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.
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
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
This was an impromptu ride organised at the last minute by Andrew Watts. Andrew wanted to climb Old Willunga Hill for the first time in 11 months. He has not had much chance to ride his bike in that time and had lost a lot of bike fitness. He is trying to get some of it back now.
The night before I went out to check over the EMC to discover a wobble in the back wheel. …Continue
My usual Saturday morning ride was a 50km round trip to Koffee n Snax at McLaren Vale with Jim Woods and later with Baron von Thierry. We'd often catch up with some older riders who raced, or used to race, with the Southern Vets and I always enjoyed their company and cycling stories, I think the seed was planted over those coffee rides. Baron then got into racing, training for the Australian Masters Games at The Range in 2011 and his fitness and strength quickly grew, I think the seed was…Continue
As part of my new training regime I am including this Tuesday morning ride to include the climb up Chandlers hill. My intention, to build up cadence on the climbs!
I attended this ride last Tuesday only to fail to start the Garmin until I was almost at the top of Chandlers Hill. A little disappointed as I felt I had achieved a PR on the climb and was happy with my cadence for the entire climb. Not quite as high as I would like but happy all the…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on December 19, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments
How is the Dieting Going?
Nine days ago I posted how I have started to count my calories and train with more specific targets in mind. Starting about 50 days ago I was 88 kg's and weighed in this morning at a slimmer 80.8 kg's. I had a goal to get below 79 kg's with no real reason for this target except it was 10 kg's over what I weighed when I was 20 years old.
It turns out to be a reasonable target…Continue
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
The last six months has been difficult. With My father braking his hip, my mother having multiple strokes, Lynn and I going to Bathurst, my son getting married and my half cousin, Mandy, staying with us for her flying 8 day visit from the UK to attend David and Renata's wedding. The last three certainly brightened up our lives after a tough period.
I have certainly seen to much of hospitals wanting to/needing to transport parents to and from hospitals for daily visits over extended…Continue
Why should you get professional cycling coaching?
Cricket and footy teams have a coach to watch them play and golf clubs have a resident pro who helps player’s swing and approach to the game so why shouldn’t cyclists who are serious about improving their riding, keeping up with their mates or perhaps the occasional race, have a coach?
Last week I wrote about my fitness…Continue
Great fun, day 1! how exciting to rush down to the LBS to get my new bike - went bare foot on the bus as the shoes were there as well. Rides great :-)Continue
Been a while since I posted, lots going on.
The bikes we sent to Pipalyatjara got there, and also the Workshop has supported 2 more Bring & Fix sessions .. each a story in itself deserving a fuller post. In the meantime, ...things are busy at Plympton
Bikes for Refugees – high demand from the organisations that work with refugees; backlog 15 orders;…Continue
So, with 12 months of climbing under my belt and now 50km of vertical ascent I thought I might list a few of my favourite (and less than favourite!) climbs for the year. It's been a little over a year since I got my first road bike, joined AC, climbed my first "real" hill... and life has certainly been a roller coaster since! I've participated in the BUPA challenge, VeloAdelaide, and the Grand Slam, and joined CVSA, Gawler Wheelers, Spartans, Gully Grinders, WOMGiE and NightRiders for…Continue
Forgive me, it's been 9 months since I last blogged.
Since that time, and through winter, I took a good look at my cycling and fitness. I began, and some of you remember and joined in, the 5 kg challenge. Others lost 5kgs or more kilos but I only made a small dent in my last 5gks. It was very obvious, however, that any weight-loss results in increased climbing…Continue
Colin Freestone and Cycle Indonesia are taking bookings again for their North Sulawesi cycle tour this May.
Colin has been cycling in Indonesia since 1995. Beginning 2009 when his touring business began he's led many trips with 80+ riders on Sulawesi, which is that spidery shaped Indonesian island north of Bali and east of Borneo. Most of the riders are 50+ and 40% are women. Over the years…Continue
Added by Gus K on November 22, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
Why would anyone want to ride 400 km in 2 days, sorry, I just don't know the answer to that and I suspect it would be different for each individual that would do it! One of those answers could be "because I can!"
Circumstances! It started out this way. As those that have been reading my blogs lately will or may have picked up I try to ride when it has least impact on my wife Lynn. Well, this was the start of what turned out to be these two…Continue