cx is still evolving methinks.
here's some food for thought re tires.
http://www.cxmagazine.com/category/cycl ... r-tubeless
Well that got me googling, and I came across this http://www.rodbikes.com/articles/650-speed.html .
I'm definitely warming to the idea now, i'll have to get some pics of the frame and start a thread haha. I'm thinking of using Retroshift levers too, as I really liked using the 3 speed Sturmey shifter on the Local and that's a somewhat similar action.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
If you want to add a few more bumps, or just vary the return, try detouring down Kingston Rd at the Big Gun Underwood and through to Beenleigh where there are several options for getting to the V1, or vica versa for return. Adds a few more traffic lights too though. Mostly good shoulders but you have to play with the big boys through a few sections...most notably the railway overpass at Kingston and crossing the Logan River at Waterford.
Coming from Beenleigh there's a nice, pretty consistent, 1.7k long ramp up over Edens Landing. The view over the top is probably one of the better of the locale. Going southwards the hill is shorter/steeper. The hill on the old highway past the the cemetery at Kingsholme is likely the biggest bump on that southern section. The one over Edens Landing is a bit over double that (distance/timewise; not cubic metres ) and a fairly similar profile.
BTW, I've seen a few descriptions of this route as flat, often in relation to the B2GC. For you folk who are clocking up big k's or the mountain goats amongst you, I'm sure it is, but your average person who gets a bit adventurous occasionally might be cursing that description when they arrive at the aforementioned cemetery hill (and the associated "steps" up to the Ormeau roundabout on the return). I regularly see riding partners (and some groups) getting separated tackling those bumps, and even on the smaller two before Dreamworld. Flat to people like me is once you get down to Hope Island where the biggest bumps are the bridges. (Not having a go. I noted the "imho" and realise it's meant in a scale of things sense. Just thought it worth a mention as there's often folk heading down that way who are clearly struggling.)
Would have loved to if in town, but we're tackling Baw Baw that day! (apparently it's a bit steep)
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