Blitz Probe Cycling


#2521

Yep during your prolonged visits to India when it sits idle is not ideal.


#2522

Learned to put my tires down at least. Learned that after getting two flats immediately on coming back last time :smiley:


#2523

:laughing:


#2524

Thats a pretty decent crack Barry.


#2525

#2526

Any back story to this?


#2527

Caption on Insta just says he’s getting a new Swift!


#2528

Well I had my first bikepacking experience with the hipster collective from commuter cycles in brunswick, melburn.

Good weekend for it. They rode out to Warrandyte and camped by river - swim was a nice bonus at the end of the ride.

Big surprise for me was the more experienced bikepackers had a lot less stuff and mostly attached to the front of the bike, not the rear.


#2529

Did Coles Bay half ironman on the weekend. Happy to average over 30kms/hr for bike leg approx 2:52.
Though 90kms on the aero bars/drops in a trisuit almost cuts you in half.


#2530

No race this year, but plenty of dots to watch, starting 17/3


#2531

Sweet, could see myself doing this stuff… If I could only get away from the family and convince some mates.


#2532

It’s the most interesting part of cycling for me at the moment. Basically mountain-bikers reinventing touring and taking it off sealed roads. It is up to you whether you do the full free camping option or stay in towns.

This facebook site is good for Australian content

This US site is good for how to get started and seeing what the real experts are doing
http://www.bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/


#2533

Just found a nice frame in my size on BM … listed by Hal Hunter! Anyone keen to pick it up for me? :smiley:


#2534

location?


#2535

Dunno somewhere in Melb. Probably a touch too small for me anyway.


#2536

New bike day :smiley:

Well, new to me. Bought a second hand Bianchi Infinito. Going to strip the Propel for parts for the build. Reasonably excited.


#2537

What’s wrong with the propel?


#2538

More what’s wrong with me. Not as flexible as I used to be since I stopped racing. My preferred ride is 100km or so, and the propel isn’t cut out for that. Plus, I hate the stupid aero brakes…


#2539

And Queensland roads aren’t be best on a stiff frame either. An endurance geometry for the win.
My old Domane died at 61,000km earlier this year, bought a new - 2 years old but unused Domane afterwards, and scavenged all the good bits off the old bike.


#2540

Sharing my thoughts

Found this cycling clothing at scody.com
so they also customise cycle jersey?
i like the color and mesh!