Easter Friday 18th April - C28's 3 Gorges 6:00am

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Postby Stuart » 05 Apr 2014, 14:48

Easter Friday adventure ride run by me will be the classic 3 gorges. Done in the opposite direction to the one I've always done, so Galston in then Berowra and Bobbin Head.

6:00am at the cafe. Bring 2 bottles and some food items + cash. We will not accommodate way faster riders. C28's fitness level and pace. Route via SHB, Pacific Hwy on out leg and via Brown's Waterhole etc etc on the way back.

No list required. As long as it's not raining I'll be there.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 05 Apr 2014, 15:53

I'm probably in Berry with your Beloved, but if for some reason I'm not I'll be there.

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Postby Beejay1188 » 05 Apr 2014, 17:23

Can you please tell me how long the ride should be? in both kms and time? sorry - im a newbie to this. thanks

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Postby Stuart » 10 Apr 2014, 08:54

Bump:

If there are no other takers for this ride I'll be driving out to Nth Turramurra instead and doing a four gorges ride. And by 'way faster', I mean if you want to ride at Middies pace this is not the ride for you.

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Postby andrewm » 10 Apr 2014, 18:16

You really want a list don't you Stuart?

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Postby Beejay1188 » 10 Apr 2014, 19:13

If I can sort some time, I'll be interested if you get a few to go. It'll be close to my longest ride and definitely the toughest so I'm willing to push myself if others are too....

I think its a great idea for some 28's to get out of comfort zone.

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Postby Adam W » 11 Apr 2014, 10:32

Sounds good Stuart.

I've just made things harder for myself and moved from 100m away from the Marrick to 10kms away. So I'll be riding over Pyrmont Bridge. What time do you expect to get to the south side of the SHB?

Adam


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Postby Stuart » 11 Apr 2014, 11:53

Bloody Lists :-( I admit (temporary) defeat.

If you're going over ANZAC bridge we'll be at western side by ~ 6:20 and SHB south by ~ 6:35: be early :-) Also, if there only a few of us it will change to a "pickup along the way" type ride, rather than starting at the cafe. Approx times above about the same.

. Ignore the total time as we had a lengthy breakfast stop on this ride which won't be happening this time.

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Postby Miguel » 12 Apr 2014, 10:40

I don't like list, however I normally just turn up to your rides Stuart anyway here is my name if the weather is good
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Postby Beejay1188 » 12 Apr 2014, 12:40

Stuart, You say 28's pace, but could you give us an idea of fitness level needed? Lately ive been riding eastern suburbs hills on Saturday and waterfall, but want your opinion.

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Postby Beejay1188 » 12 Apr 2014, 19:48

Thanks Stuart...You've restored my confidence a bit. I drove Galston today due to taking the kids close by and what worried me moreso than the climb itself, is that it was just one of three. Thought I could survive that one, but worried about surviving another two of them! Anyway, worst scenario is I blow up and catch a train home so all good. Maybe I should change one bike to 50/34 as both my rides are running 53/39....

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Postby rtb » 13 Apr 2014, 21:02

Stuart
I will be there at 6am assuming not too cold for my health
prediction is 13 degrees which is marginal, so will just depend on the morning
Robert

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Postby ratzzzzz » 16 Apr 2014, 08:42

1. Stuart
2. Steve
3. Adam W
4. Miguel
5. Ben (I'll jump on at Crows Nest) I assume you're going straight up the highway?

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Postby Dave » 16 Apr 2014, 08:51

1. Stuart
2. Steve
3. Adam W
4. Miguel
5. Ben (I'll jump on at Crows Nest) I assume you're going straight up the highway?
6. Dave

This sounds really good - thanks for organising Stuart.

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Postby Stuart » 16 Apr 2014, 12:16

Yes we're going straight up the highway

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Postby rtb » 16 Apr 2014, 15:31

Stuart, are you still departing the Marrick at 6:00
I need to be morning careful and will make judgement on day (5:30)
Most likely will be there if not go without me
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Postby Stuart » 16 Apr 2014, 18:58

Start will be at the cafe at 06:00. And remember there are plenty of bail out points via the train so come on along.

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Postby jimmy » 17 Apr 2014, 09:31

For anyone who's umming or ahhing about this ride, this is the easier way of doing the 3 gorges, the climbs get easier as you go. Galston West is up and down gradient, Berowra has a steeper section at the bottom and then is just nice and steady, Bobbin Head is a flatish 1-2km section, before increasing slightly, but still pretty good.

The only "gotcha" is that once you commit to Galston, there aren't any good bail out points until you either return back through the gorge, or exit at Berowra.

Road is pretty good all the way, watch the decent into Galston as there are 6 hairpin bends (proper ones too, not these wussy ones that recommend a speed of 35km/hr, these ones are signed at 5 or 10km/hr), Berowra decent is good road surface now, plenty of space at the bottom to wash off speed before the ferry (but remember to put the bike in the lowest gear before boarding, you'll regret it if you don't). Bobbin Head decent isn't the be best, but just ride carefully and there aren't any surprises.

This is a really enjoyable ride, if you haven't done it, I would heartily recommend it.

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Postby rtb » 17 Apr 2014, 10:00

Hi Stuart et al
the dreaded asthma has struck already, I won't be coming too cold :-(
see you all after winter,
From now till it starts to warm up I will be riding during the middle of day & early afternoon when warm enough
otherwise the gym
Robert

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Postby Philip » 17 Apr 2014, 16:26

I'm in until the last gorge then I'll leave you fine folk as I have an appointment with some fine food.

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Postby bro » 17 Apr 2014, 18:06

1. Stuart
2. Steve
3. Adam W
4. Miguel
5. Ben (I'll jump on at Crows Nest) I assume you're going straight up the highway?
6. Dave
7. Dougie
8. Bro
9. John Caley

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Postby kend » 17 Apr 2014, 18:59

1. Stuart
2. Steve
3. Adam W
4. Miguel
5. Ben (I'll jump on at Crows Nest) I assume you're going straight up the highway?
6. Dave
7. Dougie
8. Ken

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Postby kend » 17 Apr 2014, 19:01

sorry - looks like I make 10
1. Stuart
2. Steve
3. Adam W
4. Miguel
5. Ben (I'll jump on at Crows Nest) I assume you're going straight up the highway?
6. Dave
7. Dougie
8. Bro
9. John Caley
10. Ken

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Postby ratzzzzz » 17 Apr 2014, 20:49

I've got a mate that may jump on at hornsby -7:10-7:15 eta at hornsby?

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Postby Stuart » 18 Apr 2014, 13:32

A great ride today in perfect weather with a nice 14 strong bunch. Good pace and lots of willing workers on the front. Thanks everybody for making it a great ride, and to the bakery in Nth Turramurra for being open and doing pretty good coffee.

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Postby humanbeing » 18 Apr 2014, 14:20

What a beautiful day for a bike ride!
I would've loved to come along but no leave pass today.
Have a great ride,
Peter

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Postby Adam W » 18 Apr 2014, 14:28

Cheers Stuart, was a great ride!

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Postby Philip » 18 Apr 2014, 21:50

Thanks from me to. A great day in the saddle. To good in fact, I didn't get many pics, to busy riding. What I did get can be found via the link below. I'll leave them there for a week or so, feel free to take and use what you like.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/31c1uzzbnw6fgs6/GUcy60PFRt

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Postby ratzzzzz » 19 Apr 2014, 17:31

Thanks for organising Stuart, great ride and great to see a few new faces out there. Also thanks Dougie for the spoke tool!


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