I can do skids.........oh & I rode to Moruya.

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I can do skids.........oh & I rode to Moruya.

Postby FatGuts » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:22 pm

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:40 pm

Great read thanks.

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Postby Orion » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:55 am

That's a well written story, enjoyed reading it.
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Postby FatGuts » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:45 pm

Thanks guys, I try to keep it light hearted and not get too boring.

Most of the things I talked about are real events......just embellished a bit.....
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:14 pm

Cracking story, good work :D .
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Postby celeste boy » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:52 am

Very inspiring. Thinking about organising the ride for some 60+ (age) friends.

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Postby FatGuts » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:01 am

celeste boy wrote:Very inspiring. Thinking about organising the ride for some 60+ (age) friends.

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Do it, its fun. I love my group rides as much as I like my solo rides. If you have a distance goal like this one, you dont have to do it all in one day like some people say/expect you to do. Do it how you want, may sure YOU enjoy it.
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Postby benj » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:49 pm

how do you think bikes with say 35's go for the fire trails?
ive ridden from canberra to braidwood on a much the same route that you all went on, but ive no idea if the surface gets worse from there.
and great little read, makes me want to follow it for some winter coast times
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Postby FatGuts » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:46 pm

benj wrote:how do you think bikes with say 35's go for the fire trails?
ive ridden from canberra to braidwood on a much the same route that you all went on, but ive no idea if the surface gets worse from there.
and great little read, makes me want to follow it for some winter coast times



What, like a CX bike?

No problems although I did take cold comfort in the fact that I was on a dually for the corrogations. The other group I mentioned were all on touring bikes like Salsa Fargos and the like.

The road we took were all just dirt roads, no actual fire trails so the surface was pretty good, easily passable by cars so a bike with 35mm tyres should go OK.
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Postby benj » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:29 pm

yeah just a cx bike, or some of the guys have got old style tourers, all steel no suspension
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Postby FatGuts » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:23 am

I do most of my touring (the small amount that I do) on this:

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At the slower speed because of the weight I find that I don't really worry about the condition of the road on that bike but because we had a sag wagon on that trip and our average speeds were much higher the Anthem was perfect for the trip. In that photo, we were in the Pilot Wilderness in the KNP, that was all fire trail, good fire trail but fire train none the less. It did the job no worries.

Having said that, there was a lot of smooth road and tar where my CX bike would have been just fine too. The only thing I could say is just run knobbies on your CX, they will give you the grip you need. They don't need to be aggressive, smooth in the middle with knobs on the edge like a Maxis Wormdrive would be the perfect compromise.
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Postby Baalzamon » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:57 pm

ugh that pic too big...
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Postby FatGuts » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:16 pm

Baalzamon wrote:ugh that pic too big...




So?
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Postby Baalzamon » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:33 pm

FatGuts wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:ugh that pic too big...




So?


Reduce the size of it. Even on my 22" monitor it's twice the size and that is at 1680*1050
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Postby Aushiker » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:48 pm

Baalzamon wrote:
FatGuts wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:ugh that pic too big...




So?


Reduce the size of it. Even on my 22" monitor it's twice the size and that is at 1680*1050


Yes please. It blows out viewing of the thread. There is some advice at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23303 on how to post images considerately.

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