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

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

It is nice, unfortunately the esplanade is blocked atm from a landslide...
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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slyboots
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by slyboots

micky wrote:Done the whole Lake of Garda route today with my team with a spectacular weather for this time of the year.

How long is the route? Road bike?
I've been to Lake Garda once - it's a beautiful place. :thumbup:

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micky
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We started from an inside town, but I guess the whole route is around 150-155kms roughly.
The nice thing is that you find cyclists all the way around.

Dalai
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by Dalai

Hit the Yarra river single track Saturday afternoon on my CX bike...

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Routier
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by Routier

This is an art installation which has been in a National Trust park since April. Apparantly it's there to make people think :noidea: All it makes me think is that it's an eyesore.

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

Re: the bottom photo. Did you get to the pot of gold? If so, how much did it weigh - full, and empty?

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robncircus
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by robncircus

Awesome day for the MTB. From the top of Westridge at the Nike tower.

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And as always ride info:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/236504925
Brewer McFadden says "Everyday should be the best day ever"

Routier
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by Routier

HammerTime2 wrote:Re: the bottom photo. Did you get to the pot of gold? If so, how much did it weigh - full, and empty?


6.8kg empty

djm
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by djm

Tyrifjorden, Ringerike

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Guerdi
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by Guerdi

On Monday, two of the hardest slopes to be found in Switzerland : Balmberg and Weissenstein.

For those of you who have ridden in Switzerland, those cols are IMO harder than Grosse Scheidegg or Pragel. But they are not well known, what a shame.

I had to use my MTB with slick tires to go up there (32x26), my gf had to walk even though she had a compact gearing.

Problably last ride with short sleeves. Good bye fall.

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Routier
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by Routier

^^^^^^^ Nice view :wink:

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GT56
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by GT56

Guerdi wrote:On Monday, two of the hardest slopes to be found in Switzerland : Balmberg and Weissenstein.

For those of you who have ridden in Switzerland, those cols are IMO harder than Grosse Scheidegg or Pragel. But they are not well known, what a shame.



didn't know them either, most likely because these two aren't part of the Alps and in a region generally described as flat

check out the profile, i believe that is what is meant by seeing red:

http://www.zanibike.net/altimetria/3475 ... nrohr.aspx

cheers, and txs for the pictures

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Willier
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by Willier

Nice autumn ride today afternoon... with some steeeep ramps 8) :smartass:

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"Smart may have the answers, but stupid have all the interesting questions."

basilic
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by basilic

These photos are from Wednesday - it's raining today...
Climb above Thuet in the fog (near Bonneville, Hte Savoie)
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small road to Andey
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above the low clouds, approaching Brizon
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closed, unfortunately
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Miller
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by Miller

Basilic, your photos make me sad I don't live in the Geneva area any more. I had a few years there in the early 90s and it is an amazingly good area for cycling. Now I live in Reading. Here's a view familiar to many W London cyclists, the M40 cutting at Stokenchurch. Not quite as scenic as the Northern Alps.

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