For all those who have been to http://www.pcsa.net.au/ as my primary blog site will no longer be able to do so. A catastrphic hardware failure and backup failure has made the site extinct. I am considering using my http://RunnerNoMore.wordpress.com/ site I started a couple of years ago but that will not be updated with the older posts as I simply don't have them.
I am only considering this external…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on July 11, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
This is an This is an interesting, relaxing, beautiful, largely flat ride.
Great to stop off at some wineries along the way.....Continue
Added by Jay Newk on July 10, 2013 at 14:11 — No Comments
After the weather of the previous weekend we were blessed with and excellent day for a good, fast, enjoyable ride. Back at Farina's I enjoyed the company of the Wheelers who helped me to celebrate my birthday. It's certainly a credit to Devo and Frank who have worked hard to bring the Gawler Wheelers together and I'm sure other riders would feel like me if they missed out on the Saturday ride. It has become an important part of my week. Thanks to everyone
My biggest problem for my second winter on the bike has been motivation! Since the Milano Classica I have struggled to find direction, goals or in fact much motivation to get my bum on my bike seat. Its not that the weather has been bad or I haven't had time it's simply a lack of impulse to want to ride. I have managed a poultry 702 km's in June this year compared to 1,335 km's in June 2012, maybe the answer lies in this.
I have tried reducing my target km's each…Continue
Ok 2013 was a disaster for my cycling (more of a disaster than 2012 in fact). Like bowel movements cycling is about regularity (and good diet). In cycling terms I am constipated. I need to hook up with some considerate souls, perhaps someone who cycles from the Eastern Suburbs, get some practice and get things loosened up and flowing (I will stop the bowel metaphor at this point I think).
I will rejoin my friends in the Heart of the Hills (I do miss you), but not just yet. Don't…Continue
Back in Feburary I blogged how "I threw in the towel" on trying different tyres because I was getting so many punctures and ordered some Continental GatorHardshells. These are a little more expensive than most of the tyres I have tried but as we were heading out of summer I felt some winter tyres might just be the…Continue
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Colin Freestone and Cycle Indonesia are taking bookings again for their Central Sulawesi cycle tour this September.
Colin has been cycling in Indonesia since 1995. Beginning 2009 when his touring business began he's led 9 trips with 80+ riders on Sulawesi, which is that spidery shaped Indonesian island north of Bali and east of…Continue
Added by Adelaide Cyclists on June 11, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments
It’s been mentally a very hard 8-12 months let alone physical. Some may remember my superman heroics flying off Montacute Rd just after the corkscrew in August last year, lying upside down with two dislocated shoulders and one broken shoulder, unable to move and waiting over an hour till someone finally heard my calls for help and rescue me; I thought I was the luckiest man alive. Nine months on and still battling shoulder pain and now the realisation that feeling to two of my fingers will…Continue
The main discussion on the Training and Nutrition forum over the last month has been the Mount Haleakala hill climb in Hawaii, which is a 55 km ride to an altitude of 3050 m (5.5% average grade). The forum discussion briefly mentioned the challenges of exercising at altitude and the possibility of using altitude training to prepare for travel to a high-altitude environment. As an Accredited Sports Scientist and operator of…Continue
We had a four day long weekend in mid May thanks to a festival on the Thursday which created an unofficial holiday on the Friday. The Pyrenees are a long 8-9 hrs drive away - too far for only four days. However there is a relatively little known set of mountains called the Picos de Europa (literally Peaks of Europe) about half way between Santiago and the Pyrenees. I’d heard wonderful things about it from a number of cycling and walking friends so we decided to head over there. Luckily for…Continue
Later that day I got to sneak out for a quick ride before dinner. Strava wasn’t much help with route choice so I just picked a loop starting right in the village, not really knowing what was in store. After a solid climb right at the start, I topped a ride to get an incredible view – two parallel ranges (big hills/small mountains) with green valley between.…Continue
Added by Dahondude on May 18, 2013 at 7:50 — No Comments
My final ride in the Picos was up the famous Lagos de Covadonga climb. Starting, not surprisingly, in the small village of Covadonga the ride is 11km to the end of the sealed road at the only two lakes in the entire Picos. The climb has featured at the finish of multiple Vuelta stages and unlike most of the other climbs I have been up, has a reasonable presence on Strava. We drove up to the Lakes in the morning for a walk – its an incredibly popular place so you get a lot of traffic on the…Continue
The usual north west coast Tasmania group ride on Thursdays did not eventuate today with many away / holidays / working etc. I took the opportunity to take out my restored steel frame Kuwahara Triathlon ( see my pics ), for a good run. Starting from home just west of Burnie, I headed east through the town and along the coast, through Penguin and on to Ulverstone. Weather was perfect, a sunny day, light breeze and 20 C.
One lap around the town of Ulverstone and then headed back home.…Continue
Added by Terry C on May 9, 2013 at 15:39 — No Comments
Been a while since I posted a blog.
Of late, I have been enjoying my riding a lot more. I've been mixing it up between getting out with the SSRC guys, riding with my regular buddies Andrew, Colin and Andre. I've been doing a mix of hills, fast flats and just pootling in general. I find mixing it up for me adds variety. I don't want riding to become a chore like I 'must' go out or I will lose what I have gained mentality.
I often remind myself of the reason why I ride. Initially…Continue
In the weeks leading up to the Milano Classica I had reduced my climbing to a single climb a week in favor of training to ride at a faster pace and for longer. On balance I chose the right direction I believe as these were the major attributes required for the ride however I still suffered a little because my climbing was a little weak and showed on many of the undulations encountered along the 230 km's we actually completed. After coming to this conclusion I have decided…Continue
The Flinders Ranges Outback Epic is a point-to-point mountain bike race in the Flinders Ranges run by Event Strategies. There were three distance options to choose from: 205km, 109km and 64km (PDF map). All finished at the Wilpena Pound Resort. The 205km race started at Wilpena (one huge…Continue
It seems the hot topic on the Training and Nutrition forum over the last month has been whether power meters provide better feedback about exercise intensity than heart rate (HR) monitors. As an Accredited Sports Scientist and operator of a sports physiology practice (Adelaide Human Performance), I thought I’d provide my thoughts on the topic.
But before I discuss power output and HR as methods for monitoring…Continue
Its best to checkout the official web page at "2013 Milano Classica – 28 April 2013 « Redline Cycling" to get an idea what was planned. It didn't all go to plan even though it had been well organised. The support was great even for those that went astray! I would personally recommend rides organised by these guys for anyone as long as you thoroughly checkout…Continue
I hadn't planned on writing a blow-by-blow cyclingn blog, but I had such a fantastic morning in the bike I just can't help writing it all down while the endorphins are still running high.
I managed two pre-work rides this week, both entirely in the dark, arriving home before sunrise. Being on central European time but further west than Ireland, means there is scant daylight before 730am, even this close to the summer solstice. I've been using a combination of Strava, google…Continue
For some years, I had been investigating buying or building an Ebike as a replacement for for most of my car-as-driver-only journeys from the city to Upper Sturt, a sort-of "reverse commute". It was in doing this research that I first stumbled upon AC.
My investigations revealed that for my purposes, a mid-motor, chainwheel drive arrangement would be best, as this makes the bike gears available to the motor, unlike hub motors of any sort, and, incidentally, unlike all petrol motor…Continue