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 […]
Twas the morn' before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nick soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And […]
Well, what an eventful weekend of riding we had! Saturday started the weekend with a double dose of the Daily Donut ride, just to get us warmed up for tackling some big hills on Sunday. Although there was an attack on the first of the two circuits, coming over the rise on Old Melbourne Road, […]
It is great to see so many cyclists joining the Lara Latte Cyclists peloton, but with the increasing numbers it is becoming difficult to keep everyone updated by SMS, with changes to timetable of rides. Hopefully, this will alert everyone to a change that we'll implement from now until further notice, for Saturday's Rides during […]
Cyclists are often the victims of road rage from other road users, particularly car, bus and truck drivers. Being run off the road into the gravel or scrub, being called f@&*ing maggots and copping a long intimidatory blast from a car horn is an all too common occurrence for all cyclists. It even goes as […]
After a stint in hospital following his last outing with the peloton (at zero degrees in shorts!), Eddie is back again, looking fit and well and ready to inflict some suffering on the peloton members. Our photo shows him in his usual position mid-ride – glued to someone's back wheel!
On Sunday's Panache Peloton ride (19 Sep), the Stacey's Road hill claimed it's first mechanical victim – Robyn's chain broke under the strain of the hard push up the hill. Graeme did the noble thing and rode back home to fetch a chain breaker tool, but meanwhile Gadget got onto the job at hand. They […]
9 intrepid riders formed the peloton for this Saturday's early morning sojourn to the You Yangs, Little River and back. Heading into a stiff northerly breeze made for tough conditions early on. Once in the shelter of the trees, we had some protection from the wind, but compensated with 3 climbs to the You Yangs […]
After an extended break in the warmer regions of our country, Eddie returned to fall victim to a nasty illness. This week, he finally made a welcome return to the peloton. Of course, we are wondering if the incident earlier in the week had anything to do with luring him out into the morning cold. […]
On the 3 October 2010, there will be an organised ride on the closed 2010 UCI Road World Championships circuit. The numbers are restricted to 2500, so if you want to enter, get your entry in early. The catch? $300 entry fee!!! Details at Ride the Worlds Geelong site.