Chris Harris
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Chris Harris replied to DamianM's discussion On Your Bike blog - "Why do cyclists shave their legs?"
"Why do SOME cyclists shave their legs? I think because it's fashionable. At least for anyone around my level of fitness. Maybe the elite will go a bit faster due to less wind drag "
Feb 23
Chris Harris replied to trundlebug's discussion East Gippsland rail trail in the group Touring
"Hi, I have thought about doing it but the trains stop at Sale and then it's coach to Bairnsdale. I don't think they take bikes on the coach. Looks like a nice ride though. I've often thought about riding from Sale (would prefer…"
Dec 28, 2013
Chris Harris replied to kenneth bull's discussion PASSING ON LEFT
"Right... who got hurt? Are they OK? "
Dec 17, 2013
Chris Harris posted a status
"Today it's Yea to Mansfield and back. Rail Trail in the rain maybe?"
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris replied to DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
"Unbelievable. Looks like they have let their own self importance get in the way of their "objective". I lost interest when the RACV sponsored them. I didn't know about coke. Screw them and ride on ! "
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris liked DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris replied to kenneth bull's discussion CYCLING ETIQUITTE
"One of the riding challenges.. keep to the left, but not too far left to get doored, or have pedestrians step out between cars. Then people might think it's OK to pass on the left; which generally it's not. The number of dickheads has…"
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris posted a blog post

Commuter bike update

10/11/2013 2316kmIt's been a year since I last updated this on 27/10/2013.My speedo died so my distance reference that what was 2298km on my speedo a year go, is now 2316km based off strava. I use strava almost every time I ride so it's pretty good.A few weeks ago I swapped my 17t rear freewheel for a 16t one. Obviously it's a bit harder up the hills but I go along a bit quicker on the flat without having to spin my legs off.…See More
Nov 10, 2013
Chris Harris liked Jack's video
Nov 7, 2013
Chris Harris replied to DamianM's discussion New Look!
"I like the new logo Damian."
Sep 5, 2013
Chris Harris replied to AlexZ's discussion Planning Minister Matthew Guy has used his ministerial powers to approve a missing link of Melbourne's bike track network.
"I wish he would use them for the Mullum Mullum trail to Eastlink trail connection.Oh well, somethinng is better than nothing. "
Jun 28, 2013
Chris Harris commented on DamianM's group Commuting
"Yeh, some of them don't look, or care, or both.. "
Jun 6, 2013
Chris Harris commented on Silverfly's video
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Climbing O'Hea St

"Very good."
May 25, 2013
Chris Harris liked Silverfly's video
May 25, 2013
Chris Harris replied to Mark Donnellan's discussion Cat 6 Riders on Shared Trails
"Hmm, "proper bike". What were you riding before? a scooter? haha. sorry I find ringing my bell very effective. Most walkers who are out when I'm riding are seasoned walkers who know the drill. We get along fine. On the way home I get…"
Apr 25, 2013
Chris Harris replied to Mark Donnellan's discussion Cat 6 Riders on Shared Trails
"I think I'll be chugging up Springvale Rd for a few more years. And yes, I drop down a bit below 30 for some of those hills.. around 20 below I think. "
Apr 25, 2013

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, XC, Recreational, Touring, Tandem
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Research
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
I have multiple BMX, Road, and mountain bikes and one Tandem. Mostly ride an Avanti Agressor. Approx 18 bikes in total.
What is the best thing about riding?
Fresh air and peaceful (when not on busy roads)
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
I try to commute to work once a week - 42km each way.
Compete in as many mountain bike events as I can.

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Commuter bike update

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 7:32pm 0 Comments

10/11/2013 2316km

It's been a year since I last updated this on 27/10/2013.

My speedo died so my distance reference that what was 2298km on my speedo a year go, is now 2316km based off strava. I use strava almost every time I ride so it's pretty good.

A few weeks ago I swapped my 17t rear freewheel for a 16t one. Obviously it's a bit harder up the hills but I go along a bit quicker on the flat without having to spin my legs off.…

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Ride Like a Wombat #2

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

A continuation of the first one...

20/2 2013  1748km. I put the bike together but the gears are not working very well especially on the larger rear rings. The cluster is wobbling from side to side because the freewheel is loose. I have put my spare wheel on for now which is working a lot better. I'll pull the other one apart later on and see what's going on.

Went for a quick burn to Diamond Creek and back and felt OK. I think my legs are recovering from the…

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Commute like a wombat

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

27/10/2012 2298km - I replaced my front brake pads last week because they had worn down to the steel. Today I changed the rear freewheel from 18 to 17 teeth and will see how it goes. While I had it up I changed the rear brake pads which were well worn. Apart from this I haven't done anything except for cleaning it once since the last update about 340km ago. I've been riding it half way to work and back once or twice a week since I broke a spoke on my 700c hard rubbish flat bar and haven't…

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Ride Like a Wombat

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

I thought I'd move my half arsed MTB blog here instead of fkdbook.

This is relevant to my Mountain Bike which is a 2005 (I think) Avanti Agressor.

I might start another one for my commuter bike which I also do a lot of K's on.

 

Any constructive comments welcome.

Otherswise, try this site:  http://bullshit.com/

 

11/9/2011 - ??? km, I went for a few rides at Lysterfield and a few local rides. The button on my…

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At 9:07pm on October 21, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Chris,
hope you are well.
I did not get a chance to ride last weekend so I don't know if it is finished yet. I can see some structure slightly protruding down from the middle and the earth beneath has been cleared they may be putting a support column there but not sure.
Cheers, Jack.
At 7:35pm on September 18, 2009, Jack said…
I am going to try and get some vision of the ride up Mountain Highway this weekend. After that I think Lysterfield may be my next video. Will there be some good shots at Lysterfield and will I need to pay an entry if I just ride in for a tour of the park.

Jack.
At 1:25pm on July 17, 2009, ChrisS said…
Hi Chris,

Welcome to Melbourne Cyclist!

cheers,

ChrisS
At 6:18pm on June 28, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Chris,
good to see you here.
 
 
 

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