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Fitz's Challenge?

Damn... one for next year? Eye-wink

http://www.clubsonline.com.au/site/index.cfm?fus...

Here's a profile I found... looks nice, you could do this in the morning then a few laps of Stromlo on the MTB after lunch Eye-wink

Help with road bikes

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Hi guys,

I was thinking about getting a road bike for this summer to suppliment my training for Mountain Biking, but I am still a little unsure. Does riding a road bike help with the fitness for mountain biking? My main concern is that the riding position is different with the 2 disciplines.

Also im not sure about all the road bike gear, i.e what to look for in a bike. I think my choices within my budget are between Tiagra and 105 groupset. My budget is about $1500.

Hybrid Bikes Choice

Looking at getting a flat bar hybrid bike to commute on, so far i've seen the Giant Seek 1. Is there anything similar around $1000

Needs Gears and disc brakes

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I want one.....THIS

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Saw this single speed / fixie in a bike store in canberra.....I WANT ONE......!!!!! THIS ONE

12hr Road Challenge

http://www.12hourchallenge.com/

Very interested in riding this event, however there has been little interest Total of 10 riders, this event might fail?

I am in no way affiliated with this event or any of its organisers. It has the Bicycle NSW support....

I'm sure us Nobs could make a few teams?

Shimano Tiagra vs. 105 for a 'Quick' touring bike (warning - No mud to muddle through)

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Hello all,

from what I understand, Shimano Tiagra vs. 105 is an age old subject.

I'm trying to build my first bike (Surly Pacer frame) which is a steel 'quick'ish frame.

I've got the choice to stick either of these group sets on the bike. My preference would be a Tiagra for the hard-wearing, and a a 10speed because it's in vogue and feel sure there is some benefit in having the extra range of gears.

Alberto Contador tests positive to banned substance

Contador - who has won three Tour de France championships – tested positive on July 21 this year with the analysis revealing traces of clenbuterol.

Contador has blamed food contamination for his positive test result.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/alberto-cont...

Ride anyone?

Anyone fancy a road ride tomorrow (Sunday)?

Route plan
Starting at around Forest Way, ride down to Palm Beach> Ferry to Ettalong Beach> Woy Woy> Kariong> Pacific Highway> Pie in the sky> Hornsby> Monavale road> back to the start. It's about 122KM's all up, with around 1800mtrs climbing.

Any takers?

Flats, dammit!

I have just added a road bike to my arsenal and am very much enjoying the chance to ride each day (commute to the city) to supplement my weekend mtb rides. One thing that is already driving me nuts is flat tyres - in the last week I have had two. I am a big guy (6'4", 95kgs) so I have had my tyres pumped up to 100psi. I tried dropping the pressure to 90psi in the hope of lessening the chance of flats but still got another one today and the bike just feels sluggish. Is there something that I am missing here or is this just something I need to get used to?

Share the Damn Road!

Hmmm... so how would these jerseys go down in Sydney? Puzzled

http://www.sharethedamnroad.com/

road rides

hey i was wondering does anyone know how many kms from mccarrs creek rd via akuna bay into west head then back onto mccarrs creek rd again loop is? and could anyone suggest any good rides that would be anywhere between 45-80km long a loop would be preferrable....ta

Cav out-sprinted!

No way!

More here... I like the way this guy celebrates Eye-wink

http://www.steephill.tv/2010/vuelta-a-espana/pho...

sydney to gong

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i know this is meant to be a mtb forum, but ahs anyone done sydney to gong charity ride? am thinking of doing it just wanted to get some info on it first....and is it doable on a hardtail with kenda nevegal 2.1s or should i look at switching to some slicks ...or at least something lighter? any info would be useful..
ta

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2500 Tour de France Outtakes in 3 Minutes

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http://vimeo.com/14284694

Akuna Bay

Was up at Terry Hills today doing Salvation Tracks and Towlers Bay on the mountain bike. Noticed the significant number of roadies out there today and was wondering is there a good loop out that way to do ?

Not done a lot of road riding before but assume there must be a good / safe ride up there given the numbers of people.

Any info would appreciated !

Fun & Games in the Peleton

Didn't see this until just now... interesting read of some... erm... 'tension' in Ag2r Eye-wink

http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cyc...

Saying No to the SAG Wagon

Didn't know about this one, did the cameras miss it?

Jens proving he's a legend once more:

http://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/tour-fea...

Stage 15 - Opinions?

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Well as most will know Schleck lost the yellow jersey last night due to a mechanical. He was just short of the top of the final climb when he dropped a chain. He struggled for 20 seconds or so to get it back on. In that time Contador continued and gained time on the descent to finish with a 39 second advantage and therefore taking the lead in the race.

A Longer Commute to Work - Nth Willoughby to City

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Hi All

Need a suggestion for a longer commute to work, I am in North Willoughby and work in the City and currently go via the Cycle Path into the City which about 10-11km each eay, however I am looking to add in some more distance to that ride each morning as tbh, 10km isnt very much.

Any suggestion for where I could go, trying to avoid as much of the rush hour traffic as possible?

Tour de Northern Beaches

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Anyone keen for a 100km odd ride around the Northern Beaches a-la http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/100km-Tour-...? I have ridden parts of this and in a clockwise direction it is probably not too bad (McCarr's Creek Road is definitely more difficult from Bayview!). I have my new road bike and whilst the mtb is out of action and I need some fitness I am keen for a decent hit out. Pace will probably nothing too speedy but definitely not slow and I don't really plan to stop anywhere for any great amount of time, maybe just fill up the water bottle, visit the bathroom etc.

2010 TDF - part I | Incredible photos

The first half of the 20-stage 2010 Tour de France cycling race is over, with the current overall leader being Andy Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Denmark's Team Saxo Bank. This 97th running of the iconic race started in Rotterdam with 198 riders in 22 teams of nine, and will conclude 3,642 km (2,263 mi) later in Paris on the Champs-Elysees on July 25. Collected here are a handful of images from the race so far - another entry will follow after the final stage has been run. (40 photos total)

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/07/2010_to...

Stage 14... spoiler alert!

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Fantastic action!

What did Schleck say to his director sportif when he dropped back to the car half way up the first climb? We were all confused at the time, but now I think he told the director he was feeling strong and didn't need any team help and that they should relax Eye-wink

Look at the results, look where all the Saxo riders came in. Or maybe they are all just rooted? Eye-wink

Inspired

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Shano's post is inspiring... at least the first part of that route Eye-wink

I've never ridden out of Mooney Mooney creek and now want to. So who's up for this:

Stage 9... spoiler alert!

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Pain in the mountains!

What an epic stage. Three moments really stand out for me:

1. Jens Voigt : Having been in the breakaway most of the day, dropped off to 'wait' for Schleck on Col de la Madeleine and then paced him (and Contador) for a couple kays. Contador, realising it would be a bad idea to have Voigt with them over the top put in a move and unhitched Voigt. You could just see the fight Voigt put in though - once he realised that was it, he just seemed to stop dead on the hill with nothing left.

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