Why should you get professional cycling coaching?
Cricket and footy teams have a coach to watch them play and golf clubs have a resident pro who helps player’s swing and approach to the game so why shouldn’t cyclists who are serious about improving their riding, keeping up with their mates or perhaps the occasional race, have a coach?
Last week I wrote about my fitness…Continue
Forgive me, it's been 9 months since I last blogged.
Since that time, and through winter, I took a good look at my cycling and fitness. I began, and some of you remember and joined in, the 5 kg challenge. Others lost 5kgs or more kilos but I only made a small dent in my last 5gks. It was very obvious, however, that any weight-loss results in increased climbing…Continue
Colin Freestone and Cycle Indonesia are taking bookings again for their North Sulawesi cycle tour this May.
Colin has been cycling in Indonesia since 1995. Beginning 2009 when his touring business began he's led many trips with 80+ riders on Sulawesi, which is that spidery shaped Indonesian island north of Bali and east of Borneo. Most of the riders are 50+ and 40% are women. Over the years…Continue
Added by Gus K on November 22, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
I will preface this by saying I didn't ride my bike to the Campbelltown Moonlight Markets. I was out dropping one son to Joeys before taking the other shopping where I saw the flyer.Continue
How good was Sunday's weather for cycling. Mild, still and if you were a part of Gear Up Girl, or just out for a ride, it's days like Sunday that remind us Adelaide is s great place to ride and it's no wonder there are now 2000 members on the website.…Continue
Added by Gus K on November 27, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments
One day it's freezing at Mt Lofty (today) and a few days later it's going to be 33 degrees for Amy's Ride. Keeps us on our toes (even if they are freezing)
Amy's Ride this Sunday
It's not to…Continue
Added by Gus K on November 1, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments
I think there is evidence enough that this spring has been the worst for magpie swooping and there is no science for it that I can see. Our swoop map has over 130 placemarks and has been viewed over…Continue
Added by Gus K on September 29, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
Hello bicycle lovers.
Spring has sprung and to celebrate Adelaide Cyclists has two t-shirts to welcome the season.
The first is a request from recent fun posts about Cat6 racing (not sure what that is, read more here). The design is included on the Adelaide…Continue
Added by Gus K on September 19, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments
Here's a short and snappy update.
Adelaide Cyclists jersey ordering close Friday
If you want to get into some really great cycling kit, jerseys and bib knicks, and make the most of spring and all of summer then orders in by this Thursday will be looking sharp by mid October. If you haven't had a chance to take a look…Continue
Added by Gus K on September 6, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments
I learnt this week that it's approaching 20 years since Nirvana's record Nevermind was released. Some are calling it the birth of grunge music but I would argue that and call it the popularisation of the genre that was already bubbling away with bands like Mudhoney. So 20 years has passed - at the time I was 20 and went to that first Big Day Out…Continue
Hello cycling friends.
It's been one of those weeks when I have received a lot of emails from around the country (and world) asking for help of one kind or another or seeking a connection to the Adelaide cycling community. For each one I've been able to point them in the right direction purely because I know through your posts and comments where to find out the information they are after. That's how expansive Adelaide Cyclists has got as an information archive.
One group who…Continue
Added by Gus K on August 25, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments
The domestique and I went out early to get some extra KMs in our legs. Up the Gorge then on to a yet unplanned route. We chose Fox Creek. The road to the climb is wonderful and the climb is... so so, but we did it. After a bit of refuelling and enjoying the fast gentle descent into Lenswood we thought we'd take Swamp Rd to Oakbank but few KMs along we saw Stentiford Rd - signposted Basket Range and Adelaide - and feeling like we needed a new road to enjoy we gave it a go. Oh to the Gods of…Continue
Do you remember those ads for the Commonwealth Bank from a few years ago with the sports mad kids. The boy was obsessed with cricket and walks about in his pads and uses the newspaper to cover drive the head off the garden gnome. In the other the girl is into netball and scores with the iceberg lettuce in-front of some patient parents. I'm thinking my son is going to be like these kids but more immediately I think I am like these kids!…Continue
This site is run on a software platform called Ning and last week they came across the site and saw how busy it was and with the Tour de France on interviewed me and posted an piece on their blog.…Continue
Wow what a winters day in Adelaide. Spectacular cycling weather and so many made the most of it. Cyclists everywhere in the hills, on Linear Park, at the Tweed Ride in the city and the cyclo-cross event in Victoria Park - I could not imagine how busy the beach roads must have been. Was it the Cadel effect (and how good was he!) or the weather? A member has already posted…Continue
Added by Gus K on July 31, 2011 at 22:50 — No Comments
We're all virgins at something in cycling, as evidenced on the long weekend with some 'newbies' experiencing some climbing for the first time, and maybe cycling wouldn't hold a life-long interest if there wasn't something new thrown at you now and again. For me it is racing.
I have never raced a bike before in my life, except Cat 6 commuter racing of course. As a kid I used to sail dinghys in a…Continue
It's getting pretty chilly these mornings and when your breath turns to steam members turn to asking what to wear for those winter hills rides. A compilation of conversations about winter woes are here. Advice on how to get out of bed on those chilly mornings is a lot harder but this was a nice piece from Cycling Maven on…Continue
Wow, it's one of those days in Adelaide - wet & windy but did it stop you riding?
There are a few community cycling events coming up that are worth putting in your diaries.Continue
This is the story of a bicycle, my bicycle. It’s a ruby red coloured touring bike called a Sierra and, in bike years, is much older than me and has seen more of the world. It’s my bicycle now but it was someone else's once. This story starts for me only a few weeks before last Christmas but began for well known…Continue
I think last weekend was, not that I am a long range meteorologist, probably the last hot one of the season. Arm and leg warmers and gilets are being pulled out and some of you might be fair weather cyclists and your season is coming to the end whereas others, like me, are getting ready to, and embrace, the cold -- Belgium up 2011! Are you going to keep commuting by bike this winter?
Added by Gus K on March 7, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments