Saturday ride – new pedals = new legs?

Today was a second attempt on the 'widowmaker' climb out of Bonner.  Last week I managed to climb the concrete path (average 5%, probably 8% in parts) without dying.  However, the grassy climb (well over 5% and probably 10% average) was well beyond my abilities.  Pedalling was hard enough but I simply couldn't stay balanced … Continue reading Saturday ride – new pedals = new legs?

Canberra: Hottest day and 10th Anniversary of the Darkest

UPDATE 19/01/2013 22:05: The Bureau of Meteorology has recorded 42.0°c as Canberra's maximum temperature for 18/01/2013; a record for January and 0.2°c below the all time record.  Weatherzone is back to 42 too. UPDATE 19/01/2013 09:39: I'm a little confused about yesterday's maximum temperature.  The excellent Weatherzone website listed 42.0°c at Canberra Airport yesterday, but have since … Continue reading Canberra: Hottest day and 10th Anniversary of the Darkest

2012 Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival – My impressions

This was the third CIEVF I've attended and it was interesting to compare to those of earlier years. Location The move from the lawns near old Parliament House in previous year to the Civic Walk was a change that probably paid off.  The relaxed, open, green fields and the blocked roads for full-throttle Tesla rides were replaced … Continue reading 2012 Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival – My impressions

aus.betterplace.com – FREE ACCESS * TO CANBERRA’S LARGEST ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING NETWORK

aus.betterplace.com/rs/betterplace2/images/Canberra public network access December 2012.pdf?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonv6zJZKXonjHpfsX56OUpXLHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy2YAGSdQhcOuuEwcWGog8wglMDuWHbIxB+fAP. AFAIK, this is a first big push by Better Place to promote its public charging network in Canberra.  Put down a deposit on a cable, get 24 months free charging. UPDATE 17:20 01/12/2012 It really is that simple.  As confirmed by Better Place at the Canberra International EV Festival, … Continue reading aus.betterplace.com – FREE ACCESS * TO CANBERRA’S LARGEST ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING NETWORK