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Postby Hung » 06 Dec 2010, 11:19

http://www.johnnywarrenjamberooclassic.com/

Just curious if anyone is doing this ride ?

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Postby Stuart » 13 Dec 2010, 13:19

I could be a starter for this ride

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Postby Peter T » 13 Dec 2010, 15:21

It's a beauty.

And there's no way it could rain like last year.

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Postby colin » 13 Dec 2010, 15:40

I'm in again this year, and I plan not to injure myself this Christmas so I can ride

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Postby Stuart » 13 Dec 2010, 18:43

OK I'm in - how to get from the pub to the train people - I thought I read they were organising a bus this year?

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Postby mikesbytes » 13 Dec 2010, 21:30

Your not allowed to mention 'that hill'

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Postby Camilla » 14 Dec 2010, 09:04

I'm going to do it too. Will register now.

Best way to get to the train is to ride back to Kiama - not up the "hill that will not be mentioned" to Albion Park.

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Postby Eleri » 14 Dec 2010, 10:06

OK - I'm in this too. I thought we needed to practice riding up hills before the Alpine Classic (or is the hill that cannot be mentioned too vicious?)

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Dec 2010, 10:08

'That hill' isn't actually part of the ride... unless you want to take a shortcut back to the train station

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Postby Hung » 14 Dec 2010, 15:39

I'm in also

do the DHBC members usually meet at Marrickville

or just meet there ?

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Postby Stuart » 14 Dec 2010, 16:32

Stuart wrote:OK I'm in - how to get from the pub to the train people - I thought I read they were organising a bus this year?

Correction - Jo & I are both registered. I love the idea of a ride that ends at a pub. Still would like a bus - maybe I dreamed they were talking about one

I'd say all the DHBCer's would meet at the usual place and ride out to the start together at a nice C28 pace (please). We can pick you up on the way Hung if you like.

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Dec 2010, 16:37

Stuart wrote:OK I'm in - how to get from the pub to the train people - I thought I read they were organising a bus this year?


Camilla and Amy and advise the route to the train station :shock:

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Postby Hung » 14 Dec 2010, 17:18

Stuart wrote:
Stuart wrote:I'd say all the DHBCer's would meet at the usual place and ride out to the start together at a nice C28 pace (please). We can pick you up on the way Hung if you like.


sounds like a plan :)
I will be the one with the red jersey

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Postby geoff m » 03 Jan 2011, 21:20

Who ended up registering for this? and how yuz getting home?

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Postby Trouty » 04 Jan 2011, 05:27

geoff m wrote:Who ended up registering for this? and how yuz getting home?


A few of us have entered including Eleri, Camilla, Stu, Myself, Hung, Pete (3rd St). Some are riding home (Crazy people like Lacey and Amy), but I guess the majority will train it home.

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Postby PeterOS » 04 Jan 2011, 08:00

Will register this week, it a great ride and the the word is "NO RAIN" Yeaah.

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Postby Camilla » 04 Jan 2011, 09:08

What time do we meet at Mick Mazza's to ride out?

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Postby Hung » 04 Jan 2011, 13:55

Camilla wrote:What time do we meet at Mick Mazza's to ride out?


I was thinking the same thing

what time does the C28's get to sutherland if they leave at 6.30am does anyone know ??

or

shall all riders going into the JWJC leave at say 6.20am from MM and take it easy out to loftus to save your legs for the RNP .

shall we ride as a group and have meeting pionts along the way to wait for the slower riders Namely ME :D

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Postby Eleri » 04 Jan 2011, 14:05

It's about 28kms from MM to Loftus and therefore takes 1 hour to get there according to the last trip I did anyway. Presumably we want to get there a bit before the start?

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Postby Stuart » 04 Jan 2011, 18:15

EMT wrote:It's about 28kms from MM to Loftus and therefore takes 1 hour to get there according to the last trip I did anyway. Presumably we want to get there a bit before the start?

I'll be leaving from MM at 6:00 I'd say as I need to ride slower than 28kph avg. Like at about 23 avg to save my legs. So if anybody else slow wants to ride to the start then is that an OK time? If no other slow riders, I'll get the train from Sydenham to Loftus at 6:15 arriving at 6:53 :D

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Postby mikesbytes » 04 Jan 2011, 20:59

geoff m wrote:Who ended up registering for this? and how yuz getting home?


You could ride back with Mark, Amy and I

Trouty wrote:
geoff m wrote:Who ended up registering for this? and how yuz getting home?


A few of us have entered including Eleri, Camilla, Stu, Myself, Hung, Pete (3rd St). Some are riding home (Crazy people like Lacey and Amy), but I guess the majority will train it home.


Joanne, we are adding Macquarie pass to the way down, it would be good training for you

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Postby Eleri » 05 Jan 2011, 06:50

Stuart wrote: I'll be leaving from MM at 6:00 I'd say as I need to ride slower than 28kph avg. Like at about 23 avg to save my legs. So if anybody else slow wants to ride to the start then is that an OK time? If no other slow riders, I'll get the train from Sydenham to Loftus at 6:15 arriving at 6:53 :D


I'll ride with you Stuart. 6am at MM is fine and we won't be rushed and will be there in plenty of time to take the obligatory start photo, fill up our water bottles etc.

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Postby Hung » 05 Jan 2011, 09:33

Stuart wrote:
EMT wrote:It's about 28kms from MM to Loftus and therefore takes 1 hour to get there according to the last trip I did anyway. Presumably we want to get there a bit before the start?

I'll be leaving from MM at 6:00 I'd say as I need to ride slower than 28kph avg. Like at about 23 avg to save my legs. So if anybody else slow wants to ride to the start then is that an OK time? If no other slow riders, I'll get the train from Sydenham to Loftus at 6:15 arriving at 6:53 :D


sounds like a good plan
I will ride with you guys but meet you at the corner of grand pde and president ave at 6.20am I will be at the bus stop waiting

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Postby colin » 05 Jan 2011, 10:44

I'm in for the 6am start see you at MMs

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Postby michele » 05 Jan 2011, 19:29

Okay 6am it is. My new years mantra is I love early starts! See you all at Micks.

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Postby Stuart » 06 Jan 2011, 07:48

Forecast is 90% chance for rain on Sun - if it's raining Jo & I won't be there. I'm also still seriously thinking of the train because this group of riders are all a bit fast for me. I'll make the train decision on Sat.

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Postby geoff m » 06 Jan 2011, 11:36

I'm now registered so will see you all at MM at 6.00am.

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Postby Hung » 06 Jan 2011, 13:09

Stuart wrote:Forecast is 90% chance for rain on Sun - if it's raining Jo & I won't be there. I'm also still seriously thinking of the train because this group of riders are all a bit fast for me. I'll make the train decision on Sat.


do what i do best

wheel suck all the way

and yell out EASE UP :wink:

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Postby Eleri » 06 Jan 2011, 15:50

The weather report is looking seriously unattractive.

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Postby Hung » 06 Jan 2011, 16:44

EMT wrote:The weather report is looking seriously unattractive.


thats what they said about Mondays ride

The light drizzle and over cast conditions made for a very
comfortable ride

If the rain is bad
save me having a shower when i get home

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Postby michele » 07 Jan 2011, 08:07

As last years ride was ordinary for weather conditions to say the least, an early train ride home along the way is always an option. I'm hoping the forecast is wrong!

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Postby Hung » 08 Jan 2011, 09:46

is the 6.00am start from MM still the go

or will a post be made at 5.30am depending on weather

I rode this morning it wasn't raining but the roads was wet
and was NOT nice at all :(

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Postby Eleri » 08 Jan 2011, 12:15

I'm still thinking it's a 6am start and that, as no-one is actually organising it, that people will turn up, or they won't. Unless it's actually raining in the morning, I'm planning to go.

The weather report seems to be slightly better than it looked a couple of days ago or even this morning. Annoyingly, the wind prediction has moved from "northeast" which was good to "southeast" which is less good.

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Postby weiyun » 08 Jan 2011, 12:17

EMT wrote:Annoyingly, the wind prediction has moved from "northeast" which was good to "southeast" which is less good.

The rear right bunch position will be in hot demand! :lol:

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Postby Hung » 08 Jan 2011, 12:50

weiyun wrote:
EMT wrote:Annoyingly, the wind prediction has moved from "northeast" which was good to "southeast" which is less good.

The rear right bunch position will be in hot demand! :lol:


left rear spot has already been taken by me

there is the right side still up for grabs

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Postby Camilla » 08 Jan 2011, 14:47

Barring thunder and lightening I'll be at MM at 6. Gale force winds might put me off too. Maybe flooding. But on the whole I'm choosing to take a positive outlook on a little foul weather and consider it a good bonding exercise. Some of my most memorable rides have been in the rain.

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Postby Stuart » 08 Jan 2011, 18:59

we're getting the train - if it's actually raining at 5:30 we won't be going. See you there for the start.

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Postby williamd » 08 Jan 2011, 19:20

I'm out as I am going to Surfer's Paradise for two weeks.

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Postby Stuart » 09 Jan 2011, 04:21

too wet, we're out - enjoy it those who like the rain ....

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Postby geoff m » 09 Jan 2011, 21:25

Well this was an epic ride and one I would like to do next year. Congrats to thr organizers who did a great job with minimal fuss. Signage along the way was superb.

We started out in the pooring rain which was unpleasant when the rain and wheel flick sprayed heavily into our faces. At Loftus we met the ride start. All up we had a few riders. Ron, Hung Andre and Michelle, Camilla and Colin. We didn't know about Ron until we passed him south of Wollongong.

The rain stopped and stayed that way for the rest of the day but remained overcast which was good.

Going thru RNP is just magical. And I loved the escarpement. So pretty. We stopped for coffee at a high school friends cafe in Austinmer which was great then headed into Wollongong. I went into central wollongong for the first time in my life. Then we headed out past port kembla again for my fiirst time. We were powering down at this stage at about 38 kms per hour with Camilla , me,Colin and andre in a peleton. It was fast.

Nearer to kiama we headed across a small rural road into Jamberoo.

Nice work team dulwich hill.

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Postby geoff m » 11 Jan 2011, 21:36

Some great shots by ActionSnaps (who gave Camilla lots of encouragement - not that she needed it - she was powering away)

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It started off quite wet.
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Team DHBC riding over SeaCliff Bridge
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Hung braving the elements solo (nice shot dude)
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Thank bloody goodness ...... 10 kms to go. And what a beautiful meandering country road it was.
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Michelle road with Team Ashbury. More suckers from over that area getting into cycling.

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Postby mikesbytes » 11 Jan 2011, 22:20

Those roads were completely dry when we road thru later in the morning

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Postby Hung » 12 Jan 2011, 08:27

thanks for posting up the pics

I copped a flat into the decent from waterfall :(

I had NO chance in catching up especially the way Geoff decends with no fear :shock:

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Postby mikesbytes » 12 Jan 2011, 08:38

Hung wrote:Geoff decends with no fear :shock:


LOL


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