"Will you be posting a summary video of our shorter ride today Terry? I think yours was the only video camera with us.
Obligatory "favourite place" for today's ride would be Tenafeate Creek Wines that we rode past soon after turning…"
"Hmm. Favorite wineries you missed include (at least):
Artisans of the BarossaIllaparaVilla TintoJenkeSt Hallett
Lou Miranda Estate winery in Rowland Flat has been a…"
"A lovely day out for a ride today. The Beginner Hills Group worked nicely together and didn't seem to have a big range of speeds, so nobody had to wait a long time at regroups for the tailenders to catch up. Three of us didn't attempt the…"
Event Date : 25-May-2013Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 42 km Duration : 2 to 2.5 HoursElevation : Flat then HillsSurface : BitumenSuitability : Beginner hill climbersRide Style : Social ride (not training ride)Pace (ave) :…See More
"The chain was badly stretched. Replacing the chain means you have to replace the rear cluster as well apparently my bike does not take a per-built cluster, but takes six individual sprockets. Last week on the flat ride, the third and fifth sprockets…"
"I loved today's ride too. I've done the other direction, but this was my first time this way round, about 35km was first-time for me. I'm not sure which way I like most, I think we should try them only a week or two apart - Memory is…"
"Apparently the sprockets have a "forwards" and a "backwards". Two of them were installed backwards in the gearset and the chain just rode up them instead of driving the sprocket. It feels much firmer now that they are all the…"
"@Tim - I have never met anyone that I am aware of who stopped driving because they had to wear a seatbelt, nor who stopped riding because they had to wear a helmet. My own experience was that I stopped riding as a teenager when I 1) got a car, 2)…"
"I find it interesting to read the "Mandatory Helmet Law" posts and substitute "Mandatory Seatbelt Use" in cars as my sanity filter. Both are compelled by law, both reduce a number of kinds of injury in crashes, but are an…"
I have a set of pedals with toe clips attached that I will bring along next week (meant to today, but forgot until I saw u this morning) You are most welcome to give them a go. I think that you would find them extremely helpful, especially on the Bupa ride with those hills :)
places like Adams Road, Craigmore where the pedestrian crossings by the schools protrude through the parking lane almost to the solid line on the right side of the bike lane.
Scott, can you provide clear photos of this? I am prepared to discuss with the pertinent authority. Persuaded DPTI to remove the concrete obstructions on Fitzroy Terrace. Doubt that I could persuade the local council to do the same for the main street in Gawler that were deliberately added later. Heather, Coordinator of Adelaide BUG
Hi Scott, To answer your question, I have not joined GW as I would be unable to keep up. I have long term health prob that limits energy. Join in the occasional slow AC ride along linear park. Otherwise I utility cycle by myself most days. Or sit at the computer doing cycling advocacy. Scott, do you want to join my 4 AC groups and get the free monthly BUG News? Cheers, Heather
I have not cycled in large fast AC groups like from Henley to Outer Harbour. It is an art which one would first learn in small slower groups. I have 'cycled' The Grampians when rough camping in the National Forest -- combination of cycling and wheeling my bike. Still enjoyed the scenery, wildlife and birds. Whenever I stopped, would laugh about looking at the tiny orchids. Enjoy your cycling!
I have cycled to Waterfall Gully kiosk in a group but not tried Greenhill Road, Norton Summit or any of those eastern hills. Forecast is wet on the weekend so enjoy a break. When warmer and longer days of spring arrive, you will be inspired to improve your stamina.