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
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
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 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
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…
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.
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…
Dear Members of AC,
A couple of you have asked how the bottle of Red came to be in my drink holder... So I thought I would send this out and then you can all find out at once!
I rode in the TDU & Ride Like Crazy in Jan 2011.. I used these events to raise funds for my daughters' school. The school community and a local church help me to raise $650 which was then used to purchase sporting equipment for their new Gymnasium. A further $100 was donated to Cancer…Continue
The alarm went off at 5:30 and I realised I had a 6:00 am appointment at Rogers house.
I got to his house this time I was late. By 6:30 we were driving to Auburn.
I arrived at Auburn about 2 hours later and we unpacked the bikes near the rising sun hotel.
What a day!
The world gained another cyclist today - 7yo Charlie; having not riden (even with tw's) in a few years he got a new bike yesterday and his parents also decided to get him lessons so he could learn to ride and how to be safe while doing so. From early on I could see that he understood the balance that was needed so we added the pedals and within SECONDS he was pedalling away! To see the joy on his face of when he discovered how by just moving his…
Made it today into Port Lincoln. 707 km since we started. Had 40-42 deg days, Hot headwinds, thunderstorms, long rolling plains, hills that seemed to go up but few that went down but got here.
A great ride and thanks to out support drivers Maylee and Darren.
No mechanical bike probe on the way, not even a puncture between the 4 of us. Cars , trucks and road trains all gave us plenty of room and a toot (thanks guys) except one kamikaze road train who over took…Continue
I'm new on AC. Happy to find out what all you Cyclists are up to!
I just completed Amy's Ride - I managed a solid 85Kms..I'm no longer a Willunga Hill 'Virgin', I know thousands have already achieved this and much more....
But I'm an amature and this was my PB to date so I was really proud that day!
I will be happy to join you on any social rides, that I consider as my training for future community ride events.
In Jan '12 I am…
It has been two years since I started cycling as a recreational sport and not just as a means to get milk from the corner shop. I initially took up cycling in an effort to continue on my original goal of weight loss having originally ballooned out to 110kg due to a decrease in physical activity over 5 -6 years. Two years ago it was hovering around the 100kg mark. Cycling has managed to get me down to approx 90kg but I still have a bit of work to do.
I started with my old…Continue
Having got my new (to me) hybrid on Saturday
I was off to give it a run on Sunday.
A 6:50 am start to get to my riding companions house by 7:15 this time I was late but it was only a few minutes.
Bunnings at mile end up to Norton Summit a few…Continue