Nov 6 Waterfall alternative #1

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Postby Camilla » 31 Oct 2011, 10:15

Given that the Gong ride is on next Sunday, the way to Waterfall will be a tad crowded.

Before I continue this, can I first urge anyone who hasn't already sponsored the DHBC team going to do so. it's a great cause (MS) and the Gong Ride has long been instrumental in raising general awareness and public opinion of cycling, and just getting people out there on bikes. You can donate to the DHBC Gong team here >> http://register.gongride.org.au/2011-Sy ... cycle+Club

They're almost at their target of $9000! So let's get behind them, and support those who suffer MS.

Saying that I don't know why I'm not going myself, but I've missed the entires now and am not. So I might go to Calga and do the NSW-ATTA Individual Time Trial instead, which is held on the first Sunday of every month. Details here: http://www.atta.asn.au/

For anyone who has not done an ITT it's lots of fun and a great way to start competitive cycling. No one to crash into! Plus this is the one event you don't need a race license for, just a recreational one. It's a great way to test your progress too. You can set a time then go back and try and better it. After that the state titles!

Only problem is that I broke my roadie on the weekend and it's currently a 2-speed. He's going into the shop tomorrow. I may have to TT on my fixie! Is that even legal? I could flip the wheel and go SS I suppose...

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Postby Lizanne » 31 Oct 2011, 10:29

TT’s are the only time (besides track) that fixies are allowed!
go for it Camilla!

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 Oct 2011, 10:46

Calga on a fixie has been down several times, ask Brownie. I think you will take the ladies record (but you need to dress as a hipster'ette)

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Postby Camilla » 31 Oct 2011, 11:10

Time for the corduroy nicks!

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 Oct 2011, 11:41

I'm leaning towards Calga, but there's a little voice that says;
9.30 depart Tempe
9.35 arrive Marrickville

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Postby taybellz » 01 Nov 2011, 17:06

More information please?

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Postby Eleri » 01 Nov 2011, 17:27

I wasn't thinking about this problem at all, then I thought, I know, let's do RNP instead. Clearly not v. intelligent.

So I don't know what to do. Have I got time to do an ITT and come straight back home with no pie in the sky? have to finish an essay. If we start 1 minute apart you can try and beat me Camilla ;)

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Postby weiyun » 01 Nov 2011, 18:02

An alternative ride is the La Perouse ride. Easily 60km return with excellent scenery and some hills. Ride to Centennial Park and then head south.

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Postby andrewb » 01 Nov 2011, 18:49

I'd be in for a 06:35 or 07:05 LaPa ride if there's a quorum of C27ish folk. Not so keen on going all the way to Calga for an ITT when I can make one myself near home.

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Postby andrewb » 01 Nov 2011, 19:42

Hmm, my regular ITT involves me riding as fast as my little legs will carry me, all the time swearing continually about how foolish I was to get into this situation. I suspect Calga would be similar, but with official timing...

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Postby mikesbytes » 01 Nov 2011, 19:50

Have a go at the Calga ITT sometime Andrew, you'll enjoy it

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Postby Camilla » 01 Nov 2011, 21:22

D**n you Eleri! With 2 functional legs and having mentally beaten you down by cleverly incapacitating the BF I am sure to catch you! Maybe... But it turns out Ermeningildo is down for the count and out of action for a week or so yet. So I might be be joining Mike's 5 min advendture ride, even if starting from Lewishman. There is a certain, strong appeal to his point of view...

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Postby mikesbytes » 02 Nov 2011, 08:39

Another option is to ride to Jenolan Caves and back on Saturday


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Postby Camilla » 02 Nov 2011, 09:33

Ha ha Mike. I might do a lot of insane things, but riding that hill on a fixie is not going to be one of them.

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Postby mikesbytes » 02 Nov 2011, 10:06

What's the news on fixing your leaver?

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Postby mikesbytes » 02 Nov 2011, 19:34

What about rock climbing? Is it open on Sunday morning?

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Postby rhys » 03 Nov 2011, 20:53

Hugo V and I are going to ride some eastern suburbs hills Sunday, if it's dry. 7am from around the Fox Studios entrance to centennial park. Might head out to la perouse depending on how we feel.

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Postby mikesbytes » 04 Nov 2011, 07:35

The climbing gym opens at 9.30am


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Postby andrewb » 05 Nov 2011, 09:55

Peter T and I are planning to ride the Eastern suburbs with a coffee stop at Watsons Bay. Pace expected to be C for civilised.
We leave Marrickville Cafe at 0635. I hope Pete knows the way because I'll just be making it up otherwise. Feel free to join us if this sounds like your sort of thing.

(Of course this is not a DHBC sanctioned ride, so all the usual disclaimers apply.)

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Postby Stuart » 05 Nov 2011, 11:06

Yes, as alluded to above, there's no official Sun Waterfall ride this weekend due to the Gong Ride being on. Do your own thing.

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Postby mikesbytes » 05 Nov 2011, 17:07

Sculptures by the sea is on. Could be an option for your ride

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Postby geoff m » 05 Nov 2011, 18:26

I'm tempted for this eastern suburbs ride


Hugo and Rhys why don't you join the unofficial group and do your thing once over that way. Some may choose to go with you.

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Postby Peter T » 06 Nov 2011, 13:16

A few hills, a few wrong turns, a bit of romance (Geoff's 18th Wedding Anniversary pic at Birriga Road), little traffic, good company and a fine morning.

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