Todays ride was not all that special in itself. A 47.4km ride, starting at 5:28am, down the veloway to the Seacliff Hotel, a ride along the Glenelg-Marino bike path connecting to the Coast to Vines bike path following it to the Southern end of the Southern Expressway bike path following that back to Sheriffs Rd and then on to home. Not particularly quick with an average speed of 21.4 kph.
I was caught in a couple of showers even though it was a balmy 21C and spent most of the time…Continue
Long ride, 109.25km Home-Seacliff Boat Club-Outer Harbour-Port Adelaide-Semephore-North Haven-Seacliff-Home.
An eventful ride, this one. I set off from home at 7:12am to head down to the Seacliff Boat club to Join Emanual, Trevor and Bob for a ride out to Outer Harbour and Port Adelaide and back. I decided to ride down via the Coast to Vines bike track so on the way I dropped in to Remini's to say good morning to the early arrivals for the Muddies ride. I couldn't hang around long as…Continue
I didn't go for a ride this morning because I didn't fancy getting blown of my bike! The winds were blowing up to 55 kph and I was not interested in combining cycling and wind surfing. The wind dropped this afternoon so I decided to go for an easy ride. Heading down the veloway to Seacombe Rd then heading over to Brighton Rd and down to the Seacliff Hotel. I figured I could indulge myself and take a crack at the…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 24, 2011 at 16:24 — No Comments
Feeling a little tired today so planned to spin to Darlingtonand back. No records!
Set off at 5:34am, overcast and around 13C. Completed the 21.8km in 59m16s, 2m43s/km, 22.1 kph, 3,535KJ’s, 120/153 avg/max heart rate.
Only 2 rabbits seen this morning.
In whole an uneventful ride.
Sorry, I had to log something for my 50th ride even if it is boring ;-) Don't forget, I have plenty of other posts to read at…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 23, 2011 at 9:04 — No Comments
I was short of time and wanted to be home by 6:30am before my wife, Lynn, left for work. I decided to do a solid 22km ride to Darlington and back which I have done twice before in under an hour if I don't have to many delays and I make a reasonable effort at climbing out of Darlington up the veloway. As the climb from Darlington is the slowest part and affects the overall time the most I intended to try for a PR.
5:28am 12C Cloudy: 21.8km, 54m47s, 2:31/km, 24kph, 3,841KJ's, 135/159…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 22, 2011 at 10:40 — No Comments
After having an easy ride last Saturday, no ride on Sunday and knowing I am going to have an easy ride next Saturday I thought I would give myself a little more than the Bains Rd climb today. I really don't like to compete with traffic so I leave as early as I can as long as its in daylight. This morning was no exception, I started peddling down the road at 5:32am, just before sunrise.
I had been laying in bed a while before I got up and had decided on a route to take which should…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 21, 2011 at 10:02 — No Comments
This group ride was organised by Andrew Watts (Wattsy) on the Adelaide Cyclists web site as the Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists "L" Ride number 3. Intended to attract new riders with a nice slow pace and not to difficult or long a distance it helps build a community of riders down the South of Adelaide. Today we started with 12 riders, most were experienced with a few new to group riding. Husband and…Continue
I didn't wish to become to repetitive with my blog posts so because my last three days were all basically the same route, Bains Rd hill climb, I decided to clump them together into the one post.
After a 103km ride on Sunday I made Monday a day of rest with no riding at all. Tuesday my legs still felt tired so I decided to spin in bottom gear all the way up Bains Rd. That sounds so easy but I have to…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 17, 2011 at 12:09 — No Comments
After a long ride on Sunday my legs have not yet come back to me but rather than not ride at all I decided to do the Bains Road-Piggott Range Road-Panalatinga Road loop while instead of trying to improve my speed up Bains I decided to spin in bottom gear all the way up. This still turned out to be good exercise and will help improve my cadance.…Continue
3 Months of Riding Anniversary
The 11/11/2011 saw the 3rd month anniversary of me starting to ride while Sunday morning I made my first 100km plus solo ride. This morning I checked the car log book to find that in the last 3 months I have ridden further than I have driven the car. Not by much though, I have driven the car just over 1,300km while I have ridden my bike over 1,500km.…Continue
Continuing on my focus of improving my ability to climb hills on my rides I went for a short ride today with the prime target of improving my time on the Bains Road climb. Today I planned to approach the climb in the gear I wanted to complete it in. Ambitious I know but I started with the big chain ring and the biggest rear gear, I guess that makes it 11th gear........
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5:45am, 22C: 18.72km, 51m57s, 2:47/km, 21.6kph, 3,305KJ's, 126/156 avg/max HR
Bains Rd: 3.4km, 5.8% average grade, Elevation Gain 202m, details On Strava.
I have still not reached 3 months of bike riding yet but it is obvious that I am especially weak on hill climbing. I appear to be.... [read more at http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2491 ]
I do not have a big following so I find it interesting to check out which posts people find interesting enough to read. I admit I mainly do this blog for my own record and make it public to keep myself honest. I will now list the top 10 pages read in the past 3 months.
Added by Steven Ellison on November 8, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments
After gaining 6 kg's in the past 4 months since I had to stop running due to injury I have become concerned with my weight. I have crept up to 88 kg's after making it down to my goal of 80 kg's from my original weight of 110KG's over many years. I understand that I have put some weight on due to a change in discipline and the development of new.... to read more then please visit http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2457
Added by Steven Ellison on November 6, 2011 at 10:37 — No Comments
How I felt was of my own doing but besides that it was a great ride and most interesting especially with the varying group size.
Good work Wattsy, I think this ride will be appreciated by many as more people get on board with it. There will always be new people needing it and many not so new who will enjoy what it has to offer. Well Done Wattsy!
Want to read about the ride please go here http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2445
Added by Steven Ellison on November 6, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
4:48PM 26C: 36.97KM, 1:37:26, 2:38/KM, 22.8 KPH, 127/148 Avg/Max HR
My wife Lynn had an end of year/Christmas party to go to at the Glenelg Pier Hotel. I decided to ride down to Glenelg to retrieve her as she was not going to be there for more than an hour or two.
I thought it was a good chance to go across to Hallett Cove and down through the scenic bike path from there through Marino. A nice warm 26C and a gentle breeze made the trip very pleasant indeed. It was nice to see…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 4, 2011 at 20:59 — No Comments
5:49am 13C: 41.28km, 2h07m27s, 3:05/km, 19.4kph, 6,665KJ's, 110/152 avg/max HR
Spinning, or recovery ;-) A concerted effort yesterday so today just spinning. Todays plan was to test myself spinning. I wanted to do the cement mixer speed spinning not the egg beater speed up the veloway so that I could get some idea of my ability to climb continuously at that speed. My conclusion, if Willunga hill is not much steeper than the veloway then I.... [please read more at…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 4, 2011 at 9:36 — No Comments
Like Monday a concerted effort put into this ride. Much attention into balancing energy between climbs and downhill runs. It paid off producing a slight improvement on most of the 11 PR's from Monday. On another note I promised myself I would control my appetite better and be more controlled in my eating. Maybe it was putting myself into a Lycra Jersey that reminded me I still had..... [ please read more at http://www.pcsa.net.au/?p=2397 ]
Today's ride was all about spinning. After gaining a few PR's on Strava yesterday (none of which were for descents) I decided to give myself a long ride spinning. It still amazes me just how tired I get when I do this. In some respects it feels so easy but eventually you just seem to run out of go! Although it was only a 2 hour ride I had very little energy to climb my own road home. I guess this is why we need to spin, to build stamina and cardio so that we can spin up those long hills…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on November 1, 2011 at 9:55 — No Comments