I am really enjoying the photos and blurbs for Eco Velo's
photo competition - 'Why I ride'
Check it out - it will bring a smile to your face.…
Added by naomi on October 27, 2010 at 3:21pm —
Having taught basic bike fit, in a bike maintenance course I used to teach, I still get asked questions about sore knees which relates to bike fit and gears. Thought I'd share my latest answer. You may not agree or have some other ideas, feel free to comment or send it on to others.
In my experience it's not unusual that people new to, or returning to cycling overcook it and get knee problems. We are especially going to see more of it with all… Continue
Added by Matt C on October 26, 2010 at 5:34pm —
This is my valued Giant Alias 2009 Model mountain bike. Easy to recognise with flourescent green and black colours.
Stolen between Saturday evening and Sunday evening last weekend (24/25/10). Stolen from Paddington area.
I am needing my bike back very much and am happy to pay a reward to anyone supplying me with info leading to the recovery of the bike.
Please contact me on… Continue
Added by Karyn on October 26, 2010 at 1:52pm —
My mega garage sale
I'll be moving in roughly 6 months so to get started on downsizing my garage I'm selling all my excess bike stuff. Could be a lot of handy stuff in there especially if you're building a bike.
I thought I'd offer this stuff to Sydney Cyclist members first. Anything left over I'll put on ebay, gumtree or take down to cycle-recycle in waterloo.
I've put pictures,… Continue
Added by Nick on October 24, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Had reason to wait at RPA Hospital today (Grrr). It was nice to see some bicycles parked at the KIng George V building.
4 rear racks
2 front baskets
1 single speed
1 internal gear hub
1 set of mudguards
1 front shocks
1 handlebar mirror
1 drop bars
Caveat: some of the gourmet nice bicycles… Continue
Added by Lauren on October 20, 2010 at 11:13pm —
I have been ha
ving some more adventures on the Radish.
On Monday I needed to drop off a six-piece vintage tea service somewhere on the way to work. So I boxed it up carefully and strapped it onto the back of the Radish, and off I went.
It was a lovely morning, and I was cruising along. It's all become much more pleasurable since I fixed the gears. You may remember I have been having lots of problems with them. Well, I discovered the cause. The gears are fine;… Continue
Added by Dan on October 20, 2010 at 8:37pm —
As you all probably know, David Taylor
was taking part with a group of riders going from Sydney to Brisbane to raise money for seriously ill children and their families.If you didn't know, check out the page here
and his blog posts about the ride.
Well the good news is, despite rain, hail, sleet, blood, sweat and tears they made it to Brisbane… Continue
Added by DamianM on October 19, 2010 at 11:23pm —
Just a short (or not so short) report on my experience participating in the 2010 zoo2zoo charity ride. The zoo2zoo is, this year, raising money for the Black Dog Institute.
The ride started with almost 100 cyclists gathering at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, at 5am Friday morning. The ride is organised by a small group of volunteers and they are assisted during the ride by about a dozen support helpers driving support vehicles and assisting the riding group. The ride cost… Continue
Added by Michael S. (Boxhead) on October 18, 2010 at 11:15pm —
I guess in the end it was guilt which dragged me off the couch and onto my bike again. But I blame Mr O' for starting the slide in my fitness. It was he who had destroyed my motivation for training when he pulled the plug on the Awaba St Time Trial after his own… Continue
Added by Neil Alexander on October 18, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I've just got back from 2 weeks away. Saw some great things, and was impressed with the facilities around. Here is a shot from a main street (I think). Can you guess the town?
Car parking is at 45 degrees. You wouldn't have to worry about riding in the door zone with this type of lane, but when a car is ready to leave a parking spot, look out! When leaving a 45 degree parking spot in a car, often you can't see up the street. You pull out slowly, but that might be a bit scary for a… Continue
Added by Edward Re on October 17, 2010 at 9:11pm —
Well today had a bit of everything, we traveled from Tamworth to Armidale starting out in cold wet conditions.
We cruised along pretty nicely until we got to the Moonby Hill which for anyone that hasn't ridden up it is a lot like riding the bad way out of Woolongong towards Sydney.
Suffice to say when we got to the top there were a few thankful looks including mine.
During this whole climbing phase the other thing that was happening was the temperature, by the time we hit the top of… Continue
Added by David Taylor on October 16, 2010 at 6:10pm —
Today was a shocker, we started out from the hotel at 7am towards Tamworth straight into a headwind, all good until the rain. Wet cloths and saddle chafe aren't a great combo.
Having said that the kms clicked by pretty quickly, there were a few stops for mechanical issues that our mechanic Paul (one of the owners of Cranks cycles) sorted out quickly, and a stop in Muswellbrook for afternoon tea courtesy of the council.
After that things got a bit tough, the rain eased off but the wind… Continue
Added by David Taylor on October 15, 2010 at 11:12pm —
Well the first day is down, 180km riding from Sydney to just outside Cessnock. It was interesting riding in the bunch with a lot of new people, some with a lot of experience some with almost none, no accidents though there were some funny incidents involving new people and cleats :)
Tomorrow is a much bigger day 270kms with a lot more hills, we are riding from here to Tamworth and I think we will have a few people riding in the bus before the day is over. It's been great to see people step… Continue
Added by David Taylor on October 14, 2010 at 10:26pm —
Ah, spring! It seems like the time of year for crazy long rides. "Long rides" means different things to different people.
As you may have read… Continue
Added by Michael S. (Boxhead) on October 13, 2010 at 7:42pm —
Well the day is almost upon me, tomorrow myself a 29 other riders will take to the roads of Sydney on our way north for some fun, adventure and hopefully raising a lot of money for a great charity. To date we have raised almost $120 000 and we are hoping to do even better by the end of the ride.The charity
supports Randwick and Brisbane children;s hospitals providing much needed support for research into children's diseases and care including… Continue
Added by David Taylor on October 12, 2010 at 8:38am —
A few pictures from the weekend down in Geelong.
Reformed - David Millar - the only person who could go toe-to-toe with Cancellara on the day; until part way through the second lap. He… Continue
Added by Tinysaur on October 11, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Well, the tradition of wet long weekends continued last weekend, but that didn't stop me getting out for a bit of a spin on Sunday morning.
I met up with a mate, and we headed out west, towards Olympic Park. Now, I've ridden to Olympic Park lots of times, and know various routes to get there. However, on Monday we got lost. Probably too much yakking and not enough paying attention to… Continue
Added by Dan on October 6, 2010 at 7:50pm —
Riding home last night, I was stuck by the moody red lighting on Pyrmont Bridge.
All of the street lamps have had red filters put over the globes; presumably it's part of creating an atmosphere for the 'Fiesta' events over the long weekend.
It was all rather tremendous, although it also made the bridge rather dark - with the filters the lamps put out a lot less light.
Interestingly, it seemed to make the cyclists go a lot slower. I didn't ride over at peak… Continue
Added by Dan on October 2, 2010 at 9:32am —