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Old 10-01-12, 05:48 PM   #1
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My Daily Ride (Trail)

It's been almost 2 weeks since my first ride as a Clyde, and I'm starting to get the hang of things. For the past couple of days I've been riding about 14km (8mi) and the only thing that's stopping me is my saddle. Hopefully I get used to it soon as I expect to be able to ride twice as far without the... Uh... Posterior pain.

I've noticed a lot of people posting pictures from recent rides, so I thought I'd share a few Australian ones for something different.

These are photos from the Riesling Trail, a 30km (18mi) track running through/around numerous small towns in the wine country of South Australia. At least a few hours from the nearest city.



Thanks for looking, mate!
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Old 10-01-12, 05:52 PM   #2
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Congrats on the progress and thanks for the pix. What's all that green stuff, though?
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Old 10-01-12, 06:35 PM   #3
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What a beautiful trail. Watch out for those magpies, lol.

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Old 10-01-12, 07:31 PM   #4
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Nice! Is that a landmark cemetery? Cause ours are like 20,000 times bigger.
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Old 10-01-12, 10:08 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone! I'm pretty lucky to have it so close by.

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Nice! Is that a landmark cemetery? Cause ours are like 20,000 times bigger.
Nope, not a landmark cemetery. In fact, it's probably the 2nd biggest in a 150km radius!

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It's a 2013 Specialized Hardrock 26 (Disc) in Charcoal/Black/White. Got it about 2 weeks ago.
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JEC, took me like three solid weeks of riding everyday before my bum was up to the task, and I often ended up on shorter 5 mile rides, just to break in the saddle. Right around next week, assuming you have good shorts, you'll be surprised that your backside isn't the most painful spot on your body. I ended up with lower back pain, and after a ProFit that got better, and now my quads are just in a constant state of soreness. I attribute that to weakness leaving my body. :-)

Thanks for the pics, this weekend I'll take some of the freshly paved trail, it's just an epic stretch of road, and it's like it was made just for us!
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thanks for the pics, looks like a nice trail...is it a former railtrail?
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Old 10-03-12, 07:23 PM   #8
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JEC, took me like three solid weeks of riding everyday before my bum was up to the task, and I often ended up on shorter 5 mile rides, just to break in the saddle. Right around next week, assuming you have good shorts, you'll be surprised that your backside isn't the most painful spot on your body.
Thanks for the tip. I'll persevere!

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thanks for the pics, looks like a nice trail...is it a former railtrail?
Yep, it's a rail-trail. The old tracks are still exposed on some parts of the track and there's a cool vintage railway bridge you get to ride over.
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Thanks for the pictures. So beautiful and crystal clear. Looks like a great place to ride. Lucky you!
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