If you haven't seen the classic 1979 cycling film Breaking Away, ask yourself if you can even be called a cycling aficionado ;-))Here's your chance. Friday night, it's free, from 6.00pm in the…Continue
My Twitter 'bio' sums it up.Constantly using cameras and bicycles, sometimes both at the same time.The only difference is that I get paid to take photographs, the bike thing, unfortunately not. A…Continue
It was raised recently in the topic about training for 3Peaks, but I'm wondering what are the longest steady gradients you can tell me about. Not the 1km ''walls'', but as long as possible at…Continue
Last weekend I was pootling back toward the city from Oaklands Park, following the rail corridor. I got to Emerson crossing (South Rd+Cross Rd) , followed the path under the bridge to the Nth East…Continue
Always one more challenge.
A have a new challenge looming on my horizon. Next month I’ll spend five days hanging with some friends in Bright and riding the majestic Victorian Alps. It was my contemplating this coming trip that led me to wonder “how did I get here?”
I know lots of you regularly ride the “3Peaks” or the “Alpine Classic” and that fills me with awe. I’ve never been tempted to ride one, but I'm not sure if…
It’s not about the bike. (OK, maybe it is a bit)
Every good hobby needs good magazines and cycling is well catered. There are plenty of niche publications to suit roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, hipsters and followers of the pro teams. A lot of these are almost half full of bike reviews. This amazed me when I first started flicking through magazines. Just how many different current bike brands are there? (that’s not really…
My name is Snappy and I’m an addict
..and you all respond in unison "Hi Snappy".
So what’s with on-line clubs? Newbies to any online forum are so keen to get involved. They want to contribute to every topic (whether they know anything about it or not) and the forum always open in their browser. Every email notification is switched to 'on' so they don’t miss a thing, and everyone who replies to their topic is a new best…Continue
In which a Rookie meets Checker Hill
In those first months, maybe mid 2010, I snooped around on line for information about cycling. I’d always had good experiences hooking up with photographers online to share ideas and knowledge so maybe bike riders did that sort of thing too? There were a few sites I tried. It was all a bit confusing. There was even a locally based one called “Adelaide Cyclists”. It didn’t look very active, but I…Continue