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Old 07-08-15, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
It's not just the Gold Coast that has sunny mid winter days. It was Glenelg Beach.
It was cold today... 21°c. Next Monday the forecast is for 17°c
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
Hah, could be a while.

Within 3 months I should have my bike totally revamped, but then I need to start riding it properly to build up some fitness on it.

Currently I don't ride any longer than my short 2 - 3 km trip to work in the morning and then another 2 - 3 km back home in the evening.

The main reason I don't ride it any further than that, is that I break the odd spoke every now and then and the new wheels I have ordered, can't come quickly enough.
No worries. When you are up to it, hit me up, and we can cruise to Burleigh for coffee.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
Some awesome pics there andrei.

You are really showing the places that a hybrid with 40+mm tyres, is capable of taking the rider.
Thanks, Colonel. I'm yet to discover the limits of where it can take me. More pictures to come soon.
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
It was cold today... 21°c. Next Monday the forecast is for 17°c
Bwhahaha cold... 21°c...

All you Aussie hybrid riders need to get down here to Tassie and ride some of our great trails... (but you might have to rug up the below temperatures don't include any wind chill etc which dramatically reduces the "Feels like" temperature )

We can ride around Hobart


or we can hit the Mountain
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Originally Posted by limbot
Bwhahaha cold... 21°c...

All you Aussie hybrid riders need to get down here to Tassie and ride some of our great trails... (but you might have to rug up the below temperatures don't include any wind chill etc which dramatically reduces the "Feels like" temperature )

We can ride around Hobart


or we can hit the Mountain
Just a sec.... I just moved from Japan. I rode everyday including snow and ice regularly during winter. Hehehehe... I deserve these GC winters.

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Old 07-10-15, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Evgeny
One picture by Giant1 in the forest has snow, Evgeny sunny, sandy beach. Mud on other pics, JBC on his 29'er in the sun...........................

Great pictures lately and pleased to say it's 70 - 80F here. Sun cream or overboots - someone's using them on BikeForums.
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Old 07-13-15, 09:10 PM
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This Sunday's ride 1/2. Did this trail (did it in the opposite direction of what is shown in the tracklog) in the central Brazilian highlands.




Some funny looking birds




Now this is where the motor broke down. About 25 km into the ride, it's 10:30 and the sun starts to be quite strong, about 3/4 into a 3km 9% average climb with some sections well over 15% on some loose rocky stuff.

My 34x26 low gear forces me to hammer out of the saddle on those steepest sections and it drains me rather quickly... other bikers of the group are spinning it in their 22x34 setups. That's way too low of a gear for my taste, but I wouldn't spit on a 30 front chainring by 30 or 32 rear cog.

Those were my thoughts while I was sitting on the floor next to my bike in this little shade. A bottle of gatorade, a bottle of water and some nougat squares got me going again after some minutes.



The climb that killed me:


How much more of it behind this curve and how much worse does it get?


A lonely horse at the top.

A hawk in action:

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Old 07-13-15, 09:29 PM
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Sunday's ride 2/2:










This little fella was in a running mood:


All this galloping made him quickly tired.
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Old 07-14-15, 01:18 AM
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mine took me to home depot.
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Small request - please tell us where pictures were taken. When no location is given, I tend to just scroll thru as I have no idea where on earth you were.
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Originally Posted by SpinThrift
Small request - please tell us where pictures were taken. When no location is given, I tend to just scroll thru as I have no idea where on earth you were.
Gotcha. Edited my post.
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Im New to the city of Joplin. Found a loop of 20miles that would kill my legs everyweek.
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I'm making laps around the neighborhood. Close to home in case I need to get out of this HEAT.
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I made it out for 6 miles around the neighborhood today. It was my first ride since carpal tunnel surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago. As long as I don't fall over, I think I'm good. If I do fall over I'll have to try to land on my face or someplace where it won't hurt.
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
I made it out for 6 miles around the neighborhood today. It was my first ride since carpal tunnel surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago. As long as I don't fall over, I think I'm good. If I do fall over I'll have to try to land on my face or someplace where it won't hurt.
Thats a good one..Kudos.
If i may recommend, a boxer bar ends will help you to relieve stress on your wrist.
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Wifey had to do some work in a little country down of Levendale so as chauffeur brought the DS 8.4 along while she was working. Had done some research and figured I'd do Mount Hobbs (828 metres above sea level)


It was mostly up hill so stop to take my jacket off then looked down and saw this. (Yes look closely there is a bike in this pic)


This is a fire trail up to a old style watch tower and it was rough, wet and muddy.




Even though it was midday there was still frost on the ground and ice on the puddles.


Here's the watchtower at the summit



Fantastic panoramic views from (almost the top) of the tower ( the top platform is locked off).

Word of warning though, if you're going to leave your mobile/cell phone somewhere make sure it's not the summit OR that you realize BEFORE you get to the bottom. Yep I ended up doing the damned hill twice. Lucky it was such a scenic ride and the muddy, rocky downhill ride was a hoot (twice).



As I say , it was pretty wet and muddy. In fact I actually couldn't get the front derailleur to go into the lowest cog in the end. Luckily it was pretty much all downhill on the way home.

Hope everyone else's having a fun weekend riding !!
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Originally Posted by limbot
Wifey had to do some work in a little country down of Levendale so as chauffeur brought the DS 8.4 along while she was working. Had done some research and figured I'd do Mount Hobbs (828 metres above sea level)


It was mostly up hill so stop to take my jacket off then looked down and saw this. (Yes look closely there is a bike in this pic)


This is a fire trail up to a old style watch tower and it was rough, wet and muddy.




Even though it was midday there was still frost on the ground and ice on the puddles.


Here's the watchtower at the summit



Fantastic panoramic views from (almost the top) of the tower ( the top platform is locked off).

Word of warning though, if you're going to leave your mobile/cell phone somewhere make sure it's not the summit OR that you realize BEFORE you get to the bottom. Yep I ended up doing the damned hill twice. Lucky it was such a scenic ride and the muddy, rocky downhill ride was a hoot (twice).



As I say , it was pretty wet and muddy. In fact I actually couldn't get the front derailleur to go into the lowest cog in the end. Luckily it was pretty much all downhill on the way home.

Hope everyone else's having a fun weekend riding !!
Good stuff!! Hope you gave your DS a good bath after this kind of treatment. What's that in the first picture?
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Good stuff!! Hope you gave your DS a good bath after this kind of treatment. What's that in the first picture?
Not as dry and dusty as Brazil at the moment Washed the bike and all my gear as soon as I got home

First picture is a sheeps skull !
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Nice photography Limbot

Used my 29er for hybrid duties again Sunday, nice winter day unlike the Arctic blast last weekend. I'm not riding the JBC a the moment just because the rear derailleur and cassette is missing (it on the 29er)

Same ride as my last report here.




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Slow cruise through the neighborhood this morning.

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Some pictures from my 30 miles ride yesterday.A scenarie from the North of Bulgaria,near by the city of Gabrovo:


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Some pictures from my 30 miles ride yesterday.A scenarie from the North of Bulgaria,near by the city of Gabrovo:

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Another 20 miles ride near by the Stambolyiski lake in the North of Bulgaria.
It is located 20 km southeast of the village of Karpachevo. This is one of the oldest dam lakes in the country. The dam wall is of the stone-masonry type. Its height from the base is 66 m, while its length along its crown is 300 m. The wall was built under a German project created before World War II. There is a very large population of different fish species. 1 km from the wall, water sports facilities were build. “Alexander Stamboliiski” allows for fishing - carp, bream, perchpike, catfish, pike, rowing and sailing boats, windsurfing and water skiing.






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Another 20 miles ride near by the Stambolyiski lake in the North of Bulgaria.
It is located 20 km southeast of the village of Karpachevo. This is one of the oldest dam lakes in the country. The dam wall is of the stone-masonry type. Its height from the base is 66 m, while its length along its crown is 300 m. The wall was built under a German project created before World War II. There is a very large population of different fish species. 1 km from the wall, water sports facilities were build. “Alexander Stamboliiski” allows for fishing - carp, bream, perchpike, catfish, pike, rowing and sailing boats, windsurfing and water skiing.
Sweet, but where are the pictures of the dam itself?

What tires do you run?

Keep on posting your ride reports
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