For several years now, Penny the bicycle has been mysteriously appearing in all kinds of places. She even featured in several locations on the route of the 2010 UCI Road Cycling World Championship course and was an instant hit on TV! Now she has reappeared in refurbished glory! It is still a puzzle to us, […]
The annual Christmas Ride of the Lara Latte Cyclists was again a Jolly affair! However, due to the humid weather, Santa decided it was too warm to donn his full regalia. In his place this year, we had an Elvis Elf. Highlights in the photo show below: Mouse over the slideshow for controls […]
The Lara Latte Cycle AGM was held in the Shell Club late in December. This was a great social night, with the opportunity for riders to see one another out of lycra! Highlight of the night were the hotly contested annual awards. We recap here, the award winners: The SHAYNE AWARD Presented to […]
A NYC cyclist who received a fine for straying out of the bike-lane recorded this video of his attempt to ride around town without leaving the bike-lane, instead crashing merrily into any obstacle that he encountered, from taxis to construction equipment. Popout Guy Crashes Multiple Times To Make Point About NYPD Ticketing Bicyclists
One of the peloton members alerted us to the following You Tube video, highlighting the proper (ie, not the "Wally" or "Surge" method) way to ride a paceline. Let's see if we can practice this on our rides!
Courtesy of Kaye Kinnersly . Mouse over the slideshow for controls (stop, pause, forward and back).
Following on from the big ride on Saturday, several of the peloton enjoyed another fabulously sunny and windstill day to have a warm-down ride – Mansfield to Tolmie and back. Again, the meeting and "ride together" philosophy broke down badly – Stef and I arrived in the main street 5 minutes before the agreed time […]
Finally, I've made time to report on another spectacular weekend of riding in the high country around Mansfield. Following on from last year's great ride in the mountains (Buller Conquered), the Lara Latte peloton this year consisted of a group of ten riders – Gus, Robyn, Graeme, Ron, Scott, Barrie, Ross, Dave P, Stef and […]
Our friends at Cycling Tips blog have posted a good snapshot of the do's and don'ts of Paceline Riding – some of the peloton would do well to read it: http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/2010/11/rolling-through/#more-15662 Now, who does "Cadel" remind me of? And "Renshaw" must be Bad Dave?
Congratulations to the following Lara Latte Cyclists, who were honoured in today’s Cyclist’s Birthday Honour List: Ron (Gadget): For his services to outstanding caricatures; inventiveness in all gadgets, especially cycling gadgetry (see Inspector Gadget Aircraft Landing Lights for your Bicycle), for providing custom lighting mounts to others in the peloton and most importantly, for joining […]