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    Default oh for a reno or a bike.

    G/DAY al just did a trip from west Wyalong nsw to sale in vic through bright and mount Hotham great roads spoilt by driving a toymota lowlux 4x4, would of loved to be in an r8-10 or on Karlies ducati monster, return trip was hampered by the tour of bright cycle race but overall a good trip great reason for going my younger daughter Amanda just graduated officers training at the air force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter J Kent View Post
    G/DAY al just did a trip from west Wyalong nsw to sale in vic through bright and mount Hotham great roads spoilt by driving a toymota lowlux 4x4, would of loved to be in an r8-10 or on Karlies ducati monster, return trip was hampered by the tour of bright cycle race but overall a good trip great reason for going my younger daughter Amanda just graduated officers training at the air force.
    cheers peter
    Hows your back after a trip in one of those things? We have them at work and they are not the most comfortable vehicle for a long drive.
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    Congratulations to Amanda from Jane & me!

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    Nice piece of road if you like corners! Did Bright to Hotham and return one day last January in a rental Mitsu ASX, actually started feeling a bit nauseous with all the bends. Wished I had the WRX there again. Good shortcut though to get to Sale from where you started. I believe the road from Mt Beauty via Falls Creek through to Omeo is now sealed as well, so there's an alternate fun drive if you need to do it again.
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    Yeah, second the bike notion. Lots of great climbs around there and I plan to spend some time down there this summer on the bike.

    Good excuse for some new wheels and a carbon crankset, try to get the bike's weight under 8kg

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    no no no a bike for the over 16's has a motor in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Yeah, second the bike notion. Lots of great climbs around there and I plan to spend some time down there this summer on the bike.

    Good excuse for some new wheels and a carbon crankset, try to get the bike's weight under 8kg
    Hi Haakon,
    You could have a crack at the Audax Alpine Classic on Jan 24; Bright to Mt. Buffalo to Bright to Falls Creek and back to Bright - 200KM. There are other distances available ranging from 70 KM to 320KM.
    https://www.alpineclassic.com.au/public/index.php

    I will be driving down from Brisbane to do the 200. It will be a good outing for the Megane!

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berlioz View Post
    Hi Haakon,
    You could have a crack at the Audax Alpine Classic on Jan 24; Bright to Mt. Buffalo to Bright to Falls Creek and back to Bright - 200KM. There are other distances available ranging from 70 KM to 320KM.
    https://www.alpineclassic.com.au/public/index.php

    I will be driving down from Brisbane to do the 200. It will be a good outing for the Megane!

    Cheers,

    pj
    Thats the plan so far. Probably not the 200, but better than the 70 Great roads, great riding, safety in numbers against idiots playing boy racer on blind corners!

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    Be careful what you wish for, Haakon. The safety in numbers concept has at its core the likelihood of many victims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Be careful what you wish for, Haakon. The safety in numbers concept has at its core the likelihood of many victims.
    I did the Alpine Classic 200 twice in the early 2000s. I heard ambulance sirens both times. Some people and machines are poorly prepared even down to using the wrong gearing for mountain riding. As for light bicycles, it is much better IMO .. and cheaper if the rider loses weight rather than the bike. Admittedly, shiny new bicycle porn sure is tempting for an overfull wallet.

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    Bike porn justifies itself To lose a couple of kilos I could spend some dosh of carbon bling - or give up beer. One of these things is not an option!

    But yes, its amazing what people will go out on hilly rides on. From the hero types who view compacts as some sort of sacrilage, to those that dont know how descend properly. I run a compact with a 11-28 and disc brakes on a sportive style frame (Defy Adv Pro) - the bike will be fine. My fitness is another story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Yeah, second the bike notion. Lots of great climbs around there and I plan to spend some time down there this summer on the bike.

    Good excuse for some new wheels and a carbon crankset, try to get the bike's weight under 8kg

    This year will be my 4th Alpine - 130, 130, 200 now back to 130. It's a fabulous weekend. I prefer the Amy Gillet along the Great Ocean Road though - new event of choice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter J Kent View Post
    no no no a bike for the over 16's has a motor in it.
    Although I wouldn't mind a bike with a motor in it too. Zero Motorcycles Australia ? The Electric Motorcycle Company - Official Site

    Not so interested in bikes with engines though...

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