Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Having difficulty making a final decision. I know both bikes are fairly different, but the Jamis feels so good I can't rule it out!
The giant goes just as well, is a little more expensive, is lighter and is more nimble BUT the steel frame is smoother.
Does anyone know if the carbon forks on the cross city 1 are safe?
I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
I am new to the area and wondered if any locals fancied a ride some time? i ride anything time from 1 hour to 5 hours so will fit in with you!
Be great to meet some cool like-minded people over here.
I came down from Sydney and tried the blue bikes for the first time. Good bikes (better than the Copenhagen ones), good system - shame about the helmet laws.
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So you think your morning ride was hard? Did you need to fire your revolver to ward off marauding Aborigines? No? Then you've got nothing on Donald Mackay, setting an amazing record back in 1899.
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Congradulations to both FIS teams on your successful completion of the Eastern link ride. Sounds like a great time was had by all and I would have loved to be a part of it, but, the flu has put me out of circulation for 4 weeks and my riding has suffered a bit. I rode the bike for the first time in 4 weeks yesterday and felt good, so hopefully I will make Saturday morning rides starting next week.
Added by Ross Kennett on November 14, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments
Congratulaions to all who took part in the Connect East Ride.
The contrasting retro FIS and the newer kit was a subtle sartorial touch and neatly separated the two teams. It looks as if I was the only one who wasn't there! The curse of work! Talk about Out Crowd!
Well done Tony for organizing the event for the bunch and a beautifully written report! Very soon we'll need a commentary box at every event!
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Banksia Gardens Community Centre in Broadmeadows is seeking enthusiastic community members to form a small sociable volunteer team to establish a bicycle recycling and repair hub. The Broadmeadows Bicycle Hub is a volunteer-run bicycle recycling and repair centre. As well as teaching and supporting local residents to repair and maintain their own bicycles, it will also recycle old bikes and sell them at heavily discounted prices. The aim is promote cycling in the Broadmeadows community to…Continue
Added by Stephen Hiley on October 11, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments
I've posted this info quite a few times, in quite a few places, over the years. So I thought it best if I actually bung
it into a post of its own - and then I can just link back to this one.
For what it's worth - these aren't just my words. These are techniques that are used the world over, by professionals, and also just by people like you and me. However, from first-hand experience they worked for us, and many of our friends.
1. Get a…
Considering the arguably insane behaviour occasionally visited upon we riders by a minority of car and truck drivers, most notably misuse of the car horn (there is seldom any good reason for sounding your car horn) and that timeless chestnut of swerving deliberately towards the cyclist (this one most likely involving a clinical brain snap on the part of the motorist), I thought that this article was:
1) Most effective in cutting through the 'tripe' that often passes for meaningful…Continue
Added by Michael Francis Slocum on August 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Is anyone else getting flats on st kilda road.
I'm rattled three in last 24hrs!
For those of you competing, training hard, or just looking to improve performance, I've recently opened a sport psychology practice in Fairfield, Melbourne.
You can check out what I do at Eclectic Consulting, or read an article I wrote recently for [R]evolution at…Continue
Added by Jeremy Adams on July 9, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Sunny winter day...to good to spend inside. Stop reading the latest scientific reports on accelerating climate change, or arguments over the carbon tax. Quickly hang up the washing and it was time to head out exploring the bike paths of Melbourne's northern suburbs and the magic of Merri Creek.
I wanted to…Continue
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