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BAD Ride 1st May

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory May 3, 2011. 1 Reply

Did the BAD ride yesterday after a break of many years. Would like to thank the Organisers & volunteers for a great event. They even kept the rain away for most of the day. Good to see the large…Continue

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What Peeves me OFF!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hielke Mar 2, 2010. 7 Replies

Call me grumpy or old fashioned, but more recently, I've become quite irate about how other road users seem to break the laws and keep getting away with it every single day. I'm not saying that I'm …Continue

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Walter replied to Laith Beveridge's discussion Best Cycling Coffee shops in Melbourne
"If your doing some rides outside the CBD...Check out COG Bike cafe in Mt.Evelyn. This is on the Warby Trail. Great coffee & terrific homemade muffins."
Jun 18, 2011
Walter replied to Track Newie's discussion Buying a Track Bike in Melbourne
"I hope your stay in Melbourne turns out to be even Radier! You could try some local clubs like Coburg or Carnegie Caulfield cycling club. They will point you in the right direction. I believe you can also use some of their bikes. I don't race…"
Jun 6, 2011
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Whittlesea Challenge at Whittlesea

May 28, 2011 from 8am to 7pm
The 110km and 50km course entails a variety of undulating terrain and breathtaking views across the Kinglake National Park; this ride is available for cyclists of all fitness levels and will push cyclists to their limits.See More
May 26, 2011
Cory liked Walter's discussion BAD Ride 1st May
May 3, 2011
Cory replied to Walter's discussion BAD Ride 1st May
"Didn't do it this year (had a party to attend), but have done it in a few previous years, and yes, I'd highly recommend it.  Great vibe, and great…"
May 3, 2011
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BAD Ride 1st May

Did the BAD ride yesterday after a break of many years. Would like to thank the Organisers & volunteers for a great event. They even kept the rain away for most of the day. Good to see the large number of entries of all calibres take part.See More
May 2, 2011
Walter replied to dan wech's discussion looking for some people to go mtb?
"Woodend has been great the last few weeks, although the bog holes are still quite deep & wide. Otherwise great singletrack riding."
Apr 29, 2011
Walter replied to DamianM's discussion How was your long weekend ride ? Hot Cross Bun edition
"I went easter egg hunting at Doongalla reserve...but it was very wet but enjoyable."
Apr 29, 2011
Walter replied to Justin Jolley's discussion Online stores
"Bugger!   Go for a stroll to one of your nearest Auto wreckers....they'll have an imperial towball there for you, complete with tennis ball.     Wal"
Feb 16, 2011
Walter replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Cyclist Boxes At Traffic Lights
"Good Topic... I find, if I'm approaching the intersection without other cars either already stopped or coming up behind me. I tend to stick to the kerb edge. I feel too exposed if I move across the bike box. You never know when motorists scream…"
Feb 11, 2011
Walter replied to Phil's discussion Small Business Shower Solutions for Cycle Commuters
"I'm lucky to have worked in most work places with shower facilities and offices that promote cycling to work with dedicated bike parking. But I once have worked in a inner Melb. office with a small crew & no showers. I ended up using the…"
Feb 6, 2011
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Sep 6, 2010
Walter replied to Alan Wasono's discussion Angry birds
"a lttle late, but came across this site from DSE. I remembered you posted this article about swooping birds. see what you…"
Sep 6, 2010
Walter replied to Alan Wasono's discussion Angry birds
"many years ago I saw a farmer being set upon by several Magpies....as I approached closer I noticed he was wearing an Essendon Beanie, I thought to myself, it's serves you right!...go maggies."
Aug 21, 2010

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Quick Answer: I am a bike nerd, Commuting, Utility/Transport, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, XC, Recreational, Touring
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Eastern Suburbs
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Trek 360 Roadie 105 Gruopo
Trek 7000 old MTB/commuter - Few creaks & groans, but strong as an Ox
Giant Trance 2 Duelly MTB
Classic 1987Colnago racer now part time commuter (great Head turner) - Full Dura-Ace
Look 595 Pro Team Racing bike Ultegra/Dura-Ace7900 combo
What is the best thing about riding?
Unlimited speed limits

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