Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

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Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby robHflyte » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:05 am

Who's up for a ride this weekend? both distances have 50% of their distance on unsealed roads. Bring a bike with 28mm or wider tyres and have some fun.

This report from back in 2013 which you may have read in Checkpoint.
http://api.ning.com/files/MyF4ZQ2dSLgKC ... Report.pdf

Registration: https://www.audax.org.au/portal/index.p ... -ride-2016

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Re: Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:14 pm

If I wasn't down with the flu, and if I didn't have two other commitments already, I'd be there for this. I've been looking at these mixed surface rides and drooling. Soon, I promise.

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Re: Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby robHflyte » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:27 pm

no problems BFV.

While I have not put the Wheelbarrow Ridge Ride up on the calendar this year I might see if I can get it slotted in anyway. I'll let you know. Less dirt, 150km, but very nice also.

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Re: Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:14 pm

Do it after soccer has finished :D I'm wondering how the fixie would go on this. I've been commuting fixed for months now and when I do go offroad I find I have an enjoyable level of control on slipping surfaces. I know the hills won't be fun, but if a geared rider is walking up them, it doesn't really matter, does it?

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Re: Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby robHflyte » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:20 pm

For the Wheelbarrow ride, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5710291, you'd probably be OK, even the unpaved are smooth roads.
Bilpin? you'd be a better judge of that once you've done it on a geared bike I think.

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Re: Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:42 pm

The wheelbarrow ride is the one I've seen before and it was on my list of things to do. IIRC it's a permanent as well. I'd happily ride it as a permanent, but I was wondering if the permanents contribute to the badge award thingy - if so, I'll be very happy since it will cross off the 150 in grand style.

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Re: Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby robHflyte » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:53 pm

A permanent will be considered a BA (Brevet Australia) ride and you can get the BA badge or patch.
It won't be a BRM, so no BRM badge.
The BA ride can go towards any Australian accumulative awards.

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Re: Bilpin Rides 116km and 200km

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:00 pm

Thanks Robert. That's now on my list for the next time I get a leave pass.

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