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Fleurieu Touring Routes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Palfrey Sep 10, 2011. 14 Replies

I'm thinking of taking 4-5 days off to cycle the Fleurieu. Had in mind doing about 80-100kms per day, with panniers, but probably staying in B&B rather than camping.  Maybe roughly Adelaide to…Continue

The never ending helmet debate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Brisco Aug 28, 2011. 26 Replies

Worth a read, more so for the comments than the article itself. …Continue

Bike Mechanics Course at Hamilton Secondary College

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H Feb 9, 2011. 5 Replies

I did this course at Hamilton a few years ago. Excellent value, in depth, very good tutor, good facilities.  I think it was something like 18 evenings x 3 hours, so its a commitment, but well worth…Continue

Tags: course, mechanics

Compulsory Helmets - Interesting review of the research

Started this discussion. Last reply by Konadog Dec 14, 2010. 44 Replies

"It is immediately apparent that the sharp and substantial drop in the head-to-arm injury ratio coincides exactly with the introduction of the helmet laws and the corresponding increases in the…Continue

Tags: laws, helmets

 

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Mike H replied to Gus K's discussion Three Adelaide Cyclists announcements
"Agree with the previous posters. Black is bad news on a bike. Asking for trouble.  Even red is not that visible compared to white and yellow. I can hear people shrieking " but it looks cool ".  Fine. I'd rather be safe and…"
Apr 17, 2012
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"Injured cyclist sues crash driver and wins http://ning.it/mVIEeo"
Oct 21, 2011
Clive Palfrey replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"If memory serves me right I was advised to get off the train at Corromandel Valley, make my way via Red Road, right into Main Road, left into Clarendon Road, left into Potter Road, left into Kangarilla Road, just after you've turned…"
Sep 10, 2011
Jilden replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"Either  Belair, Blackwood or Glenalta station will drop you near the park, it actually makes little difference overall. Belair is easiest to navigate. Then after going through the park you can possibly use Sturt Valley Rd to get to Stirling.…"
Sep 10, 2011
Clive Palfrey replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"Rather than Belair Station you should get off one or two stops earlier, BJ can advise which one, why it's better and how to get to the road to Strath, he did the same for me last summer."
Sep 10, 2011
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Sep 10, 2011
Jilden replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"The problem with Belair is that you have to descend into the national park and then ascend again up to Sheoak Rd and Waverly Ridge Rd. Although the Queeens Jubilee Drive in the park is a beautiful shaded climb it is not necessarily easier than…"
Sep 10, 2011
Mike H replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"Yes, I was thinking something similar, but my thought was to cut out the long slog up into the Hills with full panniers, bygetting the train up to Belair.  Maybe I should finish the circuit at Noarlunga and get the train into the city.…"
Sep 9, 2011
Charles replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"I am doing something similar in a few weeks time but in reverse, and I will catch a train from Adelaide to Noarlunga Centre to cut out a fairly long boring section of the tour. I also do the same thing when traveling North, ie catch a train to…"
Sep 9, 2011
Jilden replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"The back roads from Strath to Goolwa via Finniss save travelling on the main road, which is not very nice for slower cyclists. There is an extension past the end of the Winery Rd via Lockett Rd and Myrtle Grove Rd, then the only bit of main road is…"
Sep 6, 2011
Jilden replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"If you haven't done it by the 28th September drop in on the Adelaide Touring Cyclists meeting, 7.30pm at the SW Community Centre, Adelaide. They are a group on AC too."
Sep 6, 2011
Mike H replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"Thanks Brian. Will be a few weeks before I do it, but will try to put up a report."
Sep 6, 2011
Brian Jenkins (BJ) replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"Good route from Jilden, not familiar with the roads Strath to Goolwa.  Mt Robinson Rd looks a beauty after Victor - went past that in March when I took the Back Valley Rd-Tugwell Rd option to get to VH (so next time).  That was good,…"
Sep 6, 2011
Mike H replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"Thanks J.R. That's a good summary. Sounds like I should get the 1:50 000 maps.  I'll message you re those CFS books   Mike"
Sep 5, 2011
Jilden replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"From Crafers take the Picadilly Rd, Old Mt Barker Rd, Gould Rd, then Aldgate, Aldgate Valley Rd to Mylor, then Echunga, Macclesfield, then Devereux St, Pound Rd, Schmidt Rd and Paris Creek Rd to Strath. From Strath take the Milnes Rd/Dry Plains Rd…"
Sep 5, 2011
Mike H replied to Mike H's discussion Fleurieu Touring Routes
"I live in Malvern, so was thinking of heading up the freeway bike path - Eagle on the Hill to Crafers. The other option is to head down to say Glenelg, and fo south down the coast.  Yes, mainly bitumen. My bike is a MTB but mainly designed for…"
Sep 4, 2011

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When do you ride?
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At 10:43 on August 15, 2010, Mike Brisco said…
Hi Mike - re your ad for 26 in mountain bike front wheels - the Bikes for Refugees scheme has a few spare, mostly single rim, secondhand. If you are looking for a spare wheel , we might be able to help. Mike Brisco, 8365 7489.
At 21:35 on October 14, 2009, Jon H said…
you could try checking insideline mtb club website they seem to have a lot of junior riders so may have a 2nd hand section
http://www.ilmtb.com/site/

here is there site
At 10:16 on October 14, 2009, Dominic Mugavin said…
Sorry Mike, it never really got off the ground.
A few weeks back there was some run by bikeSA that were subsidised by Ecoversity if you were part of the North Terrace Precinct bike users group (NTPBUG), and they were filled up, so there may be some cheap ones coming up. There is always the usual ones run by BikeSA or by WEA.
Dominic.
At 20:55 on October 12, 2009, Gus K said…
G'day and welcome along.

It's a great time to join with the Ride To Work day this week. I / we hope you get something out of this community. You can post forum discussions, blog posts, upload photos and videos (and embed from YouTube) and, as you've discovered join a group -or start your own.

Cheers
Angus

PS the beer question is really only to weed out the spammers.
 
 
 

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