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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Serge's Velocino

Serge's Velocino
Serge at Wecycle, and
having a quick sit on
My trike


 

Hi A few days ago, I was working at the bike charity wecycle when someone called me from outside.  It was Serge, he was keen to show me his bike, a Velocino  - simply a small bicycle.  Anyway I had a quick go and it was quite a nice bike. Mostly made from standard parts with a custom fork and front wheel. A very good fate for a Huffy mountain bike.

Regards  Steve Nurse


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

OzHpv Rally Day 5 Sunday

 

Everton bus shelter

Everton number plate tree

Accoutrements and luxuries  (joke props) at the Everton bus shelter, a phone and a TV remote.

Some tucker by the rail trail, ripe cherry-plums. You tend to ignore them when you're riding with others, but by yourself you have time to observe and pick and eat the fruit.

Trike and cherry-plum tree

Op shop, It was a Sunday, but this was Free Stuff left outside. I missed out on visiting this op shop during opening hours but went to the other one a few times.

Dave McCook and Helen Curtis with Helen's Optima "Baroness"

Domes Deli testing a Lloyd Charter trike.

Breakfast and trike tweaking

Checking Jeff's velo

Myrtleford, Emma Mickle Centre

Hi

A last set of photos for the ozhpv gathering. I was riding the 50k from Myrtleford to Wangaratta Station, then taking the train back to Melbourne. This was jumping ship a little bit early, some of the other mob were riding to Lake Buffalo. 

At the Myrtleford Bakehouse we met Emma Mickle who was on a supported ride to raise money for  a Spinal Cure charity. She was doing very well. The ride was a return to normal life for Emma after recovery from a hiking accident. She had raised $28,000 via gofundme .

The ride to Wangaratta was not too bad and I used the rail trail for the first half, then the road. I was in plenty of time for the 1pm train despite a puncture. It had been a good trip, and nice to catch up with Myrtleford and a few old friends.

 

Best Wishes

 

Steve Nurse

 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

OzHpv Rally Day 4 Saturday

 

Wes, Lloyd, Mark, William

Rob, Helen. Richard, Lloyd, William

Wes and Lloyd's trikes, Mark's Rotovelo (background)
Eurobin Station, converted to a cyclist's rest stop.

Dome, Mytleford Caravan Park

The trike mob....

approaching Myrtleford.

Porepunkah

Near Eurobin

Wes's trike at Eurobin. Some serious electrics there

Trackside near Myrtleford

Riding towards Bright

Lloyd


Saturday was the day with the most riders on the rally but we were strung out like a herd of cats. Wes, Lloyd and Geoff had arrived from Albury and everyone else rode too. This time we rode to Bright then on to Wandilagong. It was great riding, with the few k's into Bright and on to Wandilagong some of the best rail trails I'd been on.  The trail is a hard surface and runs under trees, and there was plenty of activity all around, from paragliding to mountain biking.  Sydney Geoff and I rode almost directly back to Mytleford. At one stage the electric trikes were in front of us and much faster than us when on power. Later they rode with the other tikes, they eased up on the throttle a bit and we could pass them.


Friday, December 18, 2020

OzHpv Rally Day 3 Friday

 

Everton Station, Geoff, Pete, Alex

Staggering home from the pub.

Lloyd's trike, an oldie but a goodie

Another Lloyd trike, this one was owned by Geoff, but Dome tested it on day 3

Lloyd sets up camp, William and Rob in background

Bike Hire Beechworth

Brewery Beechworth

Dave had a puncture, these were the parking arrangements for Pete's bike

... And mine

Hill up to Beechworth


Alex foreground



Heard about but never seen, this is an Efneo bottom bracket gearbox as...

fitted to Alex's Raptobike

Bowman's with Geoff

Rest Stop near Bowman's




Pete with his bike and David's. He had made David's bike 20 years previously.

Heiner's Bakery

Friday was day 3 of the rally and began by poking my head out of the cabin to see what action was taking place. The days of the rally always started with a trip to the bakery for a 2nd breakfast. Ride distances were about 80k, obviously needing fuel, and the extra food was welcome.

So we met in the Heiner's Bakery, and we rode as quite a coherent group along the rail trail all the way to Beechworth. We met Alex McNee at the (abandoned) Everton Station. The rail trail is mostly uphill to Beechworth so the Myrtleford to Beechworth direction is what needs to be tackled first. Tired and downhill go well together.

Along the way, near Bowman's is a "Car Bank", hundreds of abandoned cars and trucks lying in a field waiting for restoration. Holdens and Fords are no longer manufactured in Australia, so many may be destined to become classics.

Lunch was at a Beechworth Brewery, and Pete Heal had spied a closing-down bike shop which we visited on the way home. Notable was Geoffs ride in a pedal prix velomobile. He is in his mid 60's and an outstanding rider.

Our old mate Lloyd had arrived from Albury when we got back to the caravan park, complete with trailer, 2 trikes and battered Mercedes. It was good to see him. 

Myself, Alex, Simon and Richard all headed to the pub for dinner. I had eggplant parma, quite good!