Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby fringe_dweller » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:12 am

Hi guys,

I'm moving to Melbourne late January (King Street in the CBD), and I'm looking to find some good routes that will allow me to do 1-2 hours of a morning before work. Pretty comfortable on Sydney roads, but unsure of what to expect in Melbourne.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
Grant
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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby sloth » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:13 am

Down the east side of the bay to mordialloc and back via beach road is a nice run from king st or head west down docklands highway and loop around williamstown and Altona. Depends how far you go in 2 hours ... Both the above would be around 50 - 60 km.
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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby Matt_Matt » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:34 am

Welcome to Melbourne ....

You should see some interesting sights on King Street a couple hours before traditional work(ers) start reclaiming that end of the CBD.

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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby il padrone » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:54 pm

Good sound-insulation recommended :o
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby fringe_dweller » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:11 pm

Sounds like the morning ride through Kings Cross.... :)

Thanks for the tips Sloth, I'll give them a go.

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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby Uncle Just » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:13 pm

Cyclingtips has this bunch finder http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/bunch-rid ... idefinder/

BNV has a sub section titled Plan a ride listing some early morning rides.

Many cycling shops have rides too. Just give them a call.
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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby Matt_Matt » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:30 pm

fringe_dweller wrote:Sounds like the morning ride through Kings Cross.... :)

Thanks for the tips Sloth, I'll give them a go.

Cheers,
Grant


Yep, that's a good comparison ... :wink:

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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:51 am

il padrone wrote:Good sound-insulation recommended :o

And Gatorskins.
And mudguards on Sat and Sun mornings, plenty of chunky and yellow puddles :roll:

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Re: Moving - Looking for Morning Cycle Routes

Postby Fraggle » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:19 am

Welcome to Melbourne.

Try these websites for rides:
Cyclingtips
Bunch Ride finder website
Bicycle Victoria Forum - Plan a Ride Section
St.Kilda Cycling Club

Good luck and ride safe.
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