It seemed, for the longest time, that I had stiff sore knees in the mornings. It took me until about my twelfth pedal for my knees to warm up, loosen up and stop hurting.
Today Shecycles and I were talking about the fact that one of our girls is experiencing sore knees, and Shecycles suggested she was suffering the same issue as I do. I am sure she thought I was stupid when I gave her a blank look, before remembering that I used to have sore knees and I used to complain about them all… Continue
Added by Wombat on June 29, 2010 at 21:44 —
It was cold this morning. Up here in the hills it was the white kind of cold when my mate and I set out from Aldgate on a little mountain bike adventure. After the first little downhill we certainly knew we were alive. The following uphills along some nice singletrack to Crafers went some way towards warming us up.
My mate and I have been mountain biking together for more than ten years. In that time we've both taken a few tumbles but, given we like to push the limits… Continue
Added by Luke on June 27, 2010 at 22:00 —
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that I'd worn out another rear tire. Its a habit I seem to have. Luckily I had a new tire ready and quickly replaced it. I thought I'd change the front as well (was looking rather cut up), as a few long rides were approaching, and it had been on since just after the 2010 Tour Down Under Challenge Ride.
I toke the front wheel off, was struggling a little and then it came free. I heard something bouncing on the floor. It was the front speed sensor. I'd… Continue
Added by Nick Hortovanyi on June 26, 2010 at 20:50 —
Most of us have developed some form of routine in their daily agenda. Be it getting ready for work, or an afternoon wind-down, we all do it. Basically, some sort of planned out routine, which happens on a very regular (usually daily) occasion. Just remember, as a general rule, we are all creatures of habit.… Continue
Added by Darren S. on June 24, 2010 at 23:16 —
So I set out this fine sunny morning to ride the Veloway. All was going fine. I rode the Veloway until I was stopped by the works for the new train line (replacing the one that they never should have pulled up in the late 70's or early 80's I might add) and then turned towards the beach. I turned again towards the North and headed through Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach before turning up Dyson Rd.
I had to meet SheCycles at Marino Rocks and I thought that the best way to get there… Continue
Added by Wombat on June 24, 2010 at 22:18 —
An online registration form has been posted on the Bendleby Ranges website at www.bendlebyranges.com.
; There is also a downloadable hard copy for those who wish to fax their registration.
Come and have a challenging weekend with the timed trial - up to 100 km - on the Saturday, and the Dirt Crit on the Sunday - part of the track goes around a dam (full of water).
Added by Jane Luckraft on June 23, 2010 at 12:39 —
It has been an interesting thing for me to think about cycling in the last week, which included our one year anniversary of not having a car, or so and just how "normal" it has become for me, and for us as a family.
This morning I was greeted in the passage way by a 5 year old emerging from her room holding two bike helmets; this before she had even rubbed the sleep from her eyes! She has, at times recently, come from her room fully dressed and already wearing her reflective vest. Even… Continue
Added by Wombat on June 21, 2010 at 13:00 —
So I went on a tour of bicycle shops today with a view to check out flat bar road bikes. Having already spent some time looking on the internet I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted, all be it subject to funds. So I went to the first shop. "I'm looking for a high end flat bar road bike" Yea well we got one here "sniff" and another over there but not much really, "sniff" we might get some more when the 2011 models come out in a few weeks "sniff".
Second shop. Had the bike I… Continue
Added by Clive Palfrey on June 19, 2010 at 22:04 —
VERY HAPPY TODAY
Managed to get hold of an original Fizzy Lemon Raleigh Chopper. Waited over 30 years haha. I'll post pics when it arrives from the UK !
Added by Neil Driver on June 18, 2010 at 0:06 —
Adelaide Cyclists and the Bicycle Institute of SA
are really happy to announce that we have been awarded a Community Sustainability Grant
of $7000 from the Conservation… Continue
Added by Gus K on June 17, 2010 at 23:30 —
I have the pleasure of blogging all the way from Paris, France today. I could wait. Today I figured out how to use the Velib Bike Hire system here in Paris and what a fun day it was.
Fist of all I have been here for the last few days. I had heard about the Velib system and wanted to check it out. Just by doing the normal touristy thing here its hard to not miss these bikes. They are everywhere. Stations located at all key points and many, many people using them, locals and… Continue
Added by Darren B on June 13, 2010 at 1:13 —
As somebody who has a bit of a thing for a healthy lifestyle, while none of my friends really like to endure the pain of physical activity, I often find myself riding solo. Saturday morning rides along the foreshore allow me to jump onto the back of a pace-line or two every now and then, and organized rides, such as the Bike SA Grand Slam Series, are a great way to socialize with other… Continue
Added by Darren S. on June 9, 2010 at 21:59 —
Some of you asked me to send you a link to my interview with ABC891 Breakfast presenters 'The Bald Brothers' this morning about the Ghost Bike
Added by Gus K on June 9, 2010 at 17:00 —
I see entries for the 2011 Challenge Tour are now open. The route will be from Norwood to Strathabyn which is a little disappointing since we did Norwood this year and the Norwood council seems to be anti cycling actually ripping out bike lines while most progressive councils are adding in new ones. I would also have expected a bit more fan fair and an appearance by Media Mike to announce the route.
Added by David Bowler on June 8, 2010 at 16:58 —
This is a bit of a cheat of a Blog, but I noticed the profile pic for Joseph Wearing included his MTB with panniers, but I also saw that it included a couple of non-standard items that peaked my interest. I asked Joseph if he would mind me posting the series of pics and he kindly obliged.
The interesting facets are that he has the pannier rack and trail-a-bike sorted so that the latter is not obstructed by the former, even when the rack is carrying full panniers. Nice.
I had… Continue
Added by Wombat on June 6, 2010 at 21:00 —