Those who know me know I've been racing a few months now, initially to get experience for the AU Masters road race, but now the bug has well and truly bitten. Yesterday I had the 1st experience of what racing is truly about - the sprint finish. The race was 71k of medium to hard riding with the pack basically staying together, with the odd flurry of attacks to shake off the weak. With 2k to go I found myself at the lead, into a head wind - not good! However, I controlled the pace so's not…Continue
Sorry haven't posited lately. The ride to Port Lincoln starts on Saturday from the RSPCA at Lonsdale. We are starting off at 0730 so as to minimise the traffic as much as possible.
Training this time of year is a struggle for me I have to admit as I get asthma this time of year plus the flu for 2 weeks, its been a treat lol.
If anyone would like to start the ride with us your welcome to (donation for the cause of course lol).
We ride from Lonsdale to Pt…Continue
Added by Greg Andrew on October 31, 2011 at 15:01 — No Comments
Don't know if this is the right place to post this ... but I'm here now, so here goes.
I'm planning on riding Adelaide to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Rd. Setting out on Monday 28 November and taking 10-11 days. I've done this ride on three previous occasions and thought it would be nice to have company this time - perhaps 3 - 4 people along. Let me know if you're interested.
Just a warning to be careful descending Wickhams next week. I went up the hill today and as I turned onto Wickhams Hill Rd at about 25kph I had to really back off on the turn due to the amount of loose gravel;/stones etc. on the junction. It could be very hairy flying down the hill next week and leaning over into the turn onto Mclaren Flat Rd and losing traction.
It was also very blustery along the range this morning, difficult to hold a steady line at times so watch for that as…Continue
I has organised to meet my riding companion near the Colonel Light Gardens primary school at 7:30 I was on time he was early (that’s my story and I'm sticking to it).
Thought the back streets to the Linton Path I had managed to ride all the way today I was stuggling on the 20% grade and suddenly BANG my chain had broken.
Today i took my bike into trak cycles at norwood for its 1st service and to have my cassette changed from the original wheels to my new ones.
On checking the derailer it was found that the hanger had a crack right across it ! now i am happy to say they had a replacement and its all fixed but i dont wont to think about what may have happened if it had not been seen and had broken in two while i was riding it. This was a fault in the hanger and nothing i had done as the bike is still…Continue
A few weeks ago, someone was talking with me about not having ridden up Main South Road (Tapleys Hill, the geographic feature; O'Halloran Hill, the suburb). I mentioned that I had done it, once, a long time ago.
So I thought about it a bit more, and decided to post a blog on the subject.
It was early January 1970. I wanted to get to Port Noarlunga from home at Mansfield Park to participate in a Street Evangelism team. To have caught the infrequent and expensive…Continue
Hi there all you Adelaidians! Long time no see.
I thought I would let you all know that I am riding in Fitz's Challenge on the weekend, riding 105km with the University of Canberra Cycling Team (aka Team Lycra) and the Uni is collecting donations on behalf of the Oncology Children's Foundation. I also have a swish new kit to ride in... photos after the ride.
I know that this is a cause that is close to the hearts of many in the AC community, and I also know…Continue
Went to the local bike shop today to buy some rim tape but was told "we dont have any at the moment" So off i went to my other local bike shop only to hear the same words " we dont have any at the moment'" I had to drive down to The Complete Cycle at port noarlunga to get my tape.Wake up guys we cant buy what you dont have and i would have thought rim tape would be in stock all the time.Its not the 1st time i have had to travel to The Complete Cycle to get what i needed because my local shop…Continue
Some of you may remember Princess from my earlier blog post about my bikes: http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/profiles/blogs/my-bikes
In the months since, I've... mostly left her sitting there.
But in the last couple of weeks, perhaps in an attempt to avoid exam revision, I've stripped her down, painted her up, and replaced most of the parts. (I do still need a brake though)
The result is…
Last Friday night after work, as the weather was particularly pleasant and my mood wasn't conducive to being at home, I decided it would be a good idea to go for a nice, casual bike ride. Rather than my usual sprint down to the beach or up Waterfall Gully, I decided to take a ride down memory lane.
My first real foray into regularly riding a bike came about 12 years ago. Yes, I did a bit of spinning around the BMX track as a youngster; and during high school I would jump on my…Continue
I love trawling the internet for cycling jerseys...retro, vintage, unusual. Check out these babies
Just wanted to thank you kind folk who gave me advice / suggestions regarding the coast to vines trail. We did the route from the bottom of the expressway down to McLaren Vale, then the Shiraz trail to Willunga. definitely better to do the Shiraz from McLaren Vale to Willunga - if we hadn't been told it was uphill that way, we wouldn't have noticed, but definitely noticed the downhill slope on the way back :-)
Found the Seaford detour a little confusing, not well signed at all, but…Continue
Today I took one step closer to becoming a 'proper' cyclist. Today, resplendent in my new Adelaide Cyclists jersey, I ventured out fully clad in lycra for the first time.
What on earth is happening to me? Eighteen months ago I was a public transport catching, Sunday afternoon TV watching regular kind of person. Yes, I watched the Tour de France every year and mused to myself how nice it would be to get back on a bike again. But I…
I had a doctors appointment this morning at 11:30 that I had to work around. We had organised to leave Mile End near Bunnings about 7 am and rode though town near the market we came across some forklifts coming back from getting gas on West Terrace driving down the wrong side of the road and then 3 abreast (can you hoon drive in a forklift?).
My appologies for being so quiet lately...thankyou so much for all your interest in our exciting event. Your enthusiasm has blown Petrina and I away. Now that the Livestrong Ride and the Masters Games are out of the way, i would like to arrange a training ride and a meet and greet for this Sunday 16th Oct. I was thinking an easy Outerharbour roll starting at 9am at Cibo Glenelg. I would love to meet you all then and let you know how everything is going. Please come on out…Continue
Today is Ride to Work Day, a day to encourage people to ride their bikes to work. I rode to work, but then again, I always ride to work, so its not a hugely significant day for me.
But riding through the Adelaide CBD this morning, not far from Victoria Square, where a huge Ride to Work breakfast was on offer I witnessed something that momentarily made me feel really good about cycling, and then, sadly sad about the future of recreational/commuter cycling in this…Continue
For a change of pace I took my 11 year old son and his friend cycling today to Warriparinga.
We picked up his friend at about 9:30 and wandered off.
It seemed that there were lots of reasons to stop and we struggled to ride for more than 5 minutes.
Eventually we got there after an epic ride of 6.5 Km.
I asked if they wanted a cheap ice-cream from Macdonald’s his friend instantly said yes my son asked how far it was.
Well if you look though the trees to can…Continue
ok as promised to the Spartans group i completed my first Mt Lofty Summit ride. Not knowing what to expect and after reading a rew posts I think that i actually psyched myself out of this ride before i even set off. Living a fair distance from the start i chose to drive to the start of the freeway. i parked at the fire station at the corned of Port rush road and the freeway. i set off. a nice gentle climb to begin as you all know and made it to the kennels with no real problems although i…Continue