2017 On the road today

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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Timo
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And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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TonyM
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Wow looks fantastic!
But is it not too dangerous with the ice/ snow on the roads?

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Timo
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TonyM wrote:Wow looks fantastic!
But is it not too dangerous with the ice/ snow on the roads?

With 32mm tires and a low tire pressure it is quite alright as long as you stick to the roads which have been treated with de-icing salt. The biggest issue was Speedplay cleats clogged with snow which makes it very hard to pedal.
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Its not dangerous. Thats how you will learn to ride/handle a bike. Of course crashes happen, but its life here, where people have real winter.
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rainerhq wrote:Its not dangerous. Thats how you will learn to ride/handle a bike. Of course crashes happen, but its life here, where people have real winter.


Yes that's a good one! As a child I learned to ride a bicycle in Paris with all the traffic. More dangerous than the winter in Estonia.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Only the best survive! Hello Mr. Darwin.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Seriously I am always very surprised how do you guys come to a sport like road biking? I would have guessed that you do more like hockey etc...

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So, the Tour down Under is approaching and we are well into summer. Did a part of the loop for the Sportive ride for Stage 4 (the pics are taken near Tungkillo & Lobethal). Was a great day out with a max of 28 degrees C, but may be much hotter come race day !!

Ride will be 168km (home to home) with just over 2,300m of climbing.

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Looking back up Fox Creek Road out of Lobethal

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Outside of Tungkillo

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TonyM
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Looks really good!
I love that sky! Impressive colours! :thumbup:

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Some of the roads in the Adelaide hills are great. Some areas were star :sick: ting to brown up a little (wet & cool start to summer), but currently 38 deg C :unbelievable:

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TonyM
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Well it doesn't look cold on the pics! I would have believed it is more like 75F.

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Image. Mallorca. Back to summer again. Yawn.

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TonyM
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Mallorca w/o hills?
I have never been there but I always hear that Mallorca is only hills.....

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TonyM wrote:Mallorca w/o hills?
I have never been there but I always hear that Mallorca is only hills.....
No no, that’s the thing with Mallorca. You get both hills and flat. One day hills next day flatland.

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