Let me preface this Blog by saying that it is not designed or written to be aimed at any particular person. The topic is something which I have thought long and hard about as it relates to sport and general life as well as the "justice" system of our Country and State. So here goes...
The main question I would like to pose is: How long must someone carry the tag "cheat" or "criminal" once their sentence, from the responsible judicial body, is completed? Just how long, for instance,… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 31, 2010 at 11:30 —
I bought a new fancy Vaude jacket with the sleeves that come off ready to, in the words of Adelaide cycling writer Ianto Ware, "Belgium Up, sissy
" but it just kept on raining. Then the regular activities of a Sunday took over and the opportunity was lost.. but it still kept raining and now, Sunday night watching the final stage of the Giro (in Italian) I regret not getting out.
It's been one of those weeks when the media has been dominated by… Continue
Added by Gus K on May 31, 2010 at 0:03 —
It's interesting how many people comment on the fact that the girls all ride to school. Surely it's not THAT unique a situation!?!
What it has done is to give me the opportunity to talk about our choice to not have a car with a load of different people at the school. I get to tell them about our choice to not own a car. I get to tell them about losing a heap of weight. I get to tell them about all the money we are not spending on a car and how it means I don't have to work right… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 27, 2010 at 21:59 —
Hello again, Last Saturday along with the Ride of Silence in Adelaide was the Bicycle Institute of SA's AGM*. This year the invited keynote speaker was Adelaide City councillor Stephen Yarwood. Today as you might have heard he announced his intention to run for Mayor in the council election to be held later in the year. What does he stand for? As mayor what would this mean for cycling in Adelaide? What about Sturt St?
Listen on the Podcast page… Continue
Added by Gus K on May 26, 2010 at 18:00 —
We are starting to get into a routine... finally.
We leave home at around 8. That's only about 5 minutes earlier than if we catch the bus, and we are there before the bus can get us to the school. Nice.
It is week 5 of the school term, which means we have been riding the girls to school for 4 weeks and I was in Canberra for one. We are starting to learn a few things about riding with youngsters that I thought I would like to share...
1. Comfort - If there is a comfort… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 21, 2010 at 21:26 —
I have finally got the photos sorted after a few technical hitches. Thanks to Dilbert, here are the pics I took of the bikes being cared for by an ex-Adelaide bloke who owns and runs Velo Cafe in Kingston, Canberra. Really nice bloke who tries to keep a niche shop, cafe and do a few repairs along the way. I would thoroughly recommend popping your head in if you are ever cycling around Canberra.… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 18, 2010 at 13:21 —
Rather than being "on track" with the fixie mob last night (Tuesday night Fixie ride meets at the Exeter in Rundle St at 6ish each Tuesday for a 7ish leave time for anyone with a Single Speed or Fixed Gear bike if you are interested) I ended up lying on the tram track in King William St.
I had to laugh at the time because it was really quiet. All cars had stopped at the lights. I tried changing lanes to turn right and was so focused keeping up with the bunch that I forgot to line my… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 12, 2010 at 12:28 —
I have been pondering what it is that I like about being part of the Adelaide cycling community, as well as this AdelaideCyclists online community...
Having thought long and hard about what I have gained by being a part of these two separate, but overlapping communities, I have realised that the main thing I like about them is “sharing”.
During this year, I have learned from what others have shared with me, from the discussions I have started and those I have entered into… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 10, 2010 at 14:59 —
I'm sure there are a few of you that read the Bicycling Australia mag.
For those of you with an interest in nutrition or wondering why you're not shifting weight even though your doing 200Km+ a week on your bike there is a great column in this mag in the Body section by Susie Burrell.
Last month was an informative page on over fuelling. To summarize it explained that just because you are spending three or more hours on the bike does not mean you should be filling yourself… Continue
Added by Darren Bosanko on May 7, 2010 at 11:00 —
for some time I have been trying to get all the way up to the flinders university central campus without having to dismount. having achieved this on the 21-speed mountain bike, i felt sure that eventually i would be able to achieve the same result on a single speed bike.
today was the day.
dilbert had made the comment whilst i was in canberra that adding cleats to the bike and riding shoes to suit to me, it would add another gear. of course, this was said in the context of… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 4, 2010 at 15:26 —
Hi everyone, Continue
Firstly welcome to all the new members. I hope you are enjoying the community. It's been really buzzing lately thanks to everyone's input.
Our April podcast (#4), put together with help from our friends the Bicycle Institute of SA, is now online. You can listen to it via the player on the main page or from the Podcast Page.…
Added by Gus K on May 3, 2010 at 23:00 —
Opportunities for col bagging in the French Alps include:
Alpe d'Huez, one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France (1830m, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpe_d%27Huez,
Col de… Continue
Added by Dahondude on May 3, 2010 at 17:09 —
Later this year I am off to France to do a bit of pedalling, well, quite a bit of pedalling in fact :)
One week based just outside the town at the bottom of Alpe d'Huez (see http://www.kingofthemountains.co.uk/
) and the second week riding east to west through the Pyrenees (see… Continue
Added by Dahondude on May 3, 2010 at 12:30 —
Written Thursday 29 April 2010...
On Canberra... 3... On a Giant!
So today’s ride was slightly different than the first 3 days. After a rest day yesterday, we decided to finish with a 20-25km ride today along mainly flat paths, considering the status of the Giant having still no small chain ring.
The big difference with today was that my friend (let’s call him Dilbert) had handed over the Giant to my care. *Big Grin*
From the moment I mounted her, she was as… Continue
Added by Wombat on May 1, 2010 at 21:10 —