Mon 3rd: Drive, Ride, Eat, Swim

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Postby Stuart » 01 Jan 2011, 10:13

On Mon 3rd Jo & I are off to Narrabeen in the car at 5:30ish to start a ride from Narrabeen Beach by 6:30. Ride will go up McCarrs Ck rd, down to Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay and back (about 60k's). Then breakfast at the cafe right next to the car park and then a swim.

if there's any interest I'll post the location of said car park.

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Postby Eleri » 01 Jan 2011, 11:02

Yes, I'm in. I'll take my car so if someone wants a lift, let me know. I'm keen to add West Head into the ride.

Not so sure about the swim though ;) Haven't swum in the sea for years. I'll probably just eat breakfast.

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Postby Stuart » 02 Jan 2011, 09:38

Ok for Eleri and the "maybes" opposite Driftwood Cafe.

See you there.

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Postby Eleri » 02 Jan 2011, 09:54

Picked up a few maybes at the cafe this morning. Hung, Mike, Danny, Ian- all possible starters.

I thought the start was 6am, so pleased to see it's 6.30 :)

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Postby Stuart » 02 Jan 2011, 11:30

I've put the ride on and it's only 47k's so have decided to add the West Head out n back diversion which takes it to 70k's and adds one steep hill. See you there in the car park.



Oh, of course there's nothing to stop anyone from riding out to Narrabeen of course ..... except maybe the start time.

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Postby mikesbytes » 02 Jan 2011, 12:37

Thanks EMT

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Postby williamd » 02 Jan 2011, 15:18

I am out as I broke a front spoke at waterfall today and had a wobbly ride back.

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Postby Hung » 02 Jan 2011, 17:33

I'm in got my day pass :)
see you in the morning EMT

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Postby Camilla » 02 Jan 2011, 19:54

I'm in too. Assuming the rain goes away, which I'm pretty confidant it will. If you can't be bothered riding all the way, come to my place in the morning and throw your bike in the back of my car Mike. I'll be leaving at 5.45.

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Postby Stuart » 02 Jan 2011, 20:03

I'll sms at 5:30 if the weather looks dodgy and post here. That might be too late for some starters I guess but it'll have to do.

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Postby mikesbytes » 03 Jan 2011, 04:15

Weather is clear



See you there, I'm leaving now

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Postby Stuart » 03 Jan 2011, 15:14

well, we drove, rode, ate but didn't swim and here are the riders at West Head. Great day out.


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Postby Eleri » 03 Jan 2011, 15:29

It was a good day out, thanks for organising Stuart.

Cool conditions made it quite pleasant for riding. The rain masqueraded as high humidity and we didn't really get rained on properly which was good. Unexpectedly saw Victoria on the way back from West Head.

We got more than enough hills in, I was surprised to see that the total climb is greater than RNP but it didn't feel like it, although by the end I was more than done in. We all sat on the couch at breakfast looking slightly the worse for wear and a few of us were threatening to go to sleep right there and then.

Except M&M who decided to ride back and were last seen at Narrabeen wisely deciding not to do an illegal right turn :)


Can I go back to work now? This holiday has been exhausting.

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Postby mikesbytes » 03 Jan 2011, 19:09

Ha I remember someone winging about the hills

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Postby Hung » 03 Jan 2011, 19:39

Great ride and great company
looking forward to the next one

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Postby Camilla » 04 Jan 2011, 10:02

What was the total climb you guys recorded, EMT & Trouty? I think there's something a bit peculiar about my new Garmin. The elevation readings seem fine, but I get what I suspect are high gradients. At the end of the day it told me we'd climbed a bit over 2100m and descended less than half of that! No matter how I do the maths, I can't work that out given we started and stopped in the same spot.

Top morning out! Thanks for organising it Stuart! I'd never done that ride before and it was beautiful.

Sorry I couldn't stay for breakky though - I ended up going straight to the office in my lycra and spending the day working in it. Serves my boss right for disregarding public holidays. Apart from the visual aspect, I couldn't have smelt great either.

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Postby Eleri » 04 Jan 2011, 10:38

[quote="Camilla"]What was the total climb you guys recorded, EMT & Trouty? I think there's something a bit peculiar about my new Garmin. The elevation readings seem fine, but I get what I suspect are high gradients. At the end of the day it told me we'd climbed a bit over 2100m and descended less than half of that! No matter how I do the maths, I can't work that out given we started and stopped in the same spot.
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With elevation corrections turned on, it says 1004 climbed and 1005 descended. Before that it said 1,150 or something.

While I was riding, the gradients were a bit all over the place, but I figure that is a combination of trees and active guessing on the run by the device. I'm sure that bit where it said I was on a gradient of 24% was probably wrong :) There's no report that says "highest gradient" on ride or anything like that which would be helpful but would also probably be wrong.

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Postby Camilla » 04 Jan 2011, 11:29

Seems I need to look into this "elevations corrections" thingy! I bet that's the problem. Thanks Eleri.

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Postby Hung » 04 Jan 2011, 11:34

Mine seems spot on

Elevation Gain: 748 m
Elevation Loss: 747 m
Min Elevation: 2 m
Max Elevation: 188 m

My readings are a less cos I chickened out at west head ;)

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Postby Eleri » 04 Jan 2011, 12:13

And lost the opportunity for 250m descending!

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Postby mikesbytes » 04 Jan 2011, 16:49

I agree that RNP is harder. Regardless of what the overall elevation is, the size of the individual hills in Akuna bay and West head are not as long as the RNP ones

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Postby Stuart » 04 Jan 2011, 17:28

My 500 says this:

Elevation Gain: 981 m
Elevation Loss: 980 m
Min Elevation: -6 m
Max Elevation: 185 m

Time: 02:53:59
Distance: 68.79 km (I missed the first 1.5 k's)
Avg Speed: 23.7 km/h
Avg Moving Speed: 23.8 km/h
Max Speed: 70.6 km/h

That looks about right and is a little less than RNP.

Camilla: I think there may be something screwy with your unit because even enabling map corrections (which is not actually in the device but only on-line) wouldn't account for the doubling of the height.

BTW people - all uploaded Garmin Connect rides are public i.e. can be searched for unless you change your settings from the default (which works for uploaded rides after that) or manually lock each one, which you need to do for old rides.


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