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Melbourne, Australia
Club Affiliation: Team Estrogen
Member Since: December 2006 5 Year Distance Chart
2023 km Traveled: 0
2023 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 9,204 km

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October 2005:
Purchased a Learsport 3240TR entry level 'Mountain' bike on a whim intending to use it for an occassional 2km ride to shops and back in place of my usual walk. Little did I know... that day changed my life! Wow! I had discovered a 'passion' and the bonus was that it was getting me fit!

Fastrack 6 months and I was doing regular rides of 10 - 30kms with bigger rides every month or so(50 - 70kms). Combine this with healthy eating and I lost 25kgs in about 12 months.

Cycling has consumed me and I found a love for mountain biking. I regularly do rides at Lysterfield - my local trails. Can be 20 - 35kms at a time and very very fun!

I realised that my mountain biking skills were growing but the Learsport was not up to the job. I got myself a beautiful Trek 6700SLR (black chrome mmmmmm!) hardtail that fits like a glove. She is patient with me and allows my skills to develop. Although she will throw me off every now and then to keep my ego in check..

The Learsport has now been re-worked into a very comfortable hybrid. Slick tyres, comfy saddle, flat handlebars/bar ends, plush grips and a pannier rack etc. I use it as a means of transport for leisure purposes and the odd grocery trip.

Bike tracks are her thing but she's still happy to have a dab on smooth singletrack when given the opportunity. It's a blast to use the slick tyres on singletrack too!

I also have a dated Holstar Eclipse road bike. Came with drop bars and downtube shifters. I intended this to be soley a wind trainer bike. I upgraded to flat bars and shifters and a few changes to the running gear. Works great on the trainer but i also take it out on the bike track on occassion for fun. I have ideas of converting this to a singlespeed in future (fitness level permitting!)

Ideally I would like to lose another 20kgs this year and train up to do touring rides of 50 - 100kms a day for several days.

Watch this space! 
click to enlarge 2006 Trek 6700SLR
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Frame: 15.5" Alpha SLR Aliminum
Fork: Tora 318 solo air
Rear: SRAM X9
Front: Shimano Deore
Crankset: Bontrager Race 44/32/22
Wheels: Shimano M525 disc hubs,Bontrager Select rims
Tyres: Bontrager Jones ACX 2.1
Brakes: Hayes HFX 9 XC hydraulic Disc (W/ SRLs)
Saddle: Bontrager Race X-Lite Pro carbon
Pedals: Shimano M545's
Finishing kit: various Bontrager bits

Lifetime Odometer: 1,130.8 km

26 x 2.10 Bontrager ACX, front, 1,101 km
26 x 2.10 Bontrager ACX, rear, 1,101 km

click to enlarge 2006 Fuji Newest 2.0
Road bike

Lifetime Odometer: 6,961.6 km

700 x 23C Michelin Pro 2 Race, front, 4,450 km
700 x 23C Michelin Pro 2 Race, rear, 4,448 km

click to enlarge 2005 Learsport TR 3240
26" Comfort bike
Description:  Fork: RST Gila TL
Gear: Shimano Alivio 24speed
Brakes: Alloy V brake
Saddle: Selle Italia FLX women's
Pedals: Shimano M525
Wheels: Alex X2100 rims, City Travel slick tyres

Lifetime Odometer: 4,092.3 km

26 x 1.80 generic city traveller, front, 1,292 km
26 x 1.80 generic city traveller, rear, 1,292 km

click to enlarge other Holstar Eclipse
Road bike
Description:  Old generic road bike. Upgrades: Converted to flat bars (was drop bar with downtube shifters!), Shimano M525 pedals, Velo saddle.
Used mainly on the wind trainer.

Lifetime Odometer: 998.8 km

700 x 25C Kenda generic stock , front, 957 km
700 x 25C Kenda generic stock , rear, 957 km
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