Monthly Archives: January 2011

Personal Best Tri-bike fitment

If you’re in need of a personalised assessment and fitting of your triathlon bike, contact Ian Waddell.  He is a USA-trained, F.I.S.T (Fit Institute Slow Twitch) certified tri-bike fitment expert and you’d do well to get in touch with him if you want faster race times, more comfort, maximum power and efficiency and less injuries.

083 450 0768 / iswaddell@mweb.co.za / www.personalbest.co.za

CYCLING REFLECTIONS

After a long stint of getting to and from work by means of driving, being officially back on the bike since Monday has been utter bliss.  My purple scarf flaps gently in the wind as I listen to the sound of the city, the air rushing past my ears and the soft click of the hub while freewheeling.

What I am about to write now may sound really obvious and silly but for me it represents many things in life that one puts off until tomorrow.  So here I go.  Throwing caution into the proverbial wind!

It is much better for you and your bike if you actually ride your bike.

There it is said.

That way you keep the joints and bearings moving in your legs and in it’s wheels and in turn the cogs of your mind all nicely lubed up (the equivalent to pressing F5 to refresh a Windows webpage)

Maybe taking a break from the daily commute renewed my appreciation for it.  But I would strongly recommend never getting off your bike (except if you need to do things like work and sleep, both of which are not very practically possible on a bicycle, especially the latter) and never letting your bike be alone in your house/garage with nothing to do but collect dust.

That’s just plain cruel.

So here’s to commuting and getting out of our comfy supportive car seats to perch ourselves on a rather hard piece of plastic/metal covered in foam (for the less hardcore) and a thin layer of material/vinyl/leather!

– Kerrythe

Fun Rides Jan & Feb

Sunday 9 Jan 2011

Olympic Cycles / Pres Les / Foord Asset “Journey 4 sight n service” Cycle Tour

Distance: 75km

Venue: Constantia

Sunday 16 January 2011

Cycle Lab Cape Cobra Challenge

Distance: 85km and 30km

Venue: Constantia

Sunday 23 January 2011

Boland Drukpers Funride

Distance: 100km, 84km and 16km

Venue: Paarl

Sunday 30 January 2011

Bouckaert Soenen League, Funride and MTB

Distance: 126km, 72km and 45km

Venue: Paarl

Saturday 5 February 2011

Franschhoek Lions / Porcupine MTB

Distance: 46.8km, 24.3km and 8km

Venue: Franschhoek

Sunday 6 February 2011

GP Koning Waterproofing and Roofing Roller Coaster

Distance: 88km and 58km

Venue: Constantia

Saturday 12 February 2011

Reeds Chevrolet Ninety Niner Cycle Race

Distance: 108km and 64km

Venue: Durbanville Race Course and Meerendal Farm

Sunday 13 February 2011

Three Passes Funride

Distance: 77km and 38km

Venue: Constantia

Saturday 19 February 2011

Wilde Cycle Day

Distance: Road: 94km and 54km   MTB 50km and 20km

Venue: Wellington

For more information on the above races visit www.pedalpower.org.za

O P E N

Hi guys!

After re-opening yesterday we continued with the re-shuffling of the shop layout and sorting through our mounds of bicycle bits to get it all looking presentable.  So come and have a look and bring your bike in too!

Yours faithfully in cycling,

The BMC Team