Pictures ofthe Great Victorian Bike Ride on the AGE website.



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Peter Signorini

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"Marty Wallace" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Parbs" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I thought that myself. Not many smiling, and everyone looks stuffed.


Are you talkng about the photo of the rider napping beside his tent? Don't
know where you get this 'not many smiling' bit. I see photos of happy,
contented riders at the end of the day. Yes, they are lying about relaxing.
I do that myself, once I have my tent up at the end of a full day's riding.
The scenes are no different to any other GVBR that I've been on, and I've
done 5 of them.

Only thing worse than media beat-ups is usenet beat-ups.

Cheers
Peter
 
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hippy

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> I thought that myself. Not many smiling, and everyone looks stuffed.


Most of the ones actually looking at the camera seem to
be smiling. The rest are dozing! I don't see too many
people smiling after ATB's or races but if it wasn't fun
or challenging we wouldn't be doing it.
Touring would be cool if I didn't have to fit in a job
and stuff around it..

hippy
 

Marx SS

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..but who won?
Anyone got the results yet?

I was going to go next year but I'm kinda scared off by the high numbers.
Hope next year's 'free bike' comes in green so I can put it out with my garden clippings.
 
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Stuart Lamble

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On 2004-12-05, Marx SS <[email protected]> wrote:
> .but who won?
> Anyone got the results yet?


*snickers*

> I was going to go next year but I'm kinda scared off by the high
> numbers.


Yeah. I think 90% of the problems I had this year stem from the high
numbers. If you can be reasonably sure it'll be 3000 or less next year,
it's probably going to be a fair ride. If it hits more than that, I'd
hesitate. Beyond 5000, I'd be inclined to say "no way".

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Jack Russell

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Marx SS wrote:
> ..but who won?
> Anyone got the results yet?
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> I was going to go next year but I'm kinda scared off by the high
> numbers.
> Hope next year's 'free bike' comes in green so I can put it out with my
> garden clippings.
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Do the NSW ride, anout 1000- 1500, better organised and of course a
nicer crowd of people in NSW!

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cfsmtb

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Marx SS said:
..but who won?
Anyone got the results yet?

I was going to go next year but I'm kinda scared off by the high numbers.
Hope next year's 'free bike' comes in green so I can put it out with my garden clippings.

Me-ow! Me-ow! :D

But somehow quite appropriate. Currently awaiting mfhors' response/verdict on the GVBQ.
 
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Peter Signorini

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> Touring would be cool


It is. A bit more so in a Melbourne winter.

> if I didn't have to fit in a job and stuff around it..


Well hippy it depends on how cool it is to you, but not all touring is a 9
day mass epic. I run a regular job and family, but still make sure I get
away for a weekend tour every month or so. Then there's plenty of day tours.
Every Easter I do a 4 or 5 day tour and in summer usually do a 6 - 12 day
high country tour. All that as well as MTBing fills in my cycling activity
fairly well. In between I get to mow da lawn :-{

Cheers
Peter
 
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TimC

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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 at 13:04 GMT, Peter Signorini (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
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> "hippy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Touring would be cool

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> It is. A bit more so in a Melbourne winter.
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>> if I didn't have to fit in a job and stuff around it..

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> Well hippy it depends on how cool it is to you, but not all touring is a 9
> day mass epic. I run a regular job and family, but still make sure I get
> away for a weekend tour every month or so. Then there's plenty of day tours.


I'll be joining up with mbtc. There was mention of a weekend away in
the new year -- just bring your panniers, sleeping bag, tent, etc.

Sounds fun.

How was the rain tonight? I looked at the large dark red blobs all
over the radar before leaving, and thought I would make it. Then the
back bike light fell off, so I had to go back into the office to
sticky tape it back up. That cost 10 minutes. Then I had to do
shopping, since I had been away for over a week, and the queues were
super long (damn safeway haven't put on more staff, even though the
queues have increased dramatically over the last 2 months, at all time
of the night (even at 2:00am)). I was in the queue when the downpour
started. I discovered indeed my panniers are waterproof. Not my socks
though.

Batteries were flat, and my tripod broke, so photos of the spectacular
lightning were out of the question.

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hippy

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> How was the rain tonight? I looked at the large dark red blobs all
> over the radar before leaving, and thought I would make it. Then the
> back bike light fell off, so I had to go back into the office to
> sticky tape it back up. That cost 10 minutes. Then I had to do
> shopping, since I had been away for over a week, and the queues were
> super long (damn safeway haven't put on more staff, even though the
> queues have increased dramatically over the last 2 months, at all time
> of the night (even at 2:00am)). I was in the queue when the downpour
> started. I discovered indeed my panniers are waterproof. Not my socks
> though.


I made it to the track a little late, had a good session with no rain
and then got to my local Coles to find their power out.. you reckon
'your' queues were long! ;-)

> Batteries were flat, and my tripod broke, so photos of the spectacular
> lightning were out of the question.


My ex has my 10D so I didn't even bother with pics.. I did wander
around in the rain for a bit because the temp was still quite nice.

Hopefully it all buggers off so I can have a dry ride tonight.

hippy