For those of you reading this who have not ridden with me before, I'm a big, heavy rider of 118kgs (260lbs). I have no problem in saying I have always struggled with my weight and cycling has been something I could do to help this.In practice this means I mean ride around slowly and stop at most of the bakeries in the Fleurieu, which can be sort of counter productive (but really enjoyable)! Still, the bike and gearing I have allows me to participate in some of the social group rides and even…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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!
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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