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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) replied to MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS)'s discussion Amy's Gran Fondo
"Shav I said to a friend doing the event everyone was proud to wear what they liked and a few wore an Amys jersey. Certainly a colourful event and great to be able to pick out familar jerseys from SA. No stupid uniformity rules enforced by sponsors…"
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS)'s discussion Amy's Gran Fondo
"Sunny day, rubber side down on closed roads. Knocked off over an hour off my last years time and climbed Skenes about 3km/hr quicker knocking off over 10 minutes off the previous time and arrived at Benwerrin feeling like could go another lap of the…"
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Katie Hannan's discussion Blackwood cycling buddies
"Blackwood Gruppetto meet at roundabout at 7am on Saturdays. Nice bunch that wait at the top of hills for ya. They like a few hills too"
Aug 31
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to JDL's discussion Bad PR
"Simply stated, (excluding comment about photo) is if you ride a bike don't be a dick....share the road"
Aug 31
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Dave M's discussion Warranty coverage?
"Luck of the draw I suppose...."
Aug 30
Rob (Chewbacca) liked Roger Gillies's discussion Coast to Coast returning !!!
Aug 30
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Roger Gillies's discussion Coast to Coast returning !!!
"Now who wants to ride back ? It makes for a great day out :-)"
Aug 30
Rob (Chewbacca) liked Ruddager's discussion An attitude reversal ...
Aug 26
Rob (Chewbacca) might attend REIDY's event

Soldier On Cycling Group Ride at Tower Hotel Car Park, Magill

September 6, 2014 from 7:30am to 11am
SoldierOn Cycling is a fun, social group of people who love cycling and creating a greater awareness & support of PTSD in modern veteransAs i am the representative for SoldierOn Cycling - Adelaide, i thought i would invite all AC members to come to our monthly group rides, you can check the AC site events or join our FB page belowEvent Page Cycling FB Page…See More
Aug 24
Rob (Chewbacca) might attend Gus K's event

H'eroica 2014 - gravel roads, pizza and wine at Adelaide Hills from Norton Summit at 9 am

October 5, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
In 2014 the Adelaide Cyclists H'eroica ride is back for its fourth year. L'Eroica is an event in Italy that travels through the wine region of Chianti during spring along the strade bianchi.The Adelaide Hills has so many hidden unsealed roads and ever-opening…See More
Aug 21
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to Darren S.'s discussion Everesting
"Garmin have an extended battery pack which will lengthen battery life for at least another 20 hours :-) it also comes with solar panel :-)"
Aug 14
Rob (Chewbacca) commented on Steven Ellison's blog post Three Year Anniversary (Cycling as an adult)
"Yes definitely the purpose for riding can change as it has for me. Found it much easiee to get motivated now riding doesnt depend on the date and time or politics within groups. Really enjoying the longer solo commute rides home after work. Not…"
Aug 12
Rob (Chewbacca) might attend Coppo's event

Amy's ride SA 2014 at Flinders Park to Mclaren Vale

November 2, 2014 all day city to sea to vines -Amy's Ride SA is the perfect challenge! Choose to ride 12 - 125 kilometres along a car-free Southern Expressway.Amy's Ride SA is so much more than just a ride. This unique event puts the spotlight on South Australian bicycle riders, freeing up the entire Southern Expressway to…See More
Jul 13
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to wujim's discussion How many k's you get out of your tyres?
"My son gets twice the distance out of his Conti GP 4000 than his old man because the old man is a fat arse :-) Everyones experience with longevity will be different as the roads they ride on and whether they are lovers of the slopes or flats."
Jul 1
Rob (Chewbacca) might attend Dahondude's event

Winter Solstice Ride 2014 at Tower Hotel carprak

June 21, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The winter solstice happens at around 830pm on Saturday June 21 this year. Instead of running naked around some Pagan standing stones in the middle of a freezing Adelaide winter's night, I'm planning on riding to Mt Lofty via Norton Summit to sacrifice a few goats* and hopefully watch the earth's axis start tilting up again bringing longer days and warmer cycling weather. BYO Coffee/nibbles at the summit before a quick descent down the Old Freeway. Departing the Tower Hotel on Magill Rd at…See More
Jun 15
Rob (Chewbacca) replied to colin ware-lane's discussion fulcrum wheels
"Nothing like having a crack at it may get lucky :-) There are specific tools out there for the job, maybe people don't have time to fix it for you but perhaps can offer some advice or clues to getting the job done we…"
May 28

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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
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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 22 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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