club host the majority of Cyclocross racing in South Australia. Our CX races are open to all Cycling Australia and Mountain Bike Australia members. There is a race to suit everyone, regardless of age, fitness or skill level.The current CX race series is the 2015 FOCUS Crossfire cup - our premier winter racing series held in the Adelaide parklands.FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Approx Race Day Format:7:45 Course Setup (Volunteers welcome & required - email …See More
Jul 27, 2015
sofie ikon joined Rob (Chewbacca)'s group

Night Expresso (BikeSA free rides programme)

This ride group meets at the eastern side of Hurtle Square in the City at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings. We ride for 2 hours and complete our ride at Bocellis on the corner of Wakefield and Hutt St at 9pm.Please refer to the Bike SA Free Rides Programme on the following link:"The rides are free of charge (unless indicated otherwise) and available to the…See More
Apr 2, 2015
Tim Smith joined Rob (Chewbacca)'s group

Night Expresso (BikeSA free rides programme)

This ride group meets at the eastern side of Hurtle Square in the City at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings. We ride for 2 hours and complete our ride at Bocellis on the corner of Wakefield and Hutt St at 9pm.Please refer to the Bike SA Free Rides Programme on the following link:"The rides are free of charge (unless indicated otherwise) and available to the…See More
Feb 13, 2015
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Biosfear's discussion Best bar tape?
"BBB gel tape is black and at only 20 bucks doesnt loose its skin like a lizard.....prologo also sheds its skin too....which is annoying."
Oct 15, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) commented on Coppo's event 'BikeSA Grand Slam Series - Littlehampton 100/200KM'
"Note new start venue is in Balhannah with a start time 630am. Check Bike SA website for details"
Oct 6, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) is attending Coppo's event

BikeSA Grand Slam Series - Littlehampton 100/200KM at Littlehampton, South Australia

October 12, 2014 from 6am to 2pm
Last of the Grand Slam Series. 100km/ 200 KM Updated Start location info  -  due to arsonist that set the old venue on fire.$35 for BIKESA members$50 for BIKESA membersSee More
Oct 6, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Katie Hannan's discussion Is there a need for a bike shop in Blackwood?
"It took Coles about 16 years of applications to finally build Coles at a reduced size from what was originally planned. Blackwood has the most round about infrastructure compared with anywhere :-s"
Oct 6, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Katie Hannan's discussion Is there a need for a bike shop in Blackwood?
"Blackwood certainly has a high number of cafes for a small area. Its a nice place to start and finish a ride and the Blackwood Gruppetto have been doing this for several years. Traditionallg Blackwood had Mega Bike up there twice and the Cyclerider…"
Oct 6, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Gus K's discussion H'eroica 2014 - gravel roads, pizza and wine
Oct 6, 2014

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
Colnago CLX
Specialized Langster Pro (track bike)
Focus Mares Cyclo Cross
Focus Izalco Max (AG2R)
TST Titanium (Campagnolo 11 speed Chorus)
Vitus 992 Comp
Vitus 992 (Mavic SSC equipped)
Vitus 992 (Dura Ace 9 speed)
Vitus 979
Vitus Carbone 9
Vitus ZX1 ( time trial bike )
RedBack (light weight Chinese carbon)

Diamondback Podium 3 (kept in Indonesia because I own too many bikes here in Adelaide)
(the right number of bikes is "n+1")
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute, Racing
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Live to ride.....ride to live.....
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Ride4Repat - come follow our 7 day journey through the South East and back

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 22:30 6 Comments

Last few months you have probably noticed a banner on Adelaide Cyclists supporting Ride4Repat. From 30th March until 5th April there will be 15 cyclists and support crew involved for a loop ride down via the Coorong through the south east to Mt Gambier and returning via the Princes Highway back to Adelaide. It is 930 km over 7 days.

This event is supported by the two foundations at the Repat, Foundation Daw Park and the Daw Park Hospice Foundation. While there are…


An inspiring story from Melbourne - the creation of Elsie

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 20:00 7 Comments

When I travelled to Melbourne to begin my ride back to Adelaide earlier this year, stayed with Margot and Alex who are some friends I had ridden with before when they were living in Adelaide. At the time Margot had a bright pink steel bike frame sitting on her desk....the beginnings of her first major bike project... now she has completed it and ridden it... Elsie is her pride and joy. This is Margot's story which just had to be shared, and with her permission I have reposted her story on…


Cycle of Life....where is Chewie?

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 6:05 9 Comments

Last night arrived in Portland about half way through this journey. Been a good trip except carring the back pack part....a support vehicle would make a huge difference. 550 km in two days yeah...

Cycle of Life Tour - Competition

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 0:27 21 Comments

Some of you may be aware of the Cycle Of Life tour ( ) which was an intended ride from Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road to raise money for Transplant Australia which was to commence on March 5th had to be postponed due to Matt Toser's father Dennis who had become very ill ( The ride will be reschuduled for later in the…


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At 17:02 on April 25, 2014, Steven Ellison said…

Rob, are you still thinking of coming along to the SSRC P& L ride? We have a few riders you have never met before and I am sure you would enjoy the more Social type ride!

It will be a pleasure to have you join us if you decide to do so!

At 18:46 on March 15, 2013, Frank smith said…

Hi Rob from a wet and cold UK, hope the sun is still shinning out there!

At 0:45 on June 27, 2012, heather said…

Hi Rob,

On 18-Jun-2012 you posted at
Hopefully Tuesday night I will get a photo of a really dangerous bollard or a missing one which has been cut off leaving a 2inch stump above ground....ouch to anyone that hits it :(

Do you have a photo? Is it in the West Torrens Council area?

Cheers, Heather

At 17:25 on April 24, 2012, Shaun Thomas said…

Cheers Rob, mate at work put me onto it.

Heard you did a crazy ride to Melbourne recently...well done!

At 21:19 on February 15, 2012, rick vidoni said…

Hi Rob ,noticed you are riding to Woodside for the grand slam where are you leaving from and what time? and do you anyone else that may be interested to ride there?

At 17:07 on December 25, 2011, heather said…

hi rob, glad you found ac and are getting so much from it. happy new year to you too. cheers, heather

At 9:03 on December 2, 2011, Justin V said…

As mentioned before, Im interested in doing one of those long trips. Not sure of your movements but early Jan looks good? Be good to get a few others along also. What do you think?

At 14:32 on November 14, 2011, Monika said…

thanks Chewy :)

At 8:46 on September 25, 2011, Trent said…
Thanks Bobby. Hopefully one soon! Have a great ride and enjoy the pancakes!
At 15:09 on August 16, 2011, heather said…

Hi Bobby,

Sorry about your collision. At least you are OK.

If you provide brief details of your collision, I will add to list on AC group Look For Cyclists at Am collating data that may be used for cycling advocacy.

Of course you are welcome to join the group and post your own experiences.

Cheers, Heather


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