Bike and I had an outing this afternoon. Felt akin to those magnificent young men of long ago:
we went up diddely on up, we went down diddely on down
up down cruising around, rode a good loop then we rode back to town.
Wanted to ride with minimal traffic and good scenery, so ... headed for the nearest exit, the Lynton-Belair bike path (UP!). Saw a 2 1/2 foot brownie while on the… Continue
Added by Brian Jenkins (BJ) on November 30, 2010 at 22:14 —
Went for a spin down the Veloway for the first time today, only halfway though. Turned off and went up Kenihans Rd around Happy Valley Resevour and then on to Windebanks Rd. And then I got lost in some part of Aberfoyle Park! Yikes!
Nice steep suburban back streets and lots of dead end streets - I had to take a narrow park track, fortunately suitable for the road bike, and ask a person walking their dog directions - thank-you lady, she was spot on and got me back onto the road to… Continue
Added by rossmg on November 30, 2010 at 21:59 —
Ans. When it's an "Advisory Treatment".
Call me naive and gullible, but I always considered that when there was a painted line separating cars and bicycles with bicycles stencils painted at regular intervals along the bicycle side of the line, that this was a designated bicycle lane. Not so.
On my way home today, I stopped to take some photos of the road works on Walkerville Terrace and I guy form the Department of Transport in a suit (as opposed to the guys in orange… Continue
Added by David Bowler on November 29, 2010 at 21:30 —
Well, the new bicycle has been going great guns! Helped me take 4 minutes off my previous best time up the Old Freeway in two trips up, been to McLaren Vale on a wet, wet morning, and HAD relegated the Southcott to school taxi service and general hack about town... until now.
This evening I am sitting on the couch trying to decide whether to stay in bed in the morning or take the Southcott up the Old Freeway again as today the Kennedy broke her chain.
I was headed up to… Continue
Added by Wombat on November 29, 2010 at 18:00 —
Sitting here a week ago, I would of not of thought I'd have such an
exciting week of cycling. Its a week that will stay in my mind for a
Thursday I had the fortune through 602nds.com to participate in the
Pegasus Training camp at Noosa Springs. Participated in the training
ride with the cycling pros - Garmin stats here
(click Metric top right).
Great coffee as well at Noosa Heads.… Continue
Added by Nick Hortovanyi on November 28, 2010 at 18:23 —
I'd never heard of Checkers Hill until the route for the TDU was announced. According to the various websites I look at the MCCR is going to be carnage with cyclists walking, falling, puking there way up this hill. Having seen it, and now ridden it I reckon they are right.
Once the route was announced and I'd read all the negative posts I have to admit to being scared of this hill, 600m @20% is hard yakka and I made many excuses for avoiding it, but as I really want to ride the TDU stage I… Continue
Added by Patrick O'Kane on November 28, 2010 at 12:30 —
Check out the entries at http://www.designboom.com/contest/winner.php?contest_pk=33
Some interesting designs in folding bikes.
Added by Con Nakos on November 24, 2010 at 14:45 —
I do have another topic to put up, but I thought I would interrupt with something different.
During the photoshoot of the stem removal, I used a friend's workstand. He mentioned where he got his online and said they had them on special sometimes. I went there and bought the slightly stronger more robust one and the following pics show it in detail… Continue
Added by Rob W on November 23, 2010 at 22:00 —
... well, as near as we can gather it was around the 33minute mark, which would make my second PB in two weeks. At this rate, I will be doing 25minutes by Christmas! lol
We were joined today by Dave, who is doing the Alpine Classic on Jan 23 next year and is racking up the k's at the moment trying to prepare for that.
You will be happy to hear that there were no squeaks today on the ride up The Old Freeway (which is actually the Mt Barker Rd. It doesn't actually become the… Continue
Added by Wombat on November 23, 2010 at 18:50 —
1000 cyclists who?
1000 Adelaide Cyclists who share the same passion for cycling in Adelaide and making where we live a better place for riding.
This week Adelaide Cyclists ticked over 1000 members which is great! No small feat for a city a fraction the size of other state capitals. To celebrate there are a couple of events to join in. … Continue
Added by Gus K on November 22, 2010 at 21:30 —
There are times when you get into a groove and you are just pedalling away, with only the Taxi sitting a few feet from your back wheel to worry about... and then there is the unmistakable sound of a car door. Then out of the corner of your eye (after you have already taken evasive actions because instinct says you are in danger of death) you see the car door open.
This was my experience yesterday.
I yelled "Oi! Lookout" as I went past, but it took me looking back from 20 or so… Continue
Added by Wombat on November 18, 2010 at 10:05 —
Set off for a wander at 10am this morning. Took the Veloway to Reynella (played matador to the Major - he tried several times, but judged my glances back well to put him off), then the Coast-to-Vines to Mclaren Vale. Yellow-tailed black cockatoos in the pines by the trail in MV. Up to the bakery for sweet supplies, then took some back roads heading for Kangarilla. Stopped on a quiet bit of road for lunch, then on through Kangarilla to Mt Bold Reservoir. It's close to full, magic sight with… Continue
Added by Brian Jenkins (BJ) on November 17, 2010 at 22:24 —
Cycled up Gorge Rd again today and over Checkers Hill - cracked 78.0Km/hr down the eastern flank!
Fantastic feeling as I pedaled hard and then went into a tuck.
Guess next time I'll have to look at an 80+ descent!
Amazing that the pros can crack 100+ - I remember last year on tv the chase motorbike was doing 111Km/hr following - incredible!
We then came back down Gorge Rd but detoured up Corkscrew Rd to enjoy the slick smooth road surface that is Montacute… Continue
Added by rossmg on November 17, 2010 at 21:02 —
Today started for me at 4.45 when I arose and ate a breakfast of WeetBix and Sultanas. I left home at 5 and was sitting at the entrance to the bike path up the old freeway at 5.30. AVO joined me and we waited. He suggested we might be in the wrong place and I said Nooooo. We are definitely in the right place. Oops. Sorry chaps.
We headed up to the bollards and I made it with the welcome company of AVO. Thanks for sticking with me mate!
35 minutes. 2 minutes faster than I did… Continue
Added by Wombat on November 16, 2010 at 21:00 —
Read more at new AC group of Adelaide BUG.
Added by heather on November 16, 2010 at 20:40 —
Well folks continuing the cheesy title we have yet another installment.
This one involves removing the quill stem from the fork. This was not as hard as it is meant to be. There aren't as many pictures as the others as I didn't do enough differnt things to photograph. Right size allen key into the bolt and loosen it a few turns. The wedge is supposed to be jammed in, so the head of the bolt should rise up as you undo it. Mine wasn't and didn't.…
Added by Rob W on November 15, 2010 at 21:30 —
On page 2 of the Sunday Mail (14 Nov) Tony Pilkington was complaining about cyclists going up and down Greenhill Rd to Mt Lofty - and how some poor unfortunate motorist might one day hit one or more of them.
The tone of the piece was disparaging and prejudiced. He sniggered about all these "would-be Lance Armstrongs". He gave the distinct impression cyclists were usurpers on the roads, getting in the way of four-wheel-drives powering into the Hills.
When are… Continue
Added by Tony Hull on November 15, 2010 at 18:30 —
Well blog fans (tumblweeds roll past) it's time for another installment. This time I set out to remove the cranks, one step further to attacking the bottom bracket. As I do not possess all the tools yet, I have been able to borrow some.
A friend of mine who is heavily into downhill had the square taper crank extractor I needed, so bike in boot and beer in back, I headed over to his place.… Continue
Added by Rob W on November 14, 2010 at 21:30 —
I'm a newbie to this cycling lark and my only regret is I didn't discover it sooner. When I bought my flat bar I Googled cycling in Adelaide looking for bike tracks and found this site and some info on Amy's Ride amongst others. I set an impossible goal, to ride from Flinders Uni to McLaren Vale, 30kms on a bike, it didn't seem possible. I still remember riding from home to Collonades on the cycle track, a return journey of 20kms, I packed muesli bars and extra water for the journey and very… Continue
Added by Patrick O'Kane on November 9, 2010 at 17:57 —
I've luxuriated in the arms of a full on throat virus this last week - coughing, spluttering, loopy thinking (even by my standards). Lost a week at work, got thoroughly bored with myself and managed to give it to my son, just as he started his year 12 exams - yup, he did one of the big maths subjects, hardly able to talk.
So things have been interesting.
For the record - the term 'wog' is Australese for an illness ... though it was also used in the past as a derogative term… Continue
Added by Richard on November 8, 2010 at 10:01 —