So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    68BE41C9-8075-4A24-9383-A6EA36BCAF99.jpeg My turn for an excuse today:D

    Bloody child decided halfway out the other side of a gully she was going to stop pedaling :lol3 - I had hunted her all the way down the hill telling her she must be getting old if this old fat man could keep up , this was her protest:rofl
  2. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    @lentil , the joys of riding with kids! Mostly great times though, keeps us coming back...
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    Yeah, the joys of riding with kids...they steal your bike
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    Yep we had a cracking ride yesterday did some tracks that where just out of her comfort zone - she was glad to finish.
    That's why I have cleats and she has flats :lol3
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  5. Nandewar

    Nandewar Sound sound the clarion

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    Tathra is a good place. Ride in the morning then down to beach for a swim. There are heaps of tracks of all levels. Plenty of good tracks through the National Parks too. They are my favourite.

    I'm on my pushy more than the GS at the moment cause there are so many close by places to ride. It's a bit different from Narrabri.
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    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    We can do coffee :evil
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  8. nry

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    I was down in Tassie again last week and took the opportunity to get over to Blue Derby and scope out Blue tier and Atlas which I hadn't done before. Hired an XL Trance and shouted myself a shuttle.. Too much fun! 35km riding with my shuttle buddies, 534m of climbing and 1212m descending, all of Blue Derby is fantastic but Blue Tier is amazing. The guys at Vertigo set the bike up for me, definitely worth the money. Looking forward to returning in 3 weeks with a group of 14yr old boys in tow!

    Below is about 2 kms into the Tier, every now and again I would stop and take a pic because it was just so pretty.

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    Derby Lentil, all free and plenty of accommodation / great food in the town. You can camp down by the river if you have your gear, thats free too but is busy.
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    I only had one day at Derby in February . . . and Blue Tier / Atlas / Krushka's were astonishingly amazing. I want to get back to Derby for a week or two later this year. So, so much exploring to do, and the riding was out of this world.
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    Indeed. I go every time I'm down there these days, July will be my 5th trip so far this year, it really annoys my son because I send him photos whilst he's at school :rofl
    The lads I'm taking down in a couple of weeks are pretty excited, I'll be keen to see how they like it, hopefully we haven't talked it up too much.

    I rode through Derby on a Fireblade 20 years ago and thought to myself "This place is beautiful but sooooooo dead" now it is amazing the turnaround, fantastic to see.
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    I still reckon Derby was dead.
    This time last year mid week. Apart from a few new bicycle related businesses which at least 2 of were up for sale, including the big Cafe on the low side. That Cafe was built as a community museum type thing, that failed, at great expense to the local council, then sold on at a bargain.
    Didn't see it at a high time, but as I have said before the locals that we spoke to were not that impressed by the whole mtb thing.
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    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    You went through pre EWS and mid winter, I think they are still growing regardless and it's certainly not dead in relation to how dead it was 20 years ago.
    Christmas was packed, the campground full and the new Pizza place which went up 8 (?) months ago was booked out. There are a few in Derby not impressed but you will always get that and businesses will be sold for sure if people think they can ride the wave. I'm not sure if that Cafe (Crank) is still for sale, I haven't been in for a couple of months...... nice brownies! Actually the food in there is pretty good.
    There have been new places built there recently and that hasn't happened for ten years by all accounts.
    Keep your eye on it it is a good addition for a great state with lots to see and do.
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    Look, I hope that is the case. Just my experience and discussions. And yes the café did have nice food.
    What a lot of the locals complained about (well the few I spoke to), came down to one thing, the majority of the MTB crowd weren't big spenders, um, tight arses. The night we stayed at the pub, two young guys came in had two beers and a pizza and left, they had been the first mountain bikers in the place for a month apparently.
    Not many small towns can survive on just those couple of busy periods either, unless they are an absolute boon or have a reasonable top up trade through the year.

    Will have to get there to ride the trails one day though.
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    Maybe a pub full of old blokes isn't the place to find all the young( er) groups of mtb ruders? Take a look n airbnb at the group accomodation places - they all have 2/3 feedback posts a month for april / may , which is pretty good for tas that time of year. It sounds like some of those places provide a slab of local beers as well , which I guess the pub isn't going to like?
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    Which is not really doing much for the local economy.
    Stay in the air bnb that is owned by an out of towner and stay at home and drink the beer they supplied.
    Support the local community. Yeah.
    Apparently a lot of the air bnb's were local homes sold off by locals when they saw the money.
    All I am saying is that the "town" is not exactly kicking goals because of the mtb's.

    Even when events are held the clubs are bringing in their own catering trailers etc.
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    Sounds like a realy good excuse for a trop to make up my own mind :y0!
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    Something was going on with one of the pubs but I can't recall exactly what it was.
    I know the chefs just did a switch maybe one got sold also. You're right though the riders were not hanging in the pub.. I've always got kids in tow and mostlt gave up drinking years ago so haven't been in either myself.
    Another pic from my phone to give you an idea of the trails, I think this is still Blue Tier.

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  20. Gazman

    Gazman Zen equals camping

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    9A65BFA0-5EFD-4AE6-9F15-0B7E628804DF.jpeg We were there in mid march this year. Weldsborough pub was chockers with 30yr old upwards having lunch and a craft beer. It was pumping. Same at Derby. Locals will always winge if it puts them out of there comfort zone
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