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off-topic: climbers who ride bicycles

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/04/2015
11:22:42 AM
On 13/04/2015 dalai wrote:
>These guys may be able to help?
>
>Terrarosagear
>
That's the bloke!
... and given the reminder, I have just now sent another email to him to see if he is available for the job again...





>Tent, sleeping quilt and sleeping mat total weight is under 2kg.

Luxury! Why when I were a lad...
;-)
... there is actually something good to be said for the old ways, though I am trying to give myself some more flexibility in a greater range of conditions with some of the new technology high spec gear available these days.

phillipivan
14/04/2015
6:36:34 PM
Oh by the way, Dalai your trip sounds great, best of luck with it, I hope to read a TR about it one day.

Best,

pi.
sch
19/04/2015
12:25:59 PM
Hi Martin, Steve C here. I saw your post the night before I left for the Mawson trail. Anyway I just got back. A great adventure, highly recommended. I caught the bus North and went top down. I rode my Niner MCR with bikepacking kit. Total distance was a tad longer than anticipated at 940k. I did the complete trail in 5 days averaging 188/day, about 10 hours of pedalling/ day. My kit was about 6 kg all up including packs, without food and water. You can find the details on Strava and are welcome to email or call if you want. Just do it.
climberman
19/04/2015
1:34:53 PM
I just finished the Monaro Cloudride 1000.
I wrote up a summary here:

http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/monaro-cloudride-2015-report-and-summary.70374/

sch, nice going at 188km/day!
sch
19/04/2015
2:01:04 PM
Cheers Climberman, Great effort on the Cloudride. My plan A was to ride that event but the Mawson seemed logistically easier and also a lot less climbing. I rode Healesville to Omeo on the BNT last year and got very wet. The desert seemed like a good alternative. Thanks for the report.
climberman
19/04/2015
4:29:26 PM
You've intrigued me about the Mawson. Will have a Google on it. Cloudride is an interesting combo of effort and logistics.
dalai
Online Now
19/04/2015
5:40:24 PM
On 19/04/2015 climberman wrote:
>I just finished the Monaro Cloudride 1000.

Congratulations on finishing! Great write up.

I was following the reports and saw some nasty conditions you had to endure. Definitely keen to try one day though...

On 19/04/2015 sch wrote:
>Hi Martin, Steve C here. I saw your post the night before I left for the
>Mawson trail. Anyway I just got back. A great adventure, highly recommended.

Nice Steve. I'll be going South to North and planning to average a much more leasurely 100km's a day...

sch
19/04/2015
8:06:36 PM
Enjoy Dalai, may you have good weather and good fortune. You will cruise it. The hill at the start going south to north will be a challenge, but it is a lovely ride through the landscape.
dalai
Online Now
19/04/2015
9:05:05 PM
Thanks. Looking forward to it! How did you do in regards to flats? Heard a lot about the thorns along the Bundaleer Channels so packing extra tubes and patches!
MichaelOR
19/04/2015
9:49:26 PM
Dalai, don't listen to anything Steve C says ...the man's not of this earth!
His endurance is never to be underestimated - whether on rock or bike.
We met him in Burra during his recent epic Mawson Trail ride and let's be clear .... it was tough. Please take more food than Steve did. Maybe have a chat with him and get some sense out of the man. If not, talk to me. Us mere mortals can make sense out of this!
climberman
20/04/2015
8:26:55 AM
sch, the Mawson trail looks amazing. Will file that away for sure. What didi you run, especially tyre/tube wise?
dalai
Online Now
20/04/2015
10:09:52 AM
I know sch from a long while back MichaelOR, so not taking the ride lightly or changing my itinerary to ride that far every day...

I have 11 days to enjoy the ride. It will be my first overnight bikepacking trip, so planning on cruising and taking in the scenery! I would like to throw in some longer days in the southern section if I am feeling up to it so I can make the Flinders Ranges with time up my sleeve. As I've never been there so am keen on doing a few walks if time allows.


Duang Daunk
20/04/2015
11:36:47 AM
Great thread though I am waiting for bro Eduardo to get heavily involved, as it is obvious from reading it that old climbers wear bikes to keep their lycra fetish going.

Eduardo Slabofvic
20/04/2015
2:05:35 PM
On 20/04/2015 Duang Daunk wrote:
>Great thread though I am waiting for bro Eduardo to get heavily involved,
>as it is obvious from reading it that old climbers wear bikes to keep their
>lycra fetish going.

I rode my bike to the shops yesterday. It was really hard core.

phillipivan
21/04/2015
11:05:44 AM
On 20/04/2015 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>I rode my bike to the shops yesterday. It was really hard core.

If it's not on strava = didn't happen.

Eduardo Slabofvic
21/04/2015
1:23:54 PM
On 21/04/2015 phillipivan wrote:
>On 20/04/2015 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>>I rode my bike to the shops yesterday. It was really hard core.
>
>If it's not on strava = didn't happen.

Its on Strava. I've got the KOM on the "Going down to the shops from my place" segment.


phillipivan
21/04/2015
3:48:47 PM
Then that's truly hardcore. I plan to have a stab at the "from the bus stop, to the bottle-o" segment later.

rocksinmyhead
21/04/2015
7:25:34 PM
On 21/04/2015 phillipivan wrote:
>Then that's truly hardcore. I plan to have a stab at the "from the bus
>stop, to the bottle-o" segment later.

Good luck. I got a PB on the weekend, on my "just far enough to justify buying new bike parts and putting on the Lycra" segment. It's probably about the same distance.

phillipivan
21/04/2015
7:58:36 PM
Skin suits all the way.

Ive got's to buy a new set of pedals this week, and probably a saddle and cassette. Makes climbing look cheap.

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