Hi all,I'm in the process of fixing up an old Standish from the late 70's. A friend gave it to me, with a bunch of other parts (there's almost enough here to make two bikes) and I'm trying to do it…Continue
Hi Everybody,I've not been posting here very much lately, too busy riding my bicycle. I've also been creating a bit of a blog to document the various hill climbs around Adelaide, inspired to some…Continue
Right, so after getting caught in the rain twice in as many rides, I thought it might be prudent to ask. Glasses on, or off? It seems to me that there is no winning - glasses on and they fog up…Continue
Hey guys, looking for some help in route planning! I'm planning a Beach Ride starting in town aimed at beginners, a slow 40-50k's or so, with a break in the middle. I've got some friends who are keen…Continue
The cycling lord in the sky said that I would go on a training ride.
By the cycling lord it was said that I would go out and climb.
And it was said that I would climb Norton Summit three times.
And upon reaching the summit, I would descend, only to turn around and climb right back up.
And on the first time, I would ride as hard as I could, to achieve a personal record
And it was done.
And on the second time, I would ride intervals, until my legs were…Continue
I seem to have spent less time on here of late, although that certainly hasn't corresponded with less time on the bike! I just thought I'd share a few milestones that I've reached in the last month or so, as I start getting excited for the Dirty Dozen.
1: July 23, 2500 km Since I got Strava. I got Strava in mid Feb, so I've done maybe 3000km this year. This is not including commuting, because I'm too lazy to record the 5k's each way every day. Currently I'm at 2,838km
I did not really plan to ride 100km today. But in the end, I did. It wasn't fast, it wasn't glorious, I'm pretty exhausted, but I'm also pretty chuffed after riding my first century, and thought I'd share on here :)
I started out at a quarter to nine from Prospect, aiming to get to Dan's house near the top of Flagstaff Hill for ten. Going along Marion road was pretty flat, and the cool weather only encouraged me to ride faster. From the Start of Anzac Hwy to the start of Flagstaff…Continue
Everything in life has it's ups and downs, and that includes riding a bike!
In the last few days I've had a swag of bike experiences which I thought I'd better share.
I'll start with the Good - I'm on track to reach my 800k's in April for the Ride Hard to Breathe Easy Challenge, at 331km's so far. I've discovered some new hills (Coach Road, which, if you were interested, is not a good one for covering k's quickly, I think I almost had a heart attack up there, and Mt Osmond,…Continue