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208km Monaro Rail Trail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Jan 4. 3 Replies

A MTB trails Network for Hornsby Shire?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat The Rat May 10, 2018. 7 Replies

CLOSURE OF QUARRY ROAD FIRETRAIL

Started this discussion. Last reply by mikesbytes Apr 20, 2017. 40 Replies

 

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Ben replied to Susanna Mills's discussion 208km Monaro Rail Trail
"FYI they are https://www.facebook.com/MonaroRailTrail/ on FaceBook"
Jan 4
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PeterT replied to Susanna Mills's discussion 208km Monaro Rail Trail
"Wow; good on them to crowdfund the initial research. (also a little sad, isn't it?) The benefits for the project and the appeal is certainly there and taking out the vicious gradients will open it up to many more riders; best wishes it will…"
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Dabba replied to Susanna Mills's discussion 208km Monaro Rail Trail
"I've ridden Bombala > Queanbeyan on a road tour over 10 years ago, and at that time I lamented the dead railway line that would have flattened out the many ups and downs if it had been a rail trail. I camped at Bombala, Nimmitabel, Cooma,…"
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208km Monaro Rail Trail

208km Monaro Rail TrailSpotted the disused Monaro railway line while returning home to Sydney after riding the Thredbo Enduro downhills and TVT mtb trail for New Years.Riding a long distance rail trail, as opposed to using a car to get to the Snowies is something I would love to try.Apart from all the positive spin-offs for struggling regional towns, a shuttle service for bikes would be a must-have; so local and…See More
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Galston
Tell us about your bikes
Oh, which of the 15+ do I start with...?
OURS:
Cannondale RB Tandem
MINE:
Custom airbrushed MTB hardtail
Trek Top Fuel DS MTB
Pivot Mach 4 DS mtb
Trek USPS CF RB
Trek Domane SL
Giant Cadex CF MTB
HIS:
Ellsworth Truth
Trek Alpha Series RB
BH XC hardtail
THE KIDS:
Schwinn Moab
Pivot Dual Sus
Giant Trance Dual Sus
BH RB
About Me:
Born and raised in Rhodesia, lived through the 'liberation struggle' and 'transformation' of Rhodesia into Zimbabwe. Went to Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Worked in advertising up in Johannesburg and survived commuting on my bike in Jo'berg traffic. Founding member of Johannesburg MTB Club where I met the love of my life. Raced XC at national & provincial level. Established and edited RIDE Magazine, and co-authored 4 books on MTB in RSA. After baby nr. 3, we decided that the 'transformation' of South Africa shared too many ominous similarities with that of Zimbabwe and there wasn't going to be a pot of gold for us or our kids at the end of the Rainbow Nation...thus we embarked upon the very difficult (and expensive) decision in 2004 to wipe out our entire identity and network in one flight far, far south to Sydney. Becoming more thickly settled as each year passes, although I do sometimes miss the wild freedom of chaos and the lack of stifling regulation, that is life in Africa...
Website:
http://www.zazzle.com/wirebike*

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SPRING RIDE (with a touch of dirt)

Posted on October 10, 2018 at 11:04am 0 Comments

OCTOBER RIDE: 43km ST. ALBAN’S LOOP

 

Every now and then, I yearn for adventure. Indulging that impulse, I decided to investigate rumours that similar souls have cycled up and down the MacDonald River from Wisemans Ferry, via St. Albans... on a road…

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Hills Shire Council Bike Paths Network

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 10:30pm 5 Comments

Hills Council compiled a comprehensive plan for road cycling in 2009. In 2018, they continue to deliver on it. With major developments like North Kellyville along Cattai Creek, thousands of new homes are being built throughout the Hills. Residents and businesses need alternative, efficient transport options to events, shopping centres, schools, work and transit hubs. It's time to ride there, folks!…

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THE CONVICT TRAILS ROCK ! (and Roll...)

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 5:30pm 7 Comments

It is a privilege to experience the historic Convict Trail on a bicycle. The range of distances and terrain that a mountain bicycle can cover extremely efficiently, means that you get to see much more of this fascinating trail than you would on foot.

Wisemans Ferry is easily accessible from any suburb North West of Galston Gorge- eit…

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Europe Sojourn: the PARIS bicycling bits...

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 2:30pm 6 Comments

https://youtu.be/uN-MQA_XMqY

Regaled by negative stories of Paris Metro mayhem, and anxious about language barriers, I looked into using bicycles to get us around...

BLUE BIKES TOURS

On our very first night there,…

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HA! I got 'Letter of the week' for my 'Metre Matters' missive.

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

Published this week in the HORNSBY ADVOCATE under 'Your Say.'
(I was motivated to write this after almost being struck by a car at the Maccas Dural Traffic circle...)…
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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 1:27pm on June 17, 2008, DamianM said…
Welcome to the site Susanna, that's is a great story!
At 12:11pm on July 11, 2011, tonydelyall said…

Hello Susanne

You can find out about Wollongong cycleway here
http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/facilities/sportrec/Pages/cycleways.aspx

The ride north along the beaches is nice provided the wind isn't howling like it has been the past week.

Tony

At 8:30am on July 18, 2011, stephen daniels said…
you are right ,its great riding &swimming at the many pools along the coast, the people down there are spoilt .

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