A question from beginner.

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A question from beginner.

Postby Paycheck » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:16 am

I just started to do serious cycling few weeks ago. I'm heading to west head 2mor, is there anything for a rookie like me should know?

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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby northboy » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:49 am

where are you going to end up in the west?

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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby JV911 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:56 pm

west head is a great and challenging ride. it can all look the same at times so you approach the crest of one hill thinking it's the last, only to discover there is another one in the distance!

the road is quiet and has been resurfaced so that's not a prob but watch out for wildlife esp around dawn and dusk. also there is nowhere to top up your water bottles so take plenty and a mobile phone as you may not see anyone else for a while esp on a week day

have fun...i'm jealous!

Paycheck wrote:Paycheck » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:16 am


a good night's sleep wouldn't hurt either :D
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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby Paycheck » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:03 pm

How bout the hills? Is it, like, super hilly? Would I make it to the top?

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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby JV911 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:53 pm

take your time, enjoy the serenity and you'll be fine l but there is no shame in stopping. walking on the other hand is strictly forbidden :)

west head rd is not too steep but undulating so gets to you after a while. "the wall" right at the end would be the hardest bit but making it to the lookout makes it all worthwhile.
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A question from beginner.

Postby Paycheck » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:35 pm

Thanks for the answers, mate. Is there any other cool routes for cycling in Sydney? Thanks again

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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby rkelsen » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:34 pm

Hey Paycheck,

I wait for you all month.

You finally show up and then immediately disappear. :lol:

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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby JV911 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:38 am

Paycheck wrote:Thanks for the answers, mate. Is there any other cool routes for cycling in Sydney? Thanks again


loads, especially up that way

where area are you in?
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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby ftssjk » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:20 pm

JV911 wrote:
Paycheck wrote:Thanks for the answers, mate. Is there any other cool routes for cycling in Sydney? Thanks again


loads, especially up that way

where area are you in?


is there any exclusive cycleway tracks?
i know theres one on the m7, but any others?

i'm in the strathfield/burwood area

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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby JV911 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:13 am

how did you go paycheck?

ftssjk wrote:i'm in the strathfield/burwood area


then homebush/sydney olympic park is just a short distance away. the roads are quiet, there are dedicated lanes & tracks and loads of other cyclists

there is also the bay to bay track
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Re: A question from beginner.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:14 pm

rkelsen wrote:Hey Paycheck,

I wait for you all month.

You finally show up and then immediately disappear. :lol:


I don't even know which week is my pay week. My Missus does!

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A question from beginner.

Postby Paycheck » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:31 pm

[quote="JV911"]how did you go paycheck?

I didn't go that day, thing is, I ordered clippers pedals from Wiggle, hvnt got them yet........SIGH

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