I'd just like to thank the blokes who stopped and gave me a hand about 6.45 this morning at the base of the veloway at Darlington. I had punctured on the way down into Darlington and after replacing the tube dicovered that my pump wasn't doing what it was designed to. The offer of a blast of CO2 from the generous passer-bys was greatly appreciated. If you guys are on Adelaide Cyclist then let me know and I can arrange to buy you a beer some time... or at the very least replace the…Continue
Added by Richard Cooke on March 10, 2011 at 7:20 — No Comments
So following the strange little episode I had a week & a half ago, where all the energy suddenly deserted me going up the freeway, and the doc suggesting a visit to the SA Heart clinic, off I trundled to Flinders yesterday.
I explained in great detail what happend and the specialist listened attentitivley... then had the following to say
- I am in the right age group for this sort of thing to happen
- it 'could' be heart related
- if it was it should have…Continue
I think last weekend was, not that I am a long range meteorologist, probably the last hot one of the season. Arm and leg warmers and gilets are being pulled out and some of you might be fair weather cyclists and your season is coming to the end whereas others, like me, are getting ready to, and embrace, the cold -- Belgium up 2011! Are you going to keep commuting by bike this winter?
Added by Gus K on March 7, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments
Anyone, other than my family, who has a passing interest in our progress at the 3 Peaks Challenge this weekend can always tune to Twitter (call sign @dahondude) or wait for the full write-up with photos next week. With luck we will have mobile phone reception at most of the food/rest stops.
Weather forecast for Sunday is looking confusing...fine and sunny for the two mountains (Hotham and Falls) but showers for Omeo. Not sure how this works.
Like many of you on this site, this morning would have seen you leave the sea, wind through the hills and down the Fleurieu in a big "question mark" shaped course down to Victor Harbour. For me at least, there was never the question of asking "WHY". Not even the 8 degrees (less wind chill) experienced between Aldgate and Echunga.
We started from Sterling. Half an hour early. My experienced co-riders like it that way, and after being the last man home on other large group ride…Continue
Friday night, 5 pm. Pacing the stands at Edwardstown, contemplating getting changed into my gear.
5:15: I get changed, get my bike out the car and proceed back to the stands where the registration desk is. I sign in as a come-and-try entrant and pay my money. I am number 9. Turning my jersey around I pin my number on (and am corrected as to its positioning). I reposition it and put on my cycling shoes and helmet.
I take my bike to the gate and using it to prop me up, I sit on…Continue
A Bottecchia Alta Velocita.
Im thinking of getting one.
Added by Domestique on March 5, 2011 at 17:13 — No Comments
In the interests of keeping my obsessive list making habit happy I've compiled a food-baggie checklist - 10 zip-lock bags of food for 10 hours riding. Each bag contains around 60g of carb and there are three different "flavours".
Flavour 1 contains: 1 museli bar, 1 spicy fruit roll (the nearest thing to a fig roll), 4 dates, and 2 jelly babies
Flavour 2 contains: 1 UpandGo drink, 1 spicy fruit roll, 2 dates and 2 jelly babies
Flavour 3 contains: 1 Whingers Bar, 1 spicy…Continue
Just received a final email from BV with loads of info on the ride. One new piece of information that I hadn't seen before (or maybe just missed) is that they are providing all the riders with transponders to fit to our bikes. The transponders record us passing the start and finish of each climb (Tawonga, Hotham and Falls) which provides a time up each climb but also allows the organisers and family to track riders at approx. 40km intervals. Its not the same as those groovy Tour de France…Continue
Set out this morning like Baloo the Bear (with only the simple bare necessities) - up the hill to join the Wednesday Wheelers (Bike SA) group. Met at Belair Rwy Stn. Off through Belair NP via Queen Jubilee Drive and on to Crafers. Wound down to Hahndorf for a kransky lunch. Managed a visit to the Hahndorf Academy to view the "Oratunga: into the landscape" exhibition.
Ride to Mylor via River Rd - the WW are heading back to…Continue