Am I the only one in here!

Am I the only one in here!

Postby heavymetal » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:16 pm

Very shortly I will be a Tasmanian again. :D

Is there not anyone else in here? My bikes are disassembled and packed so I can't ride for the next few weeks.

At least one good thing about moving from WA, I'll have electricity and gas supplies! :D

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Postby Matt_Matt » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:33 pm

Are you relocating or just off for a Holiday ......
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Postby heavymetal » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:48 pm

Relocating.

Permanently this time though. :D There are no mountains to ride up in WA.

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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:51 pm

Glutton ....

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Postby Matt_Matt » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:52 pm

Here is one for you Hobart Hill Climb

Great view once you get to the top
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Postby heavymetal » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:07 pm

Matt_Matt wrote:Here is one for you Hobart Hill Climb

Great view once you get to the top


Thanks, that is on the list when I ride down to Hobart. However the descent might wear out another set of brake pads.

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Postby tallywhacker » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:43 pm

just found this. San Fransisco, the home of "hills". Go to the bottom, do a 180 and look up the hill. Would hate to be a messenger there.
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Postby theMISSIONARY » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:15 pm

:lol: i only just got back from Kalgoorlie in october....back for good it looks like too 8)
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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:00 am

How long were you in Kal for? It still feels like home to me ...

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Postby theMISSIONARY » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:06 am

Kalgrm wrote:How long were you in Kal for? It still feels like home to me ...

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we where there for two years.....and its funny how Kal gets in to your blood i miss it in an odd way :?
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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:12 am

... but no so hot for cycling, at least on the road ....

I knew so many people who returned to Kal after leaving for a while. I hope I don't become one of them. :? :lol:

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Postby theMISSIONARY » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:03 am

Kalgrm wrote:... but no so hot for cycling, at least on the road ....

I knew so many people who returned to Kal after leaving for a while. I hope I don't become one of them. :? :lol:

Cheers,
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ah yes the lovely 46degree's i had out at Gindalbie was the hottest ever for me :shock:

find you i could ride to work almost every day and know it was not going to rain.......and so would be off road 8)

its really funny when it was my missus that wanted to go home....is now the one who wants to go back :lol:
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Postby heavymetal » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:59 pm

theMISSIONARY wrote::lol: i only just got back from Kalgoorlie in october....back for good it looks like too 8)


It's back for good for me. :D It's my last night on the net in WA. Next time I appear, I'll be back in Tassie.

I just got an email from the local cycling club (NW) and they said membership costs a massive $1 (one) per year. :D

That's a recreational riding group not a racing group. Couldn't see me racing :shock:

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Postby Matt_Matt » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:01 pm

Good Luck with the the move Kev.


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Postby theMISSIONARY » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:36 pm

8) might have to catch up when you get back :wink:

dont have to much fun moving :lol:
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Postby heavymetal » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:00 pm

theMISSIONARY wrote:8) might have to catch up when you get back :wink:

dont have to much fun moving :lol:


Will do. Keep an eye out for an old codger on a green Mongoose Randonneur, with bright yellow panniers and an oversupply of water bottles :D

I'll be around Burnie area, but will venture all the way around Tassie once I get settled.

The bikes are packed, and the BOB trailer is packed. Just hope they make it OK.

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Postby Crank » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:43 pm

I have just heard from "Heaveymetal" by short wave radio and Morse code that you wont be on the internet for some time because it has not been invented yet where he is.... :shock: :shock:
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Postby theMISSIONARY » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:26 pm

LOL he must be up the back of Burnie..say shorewell park :shock: :lol:
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Postby heavymetal » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:25 pm

Pushing a 30K dial up connection. 5 kms east of Burnie and no net. :shock:

The bikes made it however the tourer sustained a bent rear derailleur. Complete lack of parts for bikes here. Still trying to locate some mudguards :?
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Postby theMISSIONARY » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:35 pm

yep there's only the one bike shop down Burnie two in Devonport and one i Ulverstone(maybe as he was closing up)
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Postby heavymetal » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:42 pm

KMart in Burnie seems well stocked. I finally found a larger version of the bell/compass that I have been looking for, for some time. Also got a new mirror :lol:

Also got some weird looks riding a loaded tourer up the Bass Hwy. I've still got the full water carrying rig attached to the bike :shock:

Managed to max out a new high speed on this tourer at 86 k going down a big hill.

I've got to get some warmer clothes though. Touring sandals with wool socks and over boots works better than MTB shoes. :shock:

With no net, ordering parts is going to be a headache.

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Postby theMISSIONARY » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:52 pm

:lol: Kmart :lol:

i was thinking of Leicester cycles :wink: its down near KFC
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Postby Spiza » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:18 pm

It's good to see a couple of active BNA members in the NW of Tassie. I visit Burnie at least every 12 months for work and know the area pretty well. I really like it down there. Great riding when it isn't raining or the wind isn't blowing you off the bike :) The hill up to Upper Burnie would be fun :lol: :lol:

I saw a guy riding in the rain wearing a yellow rain coat on the Hwy just out of Burnie when I was down there in July. Could it have been one of you guys?
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Postby theMISSIONARY » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:24 pm

na not me......the only road riding i do is to get to the bush 8)
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Postby Spiza » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:42 am

theMISSIONARY wrote:na not me......the only road riding i do is to get to the bush 8)

I did a bit of dirt bike riding (motorbike) in the forest around Winyard when I was there last year. Heaps of nice tracks and hill climbs hey. That clay is greasy when it's wet too :D
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