Australians, Victorians. Feb 10th E-bike Mt Buller Epic event.

RobNevyn

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Nov 19, 2018
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This would be a top day to test the 6 types of bike brands they are taking to the event.
Unfortunately budget and timing wont work for me to go.
 

Dewi

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Jan 9, 2019
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Melbourne
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Norco VLT
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Bugger Rob, will be a great day out. It's a free event if you BYO bike.
 

Dewi

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Jan 9, 2019
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Will be there !
With a mate , I think I was the 2nd registration .

Yes I’m excited !
Awesome.
I'll be helping out, as well as riding/guiding.
Part of the Life Of Bikes crew. Led a shop ride at Silvan this morning, it was very hot.
Next weekend the weather for Mt Buller is looking perfect.
 

Geoff

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Aug 21, 2018
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Anyone attending this ride who is intending to make a weekend of it?
 

Geoff

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Aug 21, 2018
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Next weekend the weather for Mt Buller is looking perfect.
Agree, with a bit of desperately needed rain over the next couple of days and temperatures in the high teens conditions this weekend couldn't be any better.
 

Geoff

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Aug 21, 2018
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Wow! As at now only 7 Spots out of 100 remain. It will be interesting to see the final % of participants on hire bikes compared to those who already own one.

@Dewi if you can get this info from Matt can you post it up here.
 

Geoff

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A couple of us will prob camp at Sheepyard Flat / Howqua River on the Sat
I'm staying up on the mountain on Saturday and Sunday nights. I'll be taking the DH bike up there to shuttle the downhill trails on Saturday. I don't want to risk breaking the Kenevo prior to Sunday's ride.
 

Dewi

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I'll be busy Saturday so will probably be up at sparrows on Sunday.
 
Oct 10, 2018
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The woods
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I'm Australian but living in England, any chance the shuttle starts in Plymouth? :p

Have a great time everyone!! Not jealous in any way, and thanks dad for choosing England.
 
#17
I've signed up + 4 mates.

I'm an ebike noob, we recently got a place up at Buller and when we were up a lot last summer for renovations we realised how much we liked it. I was up 2 weekends ago and rented a Trek Powerfly and did a beginner skills course which was great, rode some of the tracks near the village and down the Delatite trail.

I've got no idea if the full ride will be too much for me, but I can bail out at TBJ if necessary.

I'm still saving up for my own eMTB but given my upcoming schedule there's no point until about October so will keep an eye on advancements in tech etc between now and then.

Look forward to seeing you guys up there!
 
Jan 18, 2019
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Macedon Ranges . Victoria Australia
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Trek Powerfly 7
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This was fantastic - well organised, great location and the trails were in tip top condition due to a little rain in the week prior .
There were some battery range anxiety issues ....
But we all got home - I came back the start with 4 km range ( I topped up at the halfway point with a 20min boost )
My mate ran out 2 km from the finish ......

So the stats 45.64km ,1297m of elevation gain riding time 3 hrs 26 mins , elapsed time 5 hrs 16 mins
I am not fast , and there were some that were !

If the opportunity arises to do this ride , do it , it’s stunning scenery and an adventure in itself .
Not like Euro mountains , the peak is on my 1800 metres and you descend to 600m approx .

The photo of the queue amuses me , “ ebikes will never catch on “
Ha bloody ha , I know 107 people who disagree .
And will be telling all their mates just how Awesome it was !!

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Jan 18, 2019
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Macedon Ranges . Victoria Australia
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Trek Powerfly 7
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The sträva map , compared to bikes , e-bikes are a blast up and equal downhill .
I am old and cautious , there were some very good bike handlers on the day - new to e-bikes not MTB so found the extra weight and corresponding grip a distinct advantage .
I took a tumble ( the shout was 'gap this ' )....unfortunately my ambition outweighed my ability and boom tish i hit it hard !

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and yes strava hounds its an E-Bike Ride ......
coz they are sooooooo much Fun !
 

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