Added by Mike Giffen on July 30, 2010 at 16:02 —
Firstly thanks for all the positive feedback from the first blog. It has certainly given me incentive to keep blogging. Sorry this blog is a bit long but it gets to the heart of structured training.
So what is the purpose of training in heart rate zones? The theory is to adapt 3 systems – cardiovascular, power and lactate to allow you to ride harder longer. Training in zones takes a ‘layer cake’ approach of… Continue
Added by Robert Daniell on July 27, 2010 at 20:39 —
This song popped into my head this morning right after a man on a push bike traveling the other way totally ignored me when I said "G'day" as we passed.
Why is it that so many people have lost the old ways? Am I just nostalgic for a time that is now long gone: replaced by the cold hard reality of Post-Modernity?
Do you say "G'day" as you pass other cyclists? How… Continue
Added by Wombat on July 27, 2010 at 14:30 —
So, Le Tour is over for another year. The days are starting to get longer (except for the extra sleep required to recover from aforementioned TdF) and the skies are just a little bluer. The mornings are still cold, but the afternoons are warmer (unless, of course it rains).
What to do? We start the preparation for the Summer. The discussions are buzzing with talk of training tips, hydration, new machines. Talk of Winter clothing has gone and already the Summer kits are being readied.… Continue
Added by Wombat on July 26, 2010 at 22:59 —
I have recently joined a group of 11 other dedicated cyclists who will
partaking in a 1200km/8day ride from Bright Victoria, down through The
Grampians, to Robe and finally into Adelaide for the 3rd edition of
The Cycle4Sam ride is a bi-annual fund-raising ride for
the Sam Robert Family Foundation, raising money for the children's
palliative care unit at the Womens and Children's Hosptial.
Added by Steve Button on July 26, 2010 at 18:00 —
Here we go again. ‘Season 2011’ starts now. A few people have asked me about structured training plans and some general discussion here has touched on the subject so I will attempt to blog my way through a training
plan aimed at peaking for the Challenge tour in January 2011 and again for the Coast to Coast. I’ll be riding both of these as a member of the… Continue
Added by Robert Daniell on July 22, 2010 at 12:32 —
Well, school holidays are over for another term. My youngest is now at school and that means I can start to get some of those odd jobs done that I have been putting off until now. The coffee machine got cleaned today. Job number one out of the way... we have to pace ourselves on these things!
In the past week (and a bit) I have actually been lucky enough to win two competitions (of sorts).
I went to watch the Tour de France at the Marion Event… Continue
Added by Wombat on July 19, 2010 at 15:03 —
They say that horse racing is the sport of kings. But I disagree. Yes, the power of a stallion racing around the track is impressive, but I always see it as a sport obsessed with money. From the people who have money to the people who are trying to make money, the people who are trying to win money, and of course, the people who show up dressed to the nines, pretending that they are loaded with cash (although the distinct lack of class always seems to shine through after a couple of glasses… Continue
Added by Darren S. on July 17, 2010 at 22:50 —
Unfortunately I suffer from an eye problem called central serous
This problem is exacerbated by heat when exercising in particular and
the reason for this letter when bike riding due to the exertion
required, if i wear a helmet for more than a few minutes at a time when
i am riding i notice my vision became damaged from this as i see
iridescent blue sparks due to pressure against the optic nerves in the
macula , i cannot keep my head cool… Continue
Added by stephen on July 17, 2010 at 22:16 —
So a month or so ago I tried to ride the Veloway with Adelaide cyclists but pulled out when I couldn't get my bottom chain ring to engage. Today, five days after my first ride on a new bike I returned to the scene. of defeat. I rode there from Modbury so had already clocked up nearly 30 km. I must the first 2 or 3 kms up the hill were tough on me and I stopped once or twice to catch my breath but from there on it was a relative breeze all the way to Mclaren Vale, I looked for the coffee shop… Continue
Added by Clive Palfrey on July 17, 2010 at 20:41 —
So guys and girls, anyone going to the bike expo in melbourne in august? I'm going to be over there during that time anyway so I think ill go! And also, i'm checking out the Gette bikes at the moment? Does anyone have one or know anything about them? Might be a bit different... fun though!
Added by Chris Porter on July 13, 2010 at 16:07 —
Back in April I wrote to the Transport Minister regarding some concerns I had in relation to the lack of protection SA law provides to cyclists. I have finally received a response from the acting minister, Paul Holloway, and thought some of the information was worth sharing. My main concern was that my understanding of the law was that cyclists must give way to vehicles turning left in front of them even when in a bicycle lane. The Minister advised that under Rule 141 of the Australian Road… Continue
Added by David Bowler on July 13, 2010 at 0:11 —
This week has marked an anniversary for me of 6 months since taking up this grand lifestyle choice of cycling. Those who read my humble words often will know the story of my getting started, so I won't bore you with that again now.
I was talking to my Dr having been in for a general check-up to make sure that everything was going as well as I thought it was... and it is. We noted that it would be interesting to have had the same tests performed before last Christmas in order to compare… Continue
Added by Wombat on July 12, 2010 at 22:00 —
Some weeks ago I reported that Kathmandu were opening a large store in Modbury on Nth East road. A few days later I noticed that it was open but also noticed that something was lacking. Despite the glossy brochure and the huge poster on the front of the business promoting cycling accesories and clothing there were no facilities for cyclists to secure their bikes to whilst spending money in the shop. I sent an email to head office to draw attention to this oversight. I received a response… Continue
Added by Clive Palfrey on July 7, 2010 at 23:09 —
Scientific American is a Journal that has a range of online articles and podcasts. I have only just been pointed to it by SheCycles, but I do plan on many return visits after the quality of the site's wares was proved to me today.
is a short podcast (and you can subscribe to it for future episodes) that is called the… Continue
Added by Wombat on July 6, 2010 at 22:26 —
It's July again, I can't believe it but the upside is it's Tour de France time. Apologies to all who got confused by my poor sense of humour over the weekend by switching the site's language to French. It does make you think how hard it must be to be a pro cyclist. Not only do you have to ride 3500kms but you have to learn a foreign language as well!.…
Added by Gus K on July 6, 2010 at 1:54 —
First day of school holidays, as many would experience it, might include a couple of hours in front of a Mega Screen, golden arches, a bit of weeing, some x-boxing and maybe a DVD to finish off. Or possibly there was the mind- numbing trip in the back seat of the car to some far off place whilst watching DVD's played through the screen set into the headrest of the BFWD's front seats. Not us!
This morning, having been inside most of the weekend with one or other of us having the dreaded… Continue
Added by Wombat on July 5, 2010 at 22:07 —