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by Heather
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 334110

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Did an overnight tour on the weekend - "Peninsular Overland Overwater Ferry soujourn" Rode east from Coburg to Mitcham, then met up with the others to take the East link bike path, then Peninsular link bike path towards the Peninsular. Stopped off for some refreshments along the way: Hicki...
by Heather
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Level Crossing Removal Coburg - Bell St to Moreland Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: Level Crossing Removal Coburg - Bell St to Moreland Rd

*BUMP* Information on the Upfield bike path closure: A section of the Upfield Bike Path, between O’Hea Street in Coburg and Albion Street in Brunswick, will be closed from Thursday 6 February 2020 until mid 2021. Link: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions/coburg-and-brunswick-upfield-bike-p...
by Heather
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50953
Views: 3090761

Re: How was your commute today

DavidC wrote: I'm starting to contemplate something electric for my commutes ... either train or e-bike, haven't decided :) Anyone else gone "e" ? Did you end up riding more ?

My brother recently bought an e-bike. He hasn't missed a day of commuting since. He loves it (13 km commute)
by Heather
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 50953
Views: 3090761

Re: How was your commute today

DavidC wrote: I'm starting to contemplate something electric for my commutes ... either train or e-bike, haven't decided :) Anyone else gone "e" ? Did you end up riding more ?

My brother recently bought an e-bike. He hasn't missed a day of commuting since. He loves it (13 km commute)
by Heather
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Di2 charging during GVBR 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Di2 charging during GVBR 2019

Di2 should last well over 1000 km, especially as lots of the kms on GVBR will be cruising and not changing gears frequently. Take your charger along, but seriously doubt you would need it.
by Heather
Sun 24 Feb 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 334110

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Canuck wrote:Felt pretty ordinary today but did a Franga return. Just cut it a bit short before getting home. Thought I saw an MRR forumite out on Beach Rd..

Did a Beach Rd Ride as well today, down to Mornington & back. Didn't see you...but did run into Richard S, and also Susie from the MRR :) :)
by Heather
Thu 21 Feb 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Newport and Essendon Route Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Newport and Essendon Route Advice

From Essendon the most direct route would be down Mt Alexander Rd, then at Flemington bridge get onto the Capital City trail along the Moonee Ponds Creek, that comes out near Docklands (Costco), then it's bike path through to the city. But Mount Alexander Rd is not really bike friendly - there is an...
by Heather
Sun 17 Feb 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 334110

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Did a Kinglake loop yesterday with a few forumers....first time I've done Kinglake for about three years. Rode out from home & met them at Diamond Creek, then Kinglake, Whittlesea, Nutfield and back to Diamond Creek and home. Just a magnificent day, forgot how nice the Kinglake climb is, loved t...
by Heather
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: How was your recreational ride today?
Replies: 5061
Views: 334110

Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Not exactly the Pyrenees.... But the Boy and I got out for a 40km trail ride with Heather, LovinDirt, and fattima. Food stop halfway. Fun times for a Boy who still managed to pass out on the bike heading home!! He refuses to nap at home, but apparently his helmet whacking the side of his seat every...
by Heather
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2018 TdF
Replies: 31
Views: 6063

Re: 2018 TdF

Not sure if this link will work. Helmet cam footage of the mountain biker that lept across the tour
:shock: :shock: :shock:
https://www.facebook.com/bicycle.qld/videos/1858628820849607/?t=17
by Heather
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: Grinding noise after new chain fitted
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: Grinding noise after new chain fitted

commi wrote:II contacted the shop and they said sounds like I need to replace the sprocket as its worn whilst the chain is new.

Find a new bike shop, they should notice if it needs a new sprocket
by Heather
Mon 14 May 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Bike Shops and Shopping
Topic: The fall and fall of your local bike shop
Replies: 325
Views: 35415

Re: The fall and fall of your local bike shop

Essendon Cyclery has been impacted by level crossing works at Essendon Station, and are asking for assistance: CUSTOMERS OF ESSENDON CYCLERY, WE NEED YOUR HELP Many of you who have visited the store recently will have noticed that the street in front is now taken up with bus stops, which have been m...
by Heather
Tue 01 May 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Petition to extend the Upfield Bike Path to Upfield in northern suburbs of Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Petition to extend the Upfield Bike Path to Upfield in northern suburbs of Melbourne

State Govt budget today: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/building-safer-cycling-and-walking-paths/ The Upfield Bike Path will get a $3.5 million upgrade to fix the existing path, remove bottle necks, and improve crossings and lighting. The current path will also be extended, providing an off-road alt...
by Heather
Tue 01 May 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Bike Touring
Topic: So where is everyone wanting to go?
Replies: 95
Views: 14203

Re: So where is everyone wanting to go?

My bucket list ride is to do the Munda Biddi trail, end to end. :D

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