Special Announcement Fisher Dreamed & Trek Unleashed

•September 20, 2010 • 2 Comments


FISHER DREAMED, TREK UNLEASHED

Hi, I spent the 8th September to 10th September  in Canberra attending the Trek Corporation’s 2010 dealer conference known as Trek World, and what a buzz. Not only for the dealers but for cyclist in general country-wide.
Gary Fisher the man who coined the phrase Mountain Bike and who leads the world in technical advances to MTB was in attendance and having the opportunity to meet him and talk to him was an experience in it’s self. The guy is just in love with bikes.



We hear a lot of people say things like “this is my passion” or “my main passion is this” but you will not meet any one more passionate about what they do and live than Gary Fisher about bicycles. And the passion goes way beyond bikes to every thing and every one who rides or should be riding a bike.

Fisher Collection Super Fly 100 Full Suspension 29er MTB

Now besides seeing all the Trek 2011 model bikes the biggest buzz was hearing how Gary Fisher and the Trek Corporation had strengthened their already solid relationship by bringing the Fisher brand into the Trek range as the Gary Fisher Collection by Trek.
Quite simply this means a range of bikes designed by the most passionate cyclist in the world, built and delivered by the worlds leading cycle manufacturer and along with Trek’s own Grand Tour inspired road bikes, mountain bikes, commuter bikes and kids bikes providing a total range second to none.


So if you think I haven’t come back to Great Southern Bicycle Co all revved up and looking forward to the new season you are mistaken.
2011 Bikes have begun to arrive in store so see you there.

THIS IS THE STORY-THIS IS THE MAN

•June 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The Man

MY FAVOURITE CYCLIST

MY FAVOURITE BIKES

SEE HIS STORY HERE

A SUNDAY RIDE WITH A DIFFERENCE

•May 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

SUNDAY RIDE

Beautiful South Gippsland on a Sunday afternoon with a wonderful Autumn sun and some great company. The Great Southern Rail Trail, the section from Meeniyan to Fish Creek.

Hadn’t had a ride for a long while so 40 km round trip, well I wondered, hadn’t done a ride like this on a Gary Fisher Cobia 29er MTB either so this was going to be different.

Gary Fisher Cobia 29er Mountain Bike

Would usually have thought about a Hybrid for this ride. 700c wheels, narrower tread you all know, a bit faster than an MTB, a little less pedalling and greater free roll on the long but gentle climbs and descents of a rail trail with an excellent if not bitumen trail.

Well I have got to tell you not anymore. I didn’t need to get out 3 rd up front even with the longest and steepest of climbs and it rolled just as freely as any Hybrid in fact more like a comfort style flat bar road on the down rides. I was surprised especially since it had been so long between rides.

On top of this it was as stable as any MTB when it came to any ruts or holes in the track.

A further plus, if I had wanted to leave the trail and go bush it does that even better. So watch out Hybrids these versatile bikes are going to become  the norm.

Summary, the extra speed of a Hybrid and less pedalling than a 26 inch Mountain Bike but all the stability and off-road capability.

To check it out click here or come into Great Southern Bicycle Co Leongatha and go for a spin.

By the way, lunch at the Orange Roughy Cafe in Fish Creek just added that little extra touch to the day. Give it a try to and I am sure their friendly attitude and lovely meals will make it worth your while.

ORANGE ROUGHY

2 OLD WARATAH ROAD

FISH CREEK 3959 VIC

PHONE 03 5683 2207

29er’s The MTB OF The Future…..NOW

•May 18, 2010 • 2 Comments

GARRY FISHER 29er's AVAILABLE NOW AT GREAT SOUTHERN BICYCLE CO

MAY-BIKE OF THE MONTH

•May 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment


ONE ONLY 2009 4.5 MANDONE


58 CM CARBON FRAME


BE QUICK REDUCED TO CLEAR AT $2700.00

105/Ultegra Drive Train
Full Carbon Fibre Frame & Forks
Bontrager Race Rims
Bontrager Race Lite Tyres

4.5 MANDONE 58CM CARBON FRAME


OK YOU CAN HAVE A PAIR OF


SHIMANO 105 PEDALS

AT NO EXTRA COST


BUT ONLY IN-STORE PURCHASERS

Frameset
Sizes 58cm
Frame TCT Carbon
Fork Bontrager Race Lite, carbon w/E2 aluminum steerer
Wheels
Wheels Bontrager SSR
Tires Bontrager Race Lite, 700x23c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano 105 STI, 10 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano ULTEGRA
Crank Shimano R-600 50/34
Cassette Shimano 105 12-27, 10 speed
Pedals n/a
Components
Saddle Bontrager R1
Seat Post Bontrager Carbon
Handlebars Bontrager SSR VR, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Headset Aheadset w/cartridge bearings, integrated, sealed, alloy; 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Brakeset Shimano Tiagra w/Shimano 105 STI lever

BE SEEN & BE SAFE

•April 12, 2010 • 2 Comments


LIGHTS, FRONT & REAR A MUST

AT THIS TIME OF YEAR

Day light saving is over, it’s staying darker for longer in the mornings and getting darker a lot earlier in the evenings. The weather is still pleasant enough to want to enjoy a ride, but particularly if we are riding on the roads, we must remember that it has become far harder for motor vehicle drivers to see us.

AS CYCLIST WE MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS.

There are two things we can do dress appropriately, that is bright colours with reflective strips and

LIGHT UP.

There is a huge range of lights available and we have chosen to put in a the BBB range.

Why BBB? Well, because they offer a large range of lights from lights purely designed to help the cyclist be more visible right through to the 3 Watt Led  HighPower Headlight with Battery Pack. That is a huge 1840 LUX, with this headlight not only are you extremely visible to on coming traffic but you can ride safely with enhanced vision of whats in front of you.

The BBB range of lights offer quality bicycle lighting at affordable pricing and Great Southern Bicycle Co has a full range on display in store ready for you to test.

REMEMBER DAWN & DUSK ARE THE HARDEST TIMES FOR YOU THE CYCLIST TO BE SEEN SO GOOD LIGHTING IS ESSENTIAL.





GET READY COOL DOWN

•March 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Esther Vallejo is the Director of Passion8 Personal Training based in Melbourne, Victoria. Most days of the week, you can find her in the great outdoors providing elite personal fitness services, nutritional guidance and the motivation people need to achieve their goals.

Esther has taken the time to share the following tips with you, take a read and enjoy the ride even more.

Thanks Esther, Don

ESTHER CAN BE CONTACTED AT info@passion8personaltraining.com.au OR CALL 0431 429 523

For all the passionate people out there that love going for a ride as much as I do, there are two very important factors to keep in mind prior to jumping on the bike, as a Personal Trainer and a rider I would like to share them with you.

First Dynamic warm up – 10 repetitions of each:

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, roll one foot clockwise, switch to anti clockwise, then do the other foot.
  • Perform a circle with your neck (eyes to the sky chin to your chest) to the right, switch directions to the left
  • Hands by your side, perform a full arm rotation (both arms at once) up to the sky and back performing a circular motion and then switch direction
  • Standing with your feet shoulder width apart  picture yourself drawing a circle with your tail bone on the ground one way for 10 then the other
  • Now put your feet together and place your  hands on your knees in a squat position, roll your knees in a circle to the right, then switch to the left again 10 reps – my fav

These stretching exercises will take less than three minutes and the aim is to lubricate all the joints so your body will be ready for safer pedaling 

Cool Down Static Stretches – holding the stretch for 15-20 secs

  • Standing up gently pull one of your feet towards your glute (bottom) to stretch the front part of your thigh (quadriceps) hold the stretch then switch legs
  • Place your feet together and bending at the hip keeping a straight back with your head and neck straight keeping a neutral/normal posture, this will stretch the back of the thighs (hamstrings)
  • Kneeling on the ground,  bring one leg forward so it is bent at the knee (90°) place your hands on that knee, stretch by gently pushing through with your hip insuring your rear leg remains also at 90°, hold the stretch and repeat with the opposite side. This stretch is very important as the hip flexors (Iliopsoas) get tight from sitting in the saddle.
  • Holding onto a pole, or a fence at hip height with your arms straight out in front of you, bending your knees slightly pull back on the object you are holding then stretch and hold. This is great for your all your back muscles.
  • Finally stretch through the chest by placing one hand onto a pole at shoulder height, pushing your body gently forward, hold and repeat with other side.

Cooling down is crucial as the body releases hormones that counter the effects of adrenaline which allows for rest and sleep – vital for maintaining peak performance.

TO GET PASSIONATE CLICK HERE

THANKS AGAIN ESTHER

 
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