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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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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
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
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Dstone's discussion South Australia's Bike friendly cafes
"De La Paix, Artisan, Little leaf and bean, Montagna just to name a few in Blackwood :-)"
Oct 4, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Dstone's discussion South Australia's Bike friendly cafes
"The blanket box gets well used in the middle of winter by lots of hypothermic cyclists :-)"
Oct 4, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Ruddager's discussion Ever been stranded?
"Took a spoke out to Mannum for a stranded mate. Fixed his wheel so he rode back."
Sep 30, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Zane Young's discussion my cyclist friendly driver sticker stolen - again!
"Probably need a pile of them, nice to think others want one too :-)"
Sep 29, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Rob Wood's discussion Very bright bike Light - Designed in Adelaide
"A few brands of lights I have purchased over the last two years have been plagued with faulty switches. Not being negative but have a list of desirable points I look for when purchasing a new light. Out of the lot I purchased ayup has been most…"
Sep 29, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to James's discussion I'm on the citizen's jury on cycling safety - and I need your help
"Will be awaiting to read a copy of the report once its released. The list of recommendations will be an interesting read too. Hopefully Radelaideans will be able to think "outside the square"."
Sep 29, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) liked Gus K's discussion New AC 'Ride Adelaide' kit
Sep 26, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Greg Hyde's discussion Frome Street Bikeway. What do you think?
Sep 24, 2014
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Greg Hyde's discussion Frome Street Bikeway. What do you think?
"If the ACC remove Frome street bike way it will set back development of further lanes indefinitely. We will have to wait until petrol becomes too expensive for most people to buy."
Sep 24, 2014

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
Colnago CLX
Specialized Langster Pro (track bike)
Stevens Cyclocross
Vitus 992 Comp
Vitus 992 (Mavic SSC equipped)
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
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Live to ride.....ride to live.....
Website, blog, interest group address.

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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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