Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Melbourne Cyclocross and Roadie Blog

Have a look at to see photos of the latest cyclocross event in Melbourne and news from the kiwicyclist and fellow cyclists. An interesting blogsite.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Midwinter Jerseys

Dear Reader,
Here in Nelson we are still having some fine sunny days, ideal for biking, but winter is just around the corner, and with this in mind, I have introduced three new winter jerseys. The jerseys are embroidered and if you are interested in high visibility, have a look at the high vis yellow jersey with royal blue chest panel, collar and cuffs. The electric blue jersey is also very visible and the ink jersey with ruby collar, cuffs and chest panel is a very retro look. The high vis yellow and electric blue jerseys are made witha 270gm merino ideal for cold weather, and the ink/ruby jerseys are in my usual 240gm merino, also great for colder weather. Prices are $185 each.
Have a good winter out on the bike.
Rosemary Weir
Aspiring Cyclewear


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Mongoose Randonneur Touring Bike

My latest Bike and new Special Order


Well Christmas is over and the New Year is well into its first month.

Aspiring Cyclewear has been selling well at the Nelson Market to both New Zealanders and overseas visitors.

The new special order is going to Australia and has a white embroidered Aspiring Cyclewear across the chest panel, plus it has knitted collar and cuffs.

I am the proud new owner of a Mongoose Randonneur touring bike. It is a refurbished bike and I think will give me many happy hours touring. The first two small trips I would like to do are from Nelson to Tapawera avoiding Spooners Range by turning off to the Golden Downs road and over a saddle and out on the main road near Kohatu. Down the road to Tapawera for the night and maybe explore the country roads round the area. Then next day ride down the Motueka Valley to Woodstock and through to Dovedale and Thorp then through to Wakefield via Pigeon Valley. There will be a bit of gravel but mainly it will be tarmac. I have armadillo Infinity Specialized tyres which look as if they will be a good compromise giving a bit of grip on gravel and fast enough on the tarmac.

Golden Bay is next on the agenda. I went there last year on my mountain bike hoping to go over to the Westhaven Inlet to Paterau a wild West Coast beach with rural scenery and wild ocean beaches. Unfortunately the wind was really bad last year and I only got as far as Pakawau on the Golden Bay side. Still lovely, but I would like to have another go at doing the full trip. Golden Bay is a wonderful place to ride. Beautiful beaches and inland there are bush clad hills and river valleys with old goldmining sites to explore. From Collingwood the trip up the valley to Bainham and beyond is definitely worthwhile, and there is a wonderful cafe, the Naked Possum nearby for lunch. Also a stop at the Bainham store is a must. This is the area where the Heaphy Track starts on the Golden Bay side if you are into tramping.

Happy Biking!

Rosemary Weir
Aspiring Cyclewear