First ride in the hills

Joeblake
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Postby Joeblake » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:55 am

Depends where you are coming from and obviously going to. I live in Lesmurdie which is a hill surrounded entirely by flat land. No matter which way you go, it's always up.

Anyway, it's a very nice ride, particularly as it turns towards autumn.

Good luck and keep in contact.

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Postby scottaddict » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:59 am

wouldnt have a clue where that is..im in subiaco might look into it!!

cheers

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Postby Joeblake » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:02 am

I was down there this afternoon, the Subiaco Museum.

If you look to the East you'll see the TV towers on the hills - I live not far from them.

Puff puff pant pant.

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Postby ajh_ausnzcf » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:54 am

scottaddict wrote:ahhh ok...is it that punishing??

ive never been up there...im keen to start some hill training so if anyone knows of any rides or is keen to organize a ride let me know :)


Nah, there are no punishing hills in the Darling Range I know of. They roll up and down, no mountains. A ride to Toodyay along Toodyay rd. is full of rolling hills for 80km. I've seen a few eager roadies going solo there and back.
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Postby toofat » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:44 am

the Audax group do quite a few, look out for the dam busters one on their calender
Cycle touring association have a few comming up and South Perth Roulers
seem to have a ride that regularly goes from bikeforce on Canning highway up into the hills and back Saturday mornings
All these groups have websites, also try cyclerama shop rides
hope this helps

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Postby scottaddict » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:24 pm

yeh ive been riding with bikeforce subi over the last few weeks and they seem to do the same route around the river every weekend..gets a bit boring after a while!!

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Postby Redbull » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:57 pm

South Perth Roulers do a regular 100 odd km ride on a Sunday that takes a variety of routes through the Hills. Either up through Swan Hill, Rolystone, Kalamunda etc and then back another way. It appears to be a bit of a hammerfest so hang on and remember "Hills don't get any easier, you just go uup them faster"

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