New riders here! Excited

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    justo316 New Member

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    My girlfriend has just bought us a couple of bikes. She got a Giant Boulder SE ($400) and I got a Mongoose Rockadile LED ($630). I think we (she) saved about $400 off the RRP.

    Went for our first decent ride today around my suburb. Did about 10kms with hills... Heaps of fun!

    We can't wait to get out on some trails!

    Any riders from Perth know where's good to start off with??
     
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    > My girlfriend has just bought us a couple of bikes. She got a Giant Boulder SE ($400) and I got a
    > Mongoose Rockadile LED ($630). I think we (she) saved about $400 off the RRP.
    >
    > Went for our first decent ride today around my suburb. Did about 10kms with hills... Heaps of fun!
    >
    > We can't wait to get out on some trails!
    >
    > Any riders from Perth know where's good to start off with??

    Hi,

    I'm in Perth and enjoy pottering about on the trails. There are several easy trails around that
    won't bang you around too much!

    Try the Railway Heritage Trail in Swan View. There's a carpark at the corner of Pechy Road and
    Morrison Road. Park there and ride as long as you like. The trail is a 40ish km loop but you can
    just head out and back; no need to do the whole thing. Remember to remove anything of value from
    your car though. I've had several break-ins in that carpark.

    Another easy trail is at Carinyah, just past Karagullen on the Brookton Highway. About 19km loop.
    Park just past Kangaroo Gully (there's a sign on the road) and follow the trail markers.

    Pop in to your local CALM office and pick up some trail guides. There are several available that
    give you directions and descriptions of the trails.

    Drop me a line off list if you want to hook up. There are a few of us that get together occasionally
    for casual rides (with a BBQ or something afterwards... got to get that blood sugar back up!).
    You're welcome to join
    in...

    Cheers,

    Frank
     
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    Hi Frank,
    Thanks for the invite! We'd probably want to build up some stamina first before we go out riding with other people though.

    Pity about the Railway Heritage Trail being unsafe for cars, cos I've been unlucky enough to lose 2 stereo systems so far. Now, I am very wary of where I'm leaving my car....

    The Carinyah trail sounds like a better option anyway. A 19 km loop, if it's not too hard, sounds challenging, for us first timers anyway.

    Cheers

     
  4. > Hi Frank, Thanks for the invite! We'd probably want to build up some stamina first before we go
    > out riding with other people though.
    >
    > Pity about the Railway Heritage Trail being unsafe for cars, cos I've been unlucky enough to lose
    > 2 stereo systems so far. Now, I am very wary of where I'm leaving my car....
    >
    > The Carinyah trail sounds like a better option anyway. A 19 km loop, if it's not too hard, sounds
    > challenging, for us first timers anyway.
    >
    > Cheers
    >

    Have fun! If you decide to go to Carinyah, drop me a line and I'll be happy to act as your guide (I
    live nearby). Happy to go out with newbies as I'm just getting back to riding after a wrist op...

    As far as the Railway Heritage Trail is concerned, if you pick your time and go when there are
    plenty of others around it's safer. Sundays are good. Lots of walkers use the trail, so there's
    constant traffic. It's the quiet timesyou have to watch for. Don't let those thieving sods control
    your movements!

    Cheers,

    Frank
     
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    On 2 May 2003 13:30:06 +0950, justo316 <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Pity about the Railway Heritage Trail being unsafe for cars, cos I've been unlucky enough to lose 2
    >stereo systems so far. Now, I am very wary of where I'm leaving my car....

    Thought about riding all the way from your home? Or taking a train part of the way?

    PC
     
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    justo316 New Member

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha......sorry........
    If I rode all the way from home, that would probably be a trek in itself.....
    And I hate public transport....I prefer to be independent.
    Sensible idea though......
     
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    On 3 May 2003 20:30:08 +0950, justo316 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Thought about riding all the way from your home? Or taking a train part of the way?

    >Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha......sorry........ If I rode all the way from home, that would probably
    >be a trek in itself..... And I hate public transport....I prefer to be independent.

    Nobody in this world is independant when it comes to transportation, whether using heavily tax
    subsidised public roads surrounded by f***wits or on heavily tax subsidised public transport
    surrounded by f***wits..

    >Sensible idea though......

    Thanks..

    PC
     
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    Yeah, just checked out how far the Carinyah trail is. It's hella far from me. I live in Kingsley which is 20min drive north of the city by freeway....

    Sounds like an easy enough track. Are there anymore that are easier? I've got maps of the heritage one and the mundaring(?) one as well...

    We will hopefully go to the Carinyah trail after we get our first service on the bikes, just to clear up a few small problems.
     
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