Starting in Willunga is the most local an event ride gets to a dweller of the Deep South. After completing all of 38km of the previous Grand Slam at Mt Torrens and also having recce'd both loops of GS2 in the intervening period I was fairly sure that I could complete the full ride and had few excuses not to. The number of kilometres I had ridden in between GS1 and GS2 had increased markedly and a bit of weight had come off also, so this further added to my confidence level. Still, this was…Continue
Added by CHI on April 15, 2013 at 21:44 — No Comments
Didn't I ride with them to Outer Harbour yesterday! Yes, I did and Kane McCard during the week had asked if I was going to do the 100 km ride on Sunday to which I replied what 100 km ride? He told me they were going to duplicate a ride they did on the 1st December 2012 which could be seen at http://app.strava.com/activities/30332313 Kane is doing the Milano Classica with me so I thought it was a good chance to ride with him…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on April 14, 2013 at 17:45 — No Comments
I am writing this entry to my blog only for completeness as there isn't a lot to actually say. All planning for Milano Classica training is going ok and this is just another Redliners Outer Harbour ride, or is it!
Actually it's all about getting ready for the Milano Classica, getting km's in the legs in preparation for that epic journey of 290 km's in one day! Of late I have concentrated too much on average speed to the detriment of my cadence. I have been producing long'ish rides…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on April 13, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
Wow, another week gone by already. The Thursday group ride, this time more of the same with plenty of hills, was on again yesterday, saw the return to the group of one of the female riders, absent for a few weeks afer the birth of her baby.
Just one km from the start, and we were into the locally well known Fern Glade climb. This is about five kms of steep twisting climbing, coming out at the top into farm country. After decending back down to the coast via a loop raod, it was back up…Continue
Added by Terry C on April 12, 2013 at 12:52 — No Comments
Just seven riders on today's "Glam Ride" in the NW of Tasmania. Starting and finishing in Wivenhoe, a km or two east of Burnie, we headed west through that town, and after the turn off at Somerset, headed for Mt Hicks. There are many steep and long hillclimbs along the way, and at the halfway point, we noticed that we were down one rider. One of the girls had been visited by the dreaded puncture demon, right at the base of a steep climb. Two of the stronger riders went back down to assist,…Continue
Added by Terry C on April 4, 2013 at 16:18 — No Comments
Just thought follow up on my Ironman Melbourne Nutrition post.
I'm happy to say my nutrition plan was one of the things that did go right on the day and ran like clockwork. Pre race carb load was fun as usual and race morning meal and nutrition to race start appeared adequate and I did not get hungry prior to race start, even with a delayed start due to bad weather (Pre race meal was bagel with peanut butter and honey, Endura Opti (strong mix), banana and powerade on drive down.…Continue
Tough ride with the guys today! After completing a 175 km, 27 kph average, ride with David yesterday the tank was half empty before I even left home. I was a little hesitant about attending with the reserves so low and a weather forecast of showers developing. At 6:30 am my alarm went off and it was time to make a decision weather to attend or not. Obviously I wouldn't be writing this if I had decided I wasn't!
As I rode up the driveway I knew today was…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on March 30, 2013 at 13:44 — No Comments
Novice rider looking for a reliable place near Reynella / Morphett Vale to have a bike serviced. I.e. all lubricants, check settings of gears, brakes, etc., help set up bike for rider, make sure nothing is lose, etc. which will not cost me an arm and both my legs.
Also need some honest, sound advice on my current bike. I.e. what I need to modify/change/replace. Not interested in a place that just wants to sell me stuff I don't need, as I know very little about bikes.
I can't believe I am going to write a bike review, as if there are not enough of these on the Internet already! Before I get into the review I should let you know what my driving force was behind buying this bike and what my expectations were in doing so.
I ride a lot of kilometers and so I would like a bike that absorbs the lumps and bumps a little better and one that is a couple of kilograms lighter as well. Cash is at a premium so I was not looking to buy a new bike right…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on March 24, 2013 at 19:14 — No Comments
When I decided to enter the 2013 Milano Classica 290 km's in a day ride I had only ridden one ride at a 30 kph + average. Since that time I have been working on increasing my average speed for my rides because simply put, if I don't ride quick enough I won't finish 290 km's in the 12 hours available when including stops! If I was able to do the entire distance without stopping for food, drink and nature stops I would have to average over 24 kph! If we have just 10 1/2…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on March 24, 2013 at 11:15 — No Comments
hello, just wondering if anyone has used or is using trainer road program?
Added by matthew double on March 23, 2013 at 11:54 — No Comments
I recently noticed a discussion in the Training and Nutrition forum about age-related norms for maximum heart rate (HRmax). In this discussion, the traditional formula for age-predicted HRmax was identified as being: HRmax (beats/min) = 220 – age (years), and several forum members identified the potential for considerable variation between age-predicted estimates of HRmax and peak heart rate during maximum exercise. As an Accredited Sports Scientist and operator of a sports physiology…Continue
A City-wide Bicycle Plan is being developed for the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
"The views of the community are important to inform this plan and the Council is seeking comments from all members of the community - whether you are already a keen cyclist, have been wanting to take up cycling but don’t know where to start, or if you are a local…Continue
It all started with Lynn encouraging me to buy a
bike some 18 months ago as I had stuffed up my knees running and she wanted me to keep fit. Lynn dragged me around many bike shops before I decided on a particular bike and then she encouraged me to buy the next model up as it had a more durable drive-train.
Well I have the Melbourne Ironman this week. For those not familiar with the distances that's a 3.8Km swim, 180km bike and 42km run.
Last night I began backing up my race day nutrition. I wanted to organise it into bags as they are utilised. It ended up being quite a bundle, predominantly Gels. Thought I'd throw something in the blog for those interested.
As mentioned there are 3 legs (swim, bike run). There is also nutrition that I take within 15mins of the start (not my pre…Continue
For those of you reading this who have not ridden with me before, I'm a big, heavy rider of 118kgs (260lbs). I have no problem in saying I have always struggled with my weight and cycling has been something I could do to help this.In practice this means I mean ride around slowly and stop at most of the bakeries in the Fleurieu, which can be sort of counter productive (but really enjoyable)! Still, the bike and gearing I have allows me to participate in some of the social group rides and even…Continue
I have found myself short of time to write a regular post so I find myself posting this catch-up. I don't have a lot of time this morning either so I will keep it brief or I will start it and finish it off in the next few days.
Last weekend turned out to be a special time for Lynn, my wife. After the Redliners Outer Harbour ride I went on a ride with Lynn, who has been learning to ride for 12 months. It has been a long and painful process for Lynn, as…Continue