I have been cycling in Melbourne for over ten years, which like any other populated area is full of it's own dramas, danger and excitement. I cycle every day to work and have been noticing more and…Continue
You live in Melbourne, but weren't born here, and you ride a bicycle for any reason. You might come from Sydney (we forgive you, at least you escaped ;-) or Saint Petersburg, if you ride, you belong here!
"I was planning to ride around the bay on the 1st only to be met with some savage head wind going down to Geelong! Decided to ride back to melbourne once I got down to Geelong, nice tail wind till I got soaked! lol"
"Like most things it depends on the situation.
I draft sometimes, and other times I hang back.
I don't care if someone drafts me, in fact I'm pleased to help - I'm going to ride at my own pace anyway so no big deal if someone gets an…"
"Even though I started this discussion about drafters I have no problem is the effort that you put in is reciprocated! i.e a group of rider no matter what bike you have shares the work. Usually though this is something that is mainly for crazy…"
"I used to be terrified of drafting, too, never having raced, but a friend helping me home on a ride where I'd bitten off more than I could chew said to watch his back brake. (As well as everything else, of course!) Better than a brake light…"
The whole 200km of it without catching a train, or fading away which is always a danger on such a long ride. The whole ride took 9 hours, having to travel from Pascoe Vale through Altona, Werribee before getting on the motorway to get down to Geelong.
All in all I feel good though a little tired and stiff.