Looking for something to do on a lazy Monday evening?
Pop over to DISC at about 5pm on the 26th and help two Australian cyclists to set world hour records!
More information: [Hour Record Blog]
Here in Melbourne we are totally spoilt when it comes to track racing: All year round, every Tuesday and Thursday, a small group of bike nuts head down to the Joe Ciavola Velodrome at DISC to compete at the indoor, world-class, wooden 250m venue. Big names and small ones, juniors, masters, elite and novices battle it out. It’s not the world champs, or the Olympics, but the racing is very competitive and excellent fun to watch.
Track cycling is one of the best spectator sports because you can see the whole field all the time. There is speed, tactics and variation in the events – personalities and character. But where are all the fans? Seems a lot of people don’t even know there’s an indoor velodrome minutes from the CBD, let alone racing every week… So here’s the challenge: get into …
Cyclesport Victoria are hosting another Women’s "Come ‘n Try Track" day at DISC:
Sunday 2nd September @ DISC, 281 Darebin Rd, Thornbury (Mel 31 A6) 2-5pm (Group 1 – 2pm-3.30pm, Group 2 – 3.30pm-5pm)
Pre-Registrations required. Please nominate which time/group you will be attending
Please bring you own cycling helmet, knicks and shirt.
Contact Luke Mason CSV Development Manager to register or for more info. Luke.Mason@cycling.org.au or 03 8480 3000
These events are a great way to get into riding on the track, so if you have been wondering what it’s all about – get on down and get into it!
Everyone’s favourite cvnt Fyxomatosis is doing it again: The Melburn Roobaix! There is no excuse to miss this event, and anyone who gives even the faintest toss about cycling should attend. So, clear your calendar, lock this in and, as the flyer suggests:
Bring your bike, helmet, musette, and friends.
And wear a smile damnit!
If you’re not sure what this is all about, have a look at what happened last year:
Fyxomatosis official report ’06
Post-ride musings on fixed forums
Last year’s course map
The new sticker designs are ready for voting! Please click on the thumbnails to check out the larger versions, and then make your vote. Thanks to everybody for taking the time to submit designs – I hope democratic voting shines, and we collectively choose the right design – I know which one I want to win! For designers with multiple designs, just vote for them once and we’ll re-vote on which one of theirs goes to the printer.
Please do not vote more than once. Voting closes one week from today (27th April)!
Thanks to everybody for coming to the table and purchasing the required minimum of 20tshirts – In the end we managed to get 30 orders, meaning we’ve collectively raised $120aud for the Amy Gillett foundation. I will be posting the transfer receipt to the foundation here in the coming week – Special thanks to snowflake/nick for all his work on organising the logistics of the shirts.
I hope you like the tees when they’re printed!
Finally the Fixed.org.au tshirts are for sale… It’s taken me since July 2006 to get this together – Better later rather than never though, right? Thanks muchly to Greg at Pomade.tv for the design, I hope you like it:
The tshirts are selling for $21AUD each. If you are in Melbourne, you can pickup (details on where when you order), and if you are interstate or international, please add the postage types to your order. Postage is $4AUD for interstate, and $10 for international orders. You are able to pay via direct deposit or Paypal – If you are ordering international, please use Paypal.
Please remember, these are pre-order tshirts – No orders will be taken after the 29th of March, and we hope to have the tshirts printed within 14 days. You will be kept up to date via …
Aussie courier champs, April 6-9. Visit MELBURNMASSIVE for more information. Words from the horses mouth: ‘All Welcome’ -> So get on yer bikes!
I’ve just made a new addition to the site – Fixed.org.au classifieds. Register, login and browse to one of the three categories (Complete Bikes, Misc or Parts) and place an ad.
Australia’s first fixed gear classifieds site? I don’t know, but if you’re selling something fixed related, I guess this is a good place to start…
I hope it’s of use,
Hopefully future events on this piece of equipment will involve backwards figure eights. HumanPoweredRollercoaster.
“The Human Powered Rollercoaster, HPR, is a velodrome with a vastly different twist; an amazing and dynamic figure-eight cycling track built for the new version of urban Alley-Cats racing.
The only true portable velodrome of its kind, the over/under figure-eight wooden track is 180 feet long, 64 feet outside diameter curved sections, 16 feet riding width and 410 feet (125 metres) riding length with 27 degree banking and a 9 feet bridge height.”