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John Wren Virgo

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:05 pm
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who here cycles for fun, leisure and/or relaxation? if anyone is keen to join me on the odd ride between melbourne and frankston [or anywhere else for that matter] let me know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:49 pm
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My partner and I are just starting to get into it - it's good exercise and you get so much further than walking.

I got a bike just before xmas and we've ridden on the Easlink Trail from Ringwood to Jells Park and also from Ringwood to Elgar Park a few times.

We're investigating where the bike tracks are in and around the city and we'll take the bikes by car and try them out - I prefer the flat ones Laughing

Are there any you can recommend?

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John Wren Virgo

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:18 pm
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i try to avoid the bike paths because of the people that walk them and some slighty dodgy paths.

but one path i do ride regularly is the city trail which takes you around the river through richmond, kew, fitzroy, parkville, north melbourne and the docklands.

there's a nice easy path from the city to st kilda beach via port melbourne [adjacent to the light rail] and south melbourne.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:30 pm
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You mean you ride on the road?

Too dangerous for me. I tried riding motorbikes on the road a few times - dicing with death! Only ride off road now.

The City to St Kilda is one we're looking at doing - thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:55 pm
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jmcp wrote:
who here cycles for fun, leisure and/or relaxation? if anyone is keen to join me on the odd ride between melbourne and frankston [or anywhere else for that matter] let me know.


That explains the avatar, it's you up off the seat.

Love to go for a ride with you, but I think getting to you would tire me out before we even started Very Happy

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London Dave Aquarius

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:37 am
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I cycle quite a bit.... as soon as the bloody snow melts, I'll get back into cycling to work... quicker than the tube, Cricklewood to Victoria (London, not Oz) in half an hour!

Melb to Frankston I might pass on though!
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stoliboy Cancer



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:59 am
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I do a bit of cycling.

Cycled from Hue to Nha Trang in Vietnam in 2007 as part of a charity ride.

Also go in the 'Critical Mass' bike rides as well in Sydney and now in London. If you have never been on one they are great... usually the last Friday of every month and you go on an unscripted ride around the city. Every November in Sydney the ride goes over the Harbour Bridge.

Here is a link to the Melbourne 'Critical Mass': http://www.criticalmass.org.au/melbourne/

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stoliboy Cancer



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:04 am
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A good website for those who want bicycle routes try the Bikely website: http://www.bikely.com/

Just search the suburb of where you want to go and most likely another cyclist has uploaded a quick route through the backstreet avoiding cars and using the bike lanes.

You can upload your own paths as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:39 am
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i used to cycle everywhere back in melbourne. love it and miss it. abu dhabi just isnt a bicycle friendly (or pedestrian friendly for that matter!) city
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:58 pm
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Melbourne to Frankston? Jesus.. I think I'd die..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:01 pm
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Where are you located?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:10 pm
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Somewhere between Melbourne and Frankston..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:45 pm
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I'd love to, although I might have to buy a bike first. Razz Otherwise, I have been wanting to get back into riding recently.

You're in Melbourne already Lasalle? Let me know if you'd like to catch up for a coffee over the next few weeks.

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John Wren Virgo

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:23 am
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David wrote:
I'd love to, although I might have to buy a bike first. Razz Otherwise, I have been wanting to get back into riding recently.

You're in Melbourne already Lasalle? Let me know if you'd like to catch up for a coffee over the next few weeks.


yep, back in town. not working at the mo so whatever suits you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:54 pm
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get off the roads.
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