Bogata

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Ever wondered where those little stickers that display rider names and country come? No? Neither had I until I came across this a while back on one of my many surfs.

Pegatin can provide provide customised stickers with your name and flag of origin.

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Pricing shown below.

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Australian Custom Bicycle Show

The ACBS is an opportunity to see a flourishing range of high quality hand constructed frame offerings that are ‘Made in Australia’ and cater to the desires of passionate cyclists.

Its great to see that they aim to promote and foster the Made by Hand / Made in Australia cycling industry.

From Frame builders and painters to hand crafted cycling accessories, they invite you to come and meet established and emerging exhibitors and their custom products.

Timing is during the TdU. Please make the effort to go and have a chat with these guys.

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Some of the exhibitors include:

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Fikas Bikes

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Gellie Custom

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Kumo Cycles

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Llewellyn Custom Bicycles

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Wheelworks Handcrafted Wheels

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Further details here – australian-custom-bicycle-show

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Urban Design – The secrets of the world’s happiest cities

He threw out the ambitious highway expansion plan and instead poured his budget into hundreds of miles of cycle paths; a vast new chain of parks and pedestrian plazas; and the city’s first rapid transit system, using buses instead of trains. He banned drivers from commuting by car more than three times a week. This programme redesigned the experience of city living for millions of people, and it was an utter rejection of the philosophies that have guided city planners around the world for more than half a century

You may be surprised to hear that the above urban design article was referring to Enriqe Penalosa, the Mayor of Bogotá. Yes, Bogata. Bogotá is the most populous city in the country, with 7,363,782 inhabitants (as of 2010), and a reputation for high crime and assassinations.

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A citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one in a $30,000 car

Bogotá has gone to great lengths to change its crime rate and its image with increasing success after being considered in the 1990s to be one of the most violent cities in the world. Urban regeneration is one small but important cog in improving the livability of this city.

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Ah, this could be a Port Road model?

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The article in full can be read here.  Happy City

No doubt we here in Adelaide can learn a lot from Bogata.

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VELO-POSTE

The guys over at Velo Porte are slowly ramping up their support for the local cycling scene through the upgrading of their monthly newsletter to an emagazine. Check it out here.

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St. Vincent de Paul Challenge TDF

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The “St Vincent de Paul Tour de France Style following the official Tour de France” is a cycling tour of the French Alpes, hosted and ridden by Phil Anderson. The Challenge is a fund raising event with limited places on offer.  All funds raised will directly assist St. Vincent de Paul here in South Australia.

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The information and bookings are being coordinated through Phil’s website – link here

St Vincent de Paul Tour de France

Date:   28 July – 5 August 2014
No of days: 7 days / 6 nights
Price $5695 per person twin share

The schedule is relaxed, the rides are … hard and the fund raising targets are high.

The Fund Raising Target $10,000.00 minimum per passenger including the price of the package.

Scheduled Climbs

  • Col du Coq, 1738m
  • Col D Vars, 2109m
  • Col de la Bonette, 2802m
  • Col du Galibier, 2646m
  • Alp d’Huez, 1850m
  • Col d’Ornon, 1371m
  • Col de Sarenne, 1999m
  • Col du Lautaret, 2058m
  • Col du Granier, 1134m

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Adelaide Hills – Mount Torrens

Starting to get a bit out of the way for most rides, but the Mount Torrens loop provides an excellent mix of hills and “flats” that will give you a great workout. At just over 100kms with just under 1000m gain, its not a difficult ride. Of course there is the usual spectacular Adelaide Hills Scenery.

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On the below map, Mt Torrens is around the 50km mark.

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Veloviewer

I came across this some time back, but have just got around to posting it.

VeloViewer provides sortable and filterable lists, maps, graphs and 3d profiles for your full Strava history.

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The below shows Alpe de Huez which gives a totally new perspective of this relentless climb.

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Robbie came out of retirement last weekend for the Noosa Criterium. Peter Sagan was an invitee and was up to his old tricks.

2013 Subaru Australian Open Criterium
Leigh Howard, Robbie McEwen, and Jonathan Cantwell.

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Leigh Howard, Robbie McEwen, and Jonathan Cantwell.

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till next week

tight spokes

iPib

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