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by jvb
Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: TdF 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: TdF 2021

Did this with my son in 2010.
One of the best holidays we ever had. We hired a car and camped, mostly in what they called municipal camp sites.
French hospitality was great. As a bonus we were there during the World Cup as well so got to watch some great football in French pubs.
by jvb
Sat 10 Jul 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Plan a ride
Topic: 1 in 20 Rides
Replies: 2452
Views: 156298

Re: 1 in 20 Rides

The last update looks even better: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/newsmedia/2021/severe-weather-at-mount-dandenong It seems to indicate that, from today (unless circumstances changed), roads are open along the main 4 ascents, i.e. from Upper Ferntree Gully, Montrose, The Basin and Monbulk, right u...
by jvb
Tue 06 Jul 2021, 6:13 pm
Forum: Plan a ride
Topic: 1 in 20 Rides
Replies: 2452
Views: 156298

Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Good to go up to Sassafras again.
You cannot go to Olinda, well there is a check point in Sassafras.
by jvb
Thu 17 Jun 2021, 10:58 am
Forum: Plan a ride
Topic: 1 in 20 Rides
Replies: 2452
Views: 156298

Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Not this weekend - the Mountain Hwy will be closed due to storm damage, along with a few other roads in the Dandenong Ranges. No one should be riding up here right now. You're not allowed to come up and it is not safe. Plus well and truly going to piss off the locals. I have seen some cyclists on t...
by jvb
Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 333952

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Any of you ridden the Dandenongs lately? I was planning to ride there on Friday morning, since I live just under 11km from The Basin now, so I'm ideally situated for Dandenongs rides. I haven't ridden up there for several years, and was wondering how cyclist-friendly it is these days? The Tourist R...
by jvb
Sat 20 Mar 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 333952

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

A final thought using the reductio ad absurdum argument: Under Victor's proposed law a large truck should incur a much heavier penalty than a small motor car because the truck will generate much more "kinetic energy"than the small car. Mike Which is the case in some European countries. Co...
by jvb
Wed 17 Mar 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 333952

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

I agree with Victor on this. Al though doing 25km/h on the Southbank Blvd would be foolish, the fines are way over the top. Comparing it with a car or truck doing 150km/h in a 60km/h zone completely misses the point. What would you rather be hit by? Either ban bicycles completely or provide a dedica...
by jvb
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 98
Views: 4857

Re: Melbourne lockdown

At 06:45 this morning there were already more cyclists riding towards Olinda than I have seen in the last 3 months!
by jvb
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 98
Views: 4857

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Claude Cat wrote:So the whisper is 20km from home to be announced this Sunday! :D


Sorry, don't think that is good enough.
Should be at least all of Metropolitan Melbourne.
I'm sick of just riding in the Dandenongs. I want some flat roads and want to ride to St. Kilda.
by jvb
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 98
Views: 4857

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Matt1 wrote:^ Is that filtered or fitted? Not too sure that would pass muster. I did enjoy image searching "fitted curve buff" though :D


Fitted, approved by the DHHS as requested by the construction union. Popular with construction workers.
by jvb
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Melbourne lockdown
Replies: 98
Views: 4857

Re: Melbourne lockdown

No more Buff wearing unfortunately: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-12/victoria-coronavirus-face-mask-rule-changes-explained/12752128 I normally carry / wear a fitted gaiter or buff, which is allowed. Well that is what the DHHS web site says. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-vic-covid-19#...
by jvb
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: RIP wagger
Replies: 30
Views: 5795

Re: RIP wagger

Canuck wrote:
Frosty wrote:3 years today.

Thinking of you today, wagger.

:) He's crossed my mind on various rides.


Same. 3 years already. :(
by jvb
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 333952

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

I was cleaning out the garage so had to shift a couple of bikes. Dusted this beauty off for a little spin around Coburg Lake :D https://scontent.fmel5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/120235767_10158820149009826_5497693333750662479_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=X3r9U24xhwUAX-9wJ2D&_n...
by jvb
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8908

Re: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019

Not surprised. No ATB and no GVBR will make a very large hole in BV's bottom line for 2020-2021 Mike I don't know about the ATB, but BV has published figures for the GVBR in recent years and they don't make a lot of money on it. If the number of participants are below I think 3,000, it actually mak...
by jvb
Thu 20 Aug 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8908

Re: Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019

2020 GVBR cancelled.

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