Kiama

Kiama

Postby scotto » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:44 pm

Staying down there for a week. Any good riding in the area. Kiama itself seems nothing except hills-short steep hills. I was thinking the expressway to shell harbor or 7 mile beach perhaps
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Re: Kiama

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:06 am

Lots of good riding around Kiama.

Taking the coastal cycleway north will get you to Shellharbour and the Lake or all the way to Bulli if you like, otherwise heading west out of town towards Jamberoo has you on some rural roads with a few longer hills on the way to Albion Park or Minnamurra Rain Forest.

Then there's Saddleback Mountain if you want a long steep hill.
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Re: Kiama

Postby MREJ » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:07 am

Yes, there are lots of hills! Some of the best near Sydney, if you like that sort of thing.

You can ride the freeway - it has a breakdown lane. Other options:
- head up to Minamurra; there is a bike path there
- train to Dapto and ride out to the west; beautiful (and a bit hilly)
- train to Berry and ride to Nowra or to Coolangatta

7 Mile is not a good option in my view. Although it's flat, the road is narrow and the cars really move along there.
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Re: Kiama

Postby timbo » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:26 am

Kiama has its own Bicycle User Group, and has its own website at http://www.kiamabug.org.au
They have a "where to ride" section on their website.
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Re: Kiama

Postby scotto » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:55 pm

thanks guys.
did a search here also and fount the Illawarra BUG have a great 47page pdf...
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Re: Kiama

Postby scotto » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:10 pm

post kiama trip...

kiama ->jamberoo ->albion park and back to kiama loop. great 45k ride, 600m climbing, safe roads

kiama -> saddleback mountain - 7km up and back 700m climbing, average 14km/h. highest grade about 24% for the last 200m, which did involve a few stops . coming down that steep section was scary at 15km/h ! i stopped to taker a photo and even then nearly went over the bars.
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Re: Kiama

Postby grantw » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:26 pm

Saddleback's something else isn't it :)
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