How was your recreational ride today?

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 11 Sep 2020, 9:47 pm

Frosty wrote:
Claude Cat wrote:13yo son has discovered strava.
Now he's riding every day trying to get trophies and aiming to knock off a "local legend" or two.

Good on him. Soon he will be beating his Dad.... Maybe not for a long time. :)


I'm going to have to get him a new bike. He's out grown his MTB and he's borrowing his older brothers road bike. Which means adjusting the seat height all the time because brother has rediscovered the bike as well.
Trying to hold off for now, he's growing fast and anything we get now will be too small in a year's time.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Matt1 » Sat 12 Sep 2020, 5:15 am

Claude Cat wrote: ...snip...

I'm going to have to get him a new bike. He's out grown his MTB and he's borrowing his older brothers road bike. Which means adjusting the seat height all the time because brother has rediscovered the bike as well.
Trying to hold off for now, he's growing fast and anything we get now will be too small in a year's time.


Any suitable bikes available second hand? Whatever you pay for it could probably be recovered when selling it a year later.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Sat 12 Sep 2020, 9:30 am

Matt1 wrote:Any suitable bikes available second hand? Whatever you pay for it could probably be recovered when selling it a year later.

Yes, that will be the plan, I think. Post lockdown of course.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Canuck » Sun 13 Sep 2020, 1:16 pm

One of our usual out and back trips for 18km on the tagalong. Lots of roos nearby in the paddock so stopped to say hello. Long downhill back gets us to 35km/hr and he loves it.

Need to do a bit more exploring, the Boy is getting bored of some of our usual routes. Some just suit child solo or tagalong better than others.

Beautiful out there now.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Fri 18 Sep 2020, 6:39 pm

Yesterday's ride was just a beautiful day.

This is the view I had at my Northern turnaround point at Biggera Waters, looking along The Broadwater to Southport.

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Yesterday's ride details: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/Bike-Routes/Bike-202008-my-rides.html#ride13

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Canuck » Fri 02 Oct 2020, 2:29 pm

The Boy has been getting used to his new bike. Building confidence with the different handling and size, and no more back pedal braking....

Yesterday we did 11km, and he now better appreciates the gears. He got up hills he struggled on or couldn't do every time on the old bike.

He's getting excited about where the bike can take him. Need to head up to see the roos in the paddock one ride soon, by his request. There's a looooooong hill, though, so it'll be a test of endurance for him.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Heather » Fri 02 Oct 2020, 4:20 pm

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

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Fri 02 Oct 2020, 6:19 pm

oh-boy.

Actually, that's probably worth real money these days. :lol:

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Matt1 » Fri 02 Oct 2020, 6:54 pm

^Rad!
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Canuck » Fri 02 Oct 2020, 8:26 pm

^ I love that the streamers are blowing in the wind in the second photo. Like the bike is in motion, on its own ride...

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby TrikeTragic » Sat 03 Oct 2020, 8:54 pm

^^^
(A long time ago...) The youngest brother had one of these, a gold one as I recall, regarded as pretty cool even by his older brothers:
- three speed hub gears (handy on a dead flat dairy farm ;) )
- snazzy drag style shifter
- fat tyres

He had a number of interesting experiences on the Dragstar, including being towed at warp speed behind the farm motorbike on a dirt laneway. Youngest brother learnt bike handling skills quickly.... :lol:

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby jvb » Mon 05 Oct 2020, 5:00 pm

Heather wrote: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

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Looks like you've maxed out the seat height!

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Heather » Tue 06 Oct 2020, 7:56 am

jvb wrote:Looks like you've maxed out the seat height!

Yep! I couldn't handle riding with the seat low :lol:
I'm not bossy, I just have better ideas!

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Tue 13 Oct 2020, 9:10 pm

Georges waiting for their lunch at Charis Seafood in Labrador. Charis throws the fish scraps out to the Pelicans daily at 1pm.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Canuck » Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6:03 pm

Nice day for a tagalong ride - just under two hours riding, and two hours at parks - four parks total for the outing.

We saw a fairly large roo on the path - followed the poor thing for a while. It was stuck between the Ring Road barrier wall and the fence / creek near Darebin Creek path area as we passed through. It bounded along ahead of us for a bit, then hesitated, waited, we passed and it bolted back the way we'd come. Was kind of cool, as we were really close. I was hoping it wouldn't cross our path in panic - it looked like it could stand taller than me...


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