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
Rode from Modbury to Pt Noarlunga to meet with the Southern riders today. Roger joined me at Darlington and we headed up the Velloway. Made good time and hung around for a while waiting for the bunch, hung around a bit longer until the party was over.
Then Roger and I were guided by Pat along with Baron toward Hallet Cove where we parted company. Some of those suburban streets are real buggers and quite steep and my first warm hot ride for the season was beginning to take it's toll.…Continue
I have a half Ironman fast approaching and have been training the house down in the final build and peak before the December 11th event in Canberra.
Yesterday was my longest brick session to date (brick is the term for Ride/run combinations in one training session).
After a follow up session with the guys looking after my bike fit (jt cycles Brighton) I headed down to Glenelg. Parked and set up the back of the car for a quick transition after my ride.
82Km of riding…Continue
‘CUP DAY’ means just one thing to a small but dedicated group of sunrise chasing riders. No, it’s not that thing in Melbourne where for 24 hours we all pretend to care about horse racing, but much, much earlier in the day in Adelaide at the running of the Col du Lofty Champagne Cup.
This is the event when early morning social riders come together to challenge themselves against the mountain. And lets face it, Adelaide only has one mountain- the somewhat fancifully named Mount…
We have just spent 6 weeks overseas (mostly in the UK but with 2 weeks in Spain in the middle). While we were there we drove all over the country from the Peak District south including Wales, Cornwall & Devon, the home counties and Norfolk. We also visited or passed through a few middle sized cities (like Cambridge & Manchester), and stayed a few days in London. We noticed a few things that interested us (and I am not saying this was in any way a comprehensive or accurate survey –…Continue
Now that I’ve had some time to recompose myself and relax after Sunday’s Trivia Afternoon, I wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the day.
I still feel quite overwhelmed thinking about it all – I suppose the best place to start with regards to the ‘overwhelming’ nature of the event is profit. As it was a fundraising event, profit was one of the main aims, with all money raised going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation…Continue