November 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Of bikes and cameras

Since starting to commute occasionally by bike from Point Cook to South Melbourne, I have started often taking a camera with, to capture some of the sights along my route. That often tends to be a very easy way to turn a 1 1/2 hour ride into a 2 hour ride. I have started putting some of the photos of the sights along my commuting route into a photo essay, which I am posting in three instalments. It can be found at… Continue

Added by Geoff Rehmet on November 28, 2010 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Hi boys

Guys (Hari, Marcus) thanks so much for the interest in the sunday rides from Aqualink. I've not been online much in past few days. I have a Garmin 500, my son has the 705 with the maps, but I have the better bike! Wonder if you got to do the Eastlink ride 75K? I was pretty happy, came 2nd in female category. I have no idea what to put as average cadence for a ride, it depends on what kind of hills I do (I like the hills). Saturday rides possible in school holidays for me. Hope to hear from you… Continue

Added by Judy on November 25, 2010 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

Gearing up for the Great Vic Bike Ride

The logistics were tricky, but I'll be coming down from Sydney to do the GVBR again this year. Looking forward to it. This year I'll be using it to road test the new Garmin Edge 800 computer.

http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/great-vic-bike-ride-2010-gearing-up-for-a-new-adventure/

Added by Richard Tulloch on November 21, 2010 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Beasley's Nursery ride

A great test of a family ride is the ability to ride it over and over without the kids (or parents) being bored. Getting the children on a ride is one thing, having them request the route is a bonus. If not our favourite ride, one we have done most often is from Eltham (or there abouts) to Beasleys's nursery in East Doncaster. We've been by bike often enough that most of our family wouldn't know or recognise the route to drive there, and it's an unusual route in that the path is more direct… Continue

Added by LongLoad on November 11, 2010 at 10:03pm — 2 Comments

Main Yarra Trail East of Punt Road

On Monday 15th of November it is planned to remove the scaffold at the pier immediately east of Punt Road (Pier 8) including the supporting cover-way on the shared user path. Rather than closing the path, we propose to use traffic management either side of the cover-way to stop the traffic on the shared user path for short periods of time to enable it to be dismantled. We endeavour to get these works…
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Added by Catherine Edwards on November 8, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Sunday rides from Nunawading

If a 7.30 am start sounds achievable on a Sunday morning meeting in Nunawading, I would like to find some more riders who live in the area and are like me looking, for riding buddies to do 60-100 K rides at a good pace but not racing elite! I see loads of riders, alone often like me or in pairs, and small groups heading to the 1 in 20 along Canterbury Rd & Mtn Hwy, or down Springvale Rd to Beach Rd, or out towards Kinglake. Wouldn't it be more fun in a bunch? I'm new to Melb Cyclist so I… Continue

Added by Judy on November 7, 2010 at 10:51pm — 7 Comments

Melbourne Summer Cycle

Fellow Bicycle People,


I'm riding a tiny ride called the Melbourne Summer Cycle, come February. I'm actually quite excited, as last year I was there to take photos, and it was the event that originally had me excited about riding for charity.


Nearly a year later, and I realise that 40kms isn't much at all - I mean, just today I'd done more that that before lunch.
But I am…
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Added by Carole Whitehead on November 7, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments

The Gong Ride is getting shorter.

The annual Sydney to Wollongong Ride is getting shorter, according to my GPS. No matter, it's a great iconic public cycling event and 83.32km is plenty, in my opinion.

http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/gong-ride-2010-another-tale-of-survival/

Added by Richard Tulloch on November 7, 2010 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Funny bike chronicles II

Using the folder as the principle ride as a tour-training measure. Now doing the Big Commute regularly (Yarraville to Abbotsford and back via the Capital City Trail) and finding the machine perfectly adequate. If I have one complaint, it's creaks. The handlebars taper down to quite narrow ends and consequently have a bit of flex in them. Seat also a bit noisy, probably due to the very long post. Neither of these much of an issue when maintaining a consistent speed on a consistent surface with a… Continue

Added by trundlebug on November 6, 2010 at 1:56am — No Comments

gearing up

I am really pleased to have put together an old 60 yr old raleigh frame wiht some 700c wheels. Rear wheel is a 36 hole rim respoked to a 3 speed sturmey archer gearbox. chic...

Added by STEPHEN DOVEY on November 4, 2010 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Half ARST ride in the Yarra Valley

I did a great one-day cycle tour of the Yarra Valley with friends.

Some dirt roads, some wind, rain, and sunshine - finished with a great meal at the end.

Pics and words below.

HALF ARST cycle tour of Yarra Valley

Added by fyxomatosis on November 3, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

vintage bikes melbourne

http://vintagebikesmelbourne.wordpress.com/

I regularly take pics of locals cruising around on their oldschool/vintage rides. Enjoy. Cheers

Added by Cam Trethowan on November 3, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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