Cycling in Sydney Australia
As any self-respecting cyclist would do upon the news that their first child was on the way, I immediately started investigating ways of transporting kids with bikes. As it was not urgent, I also monitored the large UK based internet stores for specials at the same time. I snagged a good trailer for cheap from Chain Reaction Cycles. However, one of my most enduring childhood memories is of my mum putting a 4-5 year old Si on the bus into town (in a small city in the UK) and my dad meeting me…Continue
Well, I feel like I am wading deep into bike maintenance now, having today bought citrus degreaser and lube for the first time to clean up my chain, and then, after PeterT planted the seed of an idea in my mind, I also picked up some bar tape to replace my original one.
I youtubed (is that…Continue
As you can imagine, I was devastated last month to find out that my OEM gear cable had frayed and needed repairing.
It's been about three weeks that I have been unable to use my biggest chainring, and at long last, my precious Wiggle package arrived today!…Continue
For a number of years my wife Veronika and I have been following my father-in-law’s (Tom Valena) Ironman career, which he only started 10 years ago at the age of 49.
For those that don't know, an Ironman race is essentially a triathlon. In fact it was the first triathlon on which all others were based. The distances are enormous: Swim 3.8km; Cycle 180km; Run 42.2km (140.6 miles all up).
A 70.3 Ironman - 70.3 mile total - is exactly half of this: Swim 1.9km;…Continue
Saturday morning I and another rider went from Parramatta to the Blue Mountains for a ride via the M4. It was an enjoyable ride. Cut short due to an existing injury. Trained it back.
distance: 59.5 Km
avg speed: 23.2 Km/h
top speed: 59.k Km/h
temperature range: cold to damn cold
Back to work now.
A few weeks ago was the 4000 member party for SydneyCyclist. Or something like that. Anyway, I went along and spent a very pleasant evening indulging in geeky talk about bikes, endless surprise at meeting the real manifestation of various online personae (goodness, Michael O really is tall, isn’t he!?) and…Continue