Gathering of Bents Brisbane?

Recumbents and all feet forward machines

Gathering of Bents Brisbane?

Postby vonhazza » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:47 pm

Just wondering if there are any recumbent group rides in Brisbane I have had mine 6 months and only come across 3 other bents in that time and one of those was on the Darling Downs,
I sent an E-mail to OZHPV qld but had no replies.

Steve
Cruzbike Kit FWD.
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

by BNA » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

BNA
 

Postby Uba Tracker » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

Hi Steve, there are a few in Toowoomba, myself, and I have seen at least three others and two trikes. I can't vouch for Bris Vegas but there was a dealer out Wynnum direction who folded a couple of years ago so law of averages would tend to indicate that there are several out there. Whether they're being used or not is probably the question. :wink:

cheers

Harry
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
User avatar
Uba Tracker
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Toowoomba, Qld

Postby vonhazza » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:10 pm

Hi Harry
The only other Recumbent I have had a ride on was an Actionbent Trike while on the Lions CCIA ride in April.
The owners name was Graham and he lives in Toowoomba he also has a Hurracane Challenge and a home built LWB.

Brisbane seems very quiet on the bent front.

regards Steve.
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Brisbane 'bents

Postby griffo1962 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:47 pm

I'm on the GC. I tried contacting the Brisbane guys from OZHPV but never got any response.

I have a semi-homebuilt SWB Bentech. I bought the complete frameset from Dom and "refined" it to suit me. I have seen a couple of other 'bents down here up around Coomera. No others tho'.

Paul
User avatar
griffo1962
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:31 am
Location: Gold Coast

Postby Uba Tracker » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:38 pm

There's only one thing for it, we'll just have to pack up and move to WA, there's plenty over there :wink:

cheers

Harry
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
User avatar
Uba Tracker
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Toowoomba, Qld

Postby vonhazza » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:57 pm

WA Sounds like a long way to go to have someone to ride with.

Anyone out there riding in the brisbane to Goldcoast 100k in October
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Postby vonhazza » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:11 pm

Hi Paul

it seems like OHPVQLD has died out, I did find an old flyer in one of the Huff magazines which had phone numbers, I rang and left messages but had no replys,

How is your bentec do you ride it much?

Driving home from work last night about 10.30pm I saw a Trike with a trailer on Tombul road Northgate.

Steve.
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Postby Uba Tracker » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:34 pm

vonhazza wrote:Anyone out there riding in the brisbane to Goldcoast 100k in October


That sounds great Steve, do you know how I might get a bit more info on that?

cheers

Harry
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
User avatar
Uba Tracker
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Toowoomba, Qld

Postby Low Racer » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:38 pm

Hi Harry,
Here it is:-

http://www.bq.org.au/b2gc100/

If only I could work out how to transport my bike up there I might join the ride.

Chong
Low Racer
 
Posts: 354
Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 7:04 pm
Location: Coffs Harbour

Postby Low Racer » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:57 pm

Hi Harry,
Here it is:-

http://www.bq.org.au/b2gc100/

If only I could work out how to transport my bike up there I might join the ride.

Chong
Low Racer
 
Posts: 354
Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 7:04 pm
Location: Coffs Harbour

Postby Uba Tracker » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:58 pm

Thanks Chong, might see you there. :D

cheers

Harry
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
User avatar
Uba Tracker
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Toowoomba, Qld

Postby vonhazza » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:39 pm

Hi all,
anyone interested in getting together for a bent group ride at the Brisbane to Goldcoast meet in front of the Neapalese Temple next to river at south bank before the start,

Any Starters put your name on this post.

Steve,
Cruzbike,
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Postby griffo1962 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:55 pm

vonhazza wrote:WA Sounds like a long way to go to have someone to ride with.

Anyone out there riding in the brisbane to Goldcoast 100k in October


My wife and I did it last year. We are doing it agin this one too. We go up to Brisbane on the train on Saturday and stay the night in a motel. We did it in just over 4hrs I think. I have the finishing photo somewhere. Very pleased with the 'bent. This was my first ride in mths and i felt pretty good the whole way. A few aches and pains afterwards but no sore a%&*e or wrists.
User avatar
griffo1962
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:31 am
Location: Gold Coast

Postby griffo1962 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:57 pm

vonhazza wrote:Hi Paul

How is your bentec do you ride it much?

Steve.


Hi Steve

I try to ride it at least twice or three times a week to work but other than that not a lot. I would ride more if I didn't live at the top of a 3km climb. The 'bent is hard work going up in the afternoon when your tired and just want to get home....

Paul
User avatar
griffo1962
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:31 am
Location: Gold Coast

Postby John Lewis » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:19 am

griffo1962 wrote:
vonhazza wrote:Hi Paul

How is your bentec do you ride it much?

Steve.


Hi Steve

I try to ride it at least twice or three times a week to work but other than that not a lot. I would ride more if I didn't live at the top of a 3km climb. The 'bent is hard work going up in the afternoon when your tired and just want to get home....

Paul


I also have a Bentec. I built it from scratch using muffler tube and mild steel. I ride it a lot. It's a great bike. Some pics in the Show off your Bent thread page 2 of it and another frame I built.

I'm a bit far away to come ride with you.

John Lewis
John Lewis
 
Posts: 1173
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:12 pm
Location: Albany. 400km South of Perth

Postby vonhazza » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:48 am

griffo1962 wrote:
vonhazza wrote:WA Sounds like a long way to go to have someone to ride with.

Anyone out there riding in the brisbane to Goldcoast 100k in October


My wife and I did it last year. We are doing it agin this one too. We go up to Brisbane on the train on Saturday and stay the night in a motel. We did it in just over 4hrs I think. I have the finishing photo somewhere. Very pleased with the 'bent. This was my first ride in mths and i felt pretty good the whole way. A few aches and pains afterwards but no sore a%&*e or wrists.


Hi Griffo I rode the last 2 Bris to G/Coast on a MTB avg speed about 25kph
and I am looking forward to doing it on my Bent, see you there!

Steve.
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Postby vonhazza » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:17 pm

I also have a Bentec. I built it from scratch using muffler tube and mild steel. I ride it a lot. It's a great bike. Some pics in the Show off your Bent thread page 2 of it and another frame I built.

John Lewis

Hi John Nice build, I also liked seeing all the parts laid out for the red bike.

Steve.
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Postby Uba Tracker » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:47 pm

Hi all, just checked out the Bris to GC ride, I'm guessing that entries aren't being received yet? I couldn't find a sign up link anywhere :?

cheers

Harry
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
User avatar
Uba Tracker
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Toowoomba, Qld

Postby vonhazza » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:54 pm

Uba Tracker wrote:Hi all, just checked out the Bris to GC ride, I'm guessing that entries aren't being received yet? I couldn't find a sign up link anywhere :?

cheers

Harry


Should be any day now BQ ad say Entries open mid july.

Steve.
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Postby Uba Tracker » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:41 pm

Thanks Steve, I didn't know if it was just me missing something, anyway I've started to work out the logistics so all things being equal I'll see you there. Sounds great :D

cheers

Harry
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
User avatar
Uba Tracker
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Toowoomba, Qld

Postby Uba Tracker » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:07 pm

vonhazza wrote:Hi all,
anyone interested in getting together for a bent group ride at the Brisbane to Goldcoast meet in front of the Neapalese Temple next to river at south bank before the start,

Any Starters put your name on this post.

Steve,
Cruzbike,


I'm in.

cheers

Harry
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
User avatar
Uba Tracker
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm
Location: Toowoomba, Qld

Postby vonhazza » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:52 pm

Uba Tracker wrote:
vonhazza wrote:Hi all,
anyone interested in getting together for a bent group ride at the Brisbane to Goldcoast meet in front of the Neapalese Temple next to river at south bank before the start,

Any Starters put your name on this post.

Steve,
Cruzbike,


I'm in.

cheers

Harry


Great Harry look forward to seeing you there.

Steve.[/quote]
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Cruzbike

Postby duncan » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:12 pm

Hi Steve,
What do you think of the Cruzbike?
I just ordered a kit and looking for a cheap bike to put it on.

Eventually it will go on my Airnimal Chameleon but I need to find someone to modify the seat tower for that.

..Duncan
duncan
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:59 pm
Location: Brisbane and NZ

Re: Cruzbike

Postby vonhazza » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:25 pm

duncan wrote:Hi Steve,
What do you think of the Cruzbike?
I just ordered a kit and looking for a cheap bike to put it on.

Eventually it will go on my Airnimal Chameleon but I need to find someone to modify the seat tower for that.

..Duncan


Hi Duncan, I am very happy with my bike, I had my first ride new years eve after getting my kit for xmas and have had as much fun building and modifing it as riding it.
I am on the look out for a frame with a lower top tube at the moment.
Tips for Cruzbiking, good tyres,low top tube,and when you first start riding relax your grip on the handelbars as your feet have more say on what direction you are heading, if that sounds strange you will know what I mean when the time comes.

regards Steve.
User avatar
vonhazza
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Location: Hobart

Postby Jonathan » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:58 pm

Hi guys, just thought I would let you know there is another 'bent in Toowoomba, me!

I ride a Trice QNT from FF in Canberra (of course) and commute a bit in 'Woombieland, but carefully, ... the drivers here can see white lines on the road, but not anything else!!!

We plan to move to Canberra before the end of the year though, so I guess I am a temporary resident here.

Jonathan
Jonathan
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:30 am

Next

Return to Recumbents

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: OldBloke



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit