the GOD[ESS] Ride 9th January 2011 5.45am

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Postby mikesbytes » 05 Jan 2011, 21:41

Strictly Middies and Fasties only

Stage 1: - 151k. Includes a 12k climb.

Lunch in Jamberoo

Stage 2 - 115k
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Postby Julio » 05 Jan 2011, 22:58

I am looking into my crystal ball and I can see a train station in your future lol

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Postby PeterOS » 06 Jan 2011, 07:39

Mick are you meeting at the usual time at MM (6.30) as I think I'll give this ago.

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 Jan 2011, 08:57

Julio, I'm having a little bit of back problem so your crystal ball may turn out correct

Peter, we are still determining the start time

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 Jan 2011, 11:53

Please note this is not the Johnny Warren ride. The route does overlap with the Johnny Warren for part of it and the intention is that we will travel those roads prior to the Johnny Warren using them.

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Postby colin » 06 Jan 2011, 13:18

good to hear JW is still with us!

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 Jan 2011, 20:47

Start time is 5.45am

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Postby timyone » 06 Jan 2011, 20:59

id be up for this, but will be home too late the night before :S i think
i would have liked to go on a godess ride :(
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Postby weiyun » 06 Jan 2011, 21:02

I thought Colin was talking about John Wayne.

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Postby colin » 07 Jan 2011, 08:25

didn't Johnny and Elvis have the same hair cut? weird or what, going to have to talk to William Shatner

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Jan 2011, 13:17

Beautiful weather in Melbourne, but its looking a bit dodgy for Sydney on Sunday


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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jan 2011, 04:27

Weather too dodgy to ride at the moment, but Mark and I might go out a bit later somewhere else


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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jan 2011, 06:57

8.45am at MM for Waterfall, potentially RNP if the roads have dried enough

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Postby timyone » 09 Jan 2011, 11:59

hang on if this ride didnt happen, why am i seeing pics of Jamberoo on facebook?

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Postby shrubb face » 09 Jan 2011, 12:08

the Johnny Warren ride was still on Tim, that ends in jamberoo.

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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jan 2011, 21:10

We left MM at 8.55am and did something like 190k. MM -> Waterfall -> Gary beach sign -> uturn -> Otford pie shop for breakie -> Wollongong -> Mt Kera -> North Wollongong -> Home via Hellingsburg

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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jan 2011, 21:59

And next time you hear Jo winging "this is too hard" etc etc, remind her that she dropped Mike on General Homes Drive :)

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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jan 2011, 22:07

I stand corrected, Amy has posted a distance of 200k for today

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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jan 2011, 23:58

Wollongong Beach


Mt Kera

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Postby timyone » 12 Jan 2011, 20:16

so did this ride have mac pass in it?

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Postby Hung » 13 Jan 2011, 07:56

as in Macquarie pass National park ?

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&q= ... 19104&z=11

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Postby orphic » 13 Jan 2011, 08:17

I descended Macquarie pass in the pouring rain with 3 metres of visibility, canti brakes and a loaded trailer on Sunday. I would not recommend that.

I reckon the climb would be tops though!

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Postby mikesbytes » 13 Jan 2011, 12:42

Sounds scary Vic

When we went down for the Fixie Century, I saw Grahame (RBCC) going up. A last training ride before the Grafton. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think its the biggest hill that can be ridden to from Marrickville

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Postby christian » 13 Jan 2011, 14:40

It's probably the biggest hill you can ride to and from in one day, not the biggest hill you can ride to from marrickville.

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Postby mikesbytes » 13 Jan 2011, 22:59

I think Christian is suggesting a hill where you can ride out from Marrickville and do the hill, but not return in the same day

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Postby christian » 14 Jan 2011, 08:46

I hadn't give which mountain it would be much thought. Canberra is rideable in a day, there is a big hill there. I'll have to do some research and get back to you. I also never said it had to be in one day did I. The original question didn't mention this.

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Jan 2011, 08:50

What about the blue mountains - Windsor out, bells liners, Katoomba back ?

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Postby Karzie » 14 Jan 2011, 10:54

Sounds great. I'll be in it. Tassie training

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Jan 2011, 11:05

240k, route thru Sydney would need to be worked out


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Postby kiwiames » 14 Jan 2011, 11:11

O this looks like a ride id be interested in - Blue Mountains and back. Who as ridden out there? How safe are the roads?

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Jan 2011, 12:48

We would need to do a feasibility assessment

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Postby T-Bone » 14 Jan 2011, 16:01

The highway is fine, not sure about bells line, and you can just leave early and head straight down parramatta road to jump on the M4 at Parramatta.

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Postby christian » 14 Jan 2011, 16:21

I like the google map, it says you can walk it in 2 days and 3 hours. I'm up for the challenge, that's an average pace of 4.73 km/h, I could do that but I don't know about not sleeping for that long and still being able to walk.

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Postby mikesbytes » 17 Jan 2011, 23:07

Marrickville -> Gladesville -> Wisemans Ferry -> Calaga -> North Sydney -> Marrickville

234k

(not using freeway)

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Postby patn » 18 Jan 2011, 09:09

I think Mt Barrengarry on the Nowra/Moss Vale Rd is harder than Macq Pass. Similar vertical but shorter (if you count the Macq pass hill as starting at the Macq pass sign at the bottom to the train tracks before Robertson at the top). I think Macq pass is easier cause of that flattish bit about halfway up where you can recover for the top section. That said, Macq Pass and Barrengarry are only 20mins ride from each other, so its easy to do both and see for yourself!

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Postby Hung » 18 Jan 2011, 12:31

Not fair

why do all the fasties have all the fun :(

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Postby christian » 18 Jan 2011, 13:08

I don't remember Mt Barrengarry being that bad, but I did do it on a touring bike with some pretty small gears.

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Postby patn » 18 Jan 2011, 13:43

well its no tourmalet, and there are probably harder climbs around nsw/aus, i just think its harder than macq pass...

out of interest, does anyone know their best times up macq pass? say from the macq pass signs at the bottom and and top of the hill? reckon we could get a leaderboard - who is the best climber in the club?

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Jan 2011, 13:48

Might look at a route feasibility for Mt Barrengarry too. The number of options is growing.

Has anyone apart from Mark L, T-Bone, Kiwiamies and Adrian E climbed macq pass?

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Postby orphic » 18 Jan 2011, 13:57

Thinking about giving Macq Pass, Cambewarra and Barrengarry a shot over the weekend - with Bob, so it's going to hurt but I am pretty sure it will be twice the fun.

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Postby christian » 18 Jan 2011, 14:23

I'd be up for the super long ride if my toes didn't hurt so much after 5 or so hours in road shoes. Stupid toes.

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Postby patn » 18 Jan 2011, 14:37

mike - barrengarry is really only an option from sydney if you detour down it and straight back up when you go through robertson on the way back to the freeway.if you try and include it in a loop you have to go all the way to nowra, which starts to become a pretty massive ride...

Noog - what day are you going?i was going to spend next week with my olds who live at robertson.i might ride down and meet you guys in w'gong and do the leg to mittagong with you?

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Postby timyone » 21 Jan 2011, 16:44

hey we did the godess ride, and now reserve the right to call our selves godesses :D
We would have called it the coffee and pies ride though instead. We had coffee in Woollongong, I had skim milk, I think John had full cream, and Aaran (the lad from sydney city (who studies nursing with me)) had skim, we have heard that it has more carbs in it.

Aaron beat me up the hill by 7 mins, which we think was still 5 mins or so slower than Chugg, and only John had an actual pie at the pie shop?! we stuck to chocolate milk. On the way back Aaron didnt like the 50kmph average, and my butt seriosly cracked! i could hardly sit down by the end of it.

But yes, i will now answer to Mr godess, I dont know Johns preference but I really feel like a man after that ride.

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