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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Track Cycling
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
I stay in Brunswick when I come down to visit and ride
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Roadie- Specialized Tarmac(Quickstep Colours) Ultegra/Dura Grouppo, Ksyrium SSC SL wheeelset, Fizik Arione Saddle.
Trackie- Raceline Record Keith Oliver Ltd Edition, Sugino crankset 50/15. Campag disc rear, Zipp 440 Front
What is the best thing about riding?
Freedom, competition, friends
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
I am a soldier. I ride for the Army and ride for the HYPE Energy Cycling Team in Brisbane. Married with 2 children.
I am the teams sprinter and like all sprinters dont do climbs well. But something I am working on.

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Happy where I am at

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 8:03am 0 Comments

Well had my first Crit for the season and although I only lasted 36.16 out of a 40min + 2lap race, I am happy where I am at. For now. I entered into the Elite A Bank Of Queensland Twilight Crit series Race 3. Jokingly some one yelled out for no attacks for the first 10 minutes, I think that got confused with 10 seconds as it was on immediately. With crazy speeds of 69km/h with around 40 in the race, and attack after attack, it was a tough day out. I helped bring back a dangerous attack, but at… Continue

The seaon has now started

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 8:12pm 0 Comments

Well not quite. It really starts on Tuesday. The Cancer Council Criterium was held in Adelaide, South Australia last night, and as much as many of the US and Euro Pros dont like him, Australia's pocket rocket won a lightening quick(47.417km/h ave sp). Go Robbie McEwen. Now most of the attention leading up to the Tour Down Under, which is yet to officialy start has been on the return of Lance Armstrong, therefore taking some of the pressure off the Australians in the race. It very much expected… Continue

My last day and Eilish has her first day

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 6:40pm 2 Comments

Yesterday as promised was a Daddy Daughter day. It started at about 0630 in morning when I was woken by Rohan watching Cartoon Network on Foxtel. So I got up and got myself some brekkie and then Eilish got up and sorted herself out. At around 0730 we headed of to Chandler and jumped into the training session that was going on with LCCC.

Kevin, another ADCC member had a small track bike setup for his daughter to use but kindly offered Eilish the opportunity to put on some… Continue

Some pics from the track.

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Just ignore the water mark on the pics. I am waiting for some prints to come, but at $30 per print(hardcopy or on DVD) it is a bit steep. But have a look anyway.

25 Lap scratch race

25 lap scratch race

25 Lap scratch race

24 lap Points race

24 lap points

Mt Nebo or Nudgee Beach?? Climbing or flat??

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 10:42am 4 Comments

Judging by the title you can imagine what I ended up doing cant you. I was meeting up with Rocky, a mate from work, for a training ride this morning. Originally we planned to to do Mt Nebo to Jolly's lookout, but he mentioned to me that he did Mt Coothat yesterday and it nearly destroyed him. So after a shocking sleep and a long night I woke up this morning not so refreshed and not keen for 45min of pain along with the numerous undulations between home and the start. Besides… Continue

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At 11:30am on February 21, 2009, Luke said…
Guys I have now got my hands on a Powertap 2.4SL (wired). What I really need now is some copies of some really good training programs that people have used and an idea as to what they were targeting so that I can come up with a workable training plan ofr myself.
Any one got anything or know someone who does that can be passed onto me??
At 2:19pm on January 23, 2009, Luke said…
Guys and Girls, I am searching for a a track bike and or road bike for my 10 year old daughter. SHe has just started so would prefer the most minimal cost option. So if you have or know of someone who has both or either hanging around in their garage/shed not being used or being used as a dust and spider collector please let me know.

She will be getting a local club track bike as a loan bie this sunday but I am intereste din more log term. Thanks Guys and Girls
At 9:49pm on January 5, 2009, ChrisS said…
HI Luke,

Welcome to Melb Cyclist!



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