Deakin YMCA are running a Tour de France Competition, that allows you armchair cyclists to be “part of the action”. Here are the details, or ask Robyn for more information: JOIN A TEAM AND JOIN THE RACE!!! Members, non members, staff and students welcome. Medals awarded to the winning team. Rules: Members select their own […]
The age-old question of strength training for cyclists and it’s effect on performance and endurance is revisited in this research at CQ University. The conclusion: as little as three sessions per week of strength training for three consecutive weeks can have a significant postive impact on cycling performance of the masters athlete! Do three-weeks […]
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 […]
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 […]
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I have added a forum to the website – see the Forum tab under the Lara Cyclists Home tab. Currently, there are two forums (or is is forii??), one for Rides, one for General Topics. Please keep the Rides Forum only for notification of ride times, and ride information. I'm thinking this might be […]