So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. Cummo

    Cummo Been here awhile

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    I have a TIME VXR with Dura Ace....many gears, I also have my old racing bike a custom Eddy Merckx Corsa pro with Campag Record, hand a lovely Banesto racing bike pity I sold it. I raced all over the world, rode the Golden West ( think that may be the hell of the west now) in Qld, the Tooheys Criterium series, a few Aussies titles, State Silver medalist a couple of times, went overseas and got my butt kicked on a few continents then went on to coach some blokes to an Olympics.

    NOw I just take it easy.
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  2. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk Guys like this grow up to win the Dakar. Very impressive!
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  3. Sofa King

    Sofa King Been here awhile

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    I also like going for a blast on a pushie, but on mountain bikes not roadies.

    I like the bush/dirt, to many people trying to turn you into bonnet emblems on the road.:deal

    Bike of choice, a Specialized FSR XC Expert. :clap

    I also have an well used old Norco Nitro hardtail (to old) that I use for local rides on the M7 cycleway, although it tried to kill me on Christmas day, so it's going under the Landcruiser so I can't fix it, once I can drive again next week. A bolt or mount broke while i going down hill on the M7 and left me with a broken hand and broken wrist/forearm.:cry

    So no ridin nuffin for me for while.:(: Guess I'll have to lurk around here readin ride reports and dreaming.


    Stevo.
    P.S the bell and reflects are goooone. This pic was taken the day I got the Specialized.
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  4. two_dogs

    two_dogs Andrew M

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    I ride a specialised hardrock. Pretty basic set up. I have two sets of wheels, one for commuting to work (15 km ea way) with slicks and the other with nobbies for the bush.

    check out this site in the classifieds for for sales. All good spec gear

    http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/index.php

    Andrew
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  5. LKYPHL

    LKYPHL Been here awhile

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    A couple of years ago I packed up my Cannondale and Ortilebs and enjoyed three weeks' riding in the Dordogne, starting and returning to Bordeaux, staying in small hotels along the way, enjoying the marvellous views and the great, although rich tucker. The ride was only about 700 kms, but the scenery was spectacular, the terrain not too hilly, and the peace and quiet on the small rural roads was most pleasant indeed !
    Buying a baguette, cheese, an avocado, tomato, some salami, and eating it on a lookout way above a scenic valley, and having a French airforce jet fly along below you should happen more often !
    I'm hoping to get over to Burgundy for a few weeks later this year, hire a bike rather than take my own (although I'll probably take my Brooks saddle), and continue reducing the stockpile of those terrible French reds ...
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  6. DRMat

    DRMat Rambler

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    Another Giant AC here. I used to race cross country but these days I just do a bit of free ride. To hard to get fit and stay fit anymore :D

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  7. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    I think you find that he is already grown up, at 31 next Feb:D

    One of my favorite bits with the train line from a DVD I have.

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    This guy is good too.


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  8. WestOzKLX

    WestOzKLX Elsie with Allspeeds

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    I could watch that all day.:clap
    So talented.
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  9. Gonz

    Gonz BMW Bike Bum

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    Hey Lewey,
    do Polaris still do the two day (overnight) mtb orienteering event? A mate and I did a few, some years ago. Hard yakka, but heaps of fun.
    Gonz.
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  10. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    No mate, not anymore.

    Even the urban one stopped for a couple of years until they brought it back.
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  11. Gonz

    Gonz BMW Bike Bum

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    Bugger,
    just pulled the trigger on an Iron horse 6.6. Would have been nice..

    Gonz.
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  12. Dave81

    Dave81 it's all good

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    Have a couple
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  13. vallarian

    vallarian Position doubtful

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    Yep, another one here.
    Stumpy expert. No comps except Adventure Racing.
    Probably the best cross-training exercise to complement dirtbiking that I can think of. Stick to dirt unless you have roads suitably safe to travel on. ADV bike makes a great recce tool for scouting epic rides on treadly. J
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  14. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    You are a Big Man Lewy. :evil

    It's a testament to how strong Giant Alu frames are.

    I'm surprised he's that old....... Push bikes <=> fountain of youth.
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  15. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    I'm sure that I can speak for all of us in wishing you a speedy recovery mate:freaky
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  16. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    At 125kgs, thats the reason I went for the Giant. You can't beat a lifetime warranty. Even though I have broken a hardtail frame before.

    I have also broken an alloy TREK frame.

    Heading out in 30mins for a 40km ride, should be nice and muddy after 75mm of rain since Christmas
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  17. Sofa King

    Sofa King Been here awhile

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    Thanks K2m, sittin around doin nuthin is probably the worst bit of it, knowing I should be riding both the mountain bike and DR in the blue mountains all this week as I'm not working over the Christmas break(ouch):rofl.

    And our team is now down 1 rider in the JetBlack 24hr evevt in Feb. Not that we were trying to be competitive, just going into it for the fun of it, but I kinda feel like I've let the other riders down.


    Stevo.
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  18. Hunsta

    Hunsta Have guns will hunt

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    I ride only to prove to myself how unfit and stuffed my knees really are :kurt :lol3
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  19. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    You Sexy Beast you:smooch

    :D i think half the fella's that ride Mountain bikes are built about the same :D
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  20. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    If ya riding that thing with the seat that low any distance I am not surprised your knees are rooted .
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