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Old 06-09-2020, 07:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: RTE St Helena Sunday 26 April 2020

On the basis of this thread I’m thinking a post lockdown Austouring lap of the city by pedal power might be in order.
The Capital City Trail is a nice gentle 30km loop that can easily incorporate a couple of places to stop for “refreshments”.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_City_Trail
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:31 AM   #12
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Despite many, many rides since shutdown, still struggling with fitness, best I can do is around 20km, and then I'm knackered. Might be a while until I'm back to my best Around-the-Bay-in-a-Day condition.

Let me just say, 15 years makes a big difference, 15kg makes a bigger difference though.
Spoke to my brother yesterday who lives in NZ and is a part time instructor at one of the MTB downhill parks over there.

He has just turned 50 and has just replaced his non downhill MTB with a pedal assist eMTB, he says his knees just cant cope with 3hr rides more..

He is loving it..

Might be a option.

Everywhere in Europe when I was over there last year.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:49 AM   #13
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He has just turned 50 and has just replaced his non downhill MTB with a pedal assist eMTB, he says his knees just cant cope with 3hr rides more..
My brothers in NZ and most of my former trail riding mates who are way older did that a number of years ago. They now go out on basically the same rides we used to do in the 1970s but on their $10k eMTBs rather than the KTMs most of them still have in the garage.

A mate of mine down the Peninsula brought a couple of 1kW ebike kits from Alibaba. They are easy enough to mount to basically any bike they just don't look quite are pretty as the factory stuff. The advantage of the 1kW kits is they are 2-4 times more powerful than the OEM ones. I've heard stories of going up Arthurs Seat at 30kph without pedalling!
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:41 AM   #14
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I got overtaken by an e-bike on Williamstown Rd in the car and I was doing 70..

Heard of some wild mods like carrying batteries in back packs..

Add on kit is a thought

Might look into that

Good , ol Loz is very much up on the ebike thing, might pick his brain
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:46 AM   #15
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... 30km loop that can easily incorporate a couple of places to stop for “refreshments”... [/url]
Sounds like an overnighter.

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... just turned 50 and has just replaced his non downhill MTB with a pedal assist eMTB ...
... 50 is still a youngen, too early for an eBike. Even at 70 next year for me, I'll be sticking with the pushie for a coupla years yet.

Me old mate Norm (in the pic) had his 80th birthday on our Kossie to Coast ride, back in 2006.


Golden Age Road / Barry Way: https://goo.gl/maps/BsoEcbxm9swbUDE36

Not sure if I'll be able to repeat that at 80 though.
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