So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by clarky, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. gateman

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    Seems this Friday Arvo ride is a competition of sorts.
    Im competitive
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  2. Andrew2

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    Got the old Haro out today for a spin. It's been a while and the poor old girl needs a tub:lol3.... and a chain lube looking at the photo:shog
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  3. Dr AT

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    Oh, crap, why did I bring the ebike...
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  4. Warin

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    Need another mode for that ... 'beam me up Scotty'
  5. Dr AT

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    I need " give it back" mode (that's my daughter riding the ebike AFTER I cart it up the hill...:dirtdog
  6. jardine

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    She’s got it all worked out very nicely!

    Is that Mt Taylor?
  7. jardine

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    Cracking day in the Mallee for a “flat” ride, the country is looking okay in some spots too compared to other regions, crops a bit thin but better than nothing

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  8. Dr AT

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    That's the avon river ( walking) track between dermodys camp and wombat crossing - we camped fri night at dermodys, 3 families ( about 10 kids) - they had done the walk to the channels in the morning (11 km return ) , but I had whimped out due to my old foot injury. I may have over compensated with the mountain bike ride :fpalm

    It's a great walk - fantastic views along the river- we used to paddle down from the channels then walk back for the car - might have to give that a try with the kids this summer.
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  9. Dr AT

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    We tend to stick with the intermediate tracks at mt taylor

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  10. bigborett

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    I see your e-bike is still making your daughter smile.:imaposer

    Good to see though. She will keep you fit.
  11. Dr AT

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    Alternating between riding the ebike and oldbike works really well for us, trouble is we head to tathra tomorrow and
    I have to decide if we just take oldbikes or risk leaving the ebike at the campsite when we're out. Logically, it makes sense to take it and enjoy myself, but the prospect of it getting stolen scares me!
  12. bigborett

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    Yes, I know what you mean.
    I bought a lockable clamp for the roll bar on the ute. At least it won't get pinched while I get a sandwich.

    I would be taking some reasonable chain or the like and take the battery out, maybe the front wheel as well.
  13. Dr AT

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    Tathra - great track visibility after the bush fires!
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    So, after a great day at the beach we hit the trails again. This place is awesome!
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    Never ridden at Tathra, but it is in my heart as a Cooma boy. Xmas visits are dearly missed.

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    It's an interesting place, hand cut trails that apparently follow the natural wallaby tracks. Makes for a flowing trail that somehow feels better than the formal machine cut tracks at home.

    Apparently there's 50 km of tracks, we only covered half of them today

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  17. bigborett

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    So where do the wallabies go now?
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    They spent most of the day jumping in front of us! ( and the big roos...)
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    Thanks for exercising the wildlife :-)

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  20. bigborett

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    So in my tradition of suspension fiddling.
    Very happy with the forks on my Levo now, work really well.
    The arse end has come to my attention.
    Have started jumping a little further and harder just of late so upped the pressure of my rear shock a little . Had started getting a few hard bottoming out instances, had been reasonably happy till the last ride. Went over a half buried log, which I had normally just ridden through with no real ill effects, a bit faster than normal and ended up just about sitting on the bars. Half side saddle on the frame tube, down hill into a corner and the rear tyre chewing at my leg.:imaposer:imaposer Kept it up, just and rode on. And yes I could have bunny hopped it, but that is not the point.
    My smaller bump compliance had disappeared in favour of the big hit capabilities.

    So now I have bits coming to upgrade the shock a little and see how we go. A new debonair higher volume aircan for the rockshox.
    Should give me more small bump goodness with more tunability to ramp the shock action up for the bigger stuff.
    Not expensive, but I had to fiddle. We'll see how it goes.