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Solo to Toowoomba

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gavin B Oct 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Well I missed out on a long ride with the group on the weekend, but never mind, I had my first experience at Suncorp Stadium watching the Kiwis Flog the Kangaroos in the 4 nations.(Rats!)I've made a…Continue

Pimps you've made to improve your Bent.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Chandler Jun 10, 2014. 1 Reply

I bought my recumbent to tour on. The basic models you can buy in a shop are usually racers to cater for competitive riders or commuter models that appeal to urban riders. I had to make lots of…Continue

 

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Dirk liked Roger Chandler's discussion Country Riding
Sep 2, 2015
Roger Chandler commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"David, it seems that the Rolhoff hub was MADE for the velo. I thought it was inconvenient having to step off my bent to change down gears if I got stuck in traffic in a high gear. In a velo it would be very difficult. I would Never go back to a rear…"
Feb 15, 2015
Roger Chandler posted a status
"I'm missing my "Pimp". I'm on T I till Easter and it is locked away in a garage on the Sunny Coast."
Feb 15, 2015
Roger Chandler commented on Paul Martin's group 'Bent Riders
"Comfort in a recumbent seat is something I have come to terms with on a long journey. I found my foam seat pad would flatten out and the edges of the moulded Lynxx sear would start to bite into the side of my bum. I replaced the foam but it did the…"
Feb 5, 2015
Roger Chandler replied to Dirk's discussion End of 2014 Ride and Meetup in the group 'Bent Riders
"I'm keen to meet with the group again. I'm moving to a new unit in Minyama between now and Xmas but I'll try to participate if I can. My bike will still be based at 1665 Sandgate Rd until I move it north so I'll just go with the…"
Nov 24, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"This was a welcome sight as I ended the long straight from Laidley."
Nov 1, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"This is Kowalski Hill....Don't go there on your bike unless it is 6am or 6pm.LOL!"
Oct 31, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"How do I do this?"
Oct 30, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"For me Doc, the Toowoomba range is in a difficult position. To get there requires a full days ride and then there is the hard bit. I was thinking of riding to the base of the range and camp there. Have a good rest and a feed and maybe a sleep, then…"
Oct 30, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"Thanks for your positive comments folks! I am fully rested today and I don't have any painful after effects that I suffered a few weeks ago when I rode around Bingil Bay, Mission Beach and Tully which was 75km. I cramped up rather badly…"
Oct 30, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"Here are some pics I took"
Oct 30, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"Hi all, I was very interested last week when the planning for the Toowoomba ride was being discussed but I was certain I would not have been able to ride from Virginia to Toowoomba. The train to Rosewood made I very attractive to me but that option…"
Oct 30, 2014
Gavin B replied to Roger Chandler's discussion Solo to Toowoomba
"Have fun roger!"
Oct 27, 2014
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Oct 27, 2014
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Solo to Toowoomba

Well I missed out on a long ride with the group on the weekend, but never mind, I had my first experience at Suncorp Stadium watching the Kiwis Flog the Kangaroos in the 4 nations.(Rats!)I've made a snap decision this arvo. I'm riding to Toowoomba tomorrow. Hang the weather. I'm catching the first train from Caboolture at 4.38 at Northgate. It goes direct to Rosewood and arrives there at 6am. That'll give me an early start to try and beat the heat on the range.. I'll keep you posted....See More
Oct 27, 2014
Roger Chandler replied to Melvyn Yap's discussion Toowoomba Group Ride in the group 'Bent Riders
"I've just checked out a Higgins Storm Chaser posting for the weekend. It's going to be a scorcher! He's predicting afternoon storms and >40* temps on Sat Nd Sun. Just what we don't need when were pushing up the Range. Sorry…"
Oct 22, 2014

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Touring
Where in Brisbane do you live ?
Virginia
Tell us about your bikes
Optima Lynxx customized to create "the Pimp" I tow a TWBents one wheeled trailer. Recently gave my MTB to a keen youth. Have ridden the Pimp 30000km in 7 yrs around FNQ
About Me :
I'm retired Special Ed Teacher. Long time resident of Tully. Lived on Thursday Island for the past 4 yrs where my wife works. Recently bought a unit in Minyama and hope to live there in 2015. Rode to Bris from Cairns via Longreacg in Sept 2012 on the Pimp in 20 days. Returned to Virginia Dec 1st and have haunted the KBCW and DCCW these past few days. I have never met another Recumbent rider since I bought mine. I hope that will soon change.
Website
http://www.rogcha-pimpmybike.blogspot.com.au/

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Steintrikes Wild Wave

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:24pm 4 Comments

I found this awesome articulated trike on YouTube and I posted it on my Google+. I am not linked to anyone from this blog on Facebook or Google and I wanted to post a link here but I don't know how. I figured that if I put the name up you could check it out on YouTube yourself. What I found interesting is the engineering enables the trike rider to lean as if he is in a bicycle as the trike turns. Could some of you trike riders check it out and tell me what you think please.

Cycle camping trip from Virginia to Lake Moogerah

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:56pm 21 Comments

I did the trip to a Lake Moogerah last Saturday. I learned a few useful things. Bikes and trailers are allowed on trains in non peak hour. They like you to use the wheel chair allocations preferably at the front or rear of the train. Firstly I had to negotiate the Railway Lift System at Virginia because the city bound trains arrive on Platform 1 and I live on the other side of the tracks. I had the forethought to have a practice run on Friday arvo to make sure I could get the bike and trailer… Continue

Weekend Tour

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

I planned a ride from Rosewood to Moogera Dam and the weather this weekend appears to be perfect. I googled a bike route and it showed me two roads tha go from Rosewood to Aratula which is quite near Moogera. Ive decided to take one road there on Saturday, camp overnight then ride back along the other on Sunday.

I've dodged the difficulty of crossing Brisbane with my bike and trailer by opting to take the train from Virginia to Ipswich then a second from Ipswich to Rosewood. I practiced… Continue

My First Pushies

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 7:47pm 1 Comment

What a great day! Thanks everybody from this community who participated last Sunday, particularly Terry and Melvin who made sure I arrived via the labarynthine cycle tracks from Virginia to a Holland Park. I made a rod for my back by deciding to bring my complement of touring gear to show off and I'm glad I did despite the extra effort I had to make to keep up with Terry's HPV for 22km. I was very surprised by the interest I created with visitors and participants alike. Maybe I have inspired… Continue

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