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Mildura, which bike?

Postby faster » Wed 08 Mar 2017, 12:26 pm

I'm going to mildura for the weekend and dunno which bike to take, road or hardtail mtb. Could anyone recommend?
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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby UJ1 » Wed 08 Mar 2017, 5:05 pm

https://www.visitmildura.com.au/events/Cycling.aspx

This link may assist in your decision.

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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby faster » Wed 08 Mar 2017, 5:29 pm

Thanks

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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby faster » Wed 08 Mar 2017, 5:49 pm

I was hoping there'd be a trail along the murray but I'm struggling to find it. Or am I missing something?

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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby UJ1 » Wed 08 Mar 2017, 6:57 pm

I don't know of any dedicated trail as it's been over 40 years since I lived and worked in Mildura but there are always many roads /tracks beside the river. If you've got time, just explore either up or downstream. (I remember mtbing around Cobram a fair few years back and you could go for miles along the Murray following tracks with plenty of interest for jumps etc.) Other than that have a play with google maps using the bike directions.
PS I'd probably go with your hardtail as it gets pretty sandy in places and the Mildura environs are mostly flat ie uninspiring for road riding.

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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby faster » Wed 08 Mar 2017, 7:00 pm

Thanks that's good to know.

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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby UJ1 » Wed 08 Mar 2017, 10:31 pm

One other thing came to mind after I just read a blog of a guy who travelled around oz and along the Murray using off road tracks, take precautions for 3 cornered jacks. I'm not exactly sure if they around this time of year as he travelled through there in December and got punctures so maybe use a thicker casing tyre or consider tyre liners etc.

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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby parawolf » Thu 09 Mar 2017, 8:51 am

faster wrote:I was hoping there'd be a trail along the murray but I'm struggling to find it. Or am I missing something?


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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby GreenAlias » Thu 09 Mar 2017, 9:04 pm

UJ1 wrote:One other thing came to mind after I just read a blog of a guy who travelled around oz and along the Murray using off road tracks, take precautions for 3 cornered jacks. I'm not exactly sure if they around this time of year as he travelled through there in December and got punctures so maybe use a thicker casing tyre or consider tyre liners etc.


Yes, those bindiis are diabolical. Don't ride through grassy areas. Try to stick on road or trail.

This Strava Global Heatmap shows where cyclists go in the Mildura area

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Re: Mildura, which bike?

Postby faster » Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4:26 pm

Thanks for all the info. I have now encountered a major problem, the bike didn't fit in the hire car.
I'm hoping to find a cheap used bike or something.


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