The Black Stump Tour

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lindsay
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Postby lindsay » 12 Aug 2014, 13:53

The Black Stump Tour
Vintage Cycling - 220km across 2 days

Saturday/Sunday - 4th October
Mudgee to Coolah and return
Cost - $110

Includes:
Accommodation at the Blackstump Hotel Coolah
Saturday lunch on the road l’eroica style
Sunday Breakfast
Sunday afternoon tea & wine tasting at the Blue Wren Winery

Rider support and luggage transport provided
Open to all Cycling NSW members
Valley Wheelers encourages vintage or keeper of the flame bikes for this ride

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Camilla
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Postby Camilla » 12 Aug 2014, 21:40

Keeper of the Flame bikes?

Can I do it fixed and do we get to eat steak while supping on Rosso Antico? Whatever that is - just something that I recall always being behind the bar at my local Black Stump in the 1980s.

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Postby lindsay » 17 Sep 2014, 08:29

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Postby tedrobin » 26 Sep 2014, 08:57

Searching for images of statues of Hercules, I came across this cracker that I thought you guys might appreciate:

http://www.nuernberg.de/imperia/md/presse/bilder/pressemitteilungen/2013/130114_kumzweiradhochburg.jpg

It's pretty amazing how similar this 1896 model looks (to my eyes at least) to a modern bicycle.

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Postby marc2131 » 29 Sep 2014, 17:59

Ted
Nice poster. It looks the same but they are quite different from what we ride. Didnt realise this until recently, when I had a close look at an old bike from around 1904. For one they are extremely heavy. The example I saw was a proper professional track bike supposedly used in the same Sydney race as the then world champ, US-born Major Taylor. It was at least 13 to 14 kgs.
Looking at the poster, the front brakes (there aren't any back brakes) are not rim brakes. They have a stopper which probably pushes down directly on the tyre. These old bikes (pre-asphalt roads) had heavier rake angles in their forks (& seat tube?) too. Something to do with added suspension and stability for old potty dirt roads. The saddle would be a Brooks B17 or similar. Peter B uses one. A strong rider would really be pushing it to maintain a 31-33kmph average around Centennial Park.
JohnJ and Lindsay know much more about this than I do.

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Postby Karzie » 06 Oct 2014, 13:10

Great weekend. Thanks to everyone, especially Lindsay, Peter and Michelle!

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Postby humanbeing » 06 Oct 2014, 14:01

Great photo! What a fantastic weekend.
Thanks Lindsay for the inspiration and the plan. Thanks so much to Michelle, Linda, Karzie and Peter T for driving, logistics and support. And thanks to Alister, Andrew B, Camilla, Denis, John, Marc and Toff.
What a great weekend.
Had a great ride :)
Peter

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Postby marc2131 » 06 Oct 2014, 16:34

Thanks to Lindsay for initiating and overseeing this event. Ian and Linda plus Peter T and Michelle in the supplies Sag wagon/s. Was so well coordinated. But most of all, was astonished at the amount of food. Too many highlights to mention. However mine was the time peter B and I spotted an Emu and her chicks on the way to Ulan. Quick draw selfie mcbownes was too slow with his trusty iPhone camera.

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Postby andrewb » 06 Oct 2014, 17:49

What a great weekend!
Thanks to all for the company on & off the road. And especially to Ian & Linda & Peter T for giving up time on the bike to run the support vehicle, and Michele M who was out here not riding at all, but appearing at exactly the right time everytime with cake & ginger beer. And to Lindsay for organising the whole thing. Chapeau! (And thanks Peter B for sharing your transport and music collection to & from Sydney to Mudgee.)
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Postby marc2131 » 06 Oct 2014, 18:08

The now infamous Ulan Hotel offences list. Pic taken by Camilla.

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Postby Camilla » 06 Oct 2014, 18:13

Michele.

just saying.

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Postby Camilla » 07 Oct 2014, 10:55

Great pics Karzie!

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