Adventure Rides 2011- 6am 13th Nov-Hawkesbury Explorer

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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Dec 2010, 19:13

2011 - past rides
9th Jan - canceled
20th Feb - 6am - Ride Captain: simon.sharwood - Route: M7 jaunt - Marrickville, M5, M7, rest/coffee in Parramatta Park about about the 80km mark, home via paths/Rookwood. - C25 pace
13th Mar - no ride (no one took the slot)
22th Apr - 6am - Ride Captain: Stuart - Route: Go North - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/6283660/
8th May - no one took the slot
12th Jun - 6.30am - Ride Captain: EMT - Route: MM -> RNP, Waterfall in, Bundeena out via 10am ferry -> Cronulla -> MM
10th Jul - no ride (no one took the slot)
21st Aug - Non Fixie Century - Ride Captain: EMT, Mikesbytes - Route: See separate thread - Non Fixie Imperial Century day trip 21st August
11th Sep - 6am The Three Gorges (Bobbin Head-Berowra-Galston) - Ride Captain: Stuart - Route: Marrickville-Bobbin Head-Berowra-Galston-Hornsby-Marrickville (120k's). Link to a basic route map - may change
9th Oct - RNP Audley in, Waterfall out - Ride Captain: Eleri - Route: Marrickville -> Audley entrance to RNP, exit Waterfall. Return to Marrickville

2011 - current rides
13th Nov - Hawkesbury Explorer
- Ride Captain: Mike C
- Route: Marrickville -> Wisemans -> Windsor via Sackville ferry

11th Dec - not taken, do you have a ride?
- Ride Captain:
- Route:

End Dec - Christmas lights night ride
- Date: TBD
- Ride Captain: Mike C
- Route: TBD, but easy


2012 Future rides
8th Jan
12th Feb - non fixie imperial century - ride captain: Mike C - route: Pacific Hwy to North Gosford, then Ettalong beach (lunch), ferry, Pittwater to Marrickville via Frenches forest
11th Mar
8th Apr
13th May
10th Jun
8th Jul
12th Aug
9th Sep
14th Oct
11th Nov
9th Dec
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Postby simon.sharwood » 27 Dec 2010, 16:46

Anyone interested in an M7 jaunt? Probably at 25s pace. The ride would be Marrickville, M5, M7, rest/coffee in Parramatta Park about about the 80km mark, home via paths/Rookwood.

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Postby mikesbytes » 27 Dec 2010, 16:59

simon.sharwood wrote:Anyone interested in an M7 jaunt? Probably at 25s pace. The ride would be Marrickville, M5, M7, rest/coffee in Parramatta Park about about the 80km mark, home via paths/Rookwood.


Do you want to lock that one in for the 9th January?

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Postby simon.sharwood » 27 Dec 2010, 17:36

I could - but I've got close to zero fitness at present. :oops: Haven't done waterfall for yonks ... would be happier with a later ride

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Postby mikesbytes » 27 Dec 2010, 20:43

simon.sharwood wrote:I could - but I've got close to zero fitness at present. :oops: Haven't done waterfall for yonks ... would be happier with a later ride


Cool, locked in for the 9th Jan. What start time do you want posted?

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Postby timyone » 28 Dec 2010, 13:42

lol! yeah a ride is a good way to kick start some fitness!!

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Postby simon.sharwood » 28 Dec 2010, 19:11

Bugger it then - I'm in for the 9th.
Rough outline of the route is Illawarra Rd, Homer St, onto the M5, exit M5 at beech road, down to Camden Valley Way and then onto the M7 path. Out on Old Windsor Road and follow the trails to Parramatta Park. Pause in the park for a drink, then home via M4 path and roads to Lidcombe, through Rookwood Cemetery and Cooks River trail/roads to Marrickville.
About 110kms, no major climbs but the M7 is notorious for lack of loos, water and food stops. There's one tap at about the 60km mark, which will be a good stop as it's about the same distance as Sutherland. Then a 15 minute rest in the park, before the cruise home.
I've only done the M5 on the path as far as King George's Rd, so if you know it better feel free to let me know.

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Postby tedrobin » 04 Jan 2011, 08:02

I'm in. What time do we meet?

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Postby PeterOS » 04 Jan 2011, 12:38

Simon, hold off on this ride as everyone namely me are doing the Jambaroo on the 9th !!!

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Postby Rainbow » 04 Jan 2011, 15:58

I will be there Simon!

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Postby simon.sharwood » 06 Jan 2011, 20:34

What's the consensus on this Sunday's adventure ride? Johnny Warren killing it? Likely rain killing it? Either way, I say a 6:30 AM start. I'm tired enough as is without making it an early start. I'll happily lead it again on February 9th. I may even be fit by then ...

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Postby tedrobin » 07 Jan 2011, 14:17

Your post has sent me to the BoM. It has to be said that the forecast for Sunday morning looks exceptionally negative. I guess this ride would be much more fun in half-decent weather. Still, I've got to do something to help prepare for Bright the next week.

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Postby simon.sharwood » 08 Jan 2011, 15:54

BoM now says "Cloudy. Areas of rain during the morning, easing to isolated showers by early evening. Isolated thunderstorms, most likely during the morning. Winds southeasterly averaging up to 25 km/h tending easterly up to 30 km/h during the afternoon."

What think we?

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Postby Peter T » 08 Jan 2011, 16:00

Confusing isn't it?

A smorgasboard of rides, pesky Russian attacks and inclement BoM predictions.

I'm interested in doing this route Simon.

Who else is pondering?

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Postby weiyun » 08 Jan 2011, 16:17

That's it. I am motivated to ride this evening... To add a few ks before the rains arrive.

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Postby tedrobin » 08 Jan 2011, 16:31

I'm still pondering it, but that forecast sounds pretty awful. I could be talked into it, but am leaning towards the nays.

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Postby simon.sharwood » 08 Jan 2011, 19:30

The revised forecast says 80% chance of rain, with some thunderstorms, and on that basis I don't think it prudent to run this ride.
Once we hit the M5 there's about 25kms without shelter and very few chances to exit the road.
Once on the M7 path, there is only occasional shelter but if things were to get really nasty it would mean huddling under an overpass. Things get a bit sparse out there too: it's not like we could find a friendly shopping centre with a cute cafe to wait out a storm.
So I'll push this one out to the date of the next adventure ride.

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Postby tedrobin » 08 Jan 2011, 20:55

Righto, sounds good - next time.

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 Jan 2011, 21:08

simon.sharwood wrote:The revised forecast says 80% chance of rain, with some thunderstorms, and on that basis I don't think it prudent to run this ride.
Once we hit the M5 there's about 25kms without shelter and very few chances to exit the road.
Once on the M7 path, there is only occasional shelter but if things were to get really nasty it would mean huddling under an overpass. Things get a bit sparse out there too: it's not like we could find a friendly shopping centre with a cute cafe to wait out a storm.
So I'll push this one out to the date of the next adventure ride.


Simon, I've updated the parent post to show the ride has been moved to next month

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Postby simon.sharwood » 15 Jan 2011, 09:25

As it turns out, the date of the M7 adventure coincides with the first ever Amy Gillett ride in NSW. I agree with Stuart (see his thread about the ride here: http://www.dhbc.org.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2231) that it's a pretty important event, but rather than cancel this adventure again propose to make it the second leg of a two-week Tour De West Sydney as follows:

Week One. Feb 13th - Marrickville to Parramatta for the 55km Amy ride - course here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/24100380. Riders can either bail towards the end of the course and head back to DH, or go on to the "multicultural food and entertainment festival in Parramatta Park" at the end and head home by bike or train.

Week Two, Feb 20th - The M7 ride.

At the end of the Tour, you'll have seen a lot of Western Sydney and got about 200kms into your legs.

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Postby adrian » 01 Feb 2011, 10:08

I'm up for the M7 ride on the 20th. Bring it!

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Postby davidos » 04 Feb 2011, 18:28

Hmmm

Are there any qualifications needed to lead a ride?

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Postby mikesbytes » 04 Feb 2011, 18:37

davidos wrote:Hmmm

Are there any qualifications needed to lead a ride?


You will be fine David

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Postby simon.sharwood » 17 Feb 2011, 09:16

Okey dokey - it looks like I can't get out of this one now!
I'll see anyone who wants to come at 6:15 AM outside Mighty Mick's.
I reckon lights might be handy - it's pretty dark before 6:30 ATM.

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Postby Peter T » 19 Feb 2011, 11:25

Looking forward to this one Simon.
See you at Micks @ 6.15. Bring water!

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Postby paul L » 19 Feb 2011, 14:02

I'm interested in this ride, something different. What time roughly will we be back, do you think?

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Postby adrian » 19 Feb 2011, 15:41

I was talking to someone today who rode the M7 last week. They said there is road work going on in places and that sometimes it is necessary to use the breakdown lane rather than the cycle way. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Postby Stuart » 19 Feb 2011, 16:25

I've decided to just do Waterfall instead due to time pressures - enjoy everyone

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Postby simon.sharwood » 19 Feb 2011, 18:45

Dunno about roadworks. The path is so seperate in most places I would be surprised if we were pushed onto the shoulder

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Postby simon.sharwood » 19 Feb 2011, 18:55

Hmmm ... I've had a look at the m7 site and there are indeed three blocks to the path - http://www.westlinkm7.com.au/
The first looks easy to get around
The second and third look a bit scary.
Perhaps a quick show of hands now or with a 6:15 start we can sew what folks think then without too much harm if we pull out - waterfall is only 15 mins later

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Postby adrian » 20 Feb 2011, 15:26

Thanks for a great ride today Simon, Paul, Peter, Miguel. I'm feeling a little sore after crashing...stupid speed humps! Thanks heaps for your support when I was feeling a bit shaken up.
The bike's at Burwood Cycle World having its rear wheel and derailleur fixed. They have no white spokes to replace the bent ones...they're speaking to Koga about getting some from Holland. Could take a while. In the meantime I have an old Rolf wheel I'm getting them to put on which will keep me going until the other one is fixed.
Cheers, guys!

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Postby paul L » 20 Feb 2011, 21:05

Yes thanks Simon and all the guys for a nice ride, always good to explore new territory. Hope your not too sore Adrian, skin grows back carbon doesn't, see you on the saddle soon.
Oh, I made it to Yum Cha with 10 min to spare, thanks guys.

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Postby mikesbytes » 11 Mar 2011, 13:19

So no adventure ride this month?

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Postby Stuart » 21 Mar 2011, 13:03

Not following the calendar here but I'm looking at running an adventure ride on Easter Friday, 22nd April. This will be a Marrickville-Wakehurst Parkway-Akuna Bay-Narrabeen-Manly-Marrickville ride at around a fast Cruisers pace (or 'real' C28's pace if you like). Faster riders are welcome to sit on the front the whole way but will be asked to respect the pace guidelines, especially on the hills! Look to leave at 6:00am and stop for breakfast at either Narrabeen or Dee Why, depending on what is open. I won't be adding the West Head loop keeping the distance to about 105k's.

here's a map >> http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/6283660/

Confirmation and more details to follow.

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Postby Lizanne » 21 Mar 2011, 13:26

i'm totally in on this ride!

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Postby mikesbytes » 21 Mar 2011, 13:34

Stuart wrote:Not following the calendar here but I'm looking at running an adventure ride on Easter Friday, 22nd April. This will be a Marrickville-Wakehurst Parkway-Akuna Bay-Narrabeen-Manly-Marrickville ride at around a fast Cruisers pace (or 'real' C28's pace if you like). Faster riders are welcome to sit on the front the whole way but will be asked to respect the pace guidelines, especially on the hills! Look to leave at 6:00am and stop for breakfast at either Narrabeen or Dee Why, depending on what is open. I won't be adding the West Head loop keeping the distance to about 105k's.

here's a map >> http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/6283660/

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Excellent route Stuart. I've updated the thread and the first post http://www.dhbc.org.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2200

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Postby weiyun » 21 Mar 2011, 17:20

Akuna Bay via the Spit is always a nice ride!

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Postby Karzie » 21 Mar 2011, 18:55

Well, I'll be away again. I'll be doing this one

Have a good ride!

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Postby Stuart » 22 Mar 2011, 08:58

Karzie wrote:Well, I'll be away again. I'll be doing this one Have a good ride!

Jo & I have ridden the Port to Wauchope piece of that - be prepared for little or no shoulder, crappy edges, gravel and lots of traffic - enjoy!

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Postby Karzie » 22 Mar 2011, 09:31

Thanks Stu. Yes, and there's often numerous logging trucks. I'll be out there EARLY and hope the return is uneventful. The ride from Wauchope on is the best bit. I'll be riding with my brother in law and he wants to do the Comboyne ride sometime that weekend as well, if we can fit it in. Should be a great long weekend for all of us. Five days off and a short work week to follow. The Orthodox Easter is the same time as well this year. Very unusual.

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Postby Karzie » 22 Mar 2011, 10:05

As a matter of interest, The Comboyne Ride. This is spectacular. Has to be one of the best rides on the planet.

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Postby adrian » 28 Mar 2011, 20:59

I'm up for this one. :)

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Postby Hung » 29 Mar 2011, 08:18

me too if im here

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Postby Danny » 29 Mar 2011, 09:52

I'm a starter for this one

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Postby Eleri » 16 Apr 2011, 07:18

Adam and I are going to come on this Akuna Bay ride.

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Postby PeterOS » 18 Apr 2011, 08:51

Count me in !

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Postby Lizanne » 18 Apr 2011, 11:21

what time do you think we'll be back from the Akuna Bay ride?

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Postby Peter T » 19 Apr 2011, 17:14

In for a spin

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Postby Stuart » 19 Apr 2011, 17:42

Lizanne wrote:what time do you think we'll be back from the Akuna Bay ride?

I'd estimate ride time will be around 4.5hrs plus breakfast of 30 mins or so - back by 11:30 at latest allowing for stops and flats etc.

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Postby Stuart » 19 Apr 2011, 17:51

BTW - this ride is definitely on for a 6:00am start this Friday unless it's raining. Check here if the weather looks dodgy - I'll post at around 5:30am, but only if it's off.

Route again is Marrickville-SHB-Military Rd-The Spit-Wakehurst Parkway-Forest Way-Akuna Bay-Narrabeen-Manly-SHB-Marrickville. About 105 k's at a fast cruisers pace of around 26-27kph. There will be designated waiting points so that nobody is left behind but you should have at least done Waterfall at a comfortable C25's pace or similar ride before coming along. Also, 2 water bottles may be helpful if you like to drink lots of water although there are servo's and places to fill up along the route.

Map >> http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/6283660/

See you on Friday.

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Postby rhys » 20 Apr 2011, 16:52

I plan to attend this ride.

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Postby Rainbow » 20 Apr 2011, 19:17

I'm in for this Friday! Does this mean I will have to leave home at 5:30am???
What time will I have to wake up? :shock:

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Postby Eleri » 20 Apr 2011, 20:21

Rainbow wrote:I'm in for this Friday! Does this mean I will have to leave home at 5:30am???
What time will I have to wake up? :shock:


Before 5.30am I reckon. :P

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Postby rhys » 21 Apr 2011, 08:35

If this ride goes over the harbour bridge, ill meet you guys on the northern side at the bottom of the steps. Probably be there around 615.

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Postby Stuart » 21 Apr 2011, 09:17

I just wanted to reiterate that this Fridays ride is a Cruisers pace ride. If you want to come along but normally like to ride faster than that then you'll have to just take it easy for this one as I don't want the bunch splintering up the road all the time due to pressure from the front. When I say 26-27kph that's average, not necessarily cruising speed. While I'd love to say I could ride on the front the whole way to set the pace, you know that won't happen!

So while the bigger hills will see the bunch separate somewhat with a regroup at the top (or bottom for that matter) I'd like to see the bunch stay together at other times.

Ride captain over and out.

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Postby Nozzle » 21 Apr 2011, 13:47

I'm in. Looks like the weather should be great. Partly cloudy 15-24

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Postby AliG » 21 Apr 2011, 14:40

Me, too.

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Postby Toff » 21 Apr 2011, 19:54

I'm also up for this one. You guys can experience some of the hill climbing I have to do on my morning commute. :mrgreen:

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Postby Peter T » 22 Apr 2011, 13:06

Nice one Stuart - thanks for putting it on.

Choice scenery with safe routes, good weather and the odd hill, a great pre booked cafe stop and DHBC company. Just right.

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Postby Trouty » 22 Apr 2011, 15:29

Toff wrote:I'm also up for this one. You guys can experience some of the hill climbing I have to do on my morning commute. :mrgreen:


Yeah, a bit surprised to see Toff be a super domestique for a lot of the way up to Akuna. I thought true sprinters always sucked wheels!!

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Postby Eleri » 22 Apr 2011, 16:12

Great ride everyone and an awesome turnout! Everyone was my domestique as I sat on the back for the entire ride :)

First time I ever got to cross a police tape line. Just like on the tv.

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Postby Nozzle » 22 Apr 2011, 17:34

Thanks for organising a great ride Stu. Top weather, top company and a few hills for a challenge. Can't wait for the next one. Where are we off to next?

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Postby mikesbytes » 22 Apr 2011, 17:49

Thanks for organising the ride Stuart, it was a stunning success

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Postby Stuart » 22 Apr 2011, 19:43

Well a great ride it was indeed. Thanks to all 24 riders for coming along. This meant we could split into two bunches so the faster riders could head off into the distance at their own pace and us cruisers could also have a lovely enjoyable ride. I was however totally trashed when I got home and had to sleep for 1.5hrs followed by a great massage to get my legs back into working order.

A big shout out to the cruisers bunch who wouldn't abandon the ride captain after I partially hit the wall & put in a fairly pitiful showing on the climb up from the spit (oh, & up to Manly Rd for that matter). The weather was perfect, the company great, the scenery and lack of cars a welcome change from Waterfall, the Driftwood Cafe at Narrabeen a stand out in coping with so many people with good humour, great service and yummy food & also a thanks to the NSW Police Force for keeping such a close eye on our parked bikes.

here's a photo of the cruisers bunch at Coal & Candle Creek where we stopped for water and wee's.

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Postby Lizanne » 23 Apr 2011, 14:42

such a good first ride back i was soooo greatful for the slower pace on the second half and the option to take the ferry home.
Thanks Stewart for being ride leader extrodinare!
see you all @ waterfall tomorrow!

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Postby mikesbytes » 24 Apr 2011, 19:18

2 great rides, this year, captained by Simon S and Stuart. Who can captain the next one? We can help with routes or whatever you need help with

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Postby Eleri » 31 May 2011, 20:51

I'll take the 12th June adventure ride slot - we will go RNP, Waterfall in and Bundeena out with a trip on the ferry. Can someone who has one of these post a route map? We'll leave from the corner of Marrickville and Illawarra Roads in Marrickville at 6.30am and ride up with the bunch. Pace will be about 26. There's a 10am ferry from Bundeena. We should be back at Marrickville at about 11.30 unless we stop for coffee in Cronulla. Is there any food in Bundeena?

However, if someone has a better, excellent idea for a different ride, happy to get suggestions. I'll need a map though. Route planning is not my forte.

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 May 2011, 22:01

EMT wrote:I'll take the 12th June adventure ride slot - we will go RNP, Waterfall in and Bundeena out with a trip on the ferry. Can someone who has one of these post a route map? We'll leave from the corner of Marrickville and Illawarra Roads in Marrickville at 6.30am and ride up with the bunch. Pace will be about 26. There's a 10am ferry from Bundeena. We should be back at Marrickville at about 11.30 unless we stop for coffee in Cronulla. Is there any food in Bundeena?

However, if someone has a better, excellent idea for a different ride, happy to get suggestions. I'll need a map though. Route planning is not my forte.


Locked in

There's a nice coffee shop at Bundeena which will be open, so if your got time before the ferry, then your on the money for coffee and food

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Postby andrewb » 31 May 2011, 22:42

Is there a DGV crit scheduled for the 12th?
I'm all conflicted now.

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Postby Eleri » 01 Jun 2011, 20:25

We can change the date to the weekend after, no probs. I forgot about the crit. OK it's now June 18.

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Postby mikesbytes » 01 Jun 2011, 20:32

EMT wrote:We can change the date to the weekend after, no probs. I forgot about the crit. OK it's now June 18.


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Postby Trouty » 02 Jun 2011, 06:35

mikesbytes wrote:
EMT wrote:We can change the date to the weekend after, no probs. I forgot about the crit. OK it's now June 18.


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Bummer - I'm away both weekends. I would have liked to do that one.

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Postby Stuart » 05 Jun 2011, 11:20

EMT wrote:We can change the date to the weekend after, no probs. I forgot about the crit. OK it's now June 18.


The DGV crit is on Mon 13th now so can we change this back to the 12th? go on, please?

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Postby Eleri » 05 Jun 2011, 12:35

Stuart wrote:
EMT wrote:We can change the date to the weekend after, no probs. I forgot about the crit. OK it's now June 18.


The DGV crit is on Mon 13th now so can we change this back to the 12th? go on, please?


The date is wrong either way - it's Sunday 19th at the moment, but a call to change it.

Here is a short poll. Please cut and paste and add your name

List of people who prefer the 12th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
Stuart

List of people who prefer the 19th - and will join the ride?
Eleri


I'm ambivalent so I put my name down for both - but really it's a choice. Feel free to put your name in both lists. Biggest list by Wednesday wins.

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Postby andrewb » 05 Jun 2011, 14:59

Here is a short poll. Please cut and paste and add your name

List of people who prefer the 12th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
Stuart

List of people who prefer the 19th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
AndrewB

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Postby Camilla » 06 Jun 2011, 21:46

I'm happy either way, and will be there with bells on. I also know the way - and do recommend we stop for at least a coffee in Bundeena. It might not be of Inner West quality, but the setting is worth indulging and the local wildlife always worth a watch.

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Postby Anthony K » 07 Jun 2011, 23:04

Here is a short poll. Please cut and paste and add your name

List of people who prefer the 12th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
Stuart
Anthony K

List of people who prefer the 19th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
AndrewB
Anthony K

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Postby Camilla » 08 Jun 2011, 08:47

Here is a short poll. Please cut and paste and add your name

List of people who prefer the 12th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
Stuart
Anthony K
Camilla

List of people who prefer the 19th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
AndrewB
Anthony K
Camilla

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Postby Lizanne » 08 Jun 2011, 09:06

so the question is do you want to ride with Stuart or Andrew K?

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 Jun 2011, 09:27

Perhaps its time to make an executive decision EMT

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Postby Rainbow » 08 Jun 2011, 09:52

Here is a short poll. Please cut and paste and add your name

List of people who prefer the 12th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
Stuart
Anthony K
Camilla

List of people who prefer the 19th - and will join the ride?
Eleri
AndrewB
Anthony K
Camilla
Rainbow

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Postby Rainbow » 08 Jun 2011, 09:53

Hang on, I may take this back... Is this the same date as the TTT?


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Postby andrewb » 08 Jun 2011, 10:25

Lizanne wrote:so the question is do you want to ride with Stuart or Andrew K?


If it was my call, I'd go with Stuart -bigger surface area & therefore more drafting effect. And man, those silver moonboots! :)
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Postby Stuart » 08 Jun 2011, 11:11

Rainbow wrote:Hang on, I may take this back... Is this the same date as the TTT?

Yes, the TTT is Sun 19th June - another reason to go with this weekend!

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Postby Lizanne » 08 Jun 2011, 11:41

ya jess the TTT is the 19th, and we'r doing a practice TTT down to waterfall on sunday. so both days are bad

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Postby Rainbow » 08 Jun 2011, 14:29

Oooooo, coolies. I change my vote to this weekend and hope I'm well enough to ride my bike by then. I love Bundeena!

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Postby Eleri » 08 Jun 2011, 15:53

OK - it's this weekend Sunday June 12th.

6.30am at the normal starting place near corner of Illawarra and Marrickville Roads. We'll head off with the bunch and split at Waterfall.

Weather could be dodgy so we'll watch and see.

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Postby Stuart » 08 Jun 2011, 16:52

EMT wrote:OK - it's this weekend Sunday June 12th.

I've updated the topic heading - see you on Sunday.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 09 Jun 2011, 11:19

A bit late but this Sunday works for me. I'll also be coming along with a mate from Newie. Hope that suits everyone? He is surely fitter and faster than I am anyway...!

Here's to TTT training! And fitting in to my skinny pants this morning...

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Postby Lizanne » 09 Jun 2011, 12:14

ooooo skinny pants :)

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Postby Nozzle » 09 Jun 2011, 13:49

I'm keen for RNP on Sunday assuming that it is ok weather. Sunday is still looking wet and windy atm. I'll pass on the skinny pants though...

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Postby Eleri » 11 Jun 2011, 16:56

UPDATE

The weather might be dodgy tomorrow and BOM is suggesting possible showers near the coast, which is where we will be. We won't do the descent from Waterfall into RNP if it's wet as it isn't safe.

I'll check the radar tomorrow morning and postpone til next week if it looks too wet. We can always just do a normal Waterfall ride and go back to Marrickville, knowing that we've got next week up our sleeve.

If we do go, then dress warmly as it will be cold and windy, you can also get quite cold descending into RNP, but then have the opportunity to warm up because what goes down, then goes up. Make sure you take food and enough water, even though it is cold you'll still need it.

I'll post a further update by 5.40am Sunday morning.

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Postby Camilla » 11 Jun 2011, 18:28

I'll be on the forum, 5.41, to see what's what.

I do hope you HAB is coming Eleri? He'd be more than capable of it.

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Postby Eleri » 11 Jun 2011, 18:52

He is coming, but annoyed that I moved it and didn't tell him. I assumed he read the forum like everyone else, but apparentlly we are supposed to talk to each other. Go figure.

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Postby Camilla » 11 Jun 2011, 20:38

Core Blimey! Those HABs can be hard work.

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Postby Eleri » 12 Jun 2011, 05:37

UPDATE - The ride is postponed to next week. The rain prediction has been upgraded and there is rain everywhere.

Those who want to go to Waterfall, I'm sure some hardy souls will go but I won't be one of them.

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Postby Stuart » 12 Jun 2011, 06:05

Good call Eleri - I"m not for Waterfall either .. I mean, the road is wet and there is water falling.

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Postby Trouty » 12 Jun 2011, 06:06

EMT wrote:UPDATE - The ride is postponed to next week. The rain prediction has been upgraded and there is rain everywhere.

Those who want to go to Waterfall, I'm sure some hardy souls will go but I won't be one of them.


Was looking forward to Waterfall at least....bugger this rain. They called off A & B grade at Eastern Dragway halfway through the race. Track was slippery and 3 accidents - 1 broken collarbone and 2 other injuries where people went to hospital. Bed looks like a good option today. I'm just not that hard core.

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Postby Eleri » 12 Jun 2011, 06:09

Adam and I are hard core. We went to slowies yesterday in the rain, but we had no friends.

According to something I read on fb, Audley Weir was flooded yesterday and therefore closed. Not that we were going that way but it says something about how much water is in the park. Pity, I was looking forward to a 30km tailwind through the park!


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