I often cop a lot of tongue in cheek comments about me being a MAMIL or a lycra warrior on wheels by my mates and some colleagues, and usually the conversation turns to cyclists annoying drivers and…Continue
Hey guys, I'm planning a holiday over xmas & new years to go to Thailand.One of the many tours we will be doing is a cycling tour. Was wondering if anyone has used …Continue
At the moment my climbing skills are very lack lustre. I find I am grinding in the granny gear on a 5-7% grade hill. Speed is somewhere in the vicinity of 9-12km max depending on how Im feeling and gradient. Im currently running standard cranks (54/39) and a 12/28 cassette with 1850g DT Swiss wheels. My cadence on a climb is about 65 average which I have read and been told by others is too slow and I should be sitting on 80 on hills as it will be easier on the legs. I find…Continue
Been a while since I posted a blog.
Of late, I have been enjoying my riding a lot more. I've been mixing it up between getting out with the SSRC guys, riding with my regular buddies Andrew, Colin and Andre. I've been doing a mix of hills, fast flats and just pootling in general. I find mixing it up for me adds variety. I don't want riding to become a chore like I 'must' go out or I will lose what I have gained mentality.
I often remind myself of the reason why I ride. Initially…Continue
I got a mate who is about 6ft 4 and about 90-100kg who wants to get a FBR or Hybrid bike. Second hand preferably.
Budget is $500-700max. Wants it for flat road cruising with the kids for an hour or 2. Needs to be clean and in good working condition.
He is only a newbie when it comes to cycling so I said I will try and help him out.
If you have one for sale or know of one for sale that would suit his size, please me know asap.
Yesterday myself, Andrew F, Paul & Nerilee C joined me to do the Clarendon to Mclaren Vale ride via Blewitt Springs.
It was my first time up Bains and boy it felt tough. Had to stop twice for a breather up Bains, but got up it and thoroughly enjoyed my time in the hills. I also missed the Magpie there thankfully. He gave me a squark but left me alone.
The bike handled the hills well. On the down hill runs, I was able to get up to 70kph. Which is fast for me.