Friday, May 28, 2010

Busyman in Bicycling Oz Mag

This guy looks familiar...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saturday Beach Road Ride

Photo: Peter Bongiorno
Beach Road ride Saturday morning
Meeting corner of Beach and Barkly Elwood 7am
Weather permitting.
It would be nice to get all the crew together as it has been a while since I've seen some of you.
It will also be a chilled ride out and some are turning at Mordy whilst others are rolling to Olivers or Two bays.
Hope to see you out.

Forecast for Saturday

Cloudy. Patchy rain. Winds northeasterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h.

City A little rain Min 12 Max16

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tuesday Night Training

Hills, hills and more hills. The Amateur Team (with the help from the original Warrior) will be crunching the Walmer & Hodgson Street loop (just off the Boulevard) starting from 5:30pm. At this stage, the weather is looking a little sketchy....If it's pelting down, it's safe to assume the session will not be going ahead, otherwise we'll see you all there. Who's interested?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Giro tonight -Plan de Corones!!!! Time Trial

GIRO IN Progress Stage 15 in the mountains. Ouch!
It's going to be unreal, Northside Freewilly please record this so we can catch up and watch during the week.

Stage 15 is one of the stages many Giro fans have been looking forward to this year. In addition to having two cat 2 climbs and a cat 1 leading up to the HC mountaintop finish on Monte Zoncolan (profile), there is also the lengthy bit of flatland totaling 112 km before the climbing even starts. In total, the stage is 212 km starting from Mestre, just outside of Venice.

This is the third time the Giro has finished on Monte Zoncolan with Gilberto Simoni having won the previous two editions, once in
2003 and again in 2007. Zoncolan has the sort of viciously steep profile Simoni relishes; it averages 12% over 10 km with a max grade of 22%. He's back again for his last Giro, but judging by his current form he isn't likely to three-peat.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Well the tour is sneaking up and thought id get in early and organise a little gathering to celebrate this years race. Its a great chance to get together off the bike and catch up with everyone that you have seen or have not seen since the summer riding season. I also think it would be a great chance for those partners who put up with us dissapearing for 4-5 hours (in lycra) every Saturday to join the Tour celebrations. Ill initally need a show of hands and then your hard earned cash!

When > Saturday the 3rd of July 2010
Where > Royal Mail Hotel, 519 Spencer St. West Melbourne, 3003 Victoria, Australia
Time > 6pm drinks for 7:30 meal
Cost > $40 Main Course and Dessert
Theme > French + Cycling

*This is a Lycra free event....

Omerta Trivia Trophy
The highlight of the evening will be the Omerta Trivia Trophy to be awarded to the wining team. Triva is of course to be based on this years tour teams, tour stages, geography of the stages etc so get researching!

I have also organised for the tables along with the menu to be french inspired and am told the big screen will be up and running for some early Tour action, but it wont be the main focus of the evening!

Please let me know who you are and how your brining so I can organise numbers. Places are limited so get in fast.

Sat Morn Ride (Amateur Style)

Amateur Team will be rolling from the Boulevard out to Eltham (Monsalvat) tomorrow morning at 8am. I'm still confirming numbers but at this stage we have Dellano, Didier and myself. Everyone is welcome but be warned we'll be taking it fairly slow (similar to last week). For those of you who might like a longer ride, simply break off towards Research or alike. Post your interest. Cheers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The poll has again polarized the warriors with the majority voting for leg shaving as being for men, man enough to shave. Of course the voting now has to take place again due to this massive swing towards gayness and the new results will be posted soon. No seriously it may mean that in the summer months more of us try this 'technique' to shed a few grams and stay in touch with the pack, but in the meantime the winter coat is to stay.... Thanks to all who voted and yep we really are taking the big issues by the throat!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Coming Soon

It would be fair to say that most of us in the amateur team loathe the idea of crunching hill after hill on a Saturday morning. Well guess what team, the only way we're all going to improve (or conquer our fears) is by doing some basic hill training.

Starting next week (w/c 24 May) I'll be posting times for some mid-week training sessions at the Boulevard. If anyone is interested, please let us know what your preferred days and times are and we'll do our best to accommodate for everyone.

All riding abilities are welcome but I must warn you we'll be taking it fairly slow for the first few weeks... At least! Full session details will be posted later in the week.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Giro stage 7 men in lycra covered in mud. Awesome

This was one exciting stage, I can't wait for tonight's Mt Terminillo Finish

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MTB Ride Sunday

For anyone who is looking for a little offroad action on Sunday I am planning on hitting the tracks at Lysterfield. Hoping for a 7:30 start from the top car park however if you get there later then Im happy to meet up for another lap and coffee at Trail Mix. Also the Chase the Sun Series starts at the end of the month - same day as the Melbourne Roubaix - so if anyone wants my ticket it is theres as I am going to be on the MTB that day. Anyway let me know if anyone is keen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sat Morn Ride (Amateur Style)

Final Ride Details: The amateur team will be departing Saturday morning at 7:30am from Kew Boulevard (Chandler Hwy End) heading to Eltham (Montsalvat). The pack has dwindled to 3 (Didier, Matt and myself). Anyone who wants to come is more than welcome. See you there. My mobile number is 0421 126 700.

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Saturday Morn Ride

Since there was some disorganisation last week, thought I'd put it out there a bit earlier this week. The hills are back on this weekend. Maybe Mt Dandenong via Belgrave and Emerald.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

So the first poll results are in and it looks like the verdict is they are just another fad, but also simple and functional. So who really cares - no one I guess. Anyway the a new poll is up and running thanks to Warrior Tri. If you have a question you'd like aired then send it through and well pop it up asap. Only 4 days to go on the shaved leg verdict! This is hard hitting stuff!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Giro d'Itaila Rolling Sat 10 pm

Two days till the Giro starts.

You can check who's broadcasting live internet coverage here

There's some serious climbs in this years race.

Go Cadel!!!!!

Team kits Reorder

I will be doing another Syke Omerta kit order next week. Please email me if you would like to order any items. Please note that I will not be doing any accessories or fleece bib tights.

Using the same template, other items are also available, please check out their website and apply the above template to champion systems garments.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sat 1st May Ride Details

Yarra Glen and back via Inverness Rd

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bendigo to Narromine

Well what can one say, what an experience to part take to help cancer suffering people its somewhat emotional to have achieved such epic journey and feel full of beans at the end!!!

Thanks so much for your support boys, I made you all proud by riding the wheels of my bike on a hard gear (of course) which are making funny noises now : (

so here I am boys after i had have broken by a whole six minutes after a 270k ride the previous day - the yellow jersey stayed with me the whole way

ahead of peloton catching up to support vehicle
Narromine, all bikes on board heading back to Bendigo 851k, then a further 150k for Alvi

Ready to do more endurance rides. I wish I could say the same for my bike but she sounds a bit sick from my grinding. 2500k count for the last three weeks.... ooops

thanks again boys

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Yarra Glen Ride

This mornings ride to Yarra Glen.
After 110 kms of hills, I am so glad to be home. Good ride guys, definitely have to do more training mid week. Here's some pics.