Advertorial article about touring Indonesia by bike from Cycle Indonesia.
Cycle Sulawesi runs trips for adventure cyclists on that spidery shaped Indonesian island known in Dutch times as ‘the Celebes’. These trips are for riders who want the physical challenge of mountains, the fun of new cultural experiences in a traditional Asian society, off the tourist track, with a…Continue
This weekend I saw off the missus on the 35km GUG ride. She had a great time - a bit sore by the end (she's been carrying a calf injury of late) but she conquered. I think she's taken a lot of confidence from the experience and she's planning on a neighbourhood ride this Sunday again. We typically join a running group on Sunday but riding is better for her calf and she's enjoying it!
So while the missus was doing her 35km, I embarked on a 70km with the goal to get some conditioning…Continue
Added by Darren on November 30, 2011 at 15:27 — No Comments
Last Sunday we saw the arrival of some brilliant weather and I had a rare weekend off....been waiting for the end of winter and the end of the cold wet to give way to bright sunny days to achieve some serious distances on the bike. I had a few ideas of where to ride and couldnt decide which way to go. I always like a ride to Strathalbyn as it is a nice country town which is settled on the other side of the Adelaide hills near Lake Alexandria. Strathalbyn is a central hub of the area and I…Continue
Todays ride was not all that special in itself. A 47.4km ride, starting at 5:28am, down the veloway to the Seacliff Hotel, a ride along the Glenelg-Marino bike path connecting to the Coast to Vines bike path following it to the Southern end of the Southern Expressway bike path following that back to Sheriffs Rd and then on to home. Not particularly quick with an average speed of 21.4 kph.
I was caught in a couple of showers even though it was a balmy 21C and spent most of the time…Continue
Went for a ride this morning with Gillian and Don, started a little late, no Don wasn't late he was just in another place. So up Gorge Road we go quite breezy in places and unkindly the the God of wind was blowing in our faces (but no smell). Regrouped at KC Dam, Don using all his muscles including the walking ones up the steep bits and the smiley ones once he had caught us. Onward to the Top Shop in Gummeracha for another regroup and a longer wait, how I remember those walks on my first…Continue
How good was Sunday's weather for cycling. Mild, still and if you were a part of Gear Up Girl, or just out for a ride, it's days like Sunday that remind us Adelaide is s great place to ride and it's no wonder there are now 2000 members on the website.…Continue
Added by Gus K on November 27, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments
Yup, my beloved old Europa has undergone yet another metamorphosis.
I bought this old bike in the mid-eighties and used her on and off for years. Typically, I'd start riding her during the TdF and some years, would stop a few months later while other years, I'd still be riding when the next TdF came around. In the late nineties, the front dr broke and I stopped riding. Six years ago, I repaired things and got back into riding. She served as a stripped down version of her earlier…Continue
Long ride, 109.25km Home-Seacliff Boat Club-Outer Harbour-Port Adelaide-Semephore-North Haven-Seacliff-Home.
An eventful ride, this one. I set off from home at 7:12am to head down to the Seacliff Boat club to Join Emanual, Trevor and Bob for a ride out to Outer Harbour and Port Adelaide and back. I decided to ride down via the Coast to Vines bike track so on the way I dropped in to Remini's to say good morning to the early arrivals for the Muddies ride. I couldn't hang around long as…Continue
A quick note concerning LED conversions for dynamo light systems (bottle or hub). General information, circuits and ideas can be found here
Component values may need to be adjusted to reflect local availability.
Side-emitting LED assemblies are difficult to obtain in Australia; what few that are available are now obsolete, with less than half the light output for the same power…Continue
SheRides Cycling is a project that's foundation has been built on discussions between myself and the cycling community that I'm involved with in Victoria. My friends are playing key roles in the project as advisers and consults, without them this project wouldn't be possible.
I am 27 years old, live in Melbourne with my cat and work as a corporate receptionist/journalist, ! spends as much time as possible with my boyfriend and many afternoons discussing politics and sport with my…
I didn't go for a ride this morning because I didn't fancy getting blown of my bike! The winds were blowing up to 55 kph and I was not interested in combining cycling and wind surfing. The wind dropped this afternoon so I decided to go for an easy ride. Heading down the veloway to Seacombe Rd then heading over to Brighton Rd and down to the Seacliff Hotel. I figured I could indulge myself and take a crack at the…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 24, 2011 at 16:24 — No Comments
I was fortunate enough to be able to live in Hawaii for much of last year. Our apartment building had a decent gym and an awesome infinity pool so. I've been fairly active throughout my life but allowed my weight to get to a podgy 95kg - seemed like a good opportunity to lose a few kg. I broke 90kg before I returned and found a new level and interest in fitness I hadn't had before.
On our return flight it sprung to me that I really hated traffic. I had been commuting for over an…Continue
Feeling a little tired today so planned to spin to Darlingtonand back. No records!
Set off at 5:34am, overcast and around 13C. Completed the 21.8km in 59m16s, 2m43s/km, 22.1 kph, 3,535KJ’s, 120/153 avg/max heart rate.
Only 2 rabbits seen this morning.
In whole an uneventful ride.
Sorry, I had to log something for my 50th ride even if it is boring ;-) Don't forget, I have plenty of other posts to read at…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 23, 2011 at 9:04 — No Comments
Psychology is pretty hip these days, and there probably aren’t too many wrinkles in the ID, EGO or SUPEREGO that haven’t been studied, researched, validated, serialized in Men’s Health, phooied and finally recanted.
But I submit to you that there is a glaringly obvious personality testing tool that has been overlooked by academia and clinicians alike. I present to you the Cycling Personality Test (CPT). But since academic papers make pretty dry bedtime reading, the…
I was short of time and wanted to be home by 6:30am before my wife, Lynn, left for work. I decided to do a solid 22km ride to Darlington and back which I have done twice before in under an hour if I don't have to many delays and I make a reasonable effort at climbing out of Darlington up the veloway. As the climb from Darlington is the slowest part and affects the overall time the most I intended to try for a PR.
5:28am 12C Cloudy: 21.8km, 54m47s, 2:31/km, 24kph, 3,841KJ's, 135/159…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 22, 2011 at 10:40 — No Comments
1st day off in 2 weeks and what a day to tick Mt. Lofty off the bucket list! Dropped the car off for a service @ 7:30, promptly hopped on 2 wheels instead of 4 & headed up the hill. After a few minutes rest at the summit, back on the bike & across to Greenhill Rd for the descent and back home before 10am with plenty of time left to complete the wife's to do list & keep myself out of the doghouse for at least another day.
After having an easy ride last Saturday, no ride on Sunday and knowing I am going to have an easy ride next Saturday I thought I would give myself a little more than the Bains Rd climb today. I really don't like to compete with traffic so I leave as early as I can as long as its in daylight. This morning was no exception, I started peddling down the road at 5:32am, just before sunrise.
I had been laying in bed a while before I got up and had decided on a route to take which should…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 21, 2011 at 10:02 — No Comments
This group ride was organised by Andrew Watts (Wattsy) on the Adelaide Cyclists web site as the Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists "L" Ride number 3. Intended to attract new riders with a nice slow pace and not to difficult or long a distance it helps build a community of riders down the South of Adelaide. Today we started with 12 riders, most were experienced with a few new to group riding. Husband and…Continue
Did one of my favourite rides on Friday. Modbury, Gorge Road, Gumeracha, Birdwood, Tungkillo, Palmer and Murray Bridge where I overnighted. As the forecast was for 37 degrees I wanted to get an early start but after a few 04.30 starts during the week and the body clock said Nooooooo so the 06.30 start became an 07.30 start. Nice and cool riding up to Gumeracha. a deli stop (the only one for the day Pat) then on to Birdwood, still some very high light cloud cover so not to hot yet though the…Continue
Thought I'd share a couple of my recent rides.
The first of these was my first time up lofty (from the city side). See, I live in Basket Range, which means I don't have to ride up a great big hill, 'cause the playground is at my doorstep, so to speak, and I regularly spin up through Ashton and to the top. But on Tuesday morning, I got together with some friends, and we made our way up the old freeway from the other side. We were all at various fitness levels, and it was a fairly…