Ok, so there are a few of you out there who have never ridden up Gorge Road &/or never had a coffee stop at The Cudlee Creek Cafe, so this ride is to experience them both. The ride up to Kangaroo Creek Reservoir is a challenge but well worth it, the views are 'Gorge-ous' and the coffee at Cudlee Creek Cafe is outstanding (IMO), so lets go for a ride. :-)This is a social and fun ride post TDU to catch up, share stories and have some good coffee (& scones, they make the BEST scones (IMO))…See More
"There's very little to be gained by pulling up in terms of adding power to the overall stroke.. a couple of % I believe when sitting and a bit more when standing. Pulling up does aid in creating a smooth stroke and of course you…"
"That is very high indeed but I guess it's peak.
My good mate Luke Kuss former world junior champ now our earth moving contractor has many a good story to tell but from what he was saying, he could average those figures which I find…"
"Riding position for track is different. Way further forward and more of a down stroke. For road riding and or racing, main technique is to pull up on pedal stroke, u will push down automatically. Pull, pull, pull.
This without cleats is near…"
"I went and bought a pair of old skool clip pedals (Token) and to be honest they were really difficult to get use to as they seem to spin freely if you miss the toe clip on the first attempt, with this in mind I have gone with clipless pedals…"
We are putting together an Adelaide Cyclists Tour Down Under Team.I will be team Captain as teams need to nominate a Captain.There are 4 different distances from 4 different starts:Norwood to Tanunda 138kmGumeracha to Tanunda 102kmMt Pleasant to Tanunda 79kmTanunda to Tanunda 33km The team name is "ADELAIDE CYCLISTS".When you register you need to put the Team Code:BCT022 If you wish to join the team RSVP "Will Attend."When you have registered, could you please let me know?See More
"The original pedals on my Mongoose are flat but have a hard plastic cage that you can slip your toe into, so you can push forward/down as hard as you like without fear of the foot slipping off the pedal but you're not actually…"
"When I first put clips on my bike, I was amazed at how much more power I had, particularly going uphill. The clips I use are such that I can wear my steel-caps while riding, or my ordinary shoes.
Just keep the straps fairly loose when in heavy…"
"If somebody is that unsure about clipping they should practice riding on soft ground such as grass. Chances are that if you fall off your trainer your quite likely to hit furniture or a wall, there aren't many of us that have an empty room for…"
"Single sided pedals or clip-in platforms let you pedal uncleated some of the time until you are fully used to cleats. Adjust them loose at first, tighten them a bit as twisting out becomes automatic."
"Yep. I've done it. I used to lean on traffic light poles at intersections until one day I missed the pole and fell over... during peak hour traffic. Needless to say, I soon upgraded to spd's real quick :)"