I have written about this before - my 1981 Ricardo with the totally seized Sugino alloy seat post. I like this bicycle a lot. It is Chromoly, quite light, has Shimano 600, metal toe clips, light cranks and is overall in pretty good nick, if a bit scuffed and rusty in parts. I want to ride it more than I… Continue
Added by Gus K on August 31, 2009 at 15:00 —
(This is from a forthcoming article in BISA
's pedal update magazine, but I'll publish here as well as I'm sure Adelaide Cyclists have some good ideas for the 30 year plan for Metropolitan Adelaide too).
You may have seen the bus stop and newspaper advertisements that the State Government is currently doing a major rewrite of Adelaide's Metropolitan Planning Strategy, now to be called the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.… Continue
Added by Patrick Sunter on August 30, 2009 at 12:30 —
Making the short ride from my home in Brooklyn Park to the nice bit of linear park along the Torrens where it intersects Henley Beach Rd, I had an experience I've not had since this time last year ... a Magpie dive-bombing me on my bike. It's a specific section of road it happens on - just past the Lockleys golf course.
This particular experience starts with a muffled thud on the back of your helmet, as if someone is politely knocking on a door, or a small kid has hit you a glancing… Continue
Added by Patrick Sunter on August 28, 2009 at 11:46 —
Cyclists commuting in from or through Prospect Council may wish to take part in the Pedal Power initiative set up with SA TravelSmart. Information & survey, go to
I made the point that the Adelaide city council has put in many bicycle lanes, but they all end and the Prospect city council boundary.
Added by David Bowler on August 27, 2009 at 10:24 —
Like the Cycling Tips blog from Melbourne
I am also a fan of Seth Godin (check out his blog
). I missed this interesting cycling related post from him but CT picked it up. I am wresting with the concept of getting a pro bike fit and handing over $100 - I know I should ... seeing the arses of my riding group moving into the distance on the hill climbs should tell me… Continue
Added by Gus K on August 25, 2009 at 23:00 —
On the last weekend in July I attended a ‘Pedal Prix’ event for the first time, now named the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series (yes, my Uni has recently signed on as major sponsor, following through on support for the Tour Down Under). The event was the second round of the year’s championship, held in Victoria Park under cloudy skies.
I showed up about an hour after the race start on Sunday morning - for a 9 hour event there’s not a huge rush to see every single minute! I was… Continue
Added by Patrick Sunter on August 23, 2009 at 20:27 —
A really big wheel
Told me something that I like:
Buy a hundred-dollar lock
And a fifty-dollar bike.
I did as he suggested —
Already I’m reminiscing —
Day 1, the bike was secure,
The lock, however, was missing.
(published in the New York Times Metropolitan Diary: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/nyregion/03diary.html?_r=1)
Added by Katrina on August 18, 2009 at 16:13 —
is a Sydney based vintage style hat maker. The bio says:
"Rocket Fuel are the brainchild of a fashion designer who is also a cyclist and thought that the humble cycle cap was in much need of a style makeover."
.....and I for one am really pleased at the return of the traditional cycling cap.
I am looking around for the perfect cap to buy (there are a number… Continue
Added by Gus K on August 17, 2009 at 14:23 —
Dutch bicycles now available in Australia.
They are pretty stylist, cruiser brakes, intergrated lights and wear your best threads and sit up straight riding position.
To hear more about them have a listen to the BikeLove podcast from 2SER FM.…
Added by Gus K on August 13, 2009 at 0:22 —
Those Candy Cranks girls are really nice. but how come girls never leave me messages.
From the Your Bike Is Hot site -
Your bike is hot.…
Added by Gus K on August 8, 2009 at 19:54 —
I had been given unsatisfactory remarks about any iPhone apps that could do the map|time|distance tracking that I would like on my phone. Then I read that someone else was using Run Keeper Lite (RK_free) and they didn't seem to be complaining about it. I plan to use this next time I ride (whenever that will be) but wanted to know if anyone had had any experience with this app previously.
This is the blog… Continue
Added by Daniel Mee on August 5, 2009 at 15:21 —
There are heaps of bike galleries on the web but this one is special. Firstly it is Australian and secondly has some pretty high standards. Submissions are vetted for truly customised bikes and excellent photography. So strict they offer tips on getting the best pic of your best bike.
Added by Gus K on August 2, 2009 at 22:00 —