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CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baron Zuraw Oct 13. 14 Replies

Hi all,I'm moving to Adelaide in a couple of months and trying to figure out whether an Adelaide CBD to the Noarlunga interchange commute is doable on a consistent basis? It seems to be about 31kms…Continue

 

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Baron Zuraw replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Usually 90-110 minutes each way. Comiong home is always a pain and a headwind alas. "
Oct 13
Chris replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Cheers for the tips Nic! I'll have to check the Reynella route.  That's a pretty epic commute you have there, how long does that take you?  And yeah, I'm thinking of doing it on cyclocross with panniers, seems the best way…"
Oct 12
Baron Zuraw replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Regularly commute from McLaren Vale to North Terrace CBD along the Southern Expressway veloway - 86km-ish round trip. I originally use my mountain bike, but it took too long to get to/from work, plus the weight of the bike and work gear was just a…"
Oct 11
heather replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Chirs, so you are not a newbie to Aus weather and cycling.  Bikes on Board adelaidemetro.com.au/Using-Adelaide-Metro/BikesWhen there is space, bicycles can be carried for free on trains Monday to Friday between 9.01am and 3pm or between 6pm and…"
Sep 12
Andrew K replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"It is doable on a bike, but to do 62km every day, climbing O'Halloren hill from both directions is definitely gruelling. There is a bike path along Beach road to the Southern Expressway path that goes all the way to Darlington, after which…"
Sep 12
Chris replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Hi Adam! Thanks for the tips. From my little bit of research, I had come up with a gravel bike/cyclocross bike - good to have it confirmed. I have considered the e-assist, but that will be something for later down the track. I plan to pick up an…"
Sep 11
Chris replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Hi Heather! Thanks for the detailed route info. I had a quick google of Coast to Vines Rail Trail and the Velloway bikeway - they look great. But oh god snakes, I had pleasantly put them to the back of my mind here in Holland! (I'm originally…"
Sep 11
Chris replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Cheers Peter, Thanks for the tips for the train, I think I'll end up doing the bike the train/bike combo like you. "
Sep 11
Chris replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Thanks Jilden!  Cycleinstead looks like a super useful resource. Good to know about the O'Halloran Hill. I'm sure it will take a while for me to get fit enough to do the commute. "
Sep 11
Adam R replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"For bike suggestions I'd recommend some kind of endurance road / adventure / gravel bike, preferably with mounts for a rack, and mudguards too if you're planning on riding when the sun isn't guaranteed to be out. For a model…"
Sep 11
heather replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"There was a time when I irregularly travelled from Adelaide to Lonsdale (28 km on the line to Noarlunga). In the morning put the bike on the train at Adelaide Railway Station. From Lonsdale Station rode the last kilometres to my destination. In the…"
Sep 11
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"Hi Chris,Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists.Would you like to join any of my AC groups for cycling advocacy and receive a free newsletter? Check out the 5 links below. Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) especially if you commute into or cycle in the…"
Sep 11
heather replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Agree with Jilden and Peter B.Once you get used to the commute, you could plan on cycling the whole length more often, with the knowledge that a back-up train if inclement weather or long day at work.Eventually you might be tempted to buy…"
Sep 11
Peter B replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"As Jilden says, a good option is to take your bike on the train. Here in Adelaide, bikes are allowed on trains at any time. (In some other states in Australia, they are not allowed in peak hours). A bike far is the same as concession fare, which is…"
Sep 11
Jilden replied to Chris's discussion CBD - Noarlunga commute - too far?
"Hi Chris, Best not to commute the whole distance straight away, just take your bike on the train and do the flatter bits first. There is a 200 metre rise at O'Halloran Hill. Use this route planner to explore different ways to get to and from…"
Sep 11

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