Let's have a look at your part of the World

Low Racer
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Let's have a look at your part of the World

Postby Low Racer » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:36 pm

Hi all,
Just thought I changed the theme a little bit. Let's have a look at your usual riding location. Here is mine:-

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Location:- Coffs Harbour Marina

A very popular gathering location before a group ride. Great coffee and fish & chips too.

Regards

Chong

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Postby aerohydro » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:18 pm

Love that Wharram cat, bottom right.

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exadios
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Postby exadios » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:02 am

I have some photos of some of my regular rides here, here, here, here and here.

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Postby Freddyflatfoot » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:59 am

I often ride around my local lake. 6 k's around (well, just over when riding on the road!), and can be a good way to get some k's under my belt, without actually going too far!
I've linked to a website, must take some pics though!
http://www.australiangetaway.com/austra ... map-r.html
Cheers!
Rob
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Low Racer
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Postby Low Racer » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:04 pm

Hi Rob,
Looks like a very nice place to ride. Must be crowded with joggers and other cyclists though. What sort of speed could you get upto on the trail?

Exadios, you are lucky to have so many recumbent riders on your ride. How did the SWBs fare on those unsealed roads?

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Freddyflatfoot
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Postby Freddyflatfoot » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:29 pm

Low racer,
I usually don't ride on the path, can be a bit slow! Usually plenty of walkers, joggers, dogs, kids on bikes etc, etc. It's a very popular place to get some exercise! Fortunately, there is a road all the way around as well, that the 'roadies' use. I use the road as well, and can get some good speeds up. If you go round anti-clockwise, you get very little, if any traffic interference, so you can usually maintain a good clip. The only real dodgy section, is where a tram track crosses the road to the tram shed, near the botanic gardens, so need to take some care crossing the tracks, especially when its wet!.
It is a very relaxing ride, plenty of people, other friendly cyclists of all different levels, tree lined streets, well kept gardens, toilet stops at regular intervals when you need them, good road conditions, flat terrain, no stop/start riding, plus the view across the lake and the boat sheds and water birds, what is there not to like?
Cheers!
Rob
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Homebuilt trike, with electric assist
26"/20" trike, "Goanna"
SWB recumbent, 700C/451 , "Kookaburra", homebuilt.
FWD project (Cyclone).
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Postby exadios » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:13 pm

Low Racer wrote:Hi Rob,
Looks like a very nice place to ride. Must be crowded with joggers and other cyclists though. What sort of speed could you get upto on the trail?

Exadios, you are lucky to have so many recumbent riders on your ride. How did the SWBs fare on those unsealed roads?


The short wheel base bikes do not do so well on the dirt. The long wheel base ones do OK. The best on the dirt is a Cruz Bike which just zooms along.

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Postby Recycler » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:21 pm

Low Racer, Nice place to ride but what happens when you reach the end of that short track on the left in your fine picture. :?: :?:

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Postby Low Racer » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:41 pm

My SWB doesn't like that stretch of "gravelly" road.
Recycler, we should get together and do some rides. My usual riding group is thinking of Coffs to Grafton. Fancy joining us??

Chong

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Postby vonhazza » Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:04 pm

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Morton Bay east of Brisbane has some good riding, I'm waiting for the ferry to take me across to Stradbroke Island.
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