I was at the bike workshop yesterday and there was a young lad there who wanted a different seat on his bike.
But he had no money and couldn't/wouldn’t pay
I think it was a bike for refugees bike after harassing mike for what seemed like more than a reasonable time he had a different seat on his bike.
Mike refereed him onto me because it seemed the brakes on the bike needed attention and possibly Mike had other things to do.
On investigation the brakes could work…Continue
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The Bike Workshop’s Saturday morning sessions remain busy. There are people looking for bikes –people with bikes for repair – people bringing bikes to donate.
We’ve expanded to 6 work stations in the car park, and set up trolleys, to make it easy to move tools & equipment outside. The year hasn't been too hot so far, but just in case, we have large parasols so people can work in the shade. An added summer bonus - fig trees nearby - very sweet fruit last…Continue
Always one more challenge.
A have a new challenge looming on my horizon. Next month I’ll spend five days hanging with some friends in Bright and riding the majestic Victorian Alps. It was my contemplating this coming trip that led me to wonder “how did I get here?”
I know lots of you regularly ride the “3Peaks” or the “Alpine Classic” and that fills me with awe. I’ve never been tempted to ride one, but I'm not sure if…
It’s not about the bike. (OK, maybe it is a bit)
Every good hobby needs good magazines and cycling is well catered. There are plenty of niche publications to suit roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, hipsters and followers of the pro teams. A lot of these are almost half full of bike reviews. This amazed me when I first started flicking through magazines. Just how many different current bike brands are there? (that’s not really…
I just thought I would share a few events with you all. For those of you that don't know I work for Ride a Bike Right as a cycling instructor and we are specialists in cycling safety education for kids. This school holidays we have three programs for school kids whether they are already riding or don't know how to ride yet with out training wheels. Give your kids the gift of being able to ride this Christmas :-)
We can get your kids up and riding and riding safely to make these…
My name is Snappy and I’m an addict
..and you all respond in unison "Hi Snappy".
So what’s with on-line clubs? Newbies to any online forum are so keen to get involved. They want to contribute to every topic (whether they know anything about it or not) and the forum always open in their browser. Every email notification is switched to 'on' so they don’t miss a thing, and everyone who replies to their topic is a new best…Continue
In which a Rookie meets Checker Hill
In those first months, maybe mid 2010, I snooped around on line for information about cycling. I’d always had good experiences hooking up with photographers online to share ideas and knowledge so maybe bike riders did that sort of thing too? There were a few sites I tried. It was all a bit confusing. There was even a locally based one called “Adelaide Cyclists”. It didn’t look very active, but I…Continue
Leading up to the Amy’s Ride which will be a 100k ride it was time to do a few training rides so this is one of those rides. My Azzurri Forza Di2 is still going strong and i did meet up with a new pal towards the end of the ride.
it was really nice to meet you…Continue
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List of riders names updated.…
Surviving my first trip on a roadie, and mistakenly climbing my first hill.
Nearly four years and I can still remember the sketchy feeling of clipping into a road bike and pulling out into the street for the first time. I’d been taught how to clip in, and clip out. I’d rolled around the carpark of the LBS a few times. I’d been fitted and kitted, and off I went.
Although I’d ridden bikes as a kid, again on an old…
In a previous blog I said I'd run through my current training block being my 'Build 1' phase. All of my base work has already been done as I started my training at Easter. In brief, base training is to build your aerobic base through long, reasonably easy rides. It forms the 'foundation' of your training and of course the foundation of any endurance sport. Joe Friel refers to…Continue
An Event on Face book at "Victor Harbor Ride"
A few weeks back Richard Stevens decided he fancied a ride to Victor Harbor and back in a day and mentioned it to others. There appeared to be a bit of interest from people wishing to join him on his journey so he created a …Continue
First Trailer A visitor 'dropped in when passing', looking for a bike trailer. His son or son-in-law played cricket, the ground was within cycling distance, but he had to get his gear there as well as himself. Cricketers sometimes refer to their large…Continue
As an Accredited Sports Scientist and operator of a sports physiology practice (Adelaide Human Performance), I’ve recently posted several blogs on Adelaide Cyclists about fitness and training. My last post discussed how general training zones based on fixed percentages of maximum…Continue
Welcome to my new blog which I'll use to document my ten month lead up to the UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) final to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2014.
My blog will be a mix of hopefully interesting stuff for you, from my training—both on bike and in the gym—nutrition, stuff about the bike, some fun and other updates along the way. From…Continue
I hooked up with the Gully Grinders last Sunday as they were touring the Barossa and I was going to ride up to Tanunda to check out the Cyclocross. We rode up Main Nth Road to Gawler, onto Sandy Creek and then just before Lyndoch we got onto the Jack Bobridge bike path. The first 100 metres was differant in a weird way in that the path has a line of Stobie poles in the middle, I think theres a photo of the path with poles somewhere on AC and there has been some criticism of the design,…Continue
You can check the details out on Strava.
Several questions come immediately to mind the first, and definitely not the least, why? I guess it stems back to the ride earlier this year with the Redliners on the Milano Classica – 290 km’s in…Continue
So having fairwelled Brett and Quentin we set off for the Rattler trail. Whilst Roger and I voted, Andrew, had chatted to a local about the trail who seemed to think that there might be a little storm water damage. The Rattler trail follows the old line of a railway from Auburn to Riverton. As we left Auburn we hadn't decided whether to go all the way to Riverton or to leave the path at Rhnie and return to Auburn via the bitumin.
It soon became apparent that this trail is no where…Continue
So election day had been announced, The Dirty Dozen was on, The Royal Show was on so whats a bloke to do. Get out of Adelaide, away from car park seeking drivers with electoral dysfunction away from psycolists suffering from altitude sicknes, away from dagwood dogs and fairy floss.
So 3 hardy souls (myself, Andrew and Roger) departed Sefton Park at the crack of dawn and 2 nocturnal ferals (possums Brett and Quentin) departed McLarenVale sometime earlier and all by car headed for…Continue
Well after a well earned rest in our home away from home in Lorne, we were all getting ready to meet the thousands of other cyclists at the start of the 2013 Amy Gran Fondo. There were over 4000 cyclists for this event, which also is part of selection for UCI Masters, not that i was thinking i had a…Continue