Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am

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Postby Stuart » 07 Feb 2015, 12:21

I'm going to do an Easter Friday 3rd April 2015 ride to West Head (no Akuna). Pace at that of the slowest rider, which is likely to be me :-) Ride targeted at C28 pace and above riders. You should have done at least 2-3 Waterfalls with the C28's or faster before coming on this ride as there are basically no bailout points unless you get a cab (or a bus).

Route via SHB / Wakehurst Parkway / Forest Way / Macarrs Ck Rd / West Head / Church Point / Narrabeen Lakes / Wakehurst Parkway / SHB.

5:45am rollout from the square. Bring 2 bottles, 2 tubes and money for food / coffee. About 125k's.

Route: https://connect.garmin.com/activity/659726576

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Postby Stuart » 23 Feb 2015, 18:15

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

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Postby John Carter » 02 Mar 2015, 17:43

I'm in: John Carter

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Postby Stuart » 03 Mar 2015, 11:37

The list lives!

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter

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Postby Stuart » 24 Mar 2015, 17:52

well, there's been an overwhelming response to this ride so far! May have to post it on FB.

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Postby Philip » 26 Mar 2015, 04:19

I'm a possible starter but I won't return with you as I'm Easter lunching over that way.

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Postby Stuart » 26 Mar 2015, 10:21

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B

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Postby adam » 31 Mar 2015, 05:12

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B
5. Adam F

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Postby Philip » 31 Mar 2015, 12:14

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B
5. Adam F
6. Philip

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Postby mikesbytes » 01 Apr 2015, 19:59

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B
5. Adam F
6. Philip
7. Mike C (If I survive 4 spin classes on Thursday)

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Postby Jdubs » 02 Apr 2015, 15:23

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B
5. Adam F
6. Philip
7. Mike C (If I survive 4 spin classes on Thursday)
8. Jonathan W (If i survive 4 pints)

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Postby Stuart » 02 Apr 2015, 16:29

weather is looking variable for Fri. If its raining at 5:15 I'll be pulling the pin and posting here. If its only wet roads I'll be riding.

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Postby MarkG » 02 Apr 2015, 19:22

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B
5. Adam F
6. Philip
7. Mike C (If I survive 4 spin classes on Thursday)
8. Jonathan W (If i survive 4 pints)
9. Mark G

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Postby mikesbytes » 02 Apr 2015, 19:44

Oh well next time

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B
5. Adam F
6. Philip
7. Jonathan W (If i survive 4 pints)
8. Mark G
9.

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Postby Greeny » 02 Apr 2015, 20:46

First adventure ride for 2015 ..

1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. John Carter
4. Lise B
5. Adam F
6. Philip
7. Jonathan W (If i survive 4 pints)
8. Mark G
9. Laura

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Postby Stuart » 03 Apr 2015, 04:04

It's on. Rollout at 5:45 from the square.

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Postby Jdubs » 03 Apr 2015, 04:34

Wheres the square?

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Postby Stuart » 03 Apr 2015, 12:46

The Square is where all DHBC rides start from. Next to the Post Office Cafe, cnr Silver St and Marrickville Rd.

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Postby Stuart » 03 Apr 2015, 12:48

Great ride today, even though it rained 75% of the time .. thanks to the 12 intrepid riders and no thanks to Hughie

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Postby MarkG » 03 Apr 2015, 14:42

Yep, great ride even with the variable weather. Thanks for organising and leading the ride so well Stuart.

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Postby Stuart » 03 Apr 2015, 16:06

Oh, and I forgot to mention that this was Laura's longest ever ride and first time riding to West Head from Marrickville. She did great, especially given the trying conditions i.e. it pissed rain for hours on end. I understand that riding up Wakehurst Parkway from Narrabeen was an eye opener :-) Great riding Laura and a big #chapeau. Truly an adventure.

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Postby Stuart » 05 Apr 2015, 12:49

So I made a video from my #Fly6. It's a first attempt at editing so please hang in there. It does show the true "adventure" element of the days ride though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD-KQrH9R-s

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Postby Stuart » 05 Apr 2015, 13:04

A great photo from the American rider with Philip's camera of 75% of the crew (some didn't go out to West Head). Smiling despite the rain :-)


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Postby Timich » 01 May 2015, 10:15

Hello everyone!
Just floating an idea for a new adventure ride.
I understand that while I was away a few people did a ride around Wisemans Ferry way. I was thinking of heading to Palm Beach, getting the ferry to Patonga, then riding north through Somersby to Yarramalong. From Yarramalong back to Wisemans Ferry. Cross the Hawkesbury, ride to Richmond then on to the finish at Springwood. It looks like it would be approximately 230km of riding with just over 4000m of climbing. The pace would be at endurance level (not so fast that we get tired, but not so slow that it takes a millennium). From my rough Strava Plannning : https://www.strava.com/routes/2247776 the route includes seven significant climbs/ascents and many more that would be similar to the eastern beaches hills. The Strava route doesn't include getting to palm beach because of the ferry break.
These hills are some of the biggest around Sydney and a great way to train for next years Three Peaks/Alpine Classic :lol:
Or the Audax ride in a few weeks.
Somersby, and Yarramalong both have general stores that serve awesome hot food. Springwood has a Bistro.
The route is very general at the moment and I'd welcome any recommendations about better roads to take.
I'm not sure if this belongs in it's own thread since it's an unofficial ride.

See you on the road,
Tim

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Postby andrewm » 01 May 2015, 12:54

Nice. Been looking for a way to work climbing bumble hill into a scenic 200 + ride. The whole palm beach ferry thing could make it work.

3 things I would look at

1. Riding up yarramalong valley rather than descending bumble hill. Yarramalong valley is gorgeous, and I don't think descending bumble hill would be fun.
2. Riding along the Hawkesbury for some or all of the way from wisemans to Richmond (more scenic)
3.Detouring up Bowen Mountain from Richmond. The ride is so close it seems like a missed opportunity.

Any or all of these might make the ride to long tho.

Id certainly be up for something like this sometime from September onwards.


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