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Coming down from Mount Lofty - etiquette question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Palfrey Sep 30, 2015. 40 Replies

I'm asking this as a bit of a cycling newbie and with some trepidation...I gave myself a bit of a challenge last week to see if I could ride up to Mount Lofty summit from Glen Osmond.  I know that…Continue

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Philip Darbyshire commented on Gus's event 'H'eroica 2016, gravel, pizza and vintage bikes'
"Sad one this.  The last ride :-(  Sad to say that I'll miss it as it clashes with Highland Games at Mt Barker.  I well remember bringing up the rear a year or two ago and the kindness of the guy who kept 'waiting for…"
Sep 14, 2016
Philip Darbyshire replied to James's discussion BUPA tour climb videos - Crows Nest & Norton Summit
"Damn.  I was looking forward to a nice relaxing day on the bike until I watched these :-)  May the Force (or the Lord) be with me! Absolutely brilliant videos as ever!!!  "No-Pro" for a Grammy????"
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Dec 12, 2015
Matt left a comment for Philip Darbyshire
"That's wonderful Phil! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it... My Infinito is in Mega Bike having a service/check-up and a new free-hub...have amassed nearly 12,500km so far this year... I love the thing! Where r u getting it through? I…"
Nov 19, 2015
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My bike! - I love it.

"Hi matt, Wow. 7k kms is amazing.  I've managed 1600 since June when I 'got back on a bike'  It's a Giant Roam XR1 hybrid which is lovely.  Very comfy and has triple gears which helps up hills but as…"
Oct 31, 2015
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My bike! - I love it.

"LOVE the bike Matt.  I'm working my way up from a hybrid to hopefully an Infinito from Santa.  Fingers crossed.  But of course, I must first pass through the hell of 'What components/specs do I really want/need :-)  So…"
Oct 29, 2015
Philip Darbyshire replied to Gus's discussion Amy's Ride 2015 - win your entry and a jersey
""I love being 'back on the bike', And Amy's will be quite a hike, I'm rego'd as is But a jersey's the biz, So give my fee to AGF if you like""
Oct 16, 2015
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Oct 10, 2015
Philip Darbyshire commented on Gus's event 'H'eroica 2015 - gravel roads, pizza and wine'
"Terrific day's ride with a great pizza lunch at Anderson's Winery.  Big kudos to Gus and Easy Tiger for the organising.   I was 'tail end Charlie' bringing up the rear all the way but I was incredibly well looked after…"
Oct 4, 2015
Philip Darbyshire commented on Gus's event 'H'eroica 2015 - gravel roads, pizza and wine'
"Really looking forward to this one, even in 33 degrees!! (2x water bottles, CHECK✓) Sadly have nothing vintage to bring, apart from my body, but could change into a Bianchi 130th anniversary t-shirt for the pizza?  OK, not too many kudos for…"
Oct 1, 2015
Clive Palfrey replied to Philip Darbyshire's discussion Coming down from Mount Lofty - etiquette question.
"Don't know of anybody that has died on Greenhill either but we all know of riders that have crashed coming down the various hills into or near Adelaide. I've witnessed and/or know of crashes on Montacute, Norton, Willunga Hill, Old…"
Sep 30, 2015
Clive Palfrey replied to Philip Darbyshire's discussion Coming down from Mount Lofty - etiquette question.
"Michael collided with a kangaroo some years ago and suffered some head injuries, sadly he couldn't live with the limitations on his life that those injuries caused."
Sep 30, 2015
Philip Darbyshire replied to Philip Darbyshire's discussion Coming down from Mount Lofty - etiquette question.
"Holy crap! I've got reply from Durian Rider. My week's complete!!  Thanks for all those great cycling and other videos.  Breath of fresh air in Internetland.  You thinking I'd lost my Garmin is charitable :-)…"
Sep 30, 2015
Roger ... replied to Philip Darbyshire's discussion Coming down from Mount Lofty - etiquette question.
"congratulations on your climb"
Sep 30, 2015
Philip Darbyshire replied to Philip Darbyshire's discussion Coming down from Mount Lofty - etiquette question.
"Ah yes, I think I remember trying to borrow your slipstream for a bit :-)  Thanks for that!  It was a lovely ride wasn't it.  And definitely a nice 'breeze' to keep us cool.  Yes, old freeway holds no terrors for…"
Sep 30, 2015

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Bianchi Infinito CV, Giant Roam XR1
When do you ride?
Weekends
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newbie weekender, enjoying being 'back on the bike' Made the leap from hybrid to road bike.
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At 20:01 on November 19, 2015, Matt said…
That's wonderful Phil!
Congratulations! I can't wait to see it...
My Infinito is in Mega Bike having a service/check-up and a new free-hub...have amassed nearly 12,500km so far this year...
I love the thing!
Where r u getting it through? I assume you'll have a proper bike-fit to get the most out of it...
Let's catch up as soon as you get it...
 
 
 

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