Tag Archives: Bicycle

Bicentennial Bikeway coffee, juice and community kiosks

Bicentennial Bikeway coffee booth

I have been watching these being built over the last few weeks — Bicentennial Bikeway coffee, juice and community booths — the Bikeway Coffee Juice Bar — just under the end of the Go Between Bridge on Coronation Drive, just a few minutes ride outside the Brisbane CBD. While perhaps not a full service café or coffee shop, they are likely to become a popular stop for cycle commuters and sport and fitness bicyclemore »

International “Check your bike buddies’ butt crack day”

Check your cycle mates' butt crack day

The first weekend of each season (summer, autumn, winter, spring; next is 1-2 June 2013), is my official, “Check your bike buddies’ butt crack day”. Do society a favour and tell your cycling mates if they are showing excess crack. I see many riders with worn out lycra cycling knicks or bib shorts showing far too much of their butt crack. Most of them are totally unaware that they are showing so much cheekymore »

How to ride your bicycle faster, further, stronger

Most fitness riders want to be able to ride faster, further and be stronger. While they are not competitively racing, they still want to be able to keep up with their riding buddies, win the crazy-fun sprint at the end of the ride and power up hills. Here are a few simple tips to allow you to do just that. First off, I assume that you have a half decent bike. It doesmore »

Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset review — nice wheels!

The Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset are great wheels for training, and even racing and triathlons, but I did experience a couple of minor quality issues with my wheels. I purchased my Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset from Cell Bikes. As usual, they were very prompt with the dispatch and delivery. Customer service at Cell Bikes informed me that the rims came without rim tape. However, my Fulcrum Racing 5 Road Wheelset did come with rimmore »

Vittoria Rubino Pro cycling tyres (tires)

Vittoria Rubino Pro bicycle tyres have proven to be a reliable riding companion for me over the last 3,000 km. When I took up riding bicycles again after a 20 year break, I purchased a Fuji Absolute 3.0 flat bar road bike (my bike). I figured that I was so out of shape that I would never be able to ride a drop bar road bike. As I have got progressively fitter, Imore »

Riding rollers – it’s not as hard as you think!

Sometimes spin training is the only way to get some time on your bike. When the weather has turned foul, you are looking after kids or don’t want to venture out in the middle of the night, doing a spin session can be a good option. There are may different sorts of equipment for doing a spin training session. My favourite is to ride my own bike on training rollers. Some other examples are stationerymore »

Invest in time in the saddle; not more dollars on the bike

Many people think that you have to invest lots of money in a bicycle and gear to be a fast rider. They think that by buying that expensive part that saves them an extra couple of grams that they will suddenly become a much faster rider. While professional cyclists who ride for a living climbing the world’s mountain passes will certainly want the latest, greatest and lightest gear, what about the average fitnessmore »