Have you ridden here ...

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Have you ridden here ...

Postby Joeblake » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:29 pm

Inspired by a video of a velomobile ride from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, I've put up a couple of short videos on Youtube showing some of my favourite rides around Perth. (and the Hills obviously). If you have a video showing some particularly interesting stretch of road or track (dirt or tar) why not post up your own and perhaps encourage others to ride there?

First:

Riding my 'bent trike along the riverside not far from Ascot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuC5Z7uNZds&feature=plcp

Second, going down Gooseberry Hill Road in the hills towards the lights at Kalamunda Road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRAoa5tzR1I&feature=plcp

I hit about 71 km/h on this run. I was hoping to go down the Zig-Zag Road but there was a bushfire down the bottom. You can see one of the firetrucks on the right hand side just behind the fence at about 2:47 into the video, just before I go through the roundabout. I might do the Zig-Zag run another day.

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Re: Have you ridden here ...

Postby Pravda » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:10 pm

Don't have a camera but I do love zooming down gooseberry hill, especially after grinding my way up it.

If you're after a nice downhill run Canning Mills road is great fun, better surface than Gooseberry Hill road and a longer run cracked 90km/h down it last time, scared the crap outta me though.
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Re: Have you ridden here ...

Postby scirocco » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:45 pm

Welshpool Rd/Crystal Brook Rd descent is always interesting:


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Re: Have you ridden here ...

Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:30 am



A little taste of my commute by bicycle along West Coast Drive between Trigg and Hilary's.

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Re: Have you ridden here ...

Postby Joeblake » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:09 pm

There was no bushfire on the Zig Zag today so I went down it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ujdfdEl23s&feature=plcp[/youtube]


Great fun, though not as fast as Gooseberry Hill road. Took about 10 minutes.

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