Australia Day Retro Ride

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Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby munga » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:01 am

Calling all Brisbanites!

Retro Riverloop Raturday is inviting all and sundry to drag out your retro bike for a Riverloop with us in the morning.
There is always something interesting to look at. We've had Alan's, Cinelli's, Bianchi's, Raleigh's, Repco's, Gitane's, Colnago's, Gefsco's, Berretto's, Moser's - you name it!
No snobbery - if it's old-timey, you're welcome!

32km of beautiful scenery following the Brisbane River from West End, through to Toowong, Indooroopilly, Graceville, Teneriffe, Yeronga, Fairfield, Dutton Park, and back to West End for coffee and a chinwag.
Pace is about 25-28km/h. Bonus points for aussie flags and jerseys. Bring your camera if you want to take some pics of beautiful bikes.

6am outside Melbourne Hotel, Browning St, West End.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby dubrat » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:54 am

If Centurion's are allowed to come....

I'm in....
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby munga » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:32 pm

you can bring your hydroformed alloy cannondale if that's all you've got.

i've run brifters on many 70's / 80's bikes, but i still call them retro.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby omo » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:44 pm

Sounds good! Seeing that brifters are allowed I'll bring out the Gazelle. :D

Oh, I am assuming it is on the Saturday and not the public holiday on Monday....
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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:19 pm

I think i'm working :( . If not, i might have a crack at getting down there, be great to see you lot again.
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Postby Wazza » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:44 pm

omo wrote:Sounds good! Seeing that brifters are allowed I'll bring out the Gazelle. :D

Oh, I am assuming it is on the Saturday and not the public holiday on Monday....

Raturday it is :wink:
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Postby Mustang » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:41 pm

As soon as Joe gives me the Hetchins back I,m in!
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Dan » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:22 pm

I'm in. Of course I'm in. Perhaps even on something Australian made!
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby munga » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:25 pm

cool banana's, dan.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Dan » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:34 pm

munga wrote:cool banana's, dan.


I'll be packing a few of those, too...
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Wal42 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:15 pm

I'm riding the all-Australian Vertex Guy Leech, can't get much more aussie than that, a signature series bike named after an Iron Man (go figure what Pacific Brands were thinking).
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby munga » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:48 pm

i'd like to have my australian-built repco vertex ready to ride, but this outcome is unlikely.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby dayne » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:04 am

Bummer I'm out, a few of us are going a big ride sat morn and may be racing Monday so ill be taking the Aussie steel out Sunday
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby pentlandexile » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:35 pm

I'm in, strewth.
Long day's journey into alt-bars
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Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:46 pm

I'm working, so a no show :( .
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Crowz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:55 pm

If I can find some pedels there's a good chance i'll come along. First Saturday off in a while.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby pentlandexile » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:59 pm

so, the weather....
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:19 pm

More rain, fewer joggers.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Wal42 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:23 pm

I'm there, rain, hail, snow, sleet, wind.

Anybody else wants to join me is more than welcome.

Hopefully the Aussie flag won't get caught in the rear wheel.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Wal42 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:05 pm

Well, it was me, myself & I this morning.

The flag got tangled in the rear brake caliper & now looks like it's been through a battle zone (didn't slow the bike at all).

Saw maybe 15 bikes out on the riverloop, passed only 2 bikes going the same way, nobody passed me, either I was really on the pipe (yeah right) or there wasn't anybody braving the weather god's.


A few showers, the wind coming back along the river was the only difficult bit.

The weather god's held off till lunchtime (I know as I just got back from a gentle morning/afternoon ride). I go on holidays on Friday, no riding a bike for 2 weeks (unless I buy something in Sydney & just have to try it out).

One bike out, 1 bike back, terrific Aussie day ride, thanks to all those who bothered to brave the weather with me.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Mustang » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:48 pm

Bl**dy rough up here on the "Sunny Coast".
Well Done on getting out there!
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby amrjon » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:33 pm

Well I was out by myself on a retro ride in the hills behind Wollongong this morning too, so were alone in spirit.
No flag though, and I can't say I would have been out if it was raining either.
It was my first ride on an old gazelle I picked up recently, and I found out the hard way that it was NOT geared for hills at all.
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby jbchybridrider » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:02 pm

Pictures? Why no pictures? I like pictures!!
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby Wal42 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:14 pm

jbchybridrider wrote:Pictures? Why no pictures? I like pictures!!


Not exactly a picture, but I hope this suffices-

http://youtu.be/GQ8U2LZpUPE
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Re: Australia Day Retro Ride

Postby morini » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:30 pm

If it's any consolation I hit the road mid morning up here in Stanthorpe and still managed to get soaking wet and blown all over the place. Considering the conditions it was a good ride and I'm glad I got out there. Now, will I do it tomorrow?
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