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    That works well if you're single. Or if you're a...

    That works well if you're single. Or if you're a couple and both of you have jobs in the same location.
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    Or a typical bus ride. :D

    Or a typical bus ride. :D
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    Or if that isn't quite challenging enough for you...

    Or if that isn't quite challenging enough for you ... there's this ...

    *Trans Oz

    Trans Oz
    Audax Australia 4000km Randonnée
    Fremantle to Bondi Beach

    4am 2 August 2017
    $2500+ Register 1...
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    Thanks ... I'm kind of rebuilding the site. Or I...

    Thanks ... I'm kind of rebuilding the site. Or I was until I returned to university again ... that's kind of taken up a huge chunk of free time.

    I've grew up in a cycling family and we travelled...
  5. Right at the bottom of this page, I have two...

    Right at the bottom of this page, I have two sections. One is entitled: "TRAVELLING BY TRAIN IN EUROPE", the other is entitled, "CYCLING TO HEATHROW -- 2012"

    Charlene Barach (Machka) - 2012 Round...
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    If you're feeling enthusiastic about 1200s and...

    If you're feeling enthusiastic about 1200s and want a hillier challenge than the PBP, I think they're still accepting registrations for the Tour de Tasmania. :D

    Yes, you'll have to wear a helmet,...
  7. Thread: PBP Tracking

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    I don't know if any of you know Mark Thomas, from...

    I don't know if any of you know Mark Thomas, from SIR, but he rides several 1200Ks each year. He could give you an assessment of any of the 1200s coming up. :)


    And the registration for this one...
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    Welcome here! What kind of bicycle do you...

    Welcome here!

    What kind of bicycle do you have, and what kind of cycling do you like to do? :)
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    +1 That does help. :)

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    That does help. :)
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    +1

    +1
  11. Not usually. I'm not going to say they don't...

    Not usually. I'm not going to say they don't exist, but these days one of the questions you'll be asked when you're going through immigration is: "Do you have a return flight and when is it?" ...
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    Artistic street sign ... ...

    Artistic street sign ...

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2924/14546556899_52c0c9e6d0_c.jpg
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    We love cycling near that area ... just a touch...

    We love cycling near that area ... just a touch further east. :)
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    I get sleepy in the middle of the afternoon at...

    I get sleepy in the middle of the afternoon at work from lack of hydration. A nice big glass of cold water, I feel much better.
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    Whatever it is ... I'm jealous. When I climb,...

    Whatever it is ... I'm jealous.

    When I climb, I feel like my life's blood is trying to get out of every single pore and my lungs are trying to climb out through my nose.


    So I'll be...
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    I just thought I'd bump this and ask the question...

    I just thought I'd bump this and ask the question again ...

    Do you know the traffic safety act or highway traffic codes/laws for your province or state as they pertain to bicycles???
  17. My arms are toothpicks, and veins are quite easy...

    My arms are toothpicks, and veins are quite easy to find. But the funny thing is ... I've had several nurses tell me that I have exceptionally thick skin.

    Must be all the time I've spent on...
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    I live in a hilly area. I use all my gears.

    I live in a hilly area. I use all my gears.
  19. Thread: biking routine

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    Before: get dressed in cycling gear, and collect...

    Before: get dressed in cycling gear, and collect waterbottle, couple of granola bars, and my camera.

    After: change back into regular clothing and carry on with day.
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    Good point. And I believe I told YouthInAsia...

    Good point.

    And I believe I told YouthInAsia that he was invisible too.


    Listen up ... whoever you are ... you're still invisible. Roadies don't see you. No one sees you.


    Hmmm ... I...
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    Do you really get snubbed by roadies?? :rolleyes:...

    Do you really get snubbed by roadies?? :rolleyes:

    It's a popular misconception by newbies that others see you. They don't. You're invisible. That's why a bell is the law in many places, and why it...
  22. Always check the fare AND the amount it will cost...

    Always check the fare AND the amount it will cost you to transport the bicycle. US airlines (like Delta, for example) have been known to charge in the neighbourhood of $300 for the bicycle. If your...
  23. Yep ... AdventureCORPS Presents Silver State...

    Yep ...

    AdventureCORPS Presents Silver State 508, an ultra cycling race across Northern Nevada on Hwy 50 through Virginia City, Fallon, Austin, and Eureka
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    Then you needed to have your smoothie and tall...

    Then you needed to have your smoothie and tall glass of water before you left ... and on the way, drink a bottle of water and maybe nibble on a small packet of salted almonds, then have a banana when...
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    First of all, you're not going that far. Let's...

    First of all, you're not going that far. Let's say it is a 62 mile ride (100 km) ... and suppose you're doing it in 4 hours.

    Burning calories at an approximate rate of 100 for every 5 km, you're...
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