So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :rofl how true :lol3
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  2. Hunsta

    Hunsta Have guns will hunt

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    hey Im not exactly the tallest guy in the world :dunno
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  3. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Great photo, It seems to talk to you:lol3
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  4. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    I't a good break from work 3 annual holidays = 10 days off. Bloody weather is perfect to. We always ride the pushys in KNP this time of year, but my wife's hospital roster didn't give us the days off, She is a registered Midwife.

    Xmas's Day 2006 at Charlotte's Pass..... She's wearing the snow volleys

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  5. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    here is one of mine...

    Brissie to GC 2008

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  6. ozruffred

    ozruffred Been here awhile

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  7. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Recumbents are the only type of bike I haven't tried.

    What are they like? I have heard that you can ride a lot faster due to better wind resistance.
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  8. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Hard slog on the up hills...fun down hills.....i've got one that needs doing up in the back yard:lol3
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  9. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    I love mine. Had it for over 4yrs now. I have ridden it on the last 3 Brisbane to GC rides and have had no issues with sore arse etc that I get after only 20mins on a "normal" bike. I've got a Trek MTB and a Cannondale Tandem MTB that almost never get ridden now..

    As for being faster than DF bikes....a lot of that is upto the rider. Mine is reallly slow up hills and quite fast down them and only just faster on the flat than the DF.
    ymmv

    griffo
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  10. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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  11. Sofa King

    Sofa King Been here awhile

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    The terratrike looks alright, though being so low to ground would take some getting used to, even with other cyclist around. There's a bloke that rides a recumbent every day for the last few years in peak hour traffic on Castle Hill Rd and Showground Rd, now that's one brave dude.:eek1

    Thou my arm and ass would be in better condition if I fell of one off those terratrikes.:roflmmmmm..........trike, probably harder to fall off, but I'm sure I'd find a way.:lol3
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  12. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Me and my honey ride.
    she got me into it after a long absense, after a while I thought that I could to the Crocodile Trophy, so I did. I did the 2008 event, good fun it was.

    I have a 2007 Orbea Zenit and my honey has an Orbea 2009 compair. They are fast as. I usually ride with others all on roadies and they are usually carbon ones as well. they usually get me onthe sprint but I drive them hardto get there :evil

    good thread, will be watching for sure

    Hay Ewe
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  13. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Well done:clap I'm jealous
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  14. bigdag

    bigdag vicarious rider, surfer..

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    Unfortunately the same
    Two arthroscopys this year and a bloody big hole in my femur!
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  15. clarky

    clarky 05' 640 Adv

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    Just to get this up top again, have been doing a little bit on the bikes this year, competed in the ride leg of the Hell of the west tri......although it wasn't hot this year, we had a cracking head wind all the way home and I really could feel the LACK of training that I had done leading up to it :eek1 :cry

    I did get a little silly in Jan and upgraded my bike, managed to pick up an EMC2 team equip for a steal......really happy with it, HM40 carbon frame, Ultegra SL etc. Great bike to ride, seat is really only designed for 40km though I think :rofl :rofl

    http://www.emc2bikes.com/images/bikes_medium/44.jpg
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  16. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Put my Hard tail back together Giant ATX840:rofl now its to hard on my ass....picky picky:lol3

    i'm almost thinking of Pushy touring :huh and im a Phat bastard
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  17. cautiousbob

    cautiousbob struggling along

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    i have a gt i-drive dually. it is a lot of fun in the hills around my house. the work mates are trying to get a few guys together to enter the epic up here in qld that's run in august. it's probably a bit much for me, but considering it...

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  18. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    Ok Ladies and Gents (I use the term loosley)

    I am currently riding to work on my old old mongoose rigid, but have been permission to buy a base road bike to join the social pedlers on the early morning 40k circuit 3 rides a week!

    any body have any suggestions for me on a base road bike in the $1000 to $1500 range?

    http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes/road/1_series/12wsd/

    I have always had a thing for trek bikes

    anyways what I am looking for is heads up on what components are the go these days!

    Bikes have changed a bit since I was getting about road racing!

    Regards

    Leith
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  19. Marcbar

    Marcbar Been here awhile

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    That bike your looking at is a girls bike so you may not keep up on the bunch ride.:rofl :rofl
    Try looking at the Merida bikes which are very good value for money.
    http://www.merida.com.au/en_AU/Bikes.Category?category=Road Bike
    Trek are very good but like all big brand bikes a lot of the money you spend goes to some one else and not onto the bike. Example would be Trek and Lance Armstrong. I picked up a Cytek last year and again very good value for money with good components.
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  20. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    Well it will suit my riding style perhaps Ill get pink!! - i wondered what WSD stood for - a lttle bit of knoweldge is dangerous!


    I looked at a merinda bike (the 903 - yesterday about $1500 will pick me up a bike with tiagra gear which I didnt think was that bad! add another 500 for cleats and pedals and a computer a pump and some spare tubes and I guess about $2g is clser tothe mark!

    I wondered wehter I should just settle for the soara gear will I really need the fancy stuff but - I know how nice it is to ride a bike with nice gear! as a young fella I scrimped and saved for a set of campagnolo rims that where just beautiful to ride on!
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