2012 Adventure Rides

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Postby Nozzle » 06 Jun 2012, 12:21

Oh yeah, any chance of getting a link to the planned route? Could find the 2009 fixie century route.

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 Jun 2012, 13:10

Hi Noel, my MCCC mate is working on the details of the route, however a reasonable number of K's will be within reach of Campbelltown or Meangle train stations, so an early bail is possible

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Postby Philip » 07 Jun 2012, 15:07

The ride of Queens [birthday]
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Mike - max distance: ha ha
Todd - max distance: 140k, speed: middies
Noel - max distance: whatever i can cram in before lunchtime.
Philip - haven't been on a bike for three weeks, I'll be expecting pain.

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Jun 2012, 16:19

Philip, how's the caffeine withdrawal symptoms ?

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 Jun 2012, 08:29

Hey the weather forecast looks best for an inland ride on Sunday

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Postby Nozzle » 09 Jun 2012, 08:35

I'm keen for a ride still in any direction.

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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jun 2012, 11:15

The ride of Queens [birthday]
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Mike - max distance: depends on coffee consumption
Todd - max distance: 140k, speed: middies
Noel - max distance: whatever i can cram in before lunchtime.
Philip - haven't been on a bike for three weeks, I'll be expecting pain.
Anthony K -


MapMyRide didn't luv me this morning, I gave it a hug but it still gave me the cold shoulder. So I've done some jpeg's

....

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Postby jonboy » 09 Jun 2012, 15:10

Mike

At a rough guess, any idea what time you might be back in Marrickville?

J

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Postby mikesbytes » 09 Jun 2012, 19:03

Um

5 hours riding
1/2 hour break
1 hour contingency
1/2 hour mucking around
==
7 hours total

That puts us on the 1:07pm train that arrives at Wolli Creek at 2:11pm

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Postby mikesbytes » 10 Jun 2012, 10:12

Dry and sunny in Picton

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Postby weiyun » 10 Jun 2012, 12:30

You hard core lot! Post some photos when ready.

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Postby Anthony K » 10 Jun 2012, 16:59

Too hard core for wimpy me. Well done kiddies.

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Postby timothy_clifford » 10 Jun 2012, 17:24

Was it the Adventure ride group I passed at around 6:10am this morning on the Princes Hwy just neat the Cook's River? I was in a yellow spray jacket, waved, someone saw me and gave me a "Who the hell?" look. Kudos all the same.

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Postby Nozzle » 10 Jun 2012, 17:29

i bailed at 5am. Was raining out and my bed was warm....

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Postby mikesbytes » 10 Jun 2012, 19:13

Ride of Queens Ride Report

Stage 1 - Marrickville to Riverwood
Phillip, Todd and I decided to head out to Riverwood and make a decision from there. Once there, it was clear that the while the road was damp, the ride was going to be largely rain free.

Stage 2 - Motorway
Relatively easy ride, no wind problems, low traffic, no rain. Just before exiting Todd got a flat, caused by a staple


Stage 3 - The Burbs, Old Razorback, Picton
No wind, no rain and once past the city limits, dry roads. Todd got flat #2. We took the Camden bypass and went of a really long bridge, presumably there to avoid floods. I made a small navigation error, but picked up another road that took us to old razorback, which I think is about 4k. The guys hit the hill about 75mts in front of me. After about a K I came upon Todd and he didn't say anything, it was total focus. A bit further up the road I came upon Phillip who looked at me with an "where did he come from". Then Phillip went for KOM, except it wasn't KOM. A bit around the corner and the steep bit came, to Phillip's disgust....
In Picton, we went to the burger bar, the same one used on the 2008 and 2009 fixie century and scored a big breakfast/coffee deal. By this time the sun was providing some well earned sunshine.


Stage 4 - Picton to Nattai
This was unknown territory, none of us had ridden Barkers Lodge Rd and it turned out to be nice road, low in traffic, with one surprise hill. Sadly the 3 legged dog wasn't to be seen. I was sooo tempted to stop at the stool selling honey, what's an extra 1/2 kilo.

At the lookout

Other visitors at the lookout

Stage 5 - Homeward bound
The dry conditions continued as we made the best of the section after section of downhill and powered thru to Camden, this time going thru the town centre and onto Campbelltown train station where we managed to pick up an express train after only a 4 minute wait, dropping us at Wolli Creek train station at 2.41pm


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Postby Philip » 10 Jun 2012, 21:09

While it damn near killed me it was a great ride, thanks for leading and organising.

Note to self, three weeks off the bike followed by 155km and 1500 vertical meters is not a good idea.

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Postby marc2131 » 11 Jun 2012, 22:47

Where did all that rain go?

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Postby mikesbytes » 12 Jun 2012, 08:33

The rain was largely coastal, we were inland

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Jun 2012, 19:41

Have to say that I was impressed with Todd and Philip, they powered thru that ride. When I'm preparing for Grafton to Inverall later, they should come for a 200k ride.

Back to Adventure rides, perhaps we could go for Northern Adventure in July

What do you think?

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Postby weiyun » 14 Jun 2012, 23:15

West Head deserves a visit!

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Postby mikesbytes » 15 Jun 2012, 12:05

A plan is forming

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Postby Nozzle » 21 Jun 2012, 16:42

Is July 8th still vacant? Can we add a trip to Akuna Bay / West Head? I can't really lead the ride as i only vaguely know the way.

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Postby Philip » 21 Jun 2012, 21:35

if we ride on the 8th put me down. I'll also put a vote in for West Head and/or Akuna Bay.
Love the riding out that way. By then I may even be able to keep up.

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Postby mikesbytes » 22 Jun 2012, 09:26

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie

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Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie

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Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8

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Postby Philip » 22 Jun 2012, 19:10

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!

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Postby Eleri » 23 Jun 2012, 05:55

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Eleri
Adam

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Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Eleri
Adam
Andrew - I love this ride. West Head is stunning.

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Postby Stuart » 23 Jun 2012, 17:18

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Eleri
Adam
Andrew - I love this ride. West Head is stunning.
Stuart - has never owned a fixie

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Postby Anthony K » 27 Jun 2012, 22:43

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Eleri
Adam
Andrew - I love this ride. West Head is stunning.
Stuart - has never owned a fixie
Anthony K last rode a fixie in 1976 and will go to West head with many gears and a freewheel.

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Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Eleri
Adam
Andrew - I love this ride. West Head is stunning.
Stuart - has never owned a fixie
Anthony K - last rode a fixie in 1976 and will go to West head with many gears and a freewheel.
PeterOS - Would like to have a fixie

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Postby Stuart » 01 Jul 2012, 16:10

I'm out. TdF viewing the night before will rule out an early start for any type of riding.

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Eleri
Adam
Andrew - I love this ride. West Head is stunning.
Anthony K - last rode a fixie in 1976 and will go to West head with many gears and a freewheel.
PeterOS - Would like to have a fixie

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Postby Camilla » 03 Jul 2012, 16:53

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
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Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Eleri
Adam
Andrew - I love this ride. West Head is stunning.
Anthony K - last rode a fixie in 1976 and will go to West head with many gears and a freewheel.
PeterOS - Would like to have a fixie
Camilla* - won't be riding her fixie because last time she did Mike said she'd be fine but omitted to mention the small matter of Galston Gorge

*Assuming I can drag myself out of bed after the TdF (i.e. don't wait)

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Postby Eleri » 03 Jul 2012, 19:53

Akuna Bay, West Head - 6am July 8th
=================
Mike C - might ride his fixie
Noel - doesn't own a fixie
John - last owned a fixie age 8
Philip - is very pleased Mike is riding his fixie!
Andrew - I love this ride. West Head is stunning.
Anthony K - last rode a fixie in 1976 and will go to West head with many gears and a freewheel.
PeterOS - Would like to have a fixie
Camilla* - won't be riding her fixie because last time she did Mike said she'd be fine but omitted to mention the small matter of Galston Gorge

*Assuming I can drag myself out of bed after the TdF (i.e. don't wait)

I know I won't be able to drag myself out of bed so I've bailed on this ride (and taken the chap with me).

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Jul 2012, 12:36

Akuna Bay and West Head route - click for biggies

Out
- Marrickville to Harbour bridge - 9k - Harbour bridge thru Spit Bridge - 10k - Wakhurst parkway to Powderworks rd - 17K

Around
- Powderworks rd to Akuna bay - 25k - Akuna bay to West head - 16k - West head to Narrabeen - 27k

Back
- Narrabeen to Spit Bridge 14k - Spit Bridge back to the city via Parri rd - 9k - then Home - 9k

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Postby Nozzle » 07 Jul 2012, 13:16

Looks like a great ride for tomorrow. With any luck that 'possible shower' decides not to make an appearance.

Mike - Any idea of the total distance? Is it about 120km or so?

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Postby PeterOS » 07 Jul 2012, 15:30

I'm looking at a bit of a sleep in tomorrow so unlikely to be there.
Have a good ride anyway.

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Jul 2012, 16:41

I'm sorry, I haven't managed to clear the bug I've got. I felt better this morning, but have gone down hill as the day progressed.

I've moved the ride to next Sunday, the 15th.

Weather forecast says 30% chance of rain, so perhaps its for the better anyway.

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Postby Camilla » 07 Jul 2012, 18:21

Get well Mike! Rug up and have some broth!

I wasn't going to be able to make it tomorrow anyhow - a looming deadline at work. But I'm out next week too as I'll be in Melbourne, delivering said loomer.

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Postby Nozzle » 07 Jul 2012, 22:25

Next Sunday is racing with SUVelo. I'll be there instead.

Get better soon Mike.

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Postby Anthony K » 08 Jul 2012, 06:10

Two lessons for Anthony,
1. check the forum BEFORE going to bed the night before an adventure ride.
2. Marrickville rd is cold and lonely at 6 am without any friends. :(

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 Jul 2012, 08:42

Sorry Anthony

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Postby AndrewBurns » 11 Jul 2012, 09:47

This thing still going ahead? Sounds like a nice ride and I think it will be a nice day.

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Postby mikesbytes » 11 Jul 2012, 10:22

Yip sure is

Akuna Bay, West head
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Mike C - will not be sick

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Postby AndrewBurns » 11 Jul 2012, 19:25

I'm still considering racing instead but if the weather is nice (which it should be) I think I'd be up for a nice long ride.

Akuna Bay, West head
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Mike C - will not be sick
Andrew Burns - Fully sick

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Postby Philip » 11 Jul 2012, 19:51

Akuna Bay, West head
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Mike C - will not be sick
Andrew Burns - Fully sick
Philip - did it today, I'll do it tomorrow, then again on Sunday: I must be sick!

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Postby Anthony K » 12 Jul 2012, 17:48

Akuna Bay, West head
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Mike C - will not be sick
Andrew Burns - Fully sick
Philip - did it today, I'll do it tomorrow, then again on Sunday: I must be sick!
Anthony K

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Postby Marco_A » 14 Jul 2012, 09:59

Been riding with the DHBC for about 8 month now but this will be my first adventure ride if I join. Forgive me if it's already been mentioned but what's the route and what sort of pace does the bunch ride at?

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Postby jonboy » 14 Jul 2012, 10:37

Akuna Bay, West head
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Mike C - will not be sick
Andrew Burns - Fully sick
Philip - did it today, I'll do it tomorrow, then again on Sunday: I must be sick!
Anthony K
John H

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Postby Stuart » 14 Jul 2012, 12:26

Water Note: I was out at Akuna today. There is no longer water available at Illawong Bay in the park - the taps have had their handles removed. The bloke in the gatehouse said the water was contaminated. The Toilets are also closed but are replaced with portaloos. BTW, the bloke got very annoyed when some Turramurra guys took a slash behind the closed toilets. You'll probably need 2 bidons but I guess there's probably water at the marina at Akuna itself. Enjoy.

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Postby AndrewBurns » 14 Jul 2012, 16:15

So what time are we meeting tomorrow, 6 or 6:30? 6:30 would be nice :P

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Jul 2012, 18:26

6am

Water available at Church point

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Postby AndrewBurns » 14 Jul 2012, 20:01

Looks like it's going to be windy tomorrow, see everyone at 6.

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Postby paul » 14 Jul 2012, 20:54

I be along too,
See you at 6.

Paul

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Postby mikesbytes » 15 Jul 2012, 18:14

Beautiful day for a ride



Here's the data

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Postby jonboy » 15 Jul 2012, 21:20

Thanks again Captain Mike.

A fantastic ride and my first time ever to West Head. A magnificent place - well worth the pain.
We all rode out of our skins today. Over 140 kms of hills, hills and more hills.

John

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Postby Anthony K » 15 Jul 2012, 23:05

What a great day on the treadly. Great scenery, great company and for me a few PB's:
- Most kilometres in a day
- Most vertical in a day
- Most gels eaten in a day
Still smiling, thanks Mike, thanks everyone else.

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Postby paul » 16 Jul 2012, 22:06

Thanks Mike,

Great day out on the bike.
Big respect to the fixie riders, Mike and David.

Paul

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Postby marc2131 » 17 Jul 2012, 08:55

Wow, 140K + hills :shock:
Legends.

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Postby mikesbytes » 17 Jul 2012, 09:18

Next time your mates talk to you about Akuna bay, West head, the conversation will be something like this

Mate: "I did Akuna bay and West head"
You: "did you take powderworks rd?"
Mate: "No"
You: "Oh"

Photo's taken by Anthony

West head stunner


Rumors that I was tired were entirely untrue


Breakfast in style at Church point
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Postby Stuart » 17 Jul 2012, 18:42

You guys certainly went the long way, with some detours even. Well done all. Remind me never to go on an adventure ride when Mike is captain.

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Oct 2012, 08:05

is about and you can have more fun when your using the correct , so to make sure that no one is disappointed, we have for this ride.

So when sitting on your bike and you look down, if you see something like , then this is the ride for you. Still confused? then is your friend

Introducing the 2012 Non Fixie Century

Its on Sunday 6am Nov 18, so have your bike for an early start, there's a new special route based on some of the best Adventure Rides we have had

Here's the photos from previous non fixie centuries adventure rides

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 25 Oct 2012, 10:23

I reckon that's for me!

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2. Jo

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Postby Philip » 25 Oct 2012, 10:28

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip

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Postby GregPankhurst » 25 Oct 2012, 11:24

Well, that's one way to find out if the new saddle is genuinely more comfortable. Are we metric or imperial century for the non-fixie?

In, with the caveat that the missus is having a tooth extracted the day before, so it will depend how she pulls up.

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Postby Anthony K » 25 Oct 2012, 12:24

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5. Anthony K

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1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Oct 2012, 15:26

@Greg she won't be able bite back when you say you have a date with the Delightful Hansom Beautiful Cyclists

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Postby GregPankhurst » 25 Oct 2012, 16:19

Clearly you've not met my wife :lol:

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Postby Camilla » 29 Oct 2012, 12:07

Dang. I've got a friend's 40th the night before. But four horus sleep should be plenty yeah?

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Postby adrian » 29 Oct 2012, 13:30

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H
7. Camilla
8. Adrian L

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Postby mikesbytes » 03 Nov 2012, 19:58

Non Fixie century route







Note: First leg edited, google maps had us riding along a bush walking track

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Postby Karzie » 06 Nov 2012, 10:46

Mike, the url seems to be the same for each of those options, ie Wiseman's to Windsor.

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Postby Stuart » 06 Nov 2012, 18:18

I'm ride leader that weekend so I'm out.

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Nov 2012, 14:54

OK, Non Fixie century route fixed (pun not intended)



Breakfast

St Ives to Wisemans via Bobbin Head and Berowra Waters




Lunch



Catch train home from Windsor Train Station

GregPankhurst
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Postby GregPankhurst » 07 Nov 2012, 16:38

I don't know most of that terrain very well Mike.

In terms of climbing there's:

The climb out of the Spit
West side of Bobbin Head
West Side of Berowra
Probably a bit out of Narrabeen lakes (?)

Anything else?

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Nov 2012, 20:07

There's a climb out of Narrabeen lakes, its long but doesn't bite

The Second half the ride is easier than the first half. IE we start with the real fun and then switch to princess mode after lunch

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Postby Johnj » 10 Nov 2012, 10:48

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H
7. Camilla
8. Adrian L
9. Andrew B (maybe)
10. JohnJ

Mike assured me this morning that the pace for this ride would be "social". So if any other slowpokes want to join to keep me company....

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Postby mikesbytes » 10 Nov 2012, 11:08

Guys/Gals, yes the pace for this ride is social. The stronger riders can challenge themselves on the hills and enjoy the view while the others make it to the top

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Postby andrewb » 10 Nov 2012, 11:12

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H
7. Camilla
8. Adrian L
9. JohnJ

not me this time.

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Postby AndrewBurns » 10 Nov 2012, 17:41

Why not, there has to be at least one Andrew B in every ride...

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H
7. Camilla
8. Adrian L
9. JohnJ
10. Andrew Burns

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Postby andrewm » 10 Nov 2012, 17:44

leave pass purchased.
1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H
7. Camilla
8. Adrian L
9. JohnJ
10. Andrew Burns
11. Andrew M

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Postby jonboy » 15 Nov 2012, 05:11

I'm out - I have removed my name from the list. Leave pass relegated to a Waterfall ride. Have fun.

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. Camilla
7. Adrian L
8. JohnJ
9. Andrew Burns
10. Andrew M

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Postby adam » 15 Nov 2012, 18:09

Hmmm... that's longer than I thought. Best do it anyway.

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. Camilla
7. Adrian L
8. JohnJ
9. Andrew Burns
10. Andrew M
11. Adam

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Postby mikesbytes » 16 Nov 2012, 09:20

The weather forecast for Sunday is a shower or two. I'll keep an eye on the forecast and keep you posted


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Postby MarkL » 16 Nov 2012, 09:33

I'm in, hoping the forecast improves.

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. Camilla
7. Adrian L
8. JohnJ
9. Andrew Burns
10. Andrew M
11. Adam
12. Mark L

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Postby Camilla » 17 Nov 2012, 14:00

I might be out :( Didn't get enough work done this week and can't afford a whole day off.

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Postby mikesbytes » 17 Nov 2012, 21:47

The weather is looking great, see you in the morning


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