Sunday, September 28, 2008

Master Dawson Ché Johnson: Welcome!

Seen here aged 5 (minutes) is Dawson Ché Johnson, son of Velocity Cyclist, David Johnson and his beautiful wife Larissa. David sent me the link so, of course, there are no other details on weight etc... Congratulations David and Larissa... and Dawson BULA VINAKA!!!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cycle Scrum.... :)

As you know Fiji has some of the best Rugby players in the World. I remember getting dragged into a discussion between Aussie and Kiwi supporters who were arguing about who would win an Oz v NZ match. They asked me who I thought would win. I said I had no idea and didn't really care.. I told them I knew one thing for sure... Fijians would score all the tries.... that shut'em up!

Anyway... the Fiji Rugby League has asked us to arrange a ride with the Rugby players from Nausori to Suva on Fiji Day (10 Oct). This is part of their build-up to the Rugby League World Cup. We will ride into the National Stadium where the squad will be presented to the interim Prime Minister.

We have a special cycling jersey for this event. $45 each ($40 each if you buy more than one). Orders close Sunday 29 Sept 2008.
I can post them internationally if anyone overseas is interested. We are also making t-shirts, white only (with black print and no stripes on the sleeves) for $20. Send your order to I have a PayPal account for international orders.. email me for postage costs.

Here they are:

Monday, September 22, 2008

FAME at last!... ROTFLMFAO

I haven't heard officially but people who were there said this blog was "Highly Commended" at the FAME (Fiji Awards for Media Excellence) Awards on Saturday. I'm not a huge believer in industry awards... but if they're handing them out ... what the heck... and if it promotes cycling it can't be bad.

My thanks to the judges.... you can come and ride with us, free of charge :), any time... whoever you are.

One question though??? The winning BLOG is not a blog! It's social network site for Fiji Soldiers. Sotia Central is "a site dedicated to absolutely everything in regards to Fijians serving in foreign legions. Sotia (meaning Soldier) Central aims to fully capture the essence of army life, army wives, army entertainment, army hook ups, and other fun stuff, that our men and women get up to while serving"

A blog is: A personal diary. A log. A pulpit. A collection of your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. By the way the word blog comes from weB LOG.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LA > TDU????

There's a rumor that Lance Armstrom may ride in the Tour Down Under... in Australia (Duh!) in Jan 09.

Tour Down Under officials will try to lure Lance Armstrong to next year's ProTour race after he confirmed today he is getting back on his bike, determined to win an eighth Tour de France.

Armstrong's return from cancer to win the Tour a record seven consecutive times made him a hero to cancer patients worldwide and elevated cycling to an unprecedented level in America....

Read more here at Adelaide Now

Monday, September 15, 2008

Another Nagali ride....

Girls outnumbered boy on yesterdays breakfast ride to Nagali. And of corse we had to stop for a pic by the waterfall.... sorry no photos of the yummy breakfast... too busy eating.

Thanks to Judy and Kalani for manning the support vehicle... Kalani kept the speed up by yelling "I'm beating you"


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Will he? Won't he?

There's been a lot of speculation in the international media whether Lance Armstrong will return to professional cycling?

Hear what he's going to do from the man himself.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The price of fuel

The cost of fuel

If you live within cycling distance of your work place try riding to work. Just once. One commute by bike is usually all it will take to prove to yourself that it's pretty easy. My commute is 7km and it takes just over 15 minutes. At peak hour in the morning it can take 40 mins by car, more if you include the wait for a bus (then walk to the office) or taxi. The make it a goal to cycle more than you drive, taxi or bus to work. The only problem I've found is having a shower. If you have a good boss (or are the boss) find out how much it will cost to install a shower. You could even offer to contribute out of all the money you save on fuel (yeh right!). If there is no shower at work arrange to have one at the local pool, or find someone who has a shower in their office.

I've saved  over 1 tonne of green house emissions and if saving the environment is not incentive enough how about the $300+ saved in fuel... about $80 per month.