newbster riding melbourne roads

newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby vaeske » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:39 pm

hello, I'm visiting from the sunshine state and despite originally from melbourne, never got to ride melbourne. In town for about a month and will have my roadie with me so keen to do some rides with people. I have a mate who rides pretty frequently but i fear him and his group may be a bit too quick for me and another mate who've just started cycling so a bit stuck.

Keen to find out which are good roads/loops/tracks. What clubs/shop rides go from where, k's, average speed etc etc.

Any feedback/advice would be good. I'll be based in Port Melbourne.

Thank you.
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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby macca33 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:41 pm

The ubiquitous Beach Road is a mecca for Melbourne riding, or there are the Dandenongs if you wish to stretch the legs on some hills.

There are plenty of rides all through the week - the North Road Ride each weekday morning at 5:45am or 6am Cnr North Rd and Nepean Hwy Brighton East (it is 30-32kph M & F and a lot quicker T-W-T); there is a Tenax group who do a regular Saturday morning Beach Road ride from Port Melbourne - look for them on Facebook. In/around Port Melbourne are a few shops who do rides throughout the week also.

Plenty of options / speeds, so get out there and I'm sure you'll find a bunch that fits.

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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby clackers » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:43 pm

Don't forget north along Plenty Road to Whittlesea - fast and flat enough for time triallers, with Kinglake beyond for climbing. :-)
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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby matt.blak » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:50 pm

It depends on what part of Melbourne you are staying and when you want to ride.
Ask at your local bike shop and see if they have a group ride.

You can also try Bunch Ride Finder, they have a few listed:
http://www.bunchridefinder.com.au/archi ... unch-rides .

Or just go with the speedy friend, if they are experienced riders, they will most likely know of a group that will suit you.
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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby vaeske » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:34 am

Thanks all lads, there are three shops in port Melbourne. I'm sure I'll be able to find one group to ride with!
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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby vaeske » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:32 am

Went with the TFM crew from Port Melbourne this morning and had heaps of fun... suffered on the way back though...dropped multiple times. :/
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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby il padrone » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:07 pm

Next stop - the "1 in 20", maybe even come up "The Wall" as well. Both in the Dandenongs.

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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby vaeske » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:57 pm

thanks il padron, i'll try to get to the dandenongs next Sunday I'll reackon.

I've done the beach road to Mordi loop, i'll go do some laps of albert park lake tomorrow morning.

what other loops are there?
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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby rjk » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Have a look at meetup an specially the Melbourne cycling group they do multiple rides on weekends and uring the week

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Re: newbster riding melbourne roads

Postby __PG__ » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:27 am

vaeske wrote:thanks il padron, i'll try to get to the dandenongs next Sunday I'll reackon.

I've done the beach road to Mordi loop, i'll go do some laps of albert park lake tomorrow morning.

what other loops are there?

Many ways up to Kinglake and back. One is South Morang -> Whittlesea -> Kinglake -> Hurstbridge, or you can ignore Whittlesea all together and go up via Eltham/Panton Hill and come home via Hurstbridge (or vice versa).
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