Hi, I haven't been here for a long time but I wanted to get some advise!In the past few years due to the addition of a small person to our household I have found that I spend much more time riding on…Continue
I am as keen a cyclist as any but I was dismayed to hear from a friend evacuating from paracombe this morning that evacuating traffic was being slowed by cyclists still riding in the area.Your own…Continue
I'm just wondering if there are any other girls out there who have cycled through their pregnancies? In terms of low impact cardiovascular exercise it cant be beaten. Certainly sports med has said…Continue
Well today proved as challenging as promised out at the Range, where many AC members attended and raced. Just wondering how you all went. I know Dianne won a silver medal, but were there any others…Continue
Bobby an AC regular and myself both missed out on doing the Grand Slam 4 this year due to the flu. Over the subsequent weeks we have compared notes on colour of phlegm and general levels of fatugue. But with the GS5 looming we finally realised to complete the series this week we had better get off our sofas and hit the road. Sadly the day we picked happened to be yesterday with quite a marginal weather forecast.
Still we galantly headed out (after having almost hit the…Continue
To win in the short term or hold out for long term gains??
This weeks AHVCC race was changed from a graded scratch race to a handicap due to low entry numbers. I guess the recent poor weather has dampened many a training session, so after my euphoric win two weeks ago in E grade i was actually handicappped this race and so set off 6 minutes after my usual competition. On the line with me were John Pfitzner who I had so triumphantly beaten in the last race, Phil Davill, Barry…Continue
Today dawned bright and clear for my fourth race event with AHVCC. I excitedly went and picked up AC member Juz who had bravely offered to come and hang out on the side of random roads in the freezing hills this Sunday morning to watch me ride. A fabulous support for me cos I love an audience and as it transpired a useful addition to the timing crew (there is always a shortage of volunteers to man the stopwatches!). Fortunately, as I was running late she had her tea all pre-prepared to come…Continue
Today dawned bright and sunny and I couldn't believe my luck. Simon (my husband) had levered himself out of bed to come and stand on the side of a freezing road for a couple of hours, just to watch me whizz past 3 times. I am reminded that it is only because he loves me and that for no other reason would he even consider doing such a ludicrous thing especially on a Sunday! This meant I felt a lot of pressure to make sure that I didn't waste his time and put in a strong…Continue