So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Yeah, it’d be cool to use the app to set a walk mode that was both at a speed that suited the situation you’re going to use it in, plus a more sensible hysteresis or actually no hysteresis. I end up pulsing it myself, which would work fine if it didn’t do that “lag, turbo, waste gate” thing. My Milwaukee drill does the same on startup and that pisses me off too. Get off my lawn.
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  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^ That's what I reckon would be good... just a "pulse" button - that you could activate with your right thumb - while negotiating those "push the fuggin' grunt of a thing" occassions over big fallen logs, up steep rocky pinches, through deep gullies/irrigation ditches etc. :nod :wave
  3. Dr AT

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    So, does anyone have a suggestion for family and mtb friendly accomodation at Falls Creek?

    I'm thinking a family of 5 for a fri to sunday booking in Dec.

    Preferably with the ability for a few other families of 5 to book accomodation at the same place of nearby..

    Oh, and ideally somewhere to park the bikes securely
  4. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    No walk assist here bro.
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    And it's much steeper than it looks!

    Defined track ran-out 50m down the hill, so followed animal tracks to top of range.

    Looking south.from near the top
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    Looking north from top of range.

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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    You need track (search and) assist...! :bow

    Now that's off piste MTB terrain... love ya' work... :thumb
  6. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Notice how Jak has let Jards go first just incase there are any bitie things.

    If ya had an ebike you could have rode instead of walked, just sayin.
  7. Paul124ac

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    There’s a few places I’d recommend, probably give this chap a call and see what’s open and how much? I’d recommend Huski as it has a lift, has bike storage on the ground floor, if the cafe is open they have bloody good coffee, parking is a bitch but that’s Falls for ya.

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  8. Dr AT

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    Thanks Paul, huski was already booked the weekend we're up there ( dec 11-13) , so we had settled on alpine view and ground floor unirs - same deal with no parking , but apparently they can fit the bikes into the drying room . We have 3 families , each with 2/3 teenagers. What could possibly go wrong?

    We've been spoilt before, staying at Thredbo , Dinner Plain, Buller - they all have parking over summer.
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Belt drive anyone

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  10. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    I think you're onto me there fella...

    I mighta been having a wee rest too - was a bit puffed after trying to ride to the end of the track (think granny gear/ max hr to fatigue)
    The track beat me:(
    I'm pushing too many kegs atm:shog

    Haven't seen any snakes yet, but lots of Bluetongues:super

    Did see this when we first got to the farm tho:confused
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    Never seen a live snake there in 15+ years:hmmmmm
  11. Wodger63

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    When I worked in Brisbane and rode to work all year round, I had a belt drive Avanti with an 8 speed hub.
    Slower than a well lubed chain but with no maintenance required it was a god send when leaving and returning in the dark.
    On the other hand, a chain and cassette is cheaper to replace than a Shimano Alfine hub.
  12. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Hi All, we're heading up to Port Douglas over Christmas holidays. I am expecting the weather to be hot and steamy, I'm wondering whether it's worth taking the bike up. Anyone who live up that way got any thoughts?

    The long range weather forecast seems to be decent, no huge storms (yet!).

    I can take either MB or road. I presume the MTB tracks get closed when wet. I've looked on Trailforks and I see there are a few options in the area.

    I don't know much about road riding options in the area.

    Appreciate any input.

    Thanks.
  13. galbo950

    galbo950 Been here awhile

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    Bring your MTB up, you can ride the Smithfield trails on the coast, Davies Creek trails which is between Kuranda and Mareeba and then there are the Atherton trails as well. They all vary but good in their own way. Don’t ride the bitumen personally, but the roads up here aren’t that well suited for sharing in some places. But I’m sure there’s plenty of people that will differ on that opinion.
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  14. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Christmas has come early at our place. He could hardly contain the excitement, lost count of how many times he asked to get on it while we were putting it together. We’ll see what he makes of it on the trails up in FNQ. He looked a bit worried when I was telling him about the vines with thorns. He was thinking of crocs and snakes!

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  15. Dr AT

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    Wait a while vines and green ants.....they make the reptiles seem harmless.

    Is that a polygon? Whatya reckon?
  16. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the link, was a while ago now. Yes, looks good to me (I’m envious). Hit the mark in respect of budget and he likes it too. I guess only time will tell as to quality of components. Delivery was good (on time and easy to track) and it was very well packed.
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