I feel compelled to ride while the weather is so good at 16C in the early mornings. I have ridden a lot this week so I wanted to make this mornings ride an easy one. Using the Coast to Vines bike track and tracking along the foreshore from Seacliff to Glenelg makes for a low effort ride.
Even on low effort rides I can't seem to stop myself from expending a burst of energy on at least one small Strava segment and todays was a recently created segment created by someone else, not me,…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on December 29, 2011 at 10:13 — No Comments
After an 82km ride yesterday I was in two minds whether to go for a ride this morning or rest. The weather forecast suggested it was going to be the best morning of the week for a ride so the ride won out! I felt a little tight in the legs when I set off at 5:41am on a mission. I had noticed that Michelle, with here new road tyres had recorded a time better than mine up Cox's Hill road yesterday so I thought I would try and nudge back in front of her today. Heading along the undulations of…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on December 28, 2011 at 11:13 — No Comments
Reynell Rd, Reseviour Rd, Blacks Rd, Majors Rd, Lonsdale Highway, Christie Beach Esplinade, Over the Bluff, Pt Noarlunga, Seaford Esplanade, Moana, Cost to Vines to California Rd, Aldinga-Wilunga Rd, Coast to Vines all the way back to Reynell rd and home.
There was no Muddies ride scheduled for this Saturday the 24th Dec 2011 so Patrick O'kane organised a meeting of a few that wanted to go for a ride. 10 people turned up at the Darlington end of the veloway to start a ride at 7am to McLaren Vale. The plan, ride there, have a coffee and ride back. Sounds simple enough. Most of the 10 decided to ride to the start except for RD6.
In one of my crazyier moments I decided to ...READ MORE...
Its been a tough couple of weeks since the accident. I'm part way through the grieving process: the shock and denial, the pain and guilt, anger, reflection, I've been there. Now I'm looking forward to the upward turn, the reconstruction and acceptance stages. Yes, today I put in an order on a new bike.
The 4yo and I did a fairly full tour of bike stores today. We saw some awesome bikes: the new F5 (but it would only remind me of my previous ride), Fondriest TF3 (more curvy than I…Continue
I saw Clive's suggestion of riding from the toll-gate to Mount Lofty today and thought.
Maybe I could have a go?
Fitted lights to my hybrid thinking the little ring on the front would be good and also riding in the dark wider and more robust wheels may be good.
Had things organised at home and so set off about at about 5:30 thinking I would need some head start…Continue
This is the last big goal ticked off before the end of 2011. To be honest its one of many unplanned goals that I collected through the year.
I started 2011 with a single goal, to complete the City-Bay 12km Fun Run under 60 mins, this is one of two goals I failed. Early training went so well I decided to do 2 X 1/2 Marathons in May, the 1st and the 29th of May. I set goals for these of under 2 hours for the 1st and under 1h50m for the second both I achieved. After completing the 2 X…Continue
I was still in the suburbs before ascending into the Hills when I got the highlight of my day. I was passing a mum and her daughter (about 3 years old) who were on the footpath, the little girl on a little tricycle. She looked over at me, gave a big smile, adding "I'm riding a bike too!"
The moment survived for the gold medal against strong competition. There was my picnic lunch with a bush setting and a view on a beautiful sunny day, some new roads (for me) and new sights, the…Continue
I had some documents for the financial planner so I decided to ride to Glenelg this morning to pop them into their letter box/door slot rather than posting them. Lets face it I was going to do a 20km ride this morning anyway so an extra 20km's on the flat wasn't going to be much extra ;-)
Getting up at 5am, as usual, I was able to leave at 5:27am. Heading straight to the veloway to get down to Darlington before there was to much traffic. I exited the veloway at Seacombe Rd and took…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on December 20, 2011 at 8:26 — No Comments
It must be the time for reflection, must be caused by the weather!
I could go on about the difference that Adelaide Cyclists have made to my life this year, instead I will outline the list of events I have been fortunate to take part in through the year.
The Ridiculous Ride - A cruisey ride from Melbourne to Adelaide. My first crack at touring on a bike) and raising 10k for the McGrath Foundation with fellow AC'er Dayne Smithett (based in Sydney) and ably assisted on the road…Continue
An extract taken from my blog post of http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2815 (Souther Suburbs Road Cyclists 'L' ride on the 17th of December 2011) mentioned in my Adelaide Cyclists blog entry at Ride #64 SSRC 'L' Christmas ride :
Special extract for those that are…Continue
All week the weather seemed to be conspiring against this ride with the prediction of lots of rain for Saturday the 17th of December. I had originally planned a ride down to and up the Torrens river linear park bike/walking path with Trevor who had introduced me to cycling just over 4 months ago. Due to circumstances this ride fell through the day before so I indicated my intention to join the SSRC ride instead.
A group of riders had decided they would ride down to Port Noarlunga to…Continue
At this time of year newspapers are full of list of the best…TV shows, movies of the summer, gourmet hamburgers, whatever….
So I thought what about an AC list? I don’t pretend to know everything about everyone on AC, so I’ll start and I call on others for nominations and suggestions for categories. So here’s a chance to highlight great contributions or contributors and show them a bit of love. Remember we are trying to be nice (and maybe a bit humourous) here.
PS I don’t think…Continue
If anyone is interested, a ride from the city...
Saturday 17th December: This ride takes in the climb up the Old Freeway and then descends into Spring Gully before looping around to the top of Norton Summit and descending back into the city. Climb at your own pace and we will wait at the top. See you there at 7am. Link to ride :…Continue
Added by Hocks on December 16, 2011 at 8:42 — No Comments
At 5:32am today I set off on a ride just spinning. I do not know what my cadence was as I do not have a cadence sensor. I know I was spinning quicker than my normal rides. I used the small chain ring a lot.
Completed 27.3km in 71m07s, 2m36s/km, 23 kph, 4,033 KJ's, 114/159 Avg/Max HR.
I did use the big chain ring for the two climbs, the Strava "Brodie Road Hill" and "…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on December 15, 2011 at 9:13 — No Comments
I don't want to talk about it - the pics say a thousand words...…Continue
Well I finally made it to the Canberra Ironman 70.3. Nearly a year of training and preparation culminated in Sundays race.
I just wanted to share a few things. First my travels over there. This was the first time I had traveled with my bike on an airline. I've included a few picks below to show you how I did it as I didn't have a proper bike bag (although I think it is on the cards now). I was pretty paranoid about this part of the travel, hence the bike being totally encased…Continue
The aim today, to put in a solid ride with consistent effort to try and keep the heart rate up to a more acceptable training level. Up to now I have struggled to get my heart rate into my LSR (Long Slow Run/recovery run) zone, known as Zone 2, for any reasonable length of time. This is the zone that is most productive for endurance which I appear..... [ to read more please visit http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2796 ]
Added by Steven Ellison on December 13, 2011 at 8:24 — No Comments
I had to take the Galant in today for 4 new tyres and replacement front brake pads. Wise Choice tyres are located along side the Southern Expressway at Lonsdale. They told me it would take about an hour and half so I took my bike with me to go for a spin.
I figured I had not been to Aldinga for a while and had never ridden down to the seafront there so thats where I decided to head. I…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on December 12, 2011 at 14:05 — No Comments