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This Weeks Riding Update, where does the time go!

 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.

Before I start About Me

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…


Added by Steven Ellison on March 11, 2013 at 16:07 — 2 Comments

First crash

What an experience! Heading back into town after destroying various personal bests on the norton summit loop, heading back into town along Magill Rd I met with a car who didn't see me (apparently) taking a right hand turn across my path. Though I'm physically fine, my beautiful colnago is busted up. What do I do next? We exchanged details, I filed a police report and saw a doctor... Now what? Is there someone I can call for help in getting my bike fixed? Do I have any rights seeing as it wasn't… Continue

Added by Texjah on March 7, 2013 at 8:16 — 4 Comments

Ti forever

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.

Added by Tim Gladdis on March 5, 2013 at 17:00 — 7 Comments

Milano Classica - 290 km's in one day


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…


Added by Steven Ellison on March 4, 2013 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Murray Bridge via Mexico

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…


Added by Clive Palfrey on February 28, 2013 at 21:38 — 9 Comments

Redline Cycling, Outer Harbour, 2013 Milano Classica and my 33rd Wedding Aniversary

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!

Milano Classica

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…


Added by Steven Ellison on February 23, 2013 at 8:00 — 8 Comments

It's All About The Ti Build

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…


Added by Justin V on February 18, 2013 at 9:18 — 10 Comments

My Second time riding with the WOMGIE group (2nd time to Norton Summit)

Norton Post Office at Dawn

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…


Added by Steven Ellison on February 13, 2013 at 19:00 — 11 Comments

Enough is Enough! - 7 punctures in 20 rides

I have another blog entry in relation to this one after riding almost 4,000 km's on the new tyres. Please check this out at Update on "Continental GatorHardshell" tyres if you want to know more after reading the entry below.

Motivation to ride is becoming more difficult to find when almost 1 out of…


Added by Steven Ellison on February 3, 2013 at 9:00 — 19 Comments

First visit for 2013

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.

Please check…


Added by Mic Chapman on February 4, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

2013 TDU BUPA Community Challenge


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.

Where Did I end my last Post

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…


Added by Steven Ellison on January 28, 2013 at 19:30 — 6 Comments

Forget the TDU - 'Real Bike' Content!

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…


Added by Savvas on January 25, 2013 at 21:31 — No Comments

2013 SA Ride for Sick Kids Launch - 6-8pm Wed 23 Jan - Bike Society Anzac Hwy - Great specials on the night!

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!…


Added by Bade Stapleton on January 17, 2013 at 14:49 — No Comments

North west Tasmania group ride.

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,…


Added by Terry C on January 17, 2013 at 11:33 — 1 Comment

Murphys Law or

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…


Added by Clive Palfrey on January 13, 2013 at 17:51 — 4 Comments

New Training, Weight Loss, New Wheels and Punctures

Broken Rim Christmas Eve

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…


Added by Steven Ellison on January 13, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Boxing Day Cruise on the Standish - Broken Rim on the EMC


 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.

Why The Standish

The night before I went out to check over the EMC to discover a wobble in the back wheel. …


Added by Steven Ellison on December 27, 2012 at 13:00 — 6 Comments

My Second SSRC "Range Riders" 18/12/2012

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…


Added by Steven Ellison on December 19, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

After 9 days, An Update on Diet and Training

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…


Added by Steven Ellison on December 16, 2012 at 10:30 — 10 Comments

I'm Back - Sort of

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…


Added by Brett G-R on January 3, 2013 at 11:24 — 10 Comments

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