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Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by durian rider May 18. 11 Replies

Kate & I have just returned from our 2nd tandem tour or Kangaroo Island, and we are now looking for…Continue

Tags: Tandem, Touring, Tasmania

Long distance record attempt over :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by durian rider Apr 5. 13 Replies

Steve Abraham, who is trying to break the record for the longest distance covered in a calendar year, may need an operation after an accident in SomersetReport here :(…Continue

Tags: attempt, record, Distance, Long

Strava verse Garmin Connect

Started this discussion. Last reply by CLP Feb 9. 16 Replies

Why is Strava so popular?What makes it better than Garmin Connect, or all the myriad of other sports tracking sites?Who uses what as their main tracking tool and why?…Continue

Learning to use a power meter ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jim Dec 4, 2014. 29 Replies

What reading material, (or other) would you suggest, as to learn how to use a power meter to its full advantage?I plan to improve my hill climbing, & I am going to switch from standard to compact…Continue

 

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durian rider replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"good to hear Pete! I failed to mention another option is a 2x10 mountain bike crank like an XT 785 with a 38/24 combo. The hour record optimum cadence is around 105rpm so 45kph would be the max speed one could comfortably hold for an hour…"
May 18
sam england replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"Our East coast trip was almost exclusively on sealed roads, although I have heard good things about an unsealed route from Port Arthur (or somewhere down near that that peninsula, probably Copping) towards Orford. The research I did when planning…"
May 18
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"Hi Harley,  Our tandem is has a triple with 28 front 34 rear as our largest climbing gear which works out just about identical to your 34-42 combo idea, and yes, that will take us up just about anything we have found, (apart from this, which…"
May 16
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"Hi Sam, Thanks for your reply. That's just the kind of info I'm after. When we go, we will probably have two weeks to tour, which will allow us to take our time. I am very tempted with taking the Tandem as we tour really well on it. We do…"
May 16
durian rider replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"Put a 34 on the front with a 42 on the back. Sram 1X11 set up. Do the west coast. Topeak Journey Trailer. #sorted Get Kate some Shimano A530 pedals and these shoes if they fit her feet.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2qLcZ-mhQw Im assuming…"
May 15
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Paul Koch's discussion Gawler Wheelers Ride Report 9th May 2015
"A few years ago now Frank, my crash was on the 200km Grand Slam in October 2012. Although I didn't know it at the time that crashed really knocked the wind out of me. These days the majority of my cycling is now simply for pleasure rather than…"
May 11
sam england replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"East coast would be perfect for the tandem.  My wife and I took slightly less than a week (although I wouldn't hesitate to take longer if I had the time) to go from Hobart to Launceston and enjoyed tail winds for the majority of it - made…"
May 11
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Paul Koch's discussion Gawler Wheerlers Ride Report 9th May 2015
"I have the greatest sympathy for you Mark. Shoulder injuries are not fun to recover from. Just ask Juz or myself. I was off work for 4 months following my cycling accident, needing a full shoulder reconstruction. If I can give one piece of advice,…"
May 10
Terry C replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"Ok, gearing looks good. I don't think that you will miss much by staying on sealed roads - - most of the things that you will want to see, have good roads in and out. My experience is mostly north west coast and around the Hobart area - - all…"
May 10
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"Hi Terry. I was hoping you might reply. We have a triple front chainring on the Tandem, with 48-38-28, & 14-34 on the rear, so climbing is not a major issue, but still to be seriously considered. That is why we were looking at the East coast…"
May 10
Terry C replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"I should also add, serious climbing means equally serious descending. Your tandem will need very good brakes."
May 10
Michael Murray replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"How do you get enough stuff for two on a  tandem ?  Did you have a tent and sleeping bags ? "
May 10
Terry C replied to Pete (repeats ?) Roberts's discussion Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)
"I am not a tandem rider, but I am a Tasmanian road rider. My observation is that tandems are not so good climbing - - and there are LOTS of hills in Tasmania. You WILL need a compact crank and low gearing on the back. Two of my three road bikes have…"
May 10
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Touring Tasmania. What's best? Road bikes or Tandem ? (or both!)

Kate & I have just returned from our 2nd tandem tour or Kangaroo Island, and we are now looking for something new. (Kate and I arriving in Western Island Caravan Park, Kangaroo Island)We are pretty keen on taking 2 to 4 weeks off…See More
May 10
Pete (repeats ?) Roberts replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion GW AWESOME AUTUMN RIDING! >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday May 2nd 2015
"OK, So now I know... My comment was very tongue in cheek, & yes Im still riding on occasion. In fact, Kate, I and our tandem have just returned from another 2 week tour of Kangaroo Island :) Here are a few pics of our latest tour: Arriving in…"
May 3

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What bikes do you ride?
Cervélo R5 ( Road bike )
Specialized Tricross ( cyclocross )
KHS Tandemania ( Tandem )
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute, Racing, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Active member of Gawler Wheelers & occasional Veterans racer with AHVCC.
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Tour-de-Kangaroo Island TANDEM style !

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 22:22 12 Comments

At the beginning of the year, Kate and I had just returned from our summer holidays, and while still on a high, we started planning our next trip:

This time we fancied a touring holiday on our Tandem bike, so we grabbed a map & looked towards Kangaroo Island.…

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Riding Slow (around Sydney)

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 22:00 7 Comments

Kate and I have just celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary, so we decided to fly over to Sydney as a 'getaway'.

By the time we had landed at Sydney Airport, I was missing my bike already, so we decided to hire some bikes & tour the city.

We phoned Bonza Bike Tours, who we had seen…

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Letter to Department of Planning,Transport and Infrastructure Re: SOB Danger

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 19:08 17 Comments

Hi,

The Stuart O Grady bikeway is a fabulous addition to our bicycle network, and I use it almost every day. There is one very dangerous spot though. At the very Southern end of the track there is about a 150m of road (Mill Road South) which is completely covered in very loose gravel, and I have seen quite a few people skid and fall off their bikes as they hit this loose section.

Would it be possible to have this section of road made safer ? Perhaps re-tarmaced or at very least…

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Gawler Wheelers route #7 Gawler / Checker Hill Loop

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 22:38 0 Comments

We had 8 riders today, on this hilly route (5 rated climbs) , and for me it was my first ride since I burnt my hand ( Kitchen accident ), so I was a little unsure how I would fair on this trip. 



We started by ascending Alexandra drive, which is a fairy steep climb on cold legs, but then were were soon into rolling hills, and heading towards Kersbrook. We had a few welcome stops at the crests of the hills we encountered to let the tail enders catch up,…

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At 13:49 on March 10, 2013, durian rider said…

powertap g3.

if you run a sram red cassette then the alloy freehub body will be strong enough but anything else will chunk it if you ride a lot.

At 10:19 on March 19, 2012, john mills said…

Hi Pete. Was reading some of the posts about the One tree Hill road. Not sure whether you gus are talking about mountain biking or not. I know I did the Airstrip road once a few years ago on a mountain bike and it was so rough it bounced my pump out of its holders!

If you are talking mountain bikes I used to love doing the fire tracks up in the big park between Humbug Scrub private zoo and extending right down to the Resevoir and across towards Kersbrook. But on my bike I had to walk up a lot of the hills. Went out with a mate who managed to ride when I walked. But his legs were turning nearly twice to my one. So I took the bike over to Gary at Star Cycles and asked for a bigger sprocket and he suggested the bike was too worn out to be bothered with. So I ditched it and stole my wifes mountain bike (which she never rode). But it is a uni-sex bike and the frame is a bit small for me. So that's one of the reasons I have ended up playing with a road bike.

I have went over the handle bars a couple of times ( too steep decent, seat too high) on the (hybrid) MTB, and toppled sideways down a steep bank ( too steep to get a foot on the ground, and frame too large for me) and nearly killed myself on a fast decent when the track suddenly became very rutted and trapped both wheels! But at least there were no cars doing 100km/hr nearby. So its a bit of a toss up as to which variety - MTB or road biking is more dangerous as far as my expereinces are concerned.

At 21:10 on March 1, 2012, Gus K said…
Hi, not that I know of. It does show little green icon next to their name if they are,
Cheers
At 18:56 on February 6, 2012, Brett dracup said…

hey Pete, just thought i'd let u know that today i had a go at highfield.. felt good.. felt realllyyy good, strava didnt recognise the start again, but result was around the 1:10 mark, this is getting interesting, i wonder if strava or yourself have put up a GPS blocker ;) lol

keep up the good work mate.

At 20:05 on February 4, 2012, Brett dracup said…
Of course I do, enjoy a lil bit of that every now and then. Motivates me :)
At 20:32 on November 8, 2011, Juz said…

Hey, just saw your strava upload - took a stack?  Are you ok? I hope there's no more damage than pride and a bit of skin.  Take care!

At 7:56 on November 2, 2011, Old Macdonald (Jon) said…

Hi Pete,

 

Yep, not too bad. I was jinxed last night. Went over just out from Scuzzis, I think my brakes jammed on again, taking bike to Avanti this morning. Then half way to military road, bike in front of me pulled up short after leaving the lights and I went over again. Talk about a pain. Anyway caught up with you lot eventually at North Haven, but after riding 15 kms by myself couldn't keep up so rode back via South road Salisbury Highway. Lost some skin and got a big hole in my shorts!! 

 

Which way did you lot come home? I didn't see Warren either was he in the pack?

At 19:16 on August 14, 2011, Jilden said…

Hi Pete, there is only one Jilden and I am rides co-ordinator for CPG this year... Cheers!

At 20:17 on August 6, 2011, Craig said…

hi pete, sorry i havent just yet. Will do it for sure in the next 2 weeks an as soon as i do ill let you know the code number.

At 15:19 on August 6, 2011, Gus K said…

Hi Pete,

Thanks. I am thinking about changing the way the forum displays - ie make is posts chronologically, not by recent activity as it is now. Mostly because the site has got bigger and it worked well when there was 1000 members but now perhaps it does't work.

I am also thinking of adding a box at the top that shows 3-5 latest posts (so in chrono order).

Regarding the recent comments etc you know that you can click on the word 'replied' in an update and go straight to the comment? 

 

I'm always more than happy to take suggestions on stuff like this. 

 

Thanks for this!

Angus

 
 
 

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