Chris Harris
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Warburton rail trail rides

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Harris Apr 28. 7 Replies

 

The ride starts when the bitumen stops

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Chris Harris liked Tim McAlphin's photo
Jul 16
Chris Harris commented on Brendan Edwards's blog post Anyone heading up for a Snow ride this year?
"Sounds cold... when are you planning to be so silly?"
Jul 15
Chris Harris liked Brendan Edwards's blog post Anyone heading up for a Snow ride this year?
Jul 15
Chris Harris posted a video

Warburton Rail Trail with Steve

Warburton Rail Trail Ride
Jul 8
Chris Harris posted a video

Tallangatta Rail Trail

Ride along the Tallangatta Rail Trail from Bonegilla
Jun 25
Chris Harris replied to T Pickersgill's discussion New turnstiles on bike path ramp up to MCEC / South Wharf carpark
"Yeh that's retarded. I'm keen to hear how anyone can think that's a good idea..."
Jun 7
Chris Harris posted a video

AquaductCruiseMay2016

A nice bike cruise through Research, Aquaduct trail to Diamond Creek and back.
Jun 5
Chris Harris replied to T Pickersgill's discussion New turnstiles on bike path ramp up to MCEC / South Wharf carpark
"Can you post a picture for those of us who don't ride down there?Sounds like a typical knee jerk "we have to do something" reaction by the committee of "tackling all the issues that don't matter".. "
Jun 5
Chris Harris posted a video

ExploringMay2016

Riding my single speed commuter bike around Eltham, Hurstbridge and Cottles Bridge. Music Believer by Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)
May 25
Chris Harris replied to Chris Harris's discussion Warburton rail trail rides
"That's life Brendan. Enjoy your time with your baby and make the most of it. My two are well past that stage."
Apr 28
Brendan Edwards replied to Chris Harris's discussion Warburton rail trail rides
"Would love to join you out there, but have a new born baby who's not so generous with leave passes.  Really am missing riding around the Yarra Valley. Hope you have a great ride :)"
Apr 27
Chris Harris replied to Chris Harris's discussion Warburton rail trail rides
"Yeh, classic.. yours is a fraction more to the right. But still has the shed and the hills the same. It is a great trail and a great destination to have breaky or just a coffee. We go to the Cog Cafe but there is plenty of choice. I'll be…"
Apr 27
Brendan Edwards replied to Chris Harris's discussion Warburton rail trail rides
"Reckon we took photos at almost the same spot"
Apr 26
Brendan Edwards replied to Chris Harris's discussion Warburton rail trail rides
"Can't agree more with you.  One of the best rail trails I've ridden :)"
Apr 26
Chris Harris replied to Chris Harris's discussion Warburton rail trail rides
"Hi Matt, it's a mixture. Zorro, Ian and I usually ride a hard tail MTB. Steve rides a 700c hybrid. Martin and Mike ride cyclo-cross bikes with drop bars. I've seen plenty of people on road  bikes too."
Apr 16

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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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SS MTB Brake pads

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 7:46am 0 Comments

Strava distance for this bike is now 7,956km, and if it's not on Strava, it's bullshit !

I haven’t ridden this bike for a while because I haven't been fit enough to push the gearing. Now that I'm a bit fitter and it has been raining I'll ride it some more. It's my only bike with mud guards... The brake pads had worn down to the metal inside again so I replaced front and rear this morning. My last two pairs of cheap Chinese brake pads. I think I'll try something different next time…

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On top of the hill

Posted on February 7, 2016 at 8:32pm 0 Comments

There used to be a house up here about 20 years ago when I used to ride up…

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Single Speed Update

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

My Strava odometer says 5217km.

I haven't done anything except ride it since I put the bigger front chainring on.

Oh, I replaced the brake levers and cables. A positive aspect of leaving it way too late before replacing your brake cables is that they feel so smooooth. Like a new bike.

I'm thinking about changing my handlebars. The ones on it ar "Gnar Bars" with an outward bend at the end. I think they might me giving me sore wrists and I have a spare nice wide "normal"…

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The need for speed

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Lately I've found myself spinning my head off more than grinding my arse off so I decided to try a higher gear.

My rear hub will not take smaller than a 16t freewheel - BMX style screw on thing.

I could change the hub but 135mm integrated freewheel hubs are expensive and might be an option if I want to go higher oneday.

So decided to upgrade my front sprocket from 44 to 46t which in turn prompted a chain swap. I already had two joining links and even though a third would…

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Split Rim

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 6:52pm 0 Comments

4485km 13/6/2014

On my regular Cog ride, about 2/3 in I noticed my rear wheel had split. I guess it was a combination of brake wear making the rim thinner, and the pressure of the tyre pushing it out.

I released the rear brakes. That must be why bikes have two brakes... and lowered the pressure in…

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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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