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09-10-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,174
Posted By MediaCreations

Ride for Compassion Coast to Coast

This Saturday, the 15th of September, a team of 24 cyclists will begin riding for 28 days covering an average of over 150 kilometres a day from Perth, Western Australia to Newcastle, New South Wales...
06-26-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,220
Posted By MediaCreations

If you know anyone who might have an interest in...

If you know anyone who might have an interest in riding across Australia, feel free to share this video around.

https://vimeo.com/222788483
06-05-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,220
Posted By MediaCreations

Registrations are now open for next year's ride....

Registrations are now open for next year's ride. Check out my latest blog post, Going the Distance (http://rodneyolsen.net/2017/06/going-the-distance.html), for more details.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-17, 01:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,838
Posted By MediaCreations

A great antidote to upgraditis is...

A great antidote to upgraditis is notenoughmoneyitis.

While I like new, shiny stuff, I can't justify the cost.

I love cycling but have other priorities that prevent me from continually...
03-25-17, 02:52 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,163
Posted By MediaCreations

Absolutely still working. I commute a couple...

Absolutely still working.

I commute a couple of times a week and get out on Saturdays. I'll be increasing my distances quite a bit in the coming months.

One thing that I always found helpful is...
Replies: 26
Views: 5,109
Posted By MediaCreations

I'd grab a bunch of them for my group ride across...

I'd grab a bunch of them for my group ride across Australia next year but they're only for USA and Europe. :(
Forum: Commuting
03-17-17, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By MediaCreations

Not quite car-free but we were a one car family...

Not quite car-free but we were a one car family for many years when I was in my previous job.

My wife had a car and I'd drive the family on weekends but throughout the week I would only cycle.
...
Forum: Touring
03-17-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By MediaCreations

Impressive. I don't think I'd make ti to the end...

Impressive. I don't think I'd make ti to the end of the street with that much stuff packed on my bike. :)
03-16-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By MediaCreations

Glad you got it sorted. I had a similar situation...

Glad you got it sorted. I had a similar situation recently when after many, many months without a flat, I couldn't get through one ride without getting one. Finally things seem to be back to normal...
Forum: Touring
03-12-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By MediaCreations

What a huge, amazing day on the bike. My biggest...

What a huge, amazing day on the bike. My biggest day has been about 126 miles.
03-12-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By MediaCreations

Use a quality lock that goes through the back...

Use a quality lock that goes through the back wheel and frame and take the front wheel with you. (Or get a lock that will go through all three.)
03-12-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By MediaCreations

Are you able to show the video to the...

Are you able to show the video to the physiotherapist who fitted you to see if they have any answers?

Even your arms are stretching to the bars differently which I would imagine could cause...
03-12-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By MediaCreations

How does it feel if you intentionally try to...

How does it feel if you intentionally try to correct the imbalance?

Your whole body seems to be leaning off to the side. I really can't add any kind of expert opinion but my guess is that would...
03-09-17, 01:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,163
Posted By MediaCreations

It's certainly been a while. I'm hoping to spend...

It's certainly been a while. I'm hoping to spend a bit more time here to help with motivation in getting fit for the big ride. :)

(And it's nice to be remembered.)
03-09-17, 01:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,163
Posted By MediaCreations

I haven't done too many centuries for a while but...

I haven't done too many centuries for a while but I'm going to have to get back in practice.

I'm currently planning a fundraising ride across Australia from Perth, WA to Newcastle, NSW in...
03-09-17, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,220
Posted By MediaCreations

Charity Ride Across Australia 2018

Plans are underway for a fundraising ride from Perth, Western Australia to Newcastle, New South Wales, a distance of over 4000 km, in September/October 2018. The ride will take just over four weeks...
05-28-14, 01:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By MediaCreations

Ride for Hope 2014

If you're interested in a supported charity ride from Albany to Perth, Western Australia, in October, you might like to check out the Ride for Hope 2014 website (http://rideforhope.me).

Riders can...
01-07-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By MediaCreations

25000 Spins for Compassion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn-hljCkVEc

Please take the time to watch the video above. In it I tell the story of escaping Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, as rioting escalated and smoke...
09-12-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 644
Posted By MediaCreations

Riding to Beat Cancer

http://rodneyolsen.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/20110912-085618-230x250.jpg
Iím about to undertake a bike ride of over 500 km from Albany to Perth in Western Australia to raise funds for Cancer...
01-08-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 23,017
Posted By MediaCreations

I ride alone to work and back every weekday and...

I ride alone to work and back every weekday and ride with a group on Saturday mornings.
01-27-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By MediaCreations

I ride on the left all the time .... ... but...

I ride on the left all the time ....

... but I guess I do live in Australia where we all travel on the left side of the road. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By MediaCreations

You put that all so very well. :)

You put that all so very well. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By MediaCreations

Not having a piece of elastic cutting me through...

Not having a piece of elastic cutting me through the middle is a great advantage.

Bibs are more comfortable and fit better.
11-05-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By MediaCreations

It certainly will be an interesting year. BMC...

It certainly will be an interesting year. BMC isn't yet guaranteed a place in the Tour de France so it's a big gamble for Evans but he seems to very much know what he's doing.
11-04-09, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By MediaCreations

Talking with Cadel Evans

http://rodneyolsen.net/wp-content/uploads/Cadel.jpg

I love my job.

This morning during my radio programme I got to talk to Cadel Evans about the Tour de France, his move to BMC, his involvement...
09-09-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By MediaCreations

Breaking the silence on cancer

If it hasnít touched your life yet, I can almost guarantee that it will.

We donít like to talk about cancer, so we can start believing that weíre alone in facing its cold hand. The reality is that...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-09, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,217
Posted By MediaCreations

What kind of holes are in the tubes? Single...

What kind of holes are in the tubes? Single holes? Doubles?

Have you checked the tube to see if they're puncturing on the tyre side or the rim side?

Is anyone being rough with the valve when...
Forum: Foo
06-11-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By MediaCreations

I live in Perth on the west coast of Australia....

I live in Perth on the west coast of Australia. It's magnificent.

I've cycled across Australia five times. Brilliant.
Forum: Foo
06-08-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,087
Posted By MediaCreations

I've found a few wallets and other bits and...

I've found a few wallets and other bits and pieces while riding. I've always done my best to track down the owners. Sometimes they seem overjoyed to get their stuff back, other times it's barely a...
Forum: Foo
04-26-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By MediaCreations

Seems like a few of us followed my motto from the...

Seems like a few of us followed my motto from the early 90s.

"Say I do in '92"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-09, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By MediaCreations

Fairly mild with plenty of good cycling weather. ...

Fairly mild with plenty of good cycling weather.

Are you planning to be here in August? If so, we must catch up.
Forum: Foo
04-25-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By MediaCreations

Congratulations. We're coming up for 17...

Congratulations.

We're coming up for 17 wonderful years.

Enjoy your day and the years ahead.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By MediaCreations

It's certainly getting cooler here. Of course...

It's certainly getting cooler here. Of course winter in Perth, Western Australia is pretty mild so I'm not too concerned that it's on its way. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,700
Posted By MediaCreations

In about November last year I changed my commute...

In about November last year I changed my commute from a round trip of about 13 km a day (8 miles) to 42 km a day (26 miles).

Since January this year I've lost about 5 kilograms (11 pounds).
Forum: Commuting
04-17-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,076
Posted By MediaCreations

I very rarely get flats .... but this morning was...

I very rarely get flats .... but this morning was an exception. A large shard of glass found its way into my back tyre.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By MediaCreations

Stick with bibs. The only way to go. I'm...

Stick with bibs. The only way to go.

I'm curious as to why you prefer regular shorts.
Forum: Foo
04-14-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 887
Posted By MediaCreations

Nice to see he's still getting work.

Nice to see he's still getting work.
Forum: Foo
04-10-09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By MediaCreations

I certainly saw a lot of facebookers complaining...

I certainly saw a lot of facebookers complaining about it being gone.

Maybe it's time to switch to GMail.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,370
Posted By MediaCreations

I've found all sorts of things including a couple...

I've found all sorts of things including a couple of wallets and purses which I've returned to their owners.

Also found tools including a 15 inch adjustable spanner back in 1987. It's come in...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,635
Posted By MediaCreations

The ride to work was interesting. A guy...

The ride to work was interesting.

A guy jumped on my wheel and sat there for several kilometres so I pushed the pace harder than normal.

About 500 metres after he turned off, and I started to...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By MediaCreations

Bike lockers at school? Great idea. We've...

Bike lockers at school? Great idea.

We've got a secure courtyard at work which keeps my bike nice and safe all day.
04-08-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By MediaCreations

Yesterday I had a driver so determined to pass me...

Yesterday I had a driver so determined to pass me and turn, rather than waiting 5 seconds and turning behind me, that his tyres were squealing as he headed around the corner.

He saved a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By MediaCreations

I ride with my essentials (spare tube, tyre...

I ride with my essentials (spare tube, tyre levers, a few patches) in the toolkit under the saddle.

I keep my pocket knife, a multi-tool, wallet, mobile phone and keys in my jersey pockets.

I...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,942
Posted By MediaCreations

I ride my road bike to and from work each day and...

I ride my road bike to and from work each day and then ride it with friends on the weekend.

Most of the time I take Sunday off as a rest day but I'm on my bike 6 days a week. :)
01-05-08, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By MediaCreations

Try calling Ward Cycles in Morley. Ask to speak...

Try calling Ward Cycles in Morley. Ask to speak to Gary Suckling and tell him Rodney Olsen sent you.
Forum: Touring
01-05-08, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By MediaCreations

I've taken my bike inside motel rooms without a...

I've taken my bike inside motel rooms without a problem.

The only issue is when a motel owner or employee doesn't understand that a serious cyclist will generally have a bike that's cleaner than...
Forum: Foo
01-05-08, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By MediaCreations

I'm still using my old phone. :)

I'm still using my old phone. :)
Forum: Commuting
01-05-08, 02:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,132
Posted By MediaCreations

I prefer to get to work, shower, change and then...

I prefer to get to work, shower, change and then sit down to a brew.
11-01-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By MediaCreations

I had to change a tyre on a very cold morning...

I had to change a tyre on a very cold morning bike ride and it was extra tough to get the tyre off the rim.

I just persevered until the job was done. I was too far from home to walk. :)
09-27-07, 01:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By MediaCreations

I had a seagull go through the frame of my bike...

I had a seagull go through the frame of my bike one day. It flapped around between my knees for a few pedal revolutions before exiting and flying off a little dazed.
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