This blog post originally published in Pedal Update, the newsletter of the Bicycle Institute of SA
Greetings to one and all as we head into the winter months of the year. For some, this time of year means less cycling, sometimes it is too dark, cold or wet to really want to hop on the bike and ride, for others (my self included I have to admit) winter is a time of challenges, getting over the physical and mental objections, cajoling children onto… Continue
Added by Jeremy Miller on April 29, 2010 at 19:41 —
I have a work colleague just arrived from the UK and wishes to commute to work in the city from Mt Barker on his bike.
He has asked me which is the quickest and safest way. Can anyone help with providing this information?
Added by Elayne Neill on April 28, 2010 at 14:28 —
As foreshadowed yesterday, today was the day of the big ride. We had aimed to complete a 100km journey down around Lake Tuggeranong and back to do a lap of Lake Burley Griffin, but that did not exactly work out. The principal reason for this was that both bikes had issues with malfunctioning gears.
The mountain bike… Continue
Added by Wombat on April 27, 2010 at 22:30 —
Hi from the Nation's Capital. The above pic is from here.
Apparently the advocacy worked!
I have been amazed over the past few days since I arrived in Canberra at the number of cyclists and pedestrians I have seen. Now, given, it has been the long weekend and all the bureaucrats have to have something to do on the weekend, but, considering a population of less than 350,000 ppl,… Continue
Added by Wombat on April 27, 2010 at 9:03 —
As far as birthdays go, yesterday was pretty cruisy.
was breakfast in bed: scrambled eggs on toast with a side of fresh hot coffee. Nice. Thanks Honey!
Then there was the ride to school: a
lazy 4km ish with the two older girls. No big issues, except for the hole that my eldest reported at about the 1/2 way mark... luckily, whom ever had owned the bike previously had put some goo in the tube so she was able to make it the rest of the way to school without the tyre… Continue
Added by Wombat on April 23, 2010 at 21:22 —
Started throwing a midweek, afternoon ride (other than the ride home) into the mix.
Was told about a great little circuit in the Adelaide Hills by a mate. This circuit is pretty short (17Km) but is undulating the whole time.… Continue
Added by Darren B on April 23, 2010 at 10:19 —
I am a careful and courteous cyclist. I ride a lot, everyday. I ride within the law, signal, don’t run red lights, ride defensively, and most of the time wear highly visible clothing.
So there I was, heading home this afternoon, travelling north down East Terrace heading towards Forestville. I am heading towards the right hand bend in the road here
and I can hear that the tram crossing boom gates are down. Ding, Ding,… Continue
Added by Jeremy Miller on April 22, 2010 at 19:01 —
OK so there is something I've been wondering about regarding group/bunch riding. Do you actually achieve and maintain significantly higher speeds whilst travelling in a group.
Logic tells me that there would be benifit with earodynamics, etc, but I have noticed recently after jumping into a group that broke off from the ride for respect ride that I was able to very comfortably sit on 35km/hr with most of the time spent at 40km/hr. Typically I find myself working harder to keep… Continue
Added by Darren B on April 22, 2010 at 16:16 —
2&21's take on the bike scene of Minneapolis has a wealth of hyper-local information about an important community aspect of their Continue
This was designed as part of a competition by GOOD to…
Added by Daniel Mee on April 22, 2010 at 13:29 —
I found this site in my search for group rides in Adelaide. What a surprise to find so much information about cycling in Adelaide, both on this site and the other great websites (i.e. BikeSA, etc).
I still haven't been out on one of… Continue
Added by Darren B on April 22, 2010 at 10:28 —
I not sure why I began thinking about this. I've been rebuilding an old fixed fork MTB during the evenings and last night, while tussling with a recalcitrant cantilever, brake arm I got to thinking about the bicycles of my past. What they were and really, when I got to thinking about it, how many KMs they must have done.… Continue
Added by Gus K on April 21, 2010 at 23:30 —
Does anyone know what the story is with the linear park bike path been blocked east of Hackney Rd. It appears to be related to the works on the adjacent private property, but there are no signs to say how long it will be blocked for.
Added by David Bowler on April 21, 2010 at 10:12 —
This article appeared today in Crikey.com.au
This week the Adelaide cycling community experienced the death (via the media) of one of its own. Simon Whitley, a 47-year-old husband and father… Continue
Added by Wombat on April 16, 2010 at 21:43 —
My curiosities have finally been pushed to their limits, and I'm now seeking solid factual evidence of where road funding comes from. I'm aware that the federal government sponsors major national highways/freeways. But the claims of motorists for cyclists to pay registration fees so they are 'entitled' to our right to ride on roads just seems flawed. Firstly, I can't see that the cost of maintaining and developing roads can be solely funded by registration fees… Continue
Added by P'An-Tau Jiricek-Scott on April 15, 2010 at 12:07 —
Last night I attended my second (in a row) Tuesday Night Ride which is organised (or disorganised depending on your perspective) for and by single speed and fixie riders (mainly fixies attending) each Tuesday during the year. …
Added by Wombat on April 14, 2010 at 11:30 —
I use to ride Linear Park a lot. At one time I lived in Brompton and worked in Glenelg, so it was part of my daily commute. Another time, I had a close friend in Fulham and I was in Magill, so the route was my cross-town ride. These days I use the route to ride from the eastern side of town into the University or the city.
Recently I rode on Linear Park a number of times in one day, both during the daylight hours, and at night, and was struck with several observations.
Added by Jeremy Miller on April 12, 2010 at 13:19 —
I have had one too many close calls at pedestrian crossings. Every time, driver behaviour is at fault. Whether intentionally speeding up to ‘get through’, and running a light that’s just turned red, to not noticing the red (or the pedestrians using the crossing), and driving straight through. Obviously, it is not the majority of drivers who engage in this sort of behaviour, but it only takes one crash between a fast moving metal box and the vulnerable flesh of a pedestrian to turn that… Continue
Added by Jeremy Miller on April 12, 2010 at 10:47 —
night was the riding of the 108th Paris - Roubaix cycling race, but it
was the first in my memory. The race was dry. There were some crashes.
There was a… Continue
Added by Wombat on April 12, 2010 at 9:30 —
Thanks to Snoopy for those immortal words!
Roubaix? Where the hell is that? The Hell in the North.
I had not even heard of
Roubaix last week, and now I can't wait to watch the race tomorrow night.
It was with a pang that I listened to my
next-door-neighbour talk about the MotoGP racing that is happening this weekend, and I don't even know where they are racing. This time last year I was psyched! I was Pumped! I was ready… Continue
Added by Wombat on April 11, 2010 at 0:30 —
Hi cyclists... it's April and the rains have started but of course that doesn't stop most of us.
This newsletter is mostly about events to get you out on your bike for some fun stuff over the next few weeks.
This Sunday is another of our group rides organised (and creatively named) by… Continue
Added by Gus K on April 10, 2010 at 0:00 —