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  • so, a couple of issues to be dealt with today. firstly, although summer is still here and the days are still quite hot, the sunrise times have slowly crept up to overtake the start of the earlybird ride.  […]

  • on the tuesday ride i had a small incident which resulted in a double flat.  luckily i always carry two tubes but i still required a bit of gas powered assistance from rob (with lots of moral support from […]

  • February’s ride leader sponsor is Melody Wheels who are a multiple return sponsor for the club.  They are a wheel building specialists in the same way as one might distinguish a medical specialist from a GP.  Th […]

  • yes, you are covered when you are riding by yourself. there are a few forms to fill out and get signed off by the club, etc, but it is a relatively simple process. however, they don’t cover everything. the link below takes you to a list of the policy documents. https://cycling.jltsport.com.au/downloads

  • just to reiterate yesterdays blog post for those that only read this post, or the email newsletter; the sunday hills rides will now start at 6am for both the long and short hills.  as such the sunday earlybird […]

    • Hi
      Not sure whether this is the appropriate place to post this comment/query but on the insurance changes would lone training rides ie not with the club be covered?

      Thanks
      Pierre

    • I have just noticed the change of start time on Sundays. Although well highlighted in pink, I would strongly recommend to send and email to all the mailing-list subscribers with ONLY this information. Generally the emails are very long and somebody could potentially miss this important communication.

  • so, for some reason this year the sunday long hills ride has been at the centre of a lot of debate and change.  a number of times there has been an unofficial time change that has not been widely communicated […]

  • so there were a few crashes on some of our rides over the past few weeks.  on one occasion there were a number of riders that came down separately on the one roundabout.  on another occasion a touch of w […]

  • hey nick, that doesn’t sound like a good situation to find yourself in. yes, i think that you should submit the report through to the cops. you have multiple witnesses to put your names to it, so it isn’t just a “he said she said” situation. whether they press charges is a different matter. but even if they don’t, at least if it is on record,…[Read more]

  • i hadn’t noticed that it does that. i can log it with garmin, but no guarantee that they do anything in a hurry. however, if you click on the name of the route inside that connect map, it will take you too connect itself and you can zoom to your hearts content.

  • with a lot of rouleurs in radelaide, i set them a challenge to get a pic for the blog.  firstly you had to be in spr kit, and the bigger the celeb the better.  mr stage 9 is a pretty big name and it almost seems t […]

    • Is there anyway to fix the problem with ‘Connect’ and being able to zoom into the maps showing the ride routes? It is always useful to double check where the turns are but the map won’t allow me to zoom in anymore!!!!!

      • i hadn’t noticed that it does that. i can log it with garmin, but no guarantee that they do anything in a hurry. however, if you click on the name of the route inside that connect map, it will take you too connect itself and you can zoom to your hearts content.

    • Myself and 3 mates where literally run off the road by a truck pulling 2 trailers this morning after turning right at the lights on McDowell St onto Welshpool Rd, I was in the lead at the time and luckily had a small layby to pull into to take evasive action as I would have been completely taken out, the guy was possibly 30cm or less off the kerb when he finally passed me. We believe the outside lane was free at the time and he had no reason to do what he did to us other than to scare the shit out of us or take us out for some unknown reason, we where all riding single file and posed no threat to his right of way. Luckily due to a strong Easterly this morning we kept up some good speed down Welshpool and managed to see him turn off and pull up, so I got his number plate.
      My question is, with no footage or any clear evidence other than our word against his, would the Police be able to charge this idiot, and would it be worth pursuing.
      Nick Fellows

      • hey nick, that doesn’t sound like a good situation to find yourself in. yes, i think that you should submit the report through to the cops. you have multiple witnesses to put your names to it, so it isn’t just a “he said she said” situation. whether they press charges is a different matter. but even if they don’t, at least if it is on record, the next time this person does something like this it will be flagged in the system. if it is a commercial vehicle, it also doesn’t hurt to contact the company, as they often don’t like the negativity associated with their name and can reprimand the driver. it is not an easy situation and often people just don’t bother. however, left unchecked, this type of behaviour will end up with a rider being hit and potentially killed.

  • on holidays in country victoria and my home town is quite typical of towns around the area.  hamilton has a population of about 10k and as with many towns back in the day, they all had a velodrome.  these w […]

  • so we are into the first week of our new years resolutions.  who has broken theirs already??? unofficially, mine was an extension of how i finished 2018.  this revolved around how i viewed my own cycling and how i […]

  • The ride leader sponsor for January is Babylon Pump & Power LTD.  They provide specialist equipment rental, diesel rebuild/maintenance and project support to the resources sector.  They provide hassle free re […]

  • as the sun sets on the last post of the year, it is time to reflect on exactly what we have here. a year ago i was making tentative plans to leave perth.  2017 was hands down my worst year ever of my 20+ […]

  • finishing the year on a high note with the delivery of 10 brand new bike racks for our saturday rides.  we still have too many bikes, but at least those on the racks will be more secure.  thank you very much to b […]

  • so there was an accident this morning during the earlybird ride.  single rider, no vehicles involved, bad enough that an ambulance was called.  we often talk about the risks of running red lights and the dangers i […]

  • as mentioned below, the next class of ride leaders are about to start their practical assessment.  this involves being a ride leader in an active environment but under the watchful eye of qualified ride […]

  • From the ride coordinator…

    On the first day of Christmas, my Ride Leader said to me “DON’T RIDE THROUGH RED LIGHTS!!!”

    On the second day of Christmas, my Ride Leader said to me “DON’T RIDE THROUGH R […]

  • The Ride Leader Sponsor for December is Get Your Visa a migration agency based in Perth since 2012.  Whether you are looking at an employee to sponsor, having a relative joining you or any migration matters, Get Y […]

  • mental expeditions.  at some point in your life you need to challenge yourself.  whether it be mental, physical or both.  cycling often falls into the both categories as it is not uncommon for the most well tr […]

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