I've written before about how the seeds of this cycling community was not my own. I was inspired by Adelaide and its love of all things the bike but also the communities of Sydney and Melbourne Cyclist. …
It's time again to announce this month's podcast is now online on a renovated Podcast Page on Adelaide Cyclists. You can stream it from the page, use the front page player or download it to your Mp3 player from… Continue
Added by Gus K on February 26, 2010 at 16:57 —
This morning was our first group ride event. It was created by Mark 'Smudge' Matthews and Nick Hortovanyi to stir me out of my cycling comfort zone and get me up over them far hills to Lobethal. Long story short I got there, a bit slower than the rest of the group, but I rode it and earnt myself the moniker 'Cap'n Slow.…
During the recent Australian Cycling Conference, one of the themes that came up in several presentations was that once the more vulnerable members of the community felt comfortable with cycling in shared space environments, that was a good indication that bicycle use had reached a high level of normalisation and safety.
The “more vulnerable” category included elderly people, children, and mothers carrying children.
As a mum on a bike here in Adelaide, I thought it might be… Continue
I started Adelaide Cyclists not quite one year ago and starting riding a 'road bike' not to long before that. I was given it because I had been invited to join the Sunday morning ride with Kennedy & Co through my friend Fairuz and it was made very clear that my Giant commuter MTB I ride to work on most days was not going to keep up so I inherited Fairuz's Giant OCR2. My first ride… Continue
Last year Cancer Voices SA received a Community Grant by having 10 of our members volunteer to assist with the Coast To Coast Ride. This year we have the chance to receive a similar Grant that will provide funds for our advocacy and support work (check us out at: www.cancervoicessa.org.au)
A part of our work is a Commitment to the Lance Armstrong Foundation to…
First, do not attempt to ride a ladies stepthrough from Rosewater... especially when it is too small for you, has no extra seat height to give and you have never ridden it before.
Next, do not assume that said stepthrough has working lights, even thought they are fitted, have their own generator and the bloke you bought it from asks if you know how they work. Take your own lights with you.
Third, do put your knicks on even though the seat is padded and sprung. DO put your… Continue
Added by Wombat on February 12, 2010 at 21:46 —
Ok folks, up for grabs is one of the original Adelaide Long Bike frames. This is a rare opportunity to own a bit of cycling history
For those of you who don't know, back in the late 80's about 20 - 30 of these bikes were made in a backyard workshop in Adelaide, many of them are still on the road today (I have one that I was riding before I got my Xtracycle). They were so far ahead of their time that we are only now seeing mass market manufactures bringing similar bikes to market.… Continue
It is amazing how much thinking one gets done when one has the hang of turning one's legs over in rhythm with the bike. I had my easiest day of riding in the month that I have been commuting... just from reading some stuff on technique and doing what it said (or what I interpreted it said!)
I have noticed that the bike lanes on my commute home (regardless of which route I take) mostly finish at 6PM. Why? I have also noticed that most bike lanes are only… Continue
Added by Wombat on February 8, 2010 at 19:43 —
Myself and Jeremy have a bit of a passion for getting on our bikes and going places, and one of the places on our list for quite a while has been Kangaroo Island. Just by virtue of being an island it is a romantic destination, and the challenge of the rough roads only added to its appeal. Pristine environment, isolated bays, wildlife and great local food and wine – how could we resist! So we set aside 3 days over the Australia Day weekend, and with a minimum of planning,… Continue
This article was originally pulished in BISA's Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Pedal Update. I attended both days of the conference as one of the BISA delegates.
2ndAnnual Australian Cycling Conference
Janaruy 18-19, 2010
As some of the world's best road racing cyclists prepared for Stage One of the Tour Down Under, delegates and speakers from all over Australia and New Zealand, with special guests from the Netherlands, gathered at the Flentje Lecture Theatre,… Continue
Added by Sophia MacRae on February 8, 2010 at 17:30 —
I have a Surly Cross Check which comes out of the box with a 700 x 32 tyre. Whilst it is a reasonable tyre I am looking to upgrade to a Schwalbe tyre which I have only been able to find in 35mm. The LBS sales guy said it would be fine on the rim but I would like to have some confirmation of that as they are certainly not cheap.
I would appreciate the advice from those in the group
I started this online community nearly 12 months ago. At the time, after the buzz of the 2009 TDU, I considered starting a blog with possibly a podcast as a part of that but reconsidered the idea of community and started Adelaide Cyclists as a social network (inspired by Melbourne and Sydney Cyclist). But podcasting was always on the agenda and now after a year, as a co-production with the Bicycle Institute of…Continue
Added by Gus K on January 31, 2010 at 20:11 —