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Postby Eleri » 18 Dec 2011, 11:27

There is no official club bunch ride on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

However, I'm still planning to ride most days and anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome. This are not official club rides or anything but always better to ride with company. Please let me know if you want to come along.

Tuesday 27th - RNP, Audley in, Waterfall out. I'll be leaving Marrickville Road Cafe at 6.30am.

I'll be heading over to the northside one day too or maybe a couple - happy to take suggestions on where and when.

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Postby Camilla » 18 Dec 2011, 16:01

I'm in. For everything.

Except anything early on the 29th - Ted's birthday the day before.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 18 Dec 2011, 20:25

Also in... Might have to work a couple of the days but let me know your plans. I'm out Christmas Day as I'm at the parentals but other days I'm interested.

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Postby Tod511 » 18 Dec 2011, 21:23

Also in..... I'm keen to pedal off the Xmas over indulgence. See you at 6.30am on Tuesday 27th for a scenic ride through RNP.

Let me know your plan's for the rest of the week as I am on leave until 3 January and keen for further rides - pending family commitments.

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Postby Stuart » 19 Dec 2011, 11:15

27th: what's' with the Audley in bit? I never wanted to try to ride up that hill, ever. I'll still probably come along though. You'll have to wait for me while I walk up though.

EDIT #2: 2nd Jan: Drive-Ride-Swim-Eat. Narrabeen-McCarrs Ck-Akuna Bay-West Head-Narrabeen. 70k's. 1k of climbing. Have to see if anything is open for breakfast. Ready to leave Narrabeen by 7.00am. Park (it's free).

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Postby Trouty » 19 Dec 2011, 13:50

I will be in for rides on Boxing day, 1st, and 2nd, but in between that I have those Christmas carnivals.

Eleri - aren't you going in the Christmas Carnivals? They are more fun than anything else.

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Postby Lizanne » 19 Dec 2011, 13:54

you can do both the christmas carnivals and morning rides.

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Postby Stuart » 19 Dec 2011, 16:28

So here's the ride map for the 1st. It's on. I guess you could ride there and back too. Jo & I will be driving. Allow at least 45 mins to drive from Inner West plus 10 mins setup time. So really, you need to leave at 6:00am. For NYE Nana's only I guess. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/61155230/

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Postby Hung » 20 Dec 2011, 11:41

If anyone is riding up please post here

If I can get a day pass maybe we can meet at marrickville say 6.00am

ride straight up king st , george st then head towards meeting point

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Postby Camilla » 20 Dec 2011, 16:18

Are we not supposed to all be back at work on Monday 2nd? Or is it a public holiday!!!!!!!? If so i'm in.

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Postby Camilla » 20 Dec 2011, 16:53

Nice! I might join you in the ride out Hung. But I might also be hung over. Will confirm closer to the day.

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Postby Camilla » 20 Dec 2011, 16:54

No pun intended.

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Postby Eleri » 20 Dec 2011, 18:42

Here's a summary of what I think is happening (this includes a couple of rides not previously mentioned)

Boxing Day 26th - Eastern suburbs ramble through Watsons Bay and then along the coast to perhaps Maroubra or somewhere, back to our place for Christmas cake. 6.30am start at Marrickville

Tuesday 27th - RNP ride. 6.30am start at Marrickville

Friday 30th - Daddy Gorges ride - this is a 200km ride over on the north side that we need to find the map for. We'll leave from Hornsby at 6.30 am (open to negotiation on this.)

Monday 2nd Jan - Northside ride meet at Narrabeen at 7am. Park (it's free). or ride out from Marrickville.

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Postby AndrewBurns » 20 Dec 2011, 18:52

Any details on the boxing day one? I'm interested but a newb and I don't want to get myself into something that I can't do or slow the group down.

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Postby Tony1992 » 21 Dec 2011, 06:19

I'm up for all of these rides. However, if the ride on the 26th and 27th are both long rides then I'll chose one of those, does anyone have any idea how long these rides are?? Also what's the speed that you guys will go at?? if its about 28s then it'll b ok

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Postby rhys » 21 Dec 2011, 07:05

Tony, from my estimates, the 26th would be around 50km but quite hilly, and the 27th round trip should be around 100km, if you ride home instead of taking the train. Marrickville-RNP Helensburgh exit-Marrickville is around 135km from memory.

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Postby Camilla » 21 Dec 2011, 08:02

Maps of the Daddy Gorges:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/The-Daddy-Gorges
http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course. ... rse=330036

It's worth checking the elevation on this one. 200km, 3700m climbing. Not for the feint-hearted. Or fixies. That said the climbs are spread out over 8 hills and could be a lot worse. I'm certainly coming!

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 21 Dec 2011, 11:20

I'm in for the 26th and 27th! I thought I had to work on the 27th. Thank goodness for public holidays!

Eleri, what will the route be on the 26th please? I'll be at mum and dads in Bondi Junction so would prefer to join you en route.

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Postby Eleri » 21 Dec 2011, 11:29

Oh I don't know! It's a ride I'm going on and I haven't invented it and won't be routing it. It's an informal ride. :)

Probably over to Watsons Bay via Centennial Park. We could pick you up there at about 6.50 or 7am. We could take the Gates that I don't know the name of that aren't the Paddington Gates but are the next ones round at the top of that hill.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 21 Dec 2011, 11:31

Sounds good! I have no idea what gates you are talking about... Are they the ones on Moore Park Road at the Bondi Junction end? The ones you use to go to the Moonlight Cinema? If so, great! I can be there by 645. 8)

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Postby AndrewBurns » 21 Dec 2011, 11:57

Just got my new Garmin Edge 500, looking forward to giving it a go on a nice long route on the 26th :)

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Postby Lizanne » 21 Dec 2011, 12:04

oh! if you'r around the eastern suburbs on the 26th i'm in!
i'll drop my bag off at the surf club (i have partol @ 9) and i'll see you @ the park

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Postby Camilla » 21 Dec 2011, 19:16

Ha! I so very neary added "unless you're a machine: aka Mike C/Alex D".

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Postby Camilla » 21 Dec 2011, 19:26

BTW, for the boxing day ride, i'll have stayed the night at my Mum's too - northside though. I'll be on my bike getting back home so will be with you in spirit and am hoping I might join you in body for the cake bit!

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Postby Eleri » 21 Dec 2011, 20:01

I have 2 whole Christmas cakes. In the unlikely event I eat them all myself, I will have no chance in the Alpine Classic. You must come and bring Ted.

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Postby jimmy » 22 Dec 2011, 06:43

If anyone's interested, the Renegade Group is going to Homebush on the 24th (4 groups, all leaving from 43 Burns Bay Rd in Lane Cove), and there's also a Palm Beach ride planned for the 1st of January.

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Postby MarkL » 22 Dec 2011, 06:51

I'm in for the 26th, 27th and the 2nd- ( l'll ride out and back).
Thinking about Fri the 30th, need to get the day off and apply rule 5 with a big stick :-( :-)

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Postby Stuart » 25 Dec 2011, 07:16

Re Jan 2nd. Am having 2nd thoughts about this due to big party on Jan 1st. In fact, I'll say now I won't be riding on 2nd Jan. Clearly the ride itself can still go ahead.

More likely to now do a ride on Jan 1st but maybe not the Narrabeen one. Stay tuned while I confer with Eleri and get back on here.

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Postby andrewm » 25 Dec 2011, 16:48

I'm in for boxing day and probably the 27th.

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Postby Lizanne » 25 Dec 2011, 16:58

eastern suburbs tomorrow? see you guys @ the cafe @ 6:30

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Postby AndrewBurns » 25 Dec 2011, 17:19

Weather prediction is for a mostly sunny morning, if we leave at 6:30 and take about 2 hours to go the 50km hopefully we can avoid all the afternoon rain.

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Postby Eleri » 25 Dec 2011, 19:49

Yep, Marrickville Road cafe at 6.30, pick up Jo the Builder at Woollahra Gates at 6.50.

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Postby Dougie » 25 Dec 2011, 21:06

I am in for the 26th. keen to remove some lard and apply rule 5.
cheers Dougie

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Postby Stuart » 27 Dec 2011, 15:44

Jan 1st: Waterfall. C27. 7.00am at the cafe.
Jan 2nd: I'm assuming the Narrabeen ride is still on but I'll be sleeping.

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Postby rhys » 28 Dec 2011, 09:31

I'm keen for the first as well.

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Postby Aimee » 28 Dec 2011, 10:49

Okay I'm keen for the 1st and 2nd. Is the ride on the 2nd still going ahead?

Anyone riding tomorrow?

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Postby AndrewBurns » 28 Dec 2011, 11:00

Kinda keen for the 2nd as well, did the Akuna bay ride today and it was nice, hills didn't kill me so I could probably do it with you guys without being dropped :P

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Postby Stuart » 28 Dec 2011, 12:17

So, to summarise the upcoming rides. NOTE: these are not official DHBC club rides (except for the 31st). Ride at your own risk.

Thur Dec 29th: Centennial Park to Watson's Bay & return via the beaches. Meet at at EDIT 07:00 - start time modified at 22:33 on 28th (we're nana's and we're tired).
Sat 31st Dec: Slowies ride as usual. 06:30 at the cafe.
Sun Jan 1st: Waterfall. C27. 7.00am at the cafe. Note later start time.
Mon Jan 2nd: - be ready to ride at Narrabeen at 07:00. Edit: Ride Leader: Mark Lacey

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Postby MarkL » 28 Dec 2011, 15:21

If there's no certified ride leader for the Narrabeen/ Akuna Bay ride on the 2nd l'll put my hand up and be ride leader.
Note: l'm not a certified ride leader.

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Postby Tony1992 » 28 Dec 2011, 20:26

Hi stuart i might join u and jo for the ride tomorrow 29th if thats cool :)

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Postby MarkL » 29 Dec 2011, 08:24

Hi all,

2nd Jan- M/ville- Narrabeen-Akuna Bay- m/ville ride.

Meet at m/ville cafe 6:00
Pace: C27, re-grouping at top of climbs.
Route: King st, Broadway, The Rocks, SHB, Military rd, Spit Bridge, Pittwater rd, Church Pt, Akuna Bay, West Head, Narrabeen and return by a similar route.

Options:
1- return via Wakehurst Pkway.
2- If your legs are hurting you can miss West Head.

Are people keen for the swim?
It should be a nice day.

Is anyone driving to Narrabeen?

People interested from posts:

Mark L
Hung
Camilla
Tony
AndrewBurns

Please confirm if still interested.

Please cut and paste list with your name if riding.

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Postby Tony1992 » 29 Dec 2011, 09:21

Hi Mark, I would love to go on this ride on the 2nd but seeing that I'm going away from Sunday, I wont be able to, have fun though :D

Tony

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Postby Camilla » 29 Dec 2011, 18:18

Akuna Bay ride - Jan 2

Mark L
Hung
Camilla (?)
Tony
AndrewBurns

My participation will be entirely dependant on what I get up to on the 1st - and how stuffed I feel by then from too much riding & sun. So don't wait for me! I'll text you on the morning if I'm coming Mark. Keen to be there but suspect I'll be exhausted and wanting a sleep in.

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Postby MarkL » 29 Dec 2011, 21:10

No worries Tony, see you another time. Ok Camilla.

Akuna Bay ride - Jan 2

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Postby MarkL » 30 Dec 2011, 06:56

Opps, sorry Aimee, l left you off the list.

Akuna Bay ride- Jan 2

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Postby Hung » 30 Dec 2011, 07:58

Sorry Guys I just remembered its my wedding anniversary on the 1st and the SWMBO has got a big day planned so i will be too sore and sorry to ride on the 2nd :(

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Postby AndrewBurns » 30 Dec 2011, 16:33

What's the approx length of the Akuna bay ride on the 2nd? I didn't find the boxing day ride too hard but I might have problems with a significantly longer/faster ride...

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Postby MarkL » 30 Dec 2011, 18:49

Andrew,
I'll check it out and post, meant to do it before. Thanks for the reminder :-)

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Postby Stuart » 31 Dec 2011, 11:22

For those thinking of going on Mark's ride on the 2nd, here a map of a very similar route, but without West Head. 106k's.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/6283660/

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Postby Aimee » 31 Dec 2011, 12:18

I am keen are we leaving from Marrickville or meeting at narrabeen? I'm
Not sure I will be able to keep up but I can always find my own way back if I get dropped I don't mind

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Postby MarkL » 31 Dec 2011, 13:04

Riding from Marrickville, 6:00.
Aimee, I'm sure you will be fine, l'm not gunning it :-)

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Postby MarkL » 31 Dec 2011, 13:12

I'm in for Wfall tomorrow.

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Postby AndrewBurns » 31 Dec 2011, 16:10

I'm considering driving to Narrabeen but assuming the pace isn't too high (eg I found the boxing day ride fine) I can probably do the whole distance. Is there any plan for a stop along the way?

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Postby weller » 31 Dec 2011, 17:23

Mark
What time are you heading to waterfall tomorrow?
CW

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I'll be there too.

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Postby rhys » 01 Jan 2012, 04:20

For those who are worried about being dropped in Akuna Bay - I'm the worst climber in the world, and it's not so bad.
There are also worse places to be dropped, and the slower you go the prettier the scenery is :) One of the best rides to do in Sydney.

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Postby Aimee » 01 Jan 2012, 14:32

Well I will be there in the morrow 6am! I am a bit worried about getting dropped but we'll see. If we get dropped together Andrew I'll split a cab with you back home ;)

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Postby AndrewBurns » 01 Jan 2012, 18:06

Haha sounds like a plan, it's looking to be a lovely day weather wise anyway so I'd be kicking myself if I didn't give it a go.

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Postby MarkL » 01 Jan 2012, 20:40

That's the spirit, I'm sure you guys will be fine.

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