I have a Van Nicholas Chinook frame, with Athena 11 sp carbon compact, Fulcrum 5 rims, weighs in at 8kgs. I've had it for 8 months and it's a beauty. My previous bike was carbon and rather skittish when cornering, this bike hugs the road and I've had to slow myself down on descents as it can be ridden without boundaries it seems. Over rough roads it does indeed soak up the shock (Green Hills Rd.) and is simply a joy to ride.
Confirmation that I have signed up for the Milano Classica event to be held on April the 28th and is being run and supported by the Redline Cycling group and is in support of the Cancer Council of South Australia.
I am taking this challenge seriously and have embarked on a modification to my normal riding to build endurance and teamwork skills to…Continue
So last weekend I took a ride to my regular destination Murray Bridge. This time though I had some extra time and I decided to try a new route. Head south to the badlands of Mexico and wind my way through Clarendon, Strath, Langhorne Creek and up to Murray Bridge via Brinkley. After getting some route advice on how to get from the Veloway to Chandlers Hill from a notorious local bandido who prefers to affect an Irish name my course was set.
The first section from home to Veloway is…Continue
During the week I received an email from the Cancer Council with the subject "So you want more riding..." The last time I received one of these was to advertise the Tour DeSud, a 240km ride circling the South of Adelaide down to Victor Harbor and back. This proved to have a new challenge!
Earn ultimate bragging rights after this one tough day in the saddle. Join legendary cycling coach Charlie Walsh on Sunday 28 April 2013 for a one day 290 km…Continue
I started with plan A, this plan was to drop the car off for its service in Morphett Vale at 10:30am and head round to my brother in-laws on the bike to go on his first hand-cycle ride from home and act as tail gunner. That plan didn't last long, I had a text message Friday morning saying that Keith was not able to go for a ride. Now for plan B.
With my bike already in the back seat of the car and already dressed in my riding gear I was going for a…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on February 22, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
A regular ride for me of late is this early morning ride starting from the corner of Main South Road and Pimpala roads. The SSRC Tuesday Morning Range Riders gives me a short ride climbing Chandlers Hill road before cruising across Piggott Range road and a quick descent down Cox's Hill road before returning to the start.
Added by Steven Ellison on February 19, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments
The journey to build my new bike started 18 months ago after reading “It’s All About The Bike” by Robert Penn. How wonderful it would be to build a bike that you have personally selected each piece individually, researched its attributes and not have some multinational company thinking that these are the components you should have on a said priced bike. No thanks.
For those that don’t know me, I like things that are a little alternate without being too far from left field. The…Continue
I almost did not write about this event as I was not sure it had anything of interest. I then thought about the last time I rode with this group, back in August 2012 and realized that that ride had been a celebration of 12 months from when I started riding a bike as an adult. You can checkout the WOMGiE group to see who rides with them and where they…Continue
Hello mates! I'm new to this community and I just bought a mountain bike, I will like to share some rides with a pack and hit some trails.
Comments are welcome.
Added by Rey Gomez on February 9, 2013 at 14:48 — No Comments
I got a mate who is about 6ft 4 and about 90-100kg who wants to get a FBR or Hybrid bike. Second hand preferably.
Budget is $500-700max. Wants it for flat road cruising with the kids for an hour or 2. Needs to be clean and in good working condition.
He is only a newbie when it comes to cycling so I said I will try and help him out.
If you have one for sale or know of one for sale that would suit his size, please me know asap.
Added by Shav Bird on February 4, 2013 at 11:50 — No Comments
Hello Fellow Cyclists!
I have not visited this site for a while and will make a determined effort to visit more often this year.
The year for me has got off to a flying start having located a premises to expand my growing eBike business.
Soon there will be a dedicated electric bicycle sales, service and repair shop in Adelaide's inner suburbs - Thebarton.
I will concentrate on the growing electric bicycle market with a few surprises in store as well.
Motivation to ride is becoming more difficult to find when almost 1 out of three rides ends in a puncture!
I bought my first bike in August 2011 and it had Rubino, wire bead tyres on it. They seemed to work ok and were durable so when the time came to change them I moved on to Rubino Pro folding tyres. These were also satisfactory with a few extreme failures due to special objects rather than the tyres themselves. For only a couple of dollars more I then…Continue
I have been staring at this blank page with a tittle for the last 10 minutes trying to figure out just where to start. I tell myself to start at the beginning but where is that! I guess I need to start where my last post finished so I will go and read that now.
Weight loss, training for BUPA with hill climb's, a broken rim and lots of punctures! The training had been going well as had the weight loss. The purchase of a set of…Continue
Those interested in Adelaide’s bicycling history may like to check out a flikr site I have set up illustrating Adelaide’s ‘cargo bike’ culture of the late 1970s and 1980s. See: Adelaide Long Bike flikr There’s also a web page at the Port Adelaide Bicycle User Group’s site at PortBUG. These photos offer a unique glimpse…Continue
Added by Savvas on January 25, 2013 at 21:31 — No Comments
A small indulgance please.
My wife is on the organising committe for the Lobethal Post Race party and asked me to assist in getting the message out.
If you are heading up to Lobethal for the Tuesday Stage 1 race, the Lobethal Community Association has organised for a secure bike park - cost $3, look out for the signage in the main street.
If you, family and/or friends are hanging around after the finish, you may be interested in this.
The Lobethal Community…Continue
Added by Ian Pibworth on January 21, 2013 at 9:16 — No Comments
The 2012 SA Ride for Sick Kids was a huge success raising over $110,000 for Ronald McDonald House Adelaide. The 2013 ride will be launched 6-8pm Wed 23 Jan at Bike Society Anzac Hwy. So if you want to have an amazing cycling experience riding 1,000k's in 7 days 2-8 Nov 2013 please come along to find out more. Bike Society will also be offering some great prices to all people who attend on the night. Plus you could WIN a Specialized Prevail helmet or a pair of Specialized S-Works shoes!…Continue
Added by Bade Stapleton on January 17, 2013 at 14:49 — No Comments
Did a group ride today - - 60 ks of Tasmania's hills and we averaged 25.6 kph. At 73, I am the oldest in the group, but I reckon that we all did ok. Started in Penguin, around the undulating coastal route to Ulverstone then straight into some very serious hills inland, Big loop back finishing in Penguin at the Rennaisance Coffee Shop ( owned and operated by one of the group ).
With everyone else on light weight CF bikes and me on my alloy TCR2, I was really pushed keeping the pace,…Continue
Murphys law or Sods law or is there a similar law that is cycling specific.
Went outside early this morning and noticed that there had been a few drops of rain but the cloud cover had thinned, just like yesterday, a perfect cycling day. Joined the Grinders for a hills ride following the BUPA route as far as Kersbrook. Light shower started at One Tree Hill, continues all the way to the top of Kersbrook hill, not enough to warrant stopping and donning the jacket. Fanging down…Continue
My last post indicated I had found my EMC had a broken rim on Christmas Eve and so I was riding my son's, David's, old Standish school bike and used it to climb Willunga Hill on Dec 26th. Since then I have had several rides on that Standish as well as a SSRC L group ride on Lynn's XS Apollo Exceed on Dec 29th. That must have been something to see, me on an extra small Apollo with the seat up high, my peddles with cleats on a flat bar road bike! Sorry, I have…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on January 13, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
When I woke up this morning I thought to myself it’s time to turn over those cranks, some of you may remember an accident I had on the descent of Montacute Rd (http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/a-massive-thankyou ) where a bad decision / lapse of concentration has had me on the side lines for 16 weeks. A broken left shoulder and dislocated both shoulders (yes both) and nerve damage along the left arm…Continue