How was your recreational ride today?

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Duck » Sat 28 Dec 2019, 8:26 pm

Claude Cat wrote:
Duck wrote:1st day of the Festive 500. Knocked out 64k, so I'm on track. (Need 62.5k average to get the 500k before NYE). Santa might bring my 7yo a new bike for Christmas so plenty of incidental (non-road bike) KM coming up which will all help!

Good stuff.
Did 80 myself. I like to get ahead of the game and be half way there after 3 days.
An easy pre-dawn ride tomorrow before everyone gets up and going and something bigger on boxing day.
Weekend and Monday look mighty hot, so I wouldn't be leaving too much to do at the back end of the period.

Great stuff. I'm well on track. Only 150k to do and 3 days to complete it.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Sun 29 Dec 2019, 11:32 am

Knocked off the remaining 80km I needed today.
Done for another year.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Dalai » Thu 02 Jan 2020, 2:51 pm

Frosty wrote:Today's Highlight, was talking to Kamal, who wanted to 'shout' me a coffee.


THE Kamal!!??

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Sat 04 Jan 2020, 12:25 pm

Dalai wrote:
Frosty wrote:Today's Highlight, was talking to Kamal, who wanted to 'shout' me a coffee.


THE Kamal!!??


Well, it is THE Kamal if he manages the "Fish Shack" aka Cafe Rockpool. :lol: :lol: On the Broadwater side of Australia Fair in Southport.

Otherwise, you may be thinking of this Kamahl.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby jvb » Mon 06 Jan 2020, 8:20 am

We did the new section of the Yarra Valley Rail Trail yesterday. In the rain.
It is basically an extension of the Warburton Trail from Lilydale to Yarra Glen. It will eventually go to Healesville linking back to the Warburton Trail.
Only 7.5km is finished and open, from Lilydale to Yering. It is a nice trail, but it goes nowhere. It ends at the corner of McInTyre Lane and Melba Hwy.
You can't even go to Yering Station Winery. You'd have to ride on the Melba Hwy which I wouldn't recommend.
I think the next stage to Yarra Glen will be finished this year. At least then you can ride to a pub, a cafe or the banks of the Yarra to have a bit of fun with your partner :D ;)

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Dalai » Wed 08 Jan 2020, 11:06 am

Frosty wrote:Well, it is THE Kamal if he manages the "Fish Shack" aka Cafe Rockpool. :lol: :lol: On the Broadwater side of Australia Fair in Southport.

Otherwise, you may be thinking of this Kamahl.


Severely disappointed... Thought it was the Kamahl. :(

Youv'e had coffee's with Robbie in the past, so thought that is where all the Aussie greats go.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Thu 09 Jan 2020, 8:43 am

Dalai wrote:
snip,snip...

Severely disappointed... Thought it was the Kamahl. :(

Youv'e had coffee's with Robbie in the past, so thought that is where all the Aussie greats go.


:D :D

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Daicos Mullets » Thu 16 Jan 2020, 9:39 am

I rode the Woolamai-Wonthaggi rail trail a couple of times while on holiday, including an extra leg down to Cape Paterson for a swim at the beach (very welcome and refreshing). It's a really nice ride inland and along the coast. There were lots of birds around and at one point near Anderson, I had to stop to let an echidna cross the path. I'd love it if they'd commit the funding to extend the path from Woolamai through Glen Forbes and eventually to Nyora. The rail reserve looks like it's still there to do so.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby victor » Thu 16 Jan 2020, 5:31 pm

I'm having a nostalgia attack for the French Alps. :( I wish I was there now. Anyway, here's a few highlights of my trip there in June/July.

View north from Col de l'Iseran (2774m):
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Me at Col du Galibier (2642m) with the valley to the southwest behind me:
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The reflections of the Lac du Grand Maison, on the way up to Col de la Croix de Fer (2065m) from the west:
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Thu 16 Jan 2020, 8:17 pm

Very nice.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby victor » Fri 17 Jan 2020, 7:30 am

Claude Cat wrote:Very nice.

It was! The heat was extreme, though: all of Western Europe was in the middle of a severe heatwave (even by Australian standards). When I got up to Col du Galibier, it was still 25 degrees up there! :shock: Col de l'Iseran wasn't as bad, it was about 15 degrees up there when I arrived. Earlier in the trip, I rode up to Col du Sabot (2115m) and it was 37 degrees at the col, which seemed odd given that the road was covered by a large patch of snow at the col. :lol:

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Daicos Mullets » Fri 17 Jan 2020, 8:30 am

It looks stunning!

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Fri 17 Jan 2020, 8:39 pm

victor,
that is beautiful.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Sun 19 Jan 2020, 6:20 pm

Had a nice ride this morning in the NE.

Witnessed a bad crash ahead of me, a cockatoo flew right into or next to a rider coming down the hill near Rosanna golf course, the rider came off at a reasonably high speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfi3Qc0 ... u.be&t=144

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby mb27 » Wed 22 Jan 2020, 9:18 pm

Group ride on Sunday to celebrate one of my friends 50th. Must have been close to 50 in the group. Was a fun ride.


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