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  1. It's common here since helmets are compulsory and...

    It's common here since helmets are compulsory and everyone wears them, but I don't know that the rest of what they wear is typically all that stylish. A search of NZ media sites might throw up...
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    That's just awful:mad:.

    That's just awful:mad:.
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    Well done Reesha and Emily :) Georgeous spring...

    Well done Reesha and Emily :)

    Georgeous spring day here today (Sunday). Blue sky, no wind, blossom, daffodils, lambs and calves :D

    First ride combining distance and a climb today, actually a...
  4. Woohoo finally got my new jersey

    It's 'she loves hills' and it's beautiful :D Congratulations to Urlea and the team at TE.
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    Must have been the weekend for longest rides...

    77ks here, flat, and yes I did get (and need) a few pushes to keep me from dropping off the back LOL but that's OK :) Even did a short turn at the front :eek: AND, the weather's warming up here so...
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    Hi from down South

    Nice to see another Kiwi on the forum :)
  7. Yikes...

    Please don't run out of 'She Loves Hills' until I lose that last half kilo and ... um... what was that other pesky thing I have to do first :rolleyes:... oh I know, find a job :(.

    Good to hear...
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    65k today. First half hanging on the back of the...

    65k today. First half hanging on the back of the club group, then separated, got picked up a bit later for another few ks and then I peeled off and took a shortcut home. Not fit or strong enough to...
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    I can't imagine even breathing in that sort of...

    I can't imagine even breathing in that sort of temp, let alone biking! Well done you.
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    July 28 rides

    Woohoo! Did my hill loop today and didn't have to stop :D:D:D (except at the bottom of the hill to uncramp my fingers from the brake levers, which doesn't count:o). It's only about 15k but there's...
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    Wash with other clothes, usually cold wash,...

    Wash with other clothes, usually cold wash, occasionally warm, line dry if possible, or on a clothes rack inside, chamois side out. Have to admit I've never actually bothered to smell them, but they...
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    Well after last Sunday's ride (it's Sunday here...

    Well after last Sunday's ride (it's Sunday here today) was cancelled due to snow, it was bliss to do 55ks in the SUNSHINE! Only had to wear four layers of clothing and fingers were so warm I was...
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    Hmmm... sitting here looking at the forecast...

    Hmmm... sitting here looking at the forecast sleet for tomorrow wondering if I'm up for another freezing cold wet dirty ride... and yet I think I'd rather have that than the temps you guys are...
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    Still midwinter here...

    ... but me and one other did 50k despite the sleety showers not long before we set off. We got very wet, and filthy (with a nice mud/cowshit mix:eek:), and my feet were so sore when the circulation...
  15. Need advice - combining cycling and weights

    Hello all :)
    I need some advice on how to put my training week together. Currently it consists of two bike rides, one gym-based cardio with a few physio-prescribed core exercises tacked on, and two...
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    Got to ride with the 'grown-ups' today :)

    The beginner group I've been riding with hooked up with the club group for the last part of their regular ride. Maybe about 15 of us in total, which for me was a BIG group LOL! I was rather freaked...
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    Did lots of bike stuff today :) Rode about 20k...

    Did lots of bike stuff today :) Rode about 20k this morning, felt crap, no energy, neck hurt etc but it was enough to tick the bike odometer past the 500k mark:D

    Then had to go to town for other...
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    Pretty sure I need a new helmet as mine's over...

    Pretty sure I need a new helmet as mine's over ten years old (though has spent most of its life nice and safe on top of the wardrobe).

    And what I really want is the She Loves Hills jersey when...
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    Great pics - thanks for sharing :)

    Great pics - thanks for sharing :)
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    Elastic on jerseys - pros and cons?

    I gather from the TE jersey thread that some people have strong views either way about jersey elastic. Never having had a real cycling jersey, I have no idea what all the fuss is about. Can someone...
  21. Thanks for the posts on this - made me feel more...

    Thanks for the posts on this - made me feel more confident when approaching the lbs this week. Anyway, bike now has a stem extender thingy that puts the bars a bit higher than the seat. It looks...
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    Me too! And being severely under-employed means...

    Me too! And being severely under-employed means I can do group rides on a weekday and learn some skills rather than slogging it out on my own:D:D

    On the other hand, there is the...
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    Thanks for the posts. You're all very helpful :)...

    Thanks for the posts. You're all very helpful :)

    MP I will try what you have suggested (when it stops snowing LOL). Think it might help with pelvic angle as I have been wondering whether I'm...
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    If she's worried about falling, maybe some extra...

    If she's worried about falling, maybe some extra safety gear like elbow pads etc would help her confidence.
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    Correct posture on road bike????

    Hi there, I'm confused :confused:. Can anyone point me towards pics or diagrams showing good posture on a road bike? Or the things you have to remind yourself of to maintain correct posture while...
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