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Top Gear's advice to cyclists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leigh Mar 6. 36 Replies

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Wayville Showgrounds path open again

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme H Feb 27. 3 Replies

Since the works at the new railway station have finished, the path along the Western side of the showgrounds has been reopened. So if you're a commuter heading into the SW corner of the city you no…Continue

Bike Art Adelaide at the airport

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dahondude Jan 16. 2 Replies

If you're passing Adelaide Airport this month, take a look at Bike Art Adelaide's "Tandem" exhibition, including some photos of one or two bike riders you may have met.. Near Gate 14 on the Virgin…Continue

rules for track bikes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by snappy_don Dec 19, 2013. 2 Replies

Snappy Jr is starting to think about track racing. He's never raced before and I'm not to going to shell big $$ for a bike when  A/ he may decide track sucks, and B/ he'll grow out of it in a season…Continue

 

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What bikes do you ride?
Shiny new Merida Scultura Pro 907E courtesy of Merida Bikes Australia. It's the second of three bikes in three years provided by Merida Bikes Australia for me to ''test ride''.

Also in the shed:
Stan aka 'the Mongrel', ol yellow fixie for commuting and for wandering down to the pub or shops. A hard-rubbish 70's Standish steel frame brought back to life with $100 bucks worth of ebay parts- brings me a lot of pleasure on commutes and social city rides.

Kal, the dirty red Kalahari MTB for going bush on the occasional dirty weekend. I'm no single-track expert, but it's a breath of fresh air getting off the black-top from time to time.
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute, Mountain Biking
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
When I'm not riding my bike, I'm a commercial photographer.
Website, blog, interest group address.
http://www.donbrice.com

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How Did I Get Here? Chapter 5

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 8:00 5 Comments

Chapter 5

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…

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How Did I Get Here? Chapter 4.

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 8:00 3 Comments

Chapter 4.

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…

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How Did I Get Here? Chapter 3

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 9:30 17 Comments

Chapter 3.

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…

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How Did I Get here? Chapter 2

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 9:00 5 Comments

 Chapter 2.

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…

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At 11:57 on September 11, 2012, Michael Fraser said…

Happy Birthday, Don. Have you officially become a pentagenarian yet? When is the auspicious day? Michael

At 15:48 on January 6, 2012, Travis Gottschutzke said…

cheers mate! i was using instagram on the iphone for most of them, complete with filters...makes a bad pic look good at times ;)

At 22:11 on September 18, 2011, Brian Jenkins (BJ) said…

Don, sounds like no ride (old-fashioned) on the same day as the Bay to Birdwood  - Darren's had too much on his plate to organise one.  BJ

 
 
 

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