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BUPA or ride like crazy or both?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Davies Jan 19, 2013. 12 Replies

I's registered for Ride like Crazy and really keen to do it but the greedy side of me really wants to do the BUPA ride.  Is it too much? Are any of you doing both rides? What's your past experience…Continue

Kids and cycling

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather Aug 18, 2012. 22 Replies

My daughter is 7 and already 1 meter 25. She has shown a significant interest in cycling and I am keen to get her started. Is she too young? She is a mere 27cm shorter than me so I know she's not too…Continue

forgive me father for I have sinned...

Started this discussion. Last reply by maya Jul 29, 2012. 16 Replies

It's been two and a half weeks since my last ride.  I have chosen work and family over my life partner (pictured) and I fear she will not easily forgive.  But seriously, this weather has brought me…Continue

Velodrome sessions

Started this discussion. Last reply by maya Jun 29, 2012. 11 Replies

I know the Gully Grinders had a come and try session but I don't see a repeat in the events.  Can anyone tell me if these track sessions are still on and any details you may want to share? Cheers.Continue


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Stolen Bicycles Adelaide

To discourage bicycle theft, and hints if unfortunately your bicycle is stolen.Check these topics: 1. Decrease Risk of Bicycle Theft 2. In the Media 3. …See More
Jun 29, 2013
maya replied to Gus's discussion Team Sky training [video] - pretty much sums up why cycling in Adelaide is so good
Jan 31, 2013
maya replied to Michelle's discussion Female Cycling group
"Great idea. I have many seat related questions."
Jan 31, 2013
maya liked Ian Pibworth's discussion Lobethal post race party - + Lobethal bike parking on Tuesday
Jan 21, 2013
maya replied to Mike Brisco's discussion How did you go in the Ride Like Crazy today?
"I loved it even though I wanted to quit in the first third. made a great time... a totally unexpected 4:45!! I'm improving :)  The ride itself was well organised.  The Bike Society folks were great and had a go at fixing my bike while…"
Jan 21, 2013
Keith Davies replied to maya's discussion BUPA or ride like crazy or both?
"Both last year, same again this year. If I had to chose one it would be RLC. Both are good experience of a different nature, if you can then do both at least once."
Jan 19, 2013
Martin Lovell replied to maya's discussion BUPA or ride like crazy or both?
"RLC is great training for the BUPA ride - I like doing both.  "
Jan 19, 2013
maya replied to Darren's discussion The Doprah Interview [spoiler alert]
"I think the purpose of the interview is to show people that he is redeemable.  I think he achieved the opposite. I found it interesting that his response to the intention of his speech on the podium was that it was 'lame' he…"
Jan 18, 2013
maya replied to daniele's discussion TDU Spotto Competition 2013
"This is tantamount to seeing rockstars out and about!! I am going to take to the streets to see some of these guys!! "
Jan 13, 2013
maya replied to Dean Frost's discussion RPM
"I do RPM twice a week and have done for 4 years... I work pretty hard in that 45 minutes and feel fantastic afterwards... it's not as fun as riding on the road but it's pretty good for training... For instance, I work on my hills endurance…"
Nov 29, 2012
maya replied to Gus's discussion Summer Cyclocross kicks off next week in Adelaide
"Hey Gus, Do you know if they're having a kids race as well? "
Nov 22, 2012
maya replied to heather's discussion Design For Cyclists in the group Look For Cyclists
Nov 14, 2012
maya joined heather's group

Look For Cyclists

Seek decrease in cycling incidents. Collect data to lobby authorities. Remind drivers that cyclists are people, and to look.Please add your experiences to these topics: 1. Abuse2. Collision3. …See More
Nov 14, 2012
maya replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion Bike Lanes on the radio
"Nothing like a feeling of safety on the road.  Fingers crossed this happens in adelaide?"
Nov 14, 2012
maya replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion Bike Lanes on the radio
"Maybe the answer is bike lanes like these rather than bike gutters?"
Nov 14, 2012
Clive Palfrey replied to maya's discussion BUPA or ride like crazy or both?
"For RLC I ride to the start and home from the finish. For BUPA, the first year I rode the ride ended in Strathalbyn and I continued on to Murray Bridge where I stayed overnight with relatives and got a lift home the next day. Last year I intended to…"
Nov 10, 2012

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What bikes do you ride?
Avanti Monza Mod
Soon a Cannondale Synapse Hi-mod full Carbon. Droooool.
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Hill dweller. Intermediate cyclist wanting to improve, esp as relates to hills endurance... which is totally shocking.

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At 23:52 on October 4, 2012, heather said…

Maya, you say that bicycle quicker than car. You could look at an electric bike that would be easier on the hills and less sweaty. Quite a few are uni-sex with step-thru frames that suit dresses. Place your high-heels in a pannier and ride in crosstrainers. I utility cycle and wear casual clothing, rather than walk into shops and offices in tight lycra.

At 14:04 on May 15, 2012, Dean Frost said…

Thanx for the info on the Riverland do you get up there much??

At 22:22 on April 3, 2012, Matt Sarre said…

Hi Maya, we never went. Heavy rains last winter washed many of the Grampians roads so we figured no point in going if we couldn't ride half the routes we had planned.

Vic Roads still list some roads as closed so you might want to check out your access before you commit to go. You can find road closure info at: 

But my reasearch dug up the ride info below. You can find details of all climbs listed at

Maybe next year for me - I'd still love to get there, these rides look awesome.

If you are a Mountain Goat, then climb Mt William, a gorgeous 10km (similar gradient to Norton Summit in SA, AUS) ascent leads you up to a carpark, from here duck around the boomgate and then expect a whole world of pain for 10-15minutes. This last two ks are disgustingly steep, and vomit inducing, and alpine country, no trees, just rocks and shrubs and wallabies. If you don't want that kinda pain, just try riding up and down around the Wonderland carpark loop, or head out to McKenzie Falls for a nice up and down roll. You will need to get out the saddle on a couple of corners, especially if you're gunning it. Go easy on the descents as there is wildlife everywhere. If you are a Flat Track Bully then there's always the roads North and South of Halls Gap for a flat spin. When you get there, get a Map from the Tourist Bureau in the middle of Town, and there are plenty of Fire Tracks if you take your MTB along.

Mt William Carpark
Another Mt William
Wonderland carpark
Silverband falls
Reed lookout

At 13:54 on March 23, 2012, Gawler Wheeler said…

Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,

Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !

The Gawler Wheelers are a road cycling Group based in Gawler, SA.

A regular group ride is held every Saturday morning.

Check the various Event Calendars on this website for the next scheduled group ride as follows :

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This special ' Join Gawler Wheelers' button (an inactive copy is shown below) appears in the upper right hand corner of the ➨ Gawler Wheelers Group Page.

So, come along and try us out !

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