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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion
General Climbing Discussion
|off-topic: climbers who ride bicycles
On 4/02/2007 M9iswhereitsat wrote:
>The Audax Alpine Classic (Bright / Tawonga / Buffalo area), was held recently
>and the weather was the kindest (fine & 23 degrees - unusual temperature
>for summer!), they have ever had for it.
>How'd you go this year dalai / others?
With the house renovation/extension taking all my time over the last 4 months, I hadn't swung a leg over the bike. So I decided in the interests of self preservation to bail out at the last minute, and in doing so missing out on the best conditions in years!!!(especially after last years 42 degrees)
>The Audax Alpine Classic
>How'd you go this year dalai / others?
I went and had a bash. Did the 200km run - all four climbs, 3500metres of vert - with the 6.20am start, and I gotta say the temperature was extremely kind to all. The sun was out so there was a need for plenty of sunscreen, but things never got uncomfortable heat-wise. The peaks were very cool on top; you didn't want to hang around to long after your ascent lest the teeth started chattering.
Coming down the first descent on Tawonga in the very early morning of a perfect day into Mount Beauty was the most beautiful + brilliant thing. A great part of Australia. Geez I'm glad I dragged my bum out for some training beforehand.
Was heartening to see how little Buffalo had copped it in a serious way from the fires. Some damage, but the regrowth from 2003 was largely still intact.
One for this thread*...
(* Not to be confused with the other one of similar name).
Mountain bikers are beginning to dread the phrase ‘rights of way improvement’ as it almost invariably means that another trail has been sanitised.
Simply playing the faceless bureaucrat hamstrung by rules and regulations isn’t good enough any more. Those who purport to administer and protect our countryside have to be prepared to engage with those who enjoy its beauty.
It would seem that the sanitisation of adventure is happening everywhere?
used to ride downhill, but nowadays i just burn about on a reid fixie
For those of you with a lycra fetish (and I'm not talking tights):
The theme for this years Nati Frin http://natifrinj.com is bicycle power. We will have high tech pushy powered games, and low tech puppet races. There will be dancing to * Foot Felix if you are willing to contribute to power the lights and amps.
There is a workshop this saturday to create other bike powered creations. Have you always wanted to make a pushy powered microwave, blender, mother's little helper? Now's your chance.
Also, there is a game where you can race up the hill using Virtual Reality googles. Now's your chance to compete with Steve, Gordy and H.
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