kilotango wrote:Thing is, my bike's an eBike, which is great for most things around here, but it does not do hills well, and if I don't use the motor, then it's one HECK of a heavy bike, and I'm a 5'3" shortie. If it's only 400m, then I can always walk up and down if I have to, if it's not hot like today it shouldn't be too bad I guess ...
*edit* starting Frankston North, did NOT know that Peninsula Link was going to have a bike path ... interesting!
Matt Matt wrote:Up to 30% of the path is yet to be completed ...
GreenAlias wrote:Quote from an email I received from Linking Melbourne Authority
"The final path route through the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve is subject to Federal environmental approvals" - which means it could possibly drag on for some time.
The Duckmeister wrote: How's that for hypocrisy!?! A bike path through the middle of a gazetted Flora And Fauna Reserve is subject to and delayed by environmental approval, yet it's perfectly fine to build a fracking great freeway through it!
Matt Matt wrote:The link wasn't scheduled to be opened till March (I think ... ) so they have time to redeem themselves and finish off the important cycling link to the Peninsula
The fact that it abruptly ends at the Cool Stores roundabout (Eramosa Rd West and Moorrooduc Hwy) still beggars believe.
GreenAlias wrote:The Duckmeister wrote: How's that for hypocrisy!?! A bike path through the middle of a gazetted Flora And Fauna Reserve is subject to and delayed by environmental approval, yet it's perfectly fine to build a fracking great freeway through it!
Yes, that does seem strange. My only guess is that the Freeway goes on a previously designated strip of land (probably mentioned in the gazetting) whereas the bike path goes through the interior of the park.
Percrime wrote:I dont get the shorty thing. If you want to use a e bike fine. But you know why the damn 14 yo kids are so hard to beat at track? Its because the length of their legs does not matter. And that leaves them weighing nothing.. with decent horsepower and lots of resiliance. And until their first crash utterly no fear. At the same age they may be crap runners but they are bloody fast on a bike. Leg length does not matter. Maybe you need to buy a 650 bike if you are really small.. but thats it for issues
kilotango wrote:So, it's Hope's Rise on the way up, just bog-standard Nepean Highway on the way down?
kilotango, if you're in reasonable health, and there's no medical reason then get rid of the e-bike, simple. I'll give you a bike if you like, but it's the e-bike that's the problem not the hill. We all ride bikes (powered by legs) on here and we are all shapes and sizes, strengths, weaknesses etc. It don't matter, thing is the experience of gliding along under your own power is supreme. There's nothing you can't do on a e-bike that can't be done on a bike, and as you're finding out the thing is useless to pedal when it runs out of battery. Take it to the top of Oliver's Hill and roll it off into the ocean, truly they're no good for the environment (when compared to human powered bike). only my opinion of course - but you get yourself a bike and you'll find they are so magical to ride. similar to sailing and surfing with a bit of flying thrown in.kilotango wrote:
The shorty thing isn't an issue ... until the battery conks out and you're left having to pedal a heavier-than-average bike up a steep hill. Which may not happen, admittedly. I'll give it a shot when I go that way next week, see what happens.
So, it's Hope's Rise on the way up, just bog-standard Nepean Highway on the way down?
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