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Night racing done Fast & Furious Style

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Hall Feb 14, 2015. 4 Replies

IMAGINE a place where cyclists have the entire city to themselves, go where they want, when they want and as fast as they want without anyone getting in their way.....…Continue

Tags: racing, night, illegal

Robin Williams and his love for cycling (especially his Pegoretti)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Turner Aug 22, 2014. 8 Replies

This is a great article about Robin Williams and his love for bicycles, cycling and his Pegoretti collection.…Continue

Tags: depression, Pegoretti, Williams, Robin

SSRC P ride - 10/5/2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Horslen May 14, 2014. 5 Replies

I know there isnt a formal P ride report, but I did manage to take a few pictures and some video.For those that were there, Steve Ellison was being a very handy domestique and going around pumping up…Continue

Tags: SSRC, wet, ride, P, clarendon

 

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Shav Bird replied to Indra's discussion option to watch giro and AC Velogames
"Thats because members frequent the Adelaide Cycling Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/424805690881796/ As for the Giro, Ive asked the question and it will not be televised on fta TV. Foxtel is the only way unless you are really savvy…"
May 4, 2017
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SSRC, Inbetween Ride Moritz - Willunga - California. at Meet outside The Cottage Bakery Mclaren+Vale.

November 26, 2016 from 7:30am to 10am
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EVENT IF YOU INTEND RIDING WITH THIS GROUP.This ride is a touch harder than an 'L' ride and maybe slightly more undulating. Regroups will be held to allow slower riders to catch-up. There will be no Tail End Charlie so you will haveto look out for each other. Meet at 7:30am for an 7:45am ride. Leaving from Main Road, McLaren Vale, park near the Almond Train Averaging around 22kph to 24kph depending on the group, can be slower if required. If a rider kindly volunteers to…See More
Nov 25, 2016
Shav Bird liked Ruddager's discussion Did anyone else get caught out on Friday?
Nov 14, 2016
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SSRC L Ride Woodcroft Shopping Centre at Meet South West Carpark Outside Woolworths Pimpala Rd Woodcroft

November 5, 2016 from 7:30am to 10:30am
A social group ride for riders new to the concept and fearing that they are 'too slow' for other group rides.Averaging around 20kph (can be slower if need dictates).Meet 7:30am for an 7:45am ride.Park in the Car park near Modish5 at Shop 9/217 Pimpala Rd, Woodcroft (near Woolworths) Please park in the South Western corner of the carpark.This is not a training ride and a Tail End Charlie will be appointed so that no one will be left behind.Main roads will be avoided wherever possible.We will…See More
Nov 4, 2016
Shav Bird commented on Gus's news post Adelaide Cyclists saved by advocacy group Bicycle Institute, SA as new operators
"This is great news and I thank all those involved in keeping this site running.  Well done Gus and well done Bicycle Institute of SA!!! Chapeau!!!"
Oct 21, 2016
Shav Bird liked Gus's blog post Adelaide Cyclists saved by advocacy group Bicycle Institute, SA as new operators
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Shav Bird commented on Gus's news post All things must end: Adelaide Cyclists to close
"That's fair enough Gus. Im not privy to all the ins and outs of the running of the site and respect that you have additional things other than costs that contributed to your decision. Just thought Id put it out there. It would be great if…"
Sep 14, 2016
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Say goodbye to Adelaide Cyclists at The Wheatsheaf Hotel

October 21, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Come along and celebrate seven years of Adelaide Cyclists and tell me all your views on helmets, Adelaide drivers, views on bananas vs jelly snakes and the colour of your pee as I ride off into the distance.The Wheatsheaf is an excellent venue for a get together. It was also the venue for the site's first birthday that some…See More
Sep 14, 2016
Shav Bird commented on Gus's news post All things must end: Adelaide Cyclists to close
"This is both sad and understand news Gus. You've done an amazing job over the years to keep this site running on an almost gratis setup. I would suggest that any group rides be discussed on the FB site so that there is a form of discussion…"
Sep 14, 2016
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SSRC L ride McLaren Vale. at Meet outside The Cottage Bakery Mclaren+Vale.

September 17, 2016 from 7:30am to 10am
 Leader A social group ride for riders new to the concept and fearing that they are 'too slow' for other group rides. Please be mindful that this is slightly hillier route than other L Rides.Note: Riders that want to go up Wickhams Hill can do on the day. A Ride leader MUST be willing to take this breakaway group.Averaging around 20kph (can be slower if need dictates).Meet 7:30am for an 7:45am ride.Park on Main Road, do not park in the Almond Train Car Park please.This is not a training ride…See More
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What bikes do you ride?
Kona Dew Plus
2012 Focus Cayo 2.0
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other
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Love bike riding, motosports, travel, food, coffee and my family

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Pedal Mafia Kit - Review Part 2.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 11:39 2 Comments

PART 2

Hi guys,

Sorry for the late reply of this review. I wanted to give the kit a few more runs in the saddle to be sure of what kind of review I was to write. I also wanted to prepare an honest review of the kit through my experience.

I've done a few different rides consisting of…

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Pedal Mafia Kit - Review Part 1.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 19:13 2 Comments

There isn't many things I get excited about these days. If it's not a holiday, a new bike/car or some super exciting news from friends or family, it's usually the impending arrival of a new cycling kit. I take a bit of time to look into the detail of one of Australia's leading kit sellers - Pedal Mafia.

WHY: I needed to buy a new kit and decided to splurge out…

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New purchase: Pro Lite Bracciano wheels

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 13:00 10 Comments

Just thought I'd add another blog and let all know I just purchased some new wheels. 

My search got so involved, that I ended up making a spreadsheet outlining all the wheels I was interested in, their weight, rim profile, price, and aerodynamic properties. It was pretty involved and I ended up procrastinating over minor things.

The final decision came down to bang for buck, reliability, availability of parts and aftersales service should I need it.

The finalists were:…

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compact cranks or lighter wheels?

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 12:00 43 Comments

Hey guys,

At the moment my climbing skills are very lack lustre. I find I am grinding in the granny gear on a 5-7% grade hill. Speed is somewhere in the vicinity of 9-12km max depending on how Im feeling and gradient. Im currently running standard cranks (54/39) and a 12/28 cassette with 1850g DT Swiss wheels. My cadence on a climb is about 65 average which I have read and been told by others is too slow and I should be sitting on 80 on hills as it will be easier on the legs. I find…

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At 13:56 on January 20, 2013, daniele said…

No problem chief.

At 13:04 on January 5, 2013, daniele said…

I reckon I saw you and potentially RD6? on Norton's today. I was the guy who asked if you were alright when you were stopped after the first hairpin. You had a AC jersey on.

At 11:54 on November 12, 2012, Sam Lowrey said…
Already feeling the hype of it all mate, didn't know it could be so enjoyable. Planning on coming on the ride tmrw eve with you guys if that's ok. See ya then! :)
At 11:43 on November 12, 2012, Sam Lowrey said…
Hi ya Shav, I have really gotten the cycling bug now, I'm lovin it :) would never of been able to do it without your bike, thanks mate. Will be checkin in with you and Andrew regularly! ;)
At 17:46 on October 8, 2012, heather said…

There is a pay car park within sight of the State Library, southern side of North Terrace.

At 17:15 on September 25, 2012, heather said…

Hi Shav, Welcome to Adelaide BUG. Cheers, Heather

At 16:52 on September 25, 2012, heather said…

Hi Shav,
Think you commute into the City. An invite to join Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) at http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/adelaidebug
Cheers, Heather, Coordinator

At 16:38 on September 25, 2012, heather said…

How about starting a discussion about the hit cyclist? Then others will contribute their knowledge.

At 17:37 on April 2, 2012, Gus said…

Just tightening the bottom bracket.

I think the selling points with Focus are you are getting the same frame technology that the TdF bikes for Katusha were 2 yrs ago in the Cayo and if you got an Izalco you'd be getting the same frame as the pro team model now. I also like that they try different offerings with DT Swiss wheels etc but in the end you'll love any bike you get and The Bike Station are a great place to buy. The fact you are getting pre-fitted for ordering is great. I did too. then ypu get a proper adjustment when it's built. He's sold heaps of Focus too and I know he prefers them to BMC and Orbea.

At 17:28 on April 2, 2012, Gus said…

No, no, just settling in issues with tightening up stuff. Basically making metal bond with plastic is a tough call! Bottom brackets etc... 

By the way, that review link was 2009. The Izalco Pro 3 is basically the Cayo 2 with a few extra bits. 

 
 
 

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