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
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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
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
I knew the anniversary of me getting a bike was coming up and it turned out to be yesterday 17th September. I may only be 33, but it was still a long time since I owned a bike back in my teens, so it took some courage getting back on a bike after such a long time.
The reason behind me getting a bike was so I could get out of the car, take the kids to and from school and embrace the healthy outdoors lifestyle of living in Australia. So off I went to the LBS and said I will have one of…Continue
This is a re-post of the article I wrote for the latest edition of The Bicycle Institute quarterly, Pedal Update.
Considering some of the discussion on Adelaide Cyclists, I thought it would be good to spread the story around a bit.
Adelaide: Heaps okay, really!
It’s easy to knock Adelaide, especially if you’re a bike user. It’s soooo…Continue
Yesterday I ran my 11th run since the 1st of January. After falling foul to degenerative cartilage in August 2011, putting an end to my campaign to run the 2011 Adelaide Marathon, I rested until January 2012. On the first of January I ran 5 km following it with a bike ride the next day and a rest day after that. Following a similar 3 day cycle I continued to run 1 in 3 days. I increased from 5 km to 7 km and eventually to 10 km. My 9th, 10th and 11th runs were all 10 km's. The first of…Continue
Following a few nights of not much sleep, I bailed on the Muddies ride up Willunga Hill and thought (hoped) that the ride I had teed up with my 11 year old nephew would go some way to remediating my lack of activity! The ride was due to take place on Sunday morning and as my nephew, who used to be a bit of a bike hater, has become the kid who can get around a rolling trail for 40km (with a few breaks), I figured that the 40km ‘L’ ride route would be a decent test for him and a bit of fresh…Continue
Advertorial article about touring Indonesia by bike from Cycle Indonesia.
Cycle Sulawesi runs trips for adventure cyclists on that spidery shaped Indonesian island known in Dutch times as ‘the Celebes’. These trips are for riders who want the physical challenge of mountains, the fun of new cultural experiences in a traditional Asian society, off the tourist track, with a…Continue
John Clark’s Review – Istanbul to Sinop
We have made it to the Black Sea once more! After a long break in Istanbul we have ridden for eight straight days covering 696 kilometres arriving in the beautiful town of Sinop. We saw Tim off as he…
Added by John Clark on July 20, 2011 at 17:55 — No Comments
I've been looking for some new shoes to wear on my bike. I ride mostly with toe-clips, but have a pair of SPDs if I find some suitable shoes.
Here are the shoes I've found so far:
(not available in Adelaide yet)
I've recently joined the Sustainable Cities Collective, and today there are a couple of good articles on cities and cyclists:
Added by Patrick Sunter on May 21, 2011 at 13:34 — No Comments
JOE'S HEALTHY AND FRESH- SHOP 4 -445-449 VICTORIA ROAD TAPEROO
A new fresh and healthy place has opened up next to the pizza shop on the corner of gredville Road and Victoria Road.
They Have a Breakfast Menu, including PANCAKES, baguettes, foccacia, Wraps, salads, muffins, Smoothies and Coffee.
Two Girls run this small business and prices are reasonable, nice place to stop after cycling give them…
My Mum and her friend walk down the Torrens around kidman /finders park, every day for many years, and have had trouble with what my mum calls the Lance Armstrong want a Be's.
She said that the professional riders will call out they are coming through with plenty of notice and will also let them no if there are more riders coming.
The Lance Armstrong want a be's will not call out they swear,yell abusive things and spit on them and almost hit them, Well actually they have run…Continue
Set off for a wander at 10am this morning. Took the Veloway to Reynella (played matador to the Major - he tried several times, but judged my glances back well to put him off), then the Coast-to-Vines to Mclaren Vale. Yellow-tailed black cockatoos in the pines by the trail in MV. Up to the bakery for sweet supplies, then took some back roads heading for Kangarilla. Stopped on a quiet bit of road for lunch, then on through Kangarilla to Mt Bold Reservoir. It's close to full, magic sight with…Continue
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When night turns to day.. a busy nightspot, common for alcohol fuelled revelry and violence has been forced to close and in its vacant state taken over the the Sydney City Council and is to be turned into a cycling hub.
Added by Gus K on January 29, 2010 at 15:03 — No Comments