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Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunday's Ride

Notwithstanding the very ordinary weather forecast, anyone brave enough can meet at the usual place at 9am and you just have to do enough to earn a coffee! rsvp to 0430 448 120

Monday, July 19, 2010

Make Cycling Safer

Next Sunday the Lairs are heading to Woodend and the Black Forest Drive (old Calder Highway south of Woodend) to make our views known re the Vicroads plan to provide bike lanes on this section of the road. At the same time Vicroads are reducing the 2 lanes each way to one lane each way with a turning lane in the middle. This does not please a very vocal section of local residents and as cyclists we need to counter their somewhat aggressive stance with our calm approach to cycling this scenic route.

We will leave the usual spot in Lancefield at 8.30 and ride to Woodend Cycles (behind Target in the off street shopping centre) to meet other riders at 10am for a ride down the Black Forest Drive and back to Lancefield after signing the petition and generally having a good time.
Let me know if you can make it and tell your friends.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sunday's Ride

Ride's on for 9am, in Lancefield.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Three weeks of this...

Sleep deprivation: check.
Too much snack food:check.
Grumpy with the kids:check.
Back problems from slouching in the couch:check.
Even shorter attention span:check.
And these are the positives...Ohh Yehhh, it's Tour time.
I'm "happy as Bro".
Though I'm not too sure about what happened in the first few stages. I don't like the idea of tour organizers coming up with a route that is potentially or likely to take out some of the best riders, nor do I like the idea that some riders decide for the rest of the peleton not contest the finish of a stage, all this should be sorted prior to the start of the race. Is there a body that is representing the riders comrade ?
Now, just to contradict myself, I loved the cobbles and from a spectators perspective would love to see them again, but I'm not sure if that would be right. Maybe when I'll go and see my Guru and get back to you on that one.
Meaghan has has also introduced me to the Fantasy tour (I was a Suspect when she first mentioned it, as the thought of Peter in Lycra and a feather boa left me feeling a bit uneasy) and now I'm hooked, having all those millions to spend on cyclists. I have just traded Mark Cavendish back for Alberto Contador, Oh the power.
So tonight they head for the mountains.
There is a ride on tomorrow at the special Tour time of 9.30 am from Lancefield.
Let us know if it's for you.
Photo is of just one of the riders that won't be on the Tour, a crash last weekend showed us his famous hovercraft falling technique(also known as the Jesus manoeuvre) , where you crash your bike at speed but manage not to land heavily on the road, coming to rest at a much safer speed than when you actually left the upright position, resulting far more minor injuries than we expected to scrape him off the ground with. Hope to see you Sunday John.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sunday's ride

Hi gang,

There's a ride on tomorrow Sunday morning from Lancefield at 9am, let us know if you might be there.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Only one more sleep !

To kick of the first day of the 2010 edition SBS is offering this little gem " Anna-In the grips of delirious illusion, Anna, a gentle and shy young woman, convinces herself that Doctor Zanevsky is fervently in love with her. Nothing can shake her certainty".
Thanks SBS I suppose you will be telecasting the World cup final "live" from half time.