Work has begun in earnest to prepare my Apollo for blasting and respray. Only thing left to do is remove the bearing cups from the headset, and off to the blasters for paint removal.
I just thought I would let you all know that my blog is now happening at wright2me.wordpress.com
Same me, new place. The current topic is on the 30 days of biking. It's nearly at its end.
Also, I am in the beginning stages of a separate blog on my culinary exploits called feedthewombat.wordpress.com
Please feel free to drop by my blogs and say hi.
Thanks to Angus for getting me started on the task of regular…Continue
I love being out and about in the afternoon on a nice day, whether it's walking or riding. It's my favourite time of the day. The gradual lengthening shadows, shadows highlighting the folds in the hills, the colours in the leaves as the sun lowers, the hues that develop across the hills, then the colours of the clouds and sky as dusk approaches, and the start of the cool of the evening on the skin.
Left home at 1.30pm…Continue
SO with the family headed bush for Easter at the farm weekender, I'd planned to hang up the helmet for a few days without riding. I'd never considered riding off road up there. In years past I'd taken kids bikes up to the farm, and spent most of those holidays repairing punctures from endless numbers of thorns and Caltrop burrs.
But, thinking again, I realized that was kids riding in sheep paddocks and there was no reason I'd suffer the same fate with my MTB on the roads. So at the…Continue
I like riding, sometimes I take short rides sometimes longer depending on my energy levels, but something erks me when people ask about it. Heres a scenario: Person 1 - do you like riding do you? Person 2(me) - yea i love to ride gets me out and i get to go places and see things and that makes me feel good and gives me a bit of exercise. Person 1- oh yea cool (or sometimes just laugh politely) that i ride everywhere.
Why?? i just dont see why is it cuz people are so dependant on…Continue
Backed up Fridy's efforts with another 89km today, cut short by Colin trying to nudge the earth out of orbit with his shoulder. Lucky it was only a broken collarbone, large 4wd was watching the road and stopped. No less than 3 motorists offered assistance.
193 total for the long weekend, feeling a little sore today, but did try a couple of sprints from largs to outer harbour (both ways)
This has been a very good easter. Three rides in three days. Two days to go, I reckon that means two more rides to go.
Friday was a pretty short one - I did about three laps around some roads through Norton Summit and Ashton - about 15 or 20k's all up.
Saturday I did a loop - Norton Summit - Summertown - Uraidla - Basket Range - Ahston - Norton Summit. With a big detour - it made about 30 odd ks all up.
Today was a spin from penfolds road to grange and back - roughly…Continue
The first question you may ask.....why???
True it is a ride a real epic done solo.....but not.....many people were concerned about my welfare and freely without asking offered their support. Definitely felt the love and knew I wasnt alone, totally mind blowing experience.
I dedicate this ride to the late Michael Warner as Im sure upon hearing about it would give it his stamp of approval. While desending the Old Freeway, thought I heard his voice telling me to take care…Continue
53km last Sunday, headed up gorge road towards the dam, didn't make it but went from there into the city and home again.
22km Monday riding to work and home again
104.8 Friday, it was a good friday (despite getting soaked first and then burnt after)
total for the week 179.8 and it's only saturday
Today I followed up on my BikeSA maintenance course and tackled changing a tube... chose the back wheel because it's trickier (I figure Mr Murphy will ensure my first flat is on the back if I don't know what to do!). Chris supervised and provided the extra instruction required. I managed to get the tire off and back on without tyre levers, pretty happy with that. Even got the tyre back up to a reasonable pressure using the hand…Continue
Back again after a period of absence off Adelaide Cyclists.....going to kick off in a big way and get that triple century. If you wait for the right time, it will never happen....."just do it". This is the first in a series of rides that will hopefully be good preparation to get me to Mt Gambier and back before the end of the year....a pretty high bar but if its worth doing......…Continue
Added by Redliners on April 20, 2011 at 18:56 — No Comments
This is an invite to join the new AC group of Look For Cyclists with intro of:
Swap hints on how to decrease your risks of collisions. Later aims include collecting data plus lobbying for improved facilities and legislation. Remind drivers that cyclists are people, and to look.
A few months earlier, I posted on AC to Angus and Sam that I was planning to compile data on collisions, when I found some time from coordinating Adelaide BUG and Prospect BUG. I…Continue
Added by heather on April 18, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments
I was asked this question yesterday after having climbed Col de Lofty for the first time, with a good number of other experienced and first time mountain goats. I was thinking yesterday that the answer would have to be a resounding no. Then today's Ride for Christchurch has me changing my mind! How good has the weather been for riding the past 2 days?!! Even better was the fact that, unusually, I've been able to get out for both of them (thanks Em)!
I am pleased to say that a couple of long standing issues for cyclists along my route to work have been addressed in the past couple of weeks:
Firstly, the "loading zone" outside Vale Park Primary School along Ascot Ave which had times conflicting with the bike lane has finally had the morning loading zone times removed. On a good day, I can be doing 60km along this stretch, and so to have cars parked in the bike lane was not good, but until now the drivers had a defense. …Continue
Having recently moved house I am now taking a slightly different route to drop my daughter at school and continue to work. With not too many options, we now have to cross The Parade at the Sydeneham Road intersection. I have noticed that this intersection is quite badly designed - leaving the cyclist to cross in two steps (as it is next to impossible to cross in one movement in heavy traffic) waiting in the middle of The Parade where there is no sheltered island between two lanes of…Continue
Sakura311 charity ride was on 9.4.2011.
I got up 3:30am and made 50???rice balls...
It was rain...and cold. I thought many riders didnt come today...
But more than 50 riders joined with me.
Also AC riders helped me as leaders and donated some foods. And school kids helped to make BBQ.
I could collect donations $875 at that day.
Thank you for your helping. If you were not there, I could not do this event...
Tonight I sent collecting…Continue
I was cycling in to work today, going along Winston ave, when a 4WD passed me, but with left indicator going... fearing the worst, I prepared to brake as it veered across my path to turn left, but to my surprise, it slowed and allowed me to pass, turning in behind me.
Well done driver!
Caroline Cuthbert and I attended the BikeSA Basic Maintenance course after work this evening (Thanks for your help/encouragement tonight Caroline).
Absolute very basics is EXACTLY what the course offers, but that's exactly what I needed. I've never spent enough time around anyone who does anything with bicycles to have learned the really rudimentary things of bike maintenance. An ex once changed a punctured tube for me so I watched the process, feeling confident enough, but then the…Continue