Recent discussions on Adelaide Cyclists has suggested it is both irresponsible and dangerous to attempt high speed descent's on public veloways/bike tracks/roads so I will attempt to resist displaying or comparing descent speeds or leader board positions relating to these. Having said that, I will.. please go to http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2377 to read more.
Added by Steven Ellison on October 31, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments
I arrived at Cafe Rimini about 7:20am, a little early for the 7:45am ride start time, to find Wattsy had already arrived with Michelle & Paul Fischer. The morning was overcast with a brisk breeze blowing. With a forecast for showers it did not look like it was going to be a nice day for a ride. By 7:45am everyone had arrived for the ride including Rob who had been running a little late. Most people had rain jackets on expecting to see some rain.…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on October 30, 2011 at 11:15 — No Comments
After switching from a heavy training regime in running to riding a bike to keep fit I find myself constantly double checking my reasons for doing anything cycling. I have to keep reminding myself that I am riding a bike to keep fit and not training to race or participate in events.
Its a fine line, for anyone who has a competitive streak, to follow. If for some reason your normal competitive outlet is blocked it make it even more difficult to control the urge to do more, and more,…Continue
Today was all about performing a solid ride. Wishing to improve my climbing as I find I am weak in this. This is why I continue to ride to Darlington and back via the veloway with its undulating route and 2 category 4 climbs.
6:31am: 21.8km, 56m10s, 2:35/km, 23.3kph, 4,028KJ's, 139/157 avg/max HR
In actual fact only 3 of the 6 PR's are relevant as the other 3 overlap the 3 primary segments. I am quoting segments that ... to read more please go to…Continue
Today I reached a new milestone, I have now ridden over 1,000 km's/621 mi (actual 1,019 km's/633 mi) after owning a bike for all of 76 days. Its taken 30 rides, almost 50 hours of riding and almost 200,000 KJ's of energy to reach this point. In fact I have reached a second milestone at the same time, 4,002 KM's/2,487 mi of exercise for 2011, thats 1,019 km/633 mi ridding, 1,901 km/1,181 mi running and 1,082 km/672 mi walking. I started riding after my knee broke down at the end of…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on October 24, 2011 at 11:35 — No Comments
Well what a great day for this ride! 16C, overcast, no wind and no rain. I had decided to make this a big day of riding for me as Lynn was at a conference all day leaving me to my own devices. The core of today's riding was to include the Inaugural Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists L group ride. Check out the Wattsy's…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on October 22, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments
Almost a week without a ride so I decided to take a short ride just spinning.
8:01am, 15C, showers: 17.7km, 52m35s, 2:58/km, 20.2kph, 2,996KJ's, 132/155 avg/max
No attempts at records. I have not ridden up Piggott Range Rd before so .....
[to read more http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2264 ]
Added by Steven Ellison on October 21, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments
Heading down the Sea to Vines trail we turned onto the bike track and headed South towards Sheriffs Rd. Regrouping on the South side of Sherriffs Rd Trent, looking a little green, apologised and left to head home as it appears he had a mild case of food poisoning from the night before. We decided to head to the end of the Southern Expressway and regroup there so away we all went. As always with me, I feel like I am part of a cartoon, you know, the one... If you would like to read about the…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on October 16, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
Steve's Exercise BLOG has posted a new item, 'Ride #26, Bains Rd - Clarendon loop'
Today, improve time on Bains Rd and preview the Clarendon climb.
22C(72F) 6:41am: 23.72km, 3:06/km, 19.3kph, 5,623 KJ’s, 145/199 Avg/Max HR
I had two aims…Continue
I bought my first bike in 38 years only 2 months ago on the 10th August 2011 and since then have learnt so much. Besides riding over 800km(500 miles) in that time I have learnt that there can be a social aspect to riding. People of all ages and levels of experience want to help you and be.... please read more at: http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2195
[Sorry for the click through. You should be able figure out if you want to read the…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on October 11, 2011 at 11:52 — No Comments
Hi everyone. I really hate to duplicate what I write so I am not going to this time. I have 2 new blog posts at http://www.pcsa.net.au/ I will paste the email extract that those who subscribe get so you can decide if you want to read more for yourself.
Steve's Exercise BLOG has posted a new item, 'Ride #22, Full length of Expressway - both…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on October 10, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
OK, I have already had several people mention that they have recognised me riding because of my backpack. It can only be a short time before someone asks why I cary it and what the hell I have in it!
Lets start with an inventory for my bike ride:
Small saddle bag:
In many respects today’s ride to Darlington and back, via the veloway, was so good but I failed my morning goal!
6:24am, 21.9km, 59m05s, 2m42s/km, 22.21 kph, 4,632 kj’s, 145/161 Avg/Max HR.
I think I need to improve my performance on climb’s and so had set off on my 21st ride specifically to... [to read more please go to http://www.pcsa.net.au/2011/10/06/ride-21-failed/ ]