While many of us carry water when we go for a ride, not everyone does and sometimes they need a drink and sometime we run out and need to top up. Often all we want and need is clean fresh water, but it can sometimes it can be hard to find somewhere we can access it. To that end, I thought I would start a google map where people can plot drinking fountains/bubblers around the city which can be used by cyclists and other people in the community be able to easily find where they can get a drink of… Continue
Added by David Bowler on September 27, 2010 at 23:18 —
Well I've been thinking that I should blog again but nothing had really happened and then today I had my first DNF that wasn't caused through injury. Before I beat myself up too bad there has been a change of routine due to the Worlds this week. Mondays are usually programmed as rest days and this week should have been a rest & recovery week after 3 pretty solid weeks of training in Base 2. What I planned for this week was a couple of pretty intensive days Monday and Tuesday and then not… Continue
Added by Robert Daniell on September 27, 2010 at 13:00 —
So, as some of you may be aware, I was lucky enough to compete in the 2010 Tour de Timor ride for peace. The tour is a 5 day race around the country of Timor Leste located 600km northwest of Australia. The country liberated itself from Indonesia in 1999 and has suffered from civil unrest for some time now. The presidents idea to use sporting events as a way to promote peace throughout the country and has blossomed in the form of the Dili Marathon, First Ladies cup (a 10km running race) and the… Continue
Added by P'An-Tau Jiricek-Scott on September 26, 2010 at 23:30 —
I'm watching SBS's Cycling Central and they're screening the highlights of one of the the final classics of the season The… Continue
Added by Gus K on September 26, 2010 at 23:30 —
The beast shown above is my bike polo bike.
Bike polo is a great game, played on a tennis court. Two teams of three, each person wielding a mallet, trying to put a ball through the goals. You can… Continue
Added by Richard on September 24, 2010 at 17:23 —
Flat stage in the Tour de Insanity today. I dropped my daughter at school, left the car there and rode to work - just over 11kms and pretty much dead flat though I do have to play with the big boys in their Tonka Trucks.
The morning ride went as normal ie, I went like blazes and arrived at work hot and sweaty, which isn't bad considering it's still winter (I can't wait for summer). As it happens, it was a nice morning for a ride and the automobile tribe were relatively well… Continue
Added by Richard on September 21, 2010 at 19:30 —
I thought I'd start adding my own thoughts on products I purchase as I tend to do a lot of online research (or try to) before buying something and it's nice to give back :)
A few months ago I purchased some Triathlon Specific cycling shoes, the DIADORA Infinity Carbon Tri Shoe '09 from Torpedo7. At the time the purchase was kind of in… Continue
Added by Darren B on September 21, 2010 at 11:34 —
I finally got around to weighing myself today. It has been quite a while since I last stood on the scales and I had some doubts as to whether I had lost any more weight, despite having put a couple of more holes in my belt in the mean time.
What I found was that I weight 86kgs at the moment. 4kg down on the last weigh-in.
In the mean time I have stopped commuting the 15km each way, I have started taking a very slow ride each day doing the 10km round trip taking the girls to… Continue
Added by Wombat on September 20, 2010 at 21:05 —
As suggested by Angus, this has been copied from my blog 'By wheel or water'
Yup, I had one of 'those' days.
I had to drop the lad's car off for a service so took the bike with me to get home afterwards. The ride home took me up Expressway Hill (the first climb on the Veloway), a 3km upward grind that has everyone gasping to some extent. It's not a… Continue
Added by Richard on September 20, 2010 at 19:00 —
It was a big couple of days to end the week, with my ride up Col d' Lofty on Thursday followed on Friday with the evening at the Superdrome.
Perhaps next time I should time my track ride a little better so as not to coincide with another big ride, but it was a really good workout scooting around the track at >35kph.
It's a pretty scary experience for first timers on that steep banked timber track that creaks as you roll over the boards. The bikes are not silent. They rattle… Continue
Added by Wombat on September 18, 2010 at 22:30 —
DOES ANYONE HAVE A MAP OF WHAT THE AMMY GILLETT BIKEWAY WILL BE WHEN COMPLETED FROM OAKBANK TO MOUNT PLEASANT?
Added by MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS) on September 17, 2010 at 15:06 —
What a difference a couple of weeks makes!
Today I went out with a different plan in mind... the 30 minute Toll Gate to Bollards run up the old freeway/Mt Barker Rd.
I nearly got there too.
The two sections I struggled with enough to get off and walk at the end
of August were almost easy by comparison. Don't get me wrong: it was a
hard ride, but here are the times...
Toll Gate to Bollards: 35minutes
Toll Gate to… Continue
Added by Wombat on September 16, 2010 at 20:30 —
I was reading an article in a triathlon magazine a few months ago which went into some finer points about race day hydration and nutrition. It mentioned various hydration and nutrition points that have been discussed here before, but what caught my interest was the mention of having 2… Continue
Added by Darren B on September 15, 2010 at 12:02 —
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, we wonder where the birdies is!**
Hello! Has spring sprung? Last weekend felt close and after all the recent rain and grey I'm sure you are all, like me, hanging out for it. Not to mention not having to dodge fallen trees on linear park any more (like one of our littlest… Continue
Added by Gus K on September 14, 2010 at 0:00 —
Two photographers did a 11,000 mile bicycle ride around the US photographing and interviewing everyday Americans about their view on the environment. They have a blog
which is full of stuff but their website
has some of the content from the journey
Added by Daniel Mee on September 13, 2010 at 16:39 —
Joined the community ride today. A bit of a shambolic start, met quite a few people who were under the impression that there would be parking available at the start. About 80 or so riders started out but many had parked half way up the ride so presumably they didn't do the full circuit. Having said that it was good to Mark back on the wheels, Angus and Roger, I think I saw Heather Mc as well but she was going in the opposite direction but if it was, it was nice to see you and irrespective of… Continue
Added by Clive Palfrey on September 12, 2010 at 17:00 —
Ive just finished my first rest and recory week so it seems like a good point to update progress.
blogged previously my average on-bike speed is increasing and is now 11% faster than my starting point 8 weeks ago. My running speed is 15% faster.
Other indicators are:
Resting HR 46 (was 52) Continue
Added by Robert Daniell on September 6, 2010 at 22:05 —
After a couple of days of travel, leaving some time also for my knee to heal, I finally got to the Gold Coast for a cycle with Derek last wednesday. A couple of stops the previous days at Coffs Harbor and Byron Bay were also enjoyable
At the gold coast, we had a great cycle out to springbrock. On the return trip we descended some 17% gradient descents. Upon returning to Broadbeach we headed along the esplanade, stopped at Robbie McEwan's cafe for a latte and admired the wildlife. It… Continue
Added by Nick Hortovanyi on September 4, 2010 at 16:49 —
Lets face it...this winter has sucked. I can't think of a nicer way to put it. Our coldest average temperatures in over 10 years, a good dose of rain, and quite a few storms providing heavy winds.
From a psychological point of view, this kind of season is not good for mental health. People generally get grumpy and miserable, which results in a lack of motivation to do what they enjoy. This leads to further grumpiness and misery....a vicious cycle.
As a cyclist, these conditions… Continue
Added by Darren S. on September 3, 2010 at 21:52 —
You asked... many times, and I've delivered.. after 18 months. Thanks to Daniel Mee for his help design wrangling.Available now the new I BIKE ADL tee
, sure to be your new favourite spring t-shirt. I know it's crappy weather again but soon it will be nice and you'll look really sharp in a new I BIKE ADL tee.
Ever since Milton Glasser
Added by Gus K on September 1, 2010 at 22:30 —