Hi AC Family,
Well as some of you may have noticed i have been a tad quiet lately (who me never!!). Well life is meant to test us i guess and i think i have had my fair share thru the last 12 years, but the hits just keep on coming! I have still been riding a fair bit as it is my only outlet, but it has been on my own or with a close friend to clear some head space! Everytime i get on the bike it reminds me of how lucky we all are to just ride freely around well…Continue
A couple of weeks ago I showed my 2 girls Sam (12) and Kate (10) the route of loop 2 of Grand Slam 4 and asked if they would be interested in attempting it with a few options. As they actually live in Strathalbyn with their Mum, there was an option to abandon when we passed their Mum's house. This option appealed to Kate but Sam was wanting to attempt the complete loop. It was settled, the girls were registered for loop 2.
Not having to be at the start at the same time as the Loop 1…
But did you know that last weekend, Matt completed his fifth Paris-Brest-Paris, an event that is held every four years. Matt has always qualified for the event (involving a series of…Continue
For the past 10 or so years, I have been riding a road bike. Initially it started out as smallish rides of 20-30km, then hills were introduced. Longer rides then started to feature on my schedule, along with a bit more frequent riding during the week. A couple of years ago, the challenge of the Bike SA rides (Coast to Coast, Grand Slam series, Amy's Ride) caught my attention and have given them all a shot or two. Obviously, over the course of time, my cycling adventures have slowly…Continue
So.... You'll all have to come visit me at my new job when you're out riding around.
I'll be working at Mega Bike :)
Most likely Hyde Park on the weekends occasionally in town
I learnt this week that it's approaching 20 years since Nirvana's record Nevermind was released. Some are calling it the birth of grunge music but I would argue that and call it the popularisation of the genre that was already bubbling away with bands like Mudhoney. So 20 years has passed - at the time I was 20 and went to that first Big Day Out…Continue
Rode from Hallett Cove to Outer Harbour today and most of the way back..A big thank you to the old bloke who wanted to turn left into the golf club on Military road West Beach , forcing me to go left, the rear wheel going into a nice large pothole and 200mtrs later a flat. Turned bike upside down and fixed and road to Glenelg cycles to get spare tubes. Noticed my bike computer was missing. Found it on the road 100 mtrs smasjed..
Then just outside Minda, tthe rear wheel deflated…Continue
Hello cycling friends.
It's been one of those weeks when I have received a lot of emails from around the country (and world) asking for help of one kind or another or seeking a connection to the Adelaide cycling community. For each one I've been able to point them in the right direction purely because I know through your posts and comments where to find out the information they are after. That's how expansive Adelaide Cyclists has got as an information archive.
One group who…Continue
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The domestique and I went out early to get some extra KMs in our legs. Up the Gorge then on to a yet unplanned route. We chose Fox Creek. The road to the climb is wonderful and the climb is... so so, but we did it. After a bit of refuelling and enjoying the fast gentle descent into Lenswood we thought we'd take Swamp Rd to Oakbank but few KMs along we saw Stentiford Rd - signposted Basket Range and Adelaide - and feeling like we needed a new road to enjoy we gave it a go. Oh to the Gods of…Continue
I'm sure you will agree, today was a beautiful day to go cycling. It was also the perfect day to introduce bike riding to people who haven’t seen it as an activity they do, or have put any effort towards.
Today I ran the first of two Intermediate Cycling Skills sessions at Elizabeth TAFE, with 2 adults and one child coming along for the afternoon. Both adults claimed that riding a bike was something that they’d not had done in 20 plus years, but saw the AustCycle course as an…Continue
I like a whinge as much as the next person. Why only Friday I sent an "emergency" email to my Friday after work drinking buddies to see if we could get together for a drink primarily because I wanted to have a big whinge. We love whinging – in our case it’s usually about grants and publications and the sometimes seemingly impossible task of ever getting ahead in research…but the principle is the same. Getting it all off your chest is cathartic, and who doesn’t benefit from a set of…Continue
After a pre-check with my Bike, cranking the gear changes by hand, the computer whirred and came to life,
The Green light lit up meaning the battery if full, still.
Hopefully I will still have something left in my tank and legs for tom race, at least I will give it a shot...
Racing my 1st 'trial' event tomorrow in preperation for the Masters.. the Barry Skinner NCC Road Championship & Graded Scratch Races
Stay tuned for sitrep tomorrow evening
Well i am now in England having had a close call with my wallet being left behind and the bike made it in one piece and is now ready for its first ride on british soil.My livestrong knicks where here waiting also so i have a full kit for the london to hastings ride,so its off out on the bike as the sun has come out to play.
Went for a ride with my 6yr old son today - longest ride yet, 16Km - w00t!
Poor thing is flaked on the couch now - me wonders if he has sore legs tomorrow...…Continue
Today marked the day I picked up two old frames for my first go at restoration. The bikes are a Speedwell Streak (a make I'd never heard of) from some time in the 1970's (10 speed, Falcon derailleur) and a Ricardo tourer (10 speed ,Shimano derailleur) which I reckon is slightly more modern (80's). The original idea is to make one a fixie/single speed and the other a tourer (easy to pick which one should be which).
Neither bike has any connection to anyone notable in…
We had our 5th cyclocross race in the Park Lands today, perfect weather and there were heaps of friendly dog walkers, pram pushers, joggers and model helicopter enthusiasts everywhere on such a fine Saturday.
The common theme for people who stumble across us in the park lands (and we are using the parklands with council permission!) is one of curiosity and enthusiasm, people come up and ask how the event works (is it like orienteering? how far do they ride? is that kid…Continue
I have been so impressed this week by Cadel Evans. He has been both humble and humbled by the adoration of his fans. It’s been so nice to see him look relaxed, and genuinely smiling. He has been working away so hard at his goal all these years without really seeking the glory. If the media accounts are correct he has gone out of his way to ensure his brief visit back to Australia was not a sponsor-fest debacle – apparently he removed his BMC racing cap on the podium in Paris for the same…Continue
It seems to me that we are unlikely to see scenes on the same scale here as we have seen in London given the differance in population and population density. However we have had and are having some pretty scary things. Cronulla, Australian Open Tennis, soccer matches, bikie shoot outs, drunken street brawls Most recently (I think it was yesterday) I heard that following an attack and robbery of a group of students in Festival theatre Plaza, two arrests have been made, one 12 year old boy and…Continue