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Friday, January 26, 2007

But Doris, riding a bicycle has always been cool

While I'm certainly no leader in the fashion stakes, but the next time someone tries to suggest "cycling is not glamorous" should take a look at these images of stylish and energetic ladies from the golden days of cycling. These alone should put paid to such silly notions.

Cycling is unglamorous? Pah! More like exhilarating, intoxicating, fun and just so chic.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Amy's Ride 2007

Here's a little vid I put together of Saturdays Amy's Ride. As many of you present down there on the day would know, the westerly was an absolute bastard and combined with the 30C+ temps, I'm damn pleased I made the correct decision to not ride either of the courses. However, to those brave souls who actually completed the 70km & 120km, the Alex Lloyd pop tune is for you. Rather schmaltzy but the thought is there, as the estimated 2,700 riders suffered a hellva lot more than me..

Despite the gale force winds, I had a enthralling day riding around the thriving metropolis of Geelong, enjoying a java and mint slice at Cafe 9 Zero (Hi Russ!), then contending with the delights of the Princes traffic sewer Highway. To top off our meanderings around the foreshore, pedally and I were savagely belted off the road by a feral gust of wind on Hearne Parade while riding out to Limeburners Point. Ouch. Luckily no real damage incurred other than scuffed bartape and a adrenaline surge.

More here on Amy's Ride and the Jayco Bay Classic.