Oh the irony... just as I seem to be making gains in strength and fitness, I'm off the bike because of illness. Not in sub-zero conditions, fog or the exhaustion of exertion, but just at the start of Spring weather. A bug, maybe two bugs; chest and stomach. There have been so many good rides … Continue reading Mental anguish from a lack of riding
Well, that was an interesting weekend... As even the casual reader would know, I've had some trials finding the trails at Kowen Forest. My Navi takes me to a forest area off Sutton Road that has been constructed for logging truck access. There is two small parking areas, but not much cycling action. So... I … Continue reading Finally Found Kowen Forest
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's centenary celebrations live.
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
Happy new year. I recently got my mountain bike serviced; I was unfamiliar with its hydraulic brakes and single-sided fork and I used to fix my old bike with a 15" shifting spanner and Mr Sheen. I took it out 2 days ago to ride some tracks in the Mulligan Flat Reserve and enjoyed it so much I thought … Continue reading First ride of the new year
Here's another perspective of the CIEVF from Al Bunzel on his Electric Car Conversion Blog. There's also some great pictures (and one featuring me) but I'm not sure who to credit.
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/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
Some of the cars that will be on display include:Nissan LeafMitsubishi iMiev[Hyundai] BladeTesla RoadsterHolden VoltHolden Commodore (from EV Engineering?)a pair of Detroit Electric from the 1910's, anda bunch of DIY conversions of cars and motorcyclesMore details at electricvehiclefestival.com.au