It's been a while since I last posted a blog in part because I've been lazy and in part because I've been dealing with some personal issues over the last 6 months. Suffice to say the last six months have been particularly challenging. Cycling has provided a healthy escape and I'm very thankful to the various groups I've ridden with for, well, being there!…Continue
Before I go to far the name of the group is W.O.M.G.i.E., Created by Gus K, stands for Wednesday Morning, Oh My God it's Early! They start the group ride from the Tower Hotel in Magill at 6am. I personally do not think its that early but hey, that's just me :-)
The ride up to Norton Summit and back from…Continue
I have decided to take on a challenge, the Redline Classic in October 2012, a three day, cross state bike ride of 444km’s taking in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Mid-north areas of South Australia.
Why am I doing this? Primarily to raise money for charity - namely the Leukemia Foundation.
The Leukemia Foundation is very important to me - for those that do not know the story of Stephen Morgan - please let me tell you what happened. Stephen was married to…Continue
Well today was going to be un eventful as i wasnt going to ride again b4 i head off to England on thursday ( to get married) so after a late start and missing the entire vets road race, myself and ann arrived in time to see the finish of there TT race.
I had been informed by race orgainizers that phil ( crick) and patrick ( keep up lad) were off and riding and that phil had a green cap,turns out that it was blue and with camera in hand i watched as he whizzed passed the finish,too…Continue
Maybe this will best be presented as a timeline! It's been a jam packed 12 months and there is so much to say about the 12,000 km's of riding I have done in it! I will try to keep it brief and provide links to pages that more fully describe the event where I have them. If you have been reading my blog you may already know that I started riding on the 11th August 2011 after some maybe 38 years of not riding. I had been training to run my first marathon when my knee collapsed and Lynn,…Continue
I seem to have spent less time on here of late, although that certainly hasn't corresponded with less time on the bike! I just thought I'd share a few milestones that I've reached in the last month or so, as I start getting excited for the Dirty Dozen.
1: July 23, 2500 km Since I got Strava. I got Strava in mid Feb, so I've done maybe 3000km this year. This is not including commuting, because I'm too lazy to record the 5k's each way every day. Currently I'm at 2,838km
On Thursday, the end was in sight. I had planned to ride 130km Friday, big ride Saturday, incorporating a Gawler Wheelers group ride leaving me less than 100km to do on Sunday incorporating the S.S.R.C. "L" ride to finish up.
Lynn had Friday off until she accepted a shift…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on August 6, 2012 at 14:28 — No Comments
Not sure if this has been posted already. Love it when some is prepared to think outside the box.
Added by Dstone on August 1, 2012 at 21:53 — No Comments
Sorry, I have struggled to find the time to post on my blog! I think the last time was on day 5 of the challenge and that was my first post since starting the challenge then.
So, today, I rose at 4am and headed out the door at 4:30am to head north. I was expecting a nice day so had planned to ride a little further than my normal 130-140km I have been doing for the challenge.
It was actually quite cold and so I rugged up as usual for a winter…Continue