I think there is evidence enough that this spring has been the worst for magpie swooping and there is no science for it that I can see. Our swoop map has over 130 placemarks and has been viewed over…Continue
Added by Gus K on September 29, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
After a 7 AM start I got to my riding companions house at 7:30 AM.
After some maintenance (front derailleurs can be a challenge) we were off up the Torrens linear park having arrived at the aqueduct it was decided to head up the gorge road to the Mawson Trail.
I was enjoying the serenity and a group of 5 road bikes whizzed past I was shocked at how noisy they were.
A few minutes later we dawdled past them they were stopped with mechanical issues.
I was thinking…Continue
Added by Don (Who's lost?) Nairn on September 28, 2011 at 16:58 — No Comments
No not clenbuterol, nor 'roids, speed or anything similar. My work has been trialing electric assisted bikes. The guy in charge of the trial asked me if I would like to give one a turn. Of course I would like to give one a turn. I popped on the silly day-glo vest and went around the car park.
They are fun, you pop a little pressure on the pedals and they accelerate with almost no effort at all. I flicked it around the carpark for 5 minutes or so and returned it. I was then asked if…Continue
One of the reasons I have been trying (mostly unsuccessfully...anyone after a single speed/fixie, or a renovated hard rubbish bike, single speed with rear coaster brake???) to offload some of my collection of bikes is because I have had my eye on getting a cyclo-cross bike. Not for actually…Continue
I was searching around in various little sheds at our place in the hills today for my bag of Q-max punches, that I last used about 20 years ago. The last place I looked was in the garden-tool shed. I didn't find the punches, but I did find on a shelf a brand-new, rather old, double-sprung, foam-padded, gel bike saddle. It's probably been sitting on the shelf there for between 15 and 20 years, but it is still in good nick.
This is similar to, but more recent than, the excellent…Continue
Hello bicycle lovers.
Spring has sprung and to celebrate Adelaide Cyclists has two t-shirts to welcome the season.
The first is a request from recent fun posts about Cat6 racing (not sure what that is, read more here). The design is included on the Adelaide…Continue
Added by Gus K on September 19, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments
well today was my 6th city to bay run and i was wearing a cycling
jersey !! Not any old jersey but the cancer voices jersey as a way of bringing more attention to this group and the great work they do all year long.8am and lined up with thousands of other runners waiting for the off.A quick warble on from the premier and it was on. The elite were off and into the distance in no time as i settled into my steady pace with 12km to run and perfect conditions for running.After passing the…Continue
Well woke up this morning not feeling fit as some naughty person put alcohol in my drinl last night! But got up just the same at about 0730 and went for a bit of a recovery ride out to Pallenandra Beach and back to the Strand of course to have what i think is the best coffee i have ever tasted at Juliets!
So a quick round up of my first interstate trip with the bike (Barry this is for you mate)
Another Saturday another ride.
Up Linton path to National Park and past the lake the same 4 ducks at the lake didn’t get fed this week ether. (I hope they don’t talk to the ranger)
It must have been the nice weather but there were a lot more people out and about today.
After one tricky assent there seems to be evidence that top bars are much tougher and harder than testicules. The joys of wheel spin.
However with a sample size…Continue
I've been using my son's ali Raleigh mountain bike for nearly two years for my daily commute [4 km each way] and recently allowed myself to entertain the prospect of actually getting a better bike to do this. my ego demanded I get something that "looked the part". I love fixies but they are all great looks and no function [in my mind]. I wanted a flat bar roadie thats light, tough looking, made from ali & carbon and had "good bits" on it.
I have enjoyed my visits to…Continue
Hi All yes back again
Well today got to climb Townsville's infamous Castle Hill, this hill was my enemy back in my army days as the army PTI's use to make us run up and down this hill at least once a fortnight. So it was time i conquered this on the Beagle especially to test out the new decals Michael Moses made for me to help with motivation during thEse tough…Continue
Well i thought i would document my journey to Townsville with Beagle's (TCR) first ever plane trip.
Poor Beagle was couped up in the bike case for over 6hrs, and god knows how many hands were on him! But i am so glad i bought him up for his first ever trip outside SA and also first plane trip ever!
On the anniversary of Mark Ferguson's one year on AC I post this blog which I was prompted to write by his account of the recent Grand Slam. Mark gives so much to the community (inside and outside of AC) and inspires and supports many people. Mark I hope you can see what a great person you are :)
This will be my last blog post for about 6 weeks. I am not leaving the site! We are just going away on…Continue
Woke at 5:30 why is it that on a work day I have to drag myself out of bed but to go riding an early start is easy?
My riding companion arrived at 7:30 and we were off up Linton path.
I got past by an “old bloke” walking going up the steep part of the path. (is it kosher to admit I cant ride up Linton path on a site like this) Would the excuse that he didn’t have a bike to push work? Is it also some sigh of denial when yo meet people about your age and think…Continue
Had a really crappy ride today. Decided to tackle GS4. After a week of early rising (04.30) I should have known better but decided to give it a go as the weather forecast looked promising. Started off well (if a little later than intended) Aldgate Valley Road is alway a nice ride, up or down so long as the up is at the beginning of the day. Weather was pleasent and nothing too hard in the hills. Got a little confused in Bridgewater as the road signs don't match the on line directions and the…Continue
After about 30 years of riding and who knows how many km, I fell off the bike for the first time about half an hour ago.
Coming round a small roundabout, don't really know what happened, whether the back wheel came out from under me or I was leaning over too far... maybe a combination of both. Anyway, first thing I hear is pedal scraping across the road, and then I was hitting it. No major damage to me, apart from cuts and bruises. Bike seems ok too, apart from the brake hoods -…
Now, I know that normally we tend to keep fairly well to subject on this forum, but there are times when we do need to wander off topic, and this is one of those times when we need to.
Many of you may have already heard some of my story, it’s one that I will often tell, not in an endeavour to elicit any platitudes or sympathies, but more so because by telling it freely, it has a tendency to empower others to also open up, and in some cases, open up and share their own stories that…Continue
Here's a short and snappy update.
Adelaide Cyclists jersey ordering close Friday
If you want to get into some really great cycling kit, jerseys and bib knicks, and make the most of spring and all of summer then orders in by this Thursday will be looking sharp by mid October. If you haven't had a chance to take a look…Continue
Added by Gus K on September 6, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments
I missed a date with some lights that I first saw flashing a bit less than a kilometre ahead of me this evening (by the time they turned off, I reckon it was 200m).
But I console myself with my luggage this evening. I spent a while in the shed tonight. There were a couple of points at which I needed help from (stronger) family members. But when I was done, Ezekiel (my apollo pepper) had a brand new crank-set. With 49t in front now, I'll be so quick I'll never miss a…
Finally after a few months have finally completed my latest build - a Colnago CLX (not the latest Colnago CLX 2.0)
Originally the Colnago CLX was a developed by Ernst himself as an entry level Colnago so the brand would be more accessible to more people. Hence why the frames were built off shore in Taiwan and not Italy.....many at the time questioned whether it would retain that Colnago quality and magic but several years down the track all those doubts have been laid to…Continue