Today Monday 20DEC I was crossing King William St at Rundle Mall with the pedestrian lights when a cyclist rode through a red light weaving through the pedestrians. I said him "hey you've got a red light mate", to which he just ignored me and kept on riding. It is idiots like this that give us law abiding cyclists a bad name.
How much fun was the Cycling Santa's Toy Ride yesterday!
The day certainly started extremely shabby, with rain storms out North, pelting down in the deep South, and all sorts in the City! Not wanting to resemble a drowned Santa before the start of the ride, I took the soft option, and jumped on the train for a nice comfortable and dry ride in to the City!
I pedalled in to Bocelli's from the Railway Station, getting all sorts of odd looks from people, riding…
Quite often, we focus on the negative aspects we experience on a ride. Bad motorists causing a bit of grief. Bumpy, poorly maintained road surfaces. Rain soaking us to the bone. Strong headwinds slowing us down. The rather unfortunate and uncomfortable experience of bonking on a big ride, with no food or gels to help us get out of it.
But what about the positives? Over the last few weeks, I have really enjoyed the big rides I have been on, regardless of the negatives. Riding through…Continue
I don't really know how to start this but after Angus graciously point out, I have fantastic tan lines! I'm guessing that comes with hours spent out in the sun on the road!!
It's something that all cyclist I'm guessing should embrace, however I am struggling to!! The only thing i can relate it too, is the trucker tan line? But if this summer is hot, than their will come a time where the shorts just don't go low enough and these lovely tan lines will make a guest appearance!…Continue
Please see the discussion posted on group Adelaide BUG on 14-Dec-2010. If you cycle in the city, join us in discussions and requests. Another two topics refer to ACC seeking requests for the next bicycle action plan.
Added by heather on December 14, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments
Active Transport. They are: the Australian Local Government Association, the Bus Industry Confederation, the Cycling Promotion Fund, the Heart Foundation of Australia and the International Association of Public Transport. In a media release, the Active Transport group stated that 16,000 lives could be saved by positive active transportation measures. Major political parties have been urged to embrace Active Transport as part of the policy cure for the challenges of chronic disease, climate…Continue
I originally posted this as a reply to a discussion on this site - but as it is quite long and has a few other ideas that I have been developing further I thought that it would be quite good as a 'stand-alone' post
Ah, the compulsory helmet debate again - probably the most vexed issue with cycling policy development and certainly the "elephant in the room" with law makers and transport advocates who want to get more people cycling more often.
We all know someone,…
Was in McLaren Vale for a lawn bowls tournament Monday and Tuesday, and stayed on for a ride on Wednesday. The overnight rain curtailed plan A, and had no plan B. Rode the backroads through the vineyards as the weather fined up until an idea came to me. Dropped into Willunga Bakery to fill the lunchbox, then took the grid-roads towards Sellicks Hill. Had magpie-larks swoop me in two different spots - what rank do we give them?…Continue
I am really starting to consider throwing in the "road cycling" thing.
12 months ago I bought myself a Giant Defy 2 roadie as a means to start myself off on the "road cycling" adventure, I had for the previous 2 - 3 years been ridng around on my mountain bike without hassle. Obviously budget constraints etc kept my options limited to what i purchased but I was happy with the Defy. In January I did both the RLC and MCCT and thoroughly enjoyed both (did the full RLC but only the 110km…
I have real concerns of a "disaster in waiting" during the 2011 TDU Community ride. If Checker Hill is anything like Fox Creek Road at the 2010 TDU, as far as volume of riders is concerened, then we are in for a real "Road Wreck".
On Sunday, a group of seasoned hill riders and myself covered the first 60 ks of the TDU ride, which included Checker Hill. 2 out of our 6 rode up, the remainder walked. Also on the climb was a group of another 20 or so riders - and the majority of…Continue
As a cyclist of many years I have the dubious honour of having ridden in every TDU Community Ride (with all its previous names such as breakaway ride etc) One of the original 600 who rode in the first one in the Barossa. I have a rack of mostly ill-fitting jerseys to prove it. Over the early years when BikeSA organised the ride it was pretty slick, especially after the tour de inferno to Yankalilla where BikeSA got a kick up the chamois and really got their act together. Last year with 8000…Continue