2012 Adventure Rides

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Postby paul L » 12 Apr 2012, 16:53

Stuart, will you guys be going over the Anzac bridge from Marrickville?

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Postby Stuart » 12 Apr 2012, 17:52

paul L wrote:Stuart, will you guys be going over the Anzac bridge from Marrickville?

Yes. Last year we were at the start of the bridge proper by 6:25.

Here's a link to last years route which was the three gorges. We'll be turning left at Asquith and doing Bobbin Head again and retrace the route back to Pacific Hwy then back via Turramurra / North Ryde / Gladesville Bridge as in this route (which is off my Garmin). I just don't have the time to re-map the route.

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Bring 2 bidons.
Breakfast: will be BRIEF - no sit down food as it takes too long (its a popular and slow cafe). We wasted too much time at breakfast last year. Coffee. Egg & Bacon rolls maybe. Lets judge the crowd when we get there. Please bring your own energy food.

See you all on Sunday.

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Postby AntonyGreen » 12 Apr 2012, 21:01

Well, I'm going to have to start training on hills before I head to Europe, so it might as well be this weekend. Add me to the list.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB
Camilla
Adam
Antony

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Postby jonboy » 12 Apr 2012, 21:52

The prospect of the country's premier election analyst coming along has spurred me to join this ride. Hopefully by the end of it I'll be fully informed about who's who in the Terrigals, the Trogs and the Centre Unity factions of the NSW Labor Party.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB
Camilla
Adam
Antony
John

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Postby Philip » 12 Apr 2012, 22:08

jonboy wrote:The prospect of the country's premier election analyst coming along has spurred me to join this ride. Hopefully by the end of it I'll be fully informed about who's who in the Terrigals, the Trogs and the Centre Unity factions of the NSW Labor Party.


Is there still a NSW Labour party?

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Postby jonboy » 12 Apr 2012, 22:21

Is there still a NSW Labour party?[/quote]

Yep, there's this bald guy - can't remember his name now, his nan, a dog called nipper and local fish and chip shop owner in Fairfield. But they're all in different factions. That's why I need Antony to explain to me who's who.

I'm sure I'm going to get into trouble for not talking about cycling. So to rectify this I'm going to be choosing my compact crank set for the Four Gorges ride... :roll:

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Postby Tod511 » 13 Apr 2012, 12:35

Unfortunately I am out. Competing priorities and the adventure ride lost out.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
TimC
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB
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Postby jbcow » 13 Apr 2012, 13:59

I'm there, but will see you at the 10km mark

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
TimC
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB
Camilla
Adam
Antony
John
JBCow (Western end of Anzac Br)

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Postby Camilla » 14 Apr 2012, 20:54

Had a surprisingly rigorous ride with the Valley Wheelers this afternoon, plus things that should have got done today didn't. I'll set my alarm for n minus 7 mintes but could very easily turn it off in my sleep, so go forth without me if I do not show and enjoy yourselves.

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Postby AndrewBurns » 15 Apr 2012, 06:39

Unfortunately I'm now out. I was riding out to the cafe and with about 2km to go I hit a monster pothole and got a pinch flat, then when I replaced the tube with my spare I put my 2 CO2's into it but it didn't hold pressure and I was boned. Haven't had a look at the spare yet to see why it wasn't holding pressure but it's been in my saddle bag for 1500km without being used so maybe all the vibration has rubbed a hole in it or something.

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Postby jbcow » 15 Apr 2012, 14:31

Get ride, thanks Stuart and everyone

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Postby andrewb » 15 Apr 2012, 15:49

A really good ride. Thanks all and particularly Stuart for organising and leading it.

Anyone got some photos?

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Postby canthes » 15 Apr 2012, 16:19

Great ride today everyone. Thanks Stuart and to all. Loving the couch right now!

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Postby AntonyGreen » 15 Apr 2012, 16:28

It was fun. Was a big step=up in distance and hills for me but it had to be done. Thanks for organising Stuart.

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Postby paul » 15 Apr 2012, 20:17

Hard ride, but fun.

Thanks everyone, and thanks Stuart for organising.

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Postby Philip » 15 Apr 2012, 20:36

Gorgeous!!.... X4

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Postby jermxx » 15 Apr 2012, 21:21

thanks for stepping up and organising this one Stuart, it was a good ride. As I mentioned though - now that you're on a roll I think the next one should be the 5 gorgeous...

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Postby Philip » 16 Apr 2012, 08:38

My ride time was 5 hours 26 minutes, while the time elapsed was 7 hours 36 minutes (cafe to home).
That's 2hours 10 minutes of eating, resting or waiting.
My question to the panel is this, at what point do we consider a rename.
Perhaps Adventure Rides should be rebadged as Adventure Rests, or Adventure Breakfasts.

No hate mail please, I'm joking, I had a ball. In fact I'm extremely grateful, I now feel much less worried about
next weeks big B2B. So a big thank you from me too.

While this profile looks GREAT,
http://app.strava.com/rides/6765016
5 gorges would look even better, a lot to be said for the compositional aesthetic of odd numbers.

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Postby paul L » 16 Apr 2012, 08:39

Thanks for a great ride everyone and Stuart for organizing it.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 16 Apr 2012, 15:15

Thanks Stuart. A great ride.

I will admit I only made 3 Gorgeous... As did a couple of others. I won't mention their names in case they would like the wider community to think they did all 4. But we did enjoy sitting at the bus stop on Kissing Point Ride analysing the finer points of council workers completing some road works.

I'm usually a prodigious photo taker but I was struggling to stand up at our breaks, let alone ask everyone to smile. So none from me unfortunately.

The general consensus seemed to be that Berowra was the hardest while Galston was surprisingly short. Thumbs up to Rosie's Cafe who were very quick with our order, despite relegating our group to the trees.

I'd also like to make a shout out to the women of the club. Only 2 on this weekends ride, Aimee and I. Camilla and Eleri had (reasonably) good excuses. But where were the rest of you?

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Postby Stuart » 16 Apr 2012, 18:04

Thanks to all 15 or so riders who came out for what was a great day - even if I just didn't have the legs I thought I would. I'm sure that 30 mins of Philip's waiting time was waiting for me. :oops: Having said that, the adventure rides are aimed at getting riders of all levels from the club out together for a long but cruisers pace ride so if you're fast, expect to wait. As it says in the first post of this thread 'Most of these rides, while not quick (C25+) are quite long.'

Also thanks to all those who encouraged me to keep riding, although at one stage I was seriously contemplating the train at Hornsby. Must remember that a long lunch is no substitute for a carb loading dinner before a big ride.

Anyway, I decided on a three Gorges version, leading the four riders on our short-cut to await the main bunch at Kissing Point Rd and then got asked why I went hard when we had lots of time to spare. Truth is I wanted to be SURE we didn't miss them 8) I have a photo on my phone. I'll get it up here soon.

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Postby AliG » 16 Apr 2012, 23:08

JoTheBuilder wrote:I'd also like to make a shout out to the women of the club. Only 2 on this weekends ride, Aimee and I. Camilla and Eleri had (reasonably) good excuses. But where were the rest of you?


Soccer season. No way I could run after an adventure ride. On the other hand, if it was on a Saturday...

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Postby Lizanne » 17 Apr 2012, 08:32

AliG wrote:Soccer season. No way I could run after an adventure ride. On the other hand, if it was on a Saturday...


ditto for saturdays... we should ride one week

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Postby jbcow » 17 Apr 2012, 12:58

It's funny how we think the same hills are different. I almost rolled up out of Berowra, I found a good wheel and settled into tempo and that was it. The Bobbin Head reverse climb though was a very different story. Every muscle was on fire and every rider was gliding past me. I almost didn't make it. These rides are great. Lesson, pace myself....

So Lizanne, when are you planning the Saturday adventure?

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Postby Lizanne » 17 Apr 2012, 13:48

ummmm? not to sure. i'm just about to move house. but i really want to do the maquarie pass. either the weekend before or weekend after the ken dinnerville. i'll post it when i know what i want to do

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Postby Philip » 17 Apr 2012, 13:50

jbcow wrote:Every muscle was on fire and every rider was gliding past me. I almost didn't make it. These rides are great. Lesson, pace myself....


Know that feeling!

Looks like we might have to practice 'pacing' ourselves big time on the next Adventure Ride, "The Wall". My legs are hurting already.... can't wait.

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Postby mikesbytes » 17 Apr 2012, 14:04

Don't worry about "The Wall", I drove my Magna up it on Sunday and the V6 didn't miss a beat

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 18 Apr 2012, 17:11

What is The Wall? Macquarie Pass?

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Apr 2012, 17:41

The Wall, that's a hill in RNP that probably none of us have climbed

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Postby rhys » 18 Apr 2012, 17:58

Out of Otford pie shop street?

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Postby shrubb face » 18 Apr 2012, 18:02

I've climbed it, Phil Kelly told me about it a while ago. It's not too bad, just out of the saddle the whole way.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 18 Apr 2012, 19:21

Alex, I'm not sure what part of 'just out of the saddle the whole way' makes it not too bad?! ;)

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Postby Philip » 18 Apr 2012, 19:40

http://app.strava.com/segments/694218

1.8km at an average gradient of 10%. But have a look at the gradient early in the climb. 20%plus at one point.
Run your curser over the profile line and it gives you the gradient at that point.

Brings to mind the Radio Head lyric... "when I am king you will be first against the wall" Only I won't be playing the part of the King.

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Postby Philip » 18 Apr 2012, 19:47

Or perhaps in relation to "The Wall" the quote should be from The Game of Thrones..... "Winter is coming"

Which is totally meaningless to any one not addicted to The Game of Thrones

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Postby timyone » 18 Apr 2012, 20:34

Oops I didn't look in this thread after mentioning the poles, but it gives you a column of in, out and maybe. Giving names

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Postby timyone » 18 Apr 2012, 20:35

Macquarie pass isn't a wall :)

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Postby Eleri » 18 Apr 2012, 21:14

timyone wrote:Oops I didn't look in this thread after mentioning the poles, but it gives you a column of in, out and maybe. Giving names


absolutely Tim.

What?

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Postby Dougie » 18 Apr 2012, 21:59

timyone wrote:Oops I didn't look in this thread after mentioning the poles, but it gives you a column of in, out and maybe. Giving names



Forget "mentioning the Poles", it's the Bulgarians he's gotta watch for. Mind you, I think perhaps he has spread the vegemite a little too thickly on the toast this morning........ Just have a nice cup of tea and a good lie down Tim.

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Apr 2012, 22:04

Philip wrote:http://app.strava.com/segments/694218

1.8km at an average gradient of 10%. But have a look at the gradient early in the climb. 20%plus at one point.
Run your curser over the profile line and it gives you the gradient at that point.

Brings to mind the Radio Head lyric... "when I am king you will be first against the wall" Only I won't be playing the part of the King.


mmm... the record is 15.1kph and I bet that wasn't done after doing all the other hills in RNP

I was thinking of doing it on my fixie, but I've changed my mind since my accident on Monday

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Postby jbcow » 18 Apr 2012, 22:10

shrubb face wrote:I've climbed it, Phil Kelly told me about it a while ago. It's not too bad, just out of the saddle the whole way.


Alex: for mere mortals not capable of cruising at 70 around the track while holding an anvil in one hand - that is a scary description. If Alex is out of the saddle the whole way up, Justin is off his bike and walking well before the end...

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Postby andrewb » 18 Apr 2012, 22:59

EMT wrote:
timyone wrote:Oops I didn't look in this thread after mentioning the poles, but it gives you a column of in, out and maybe. Giving names


absolutely Tim.

What?


oh come on! just correct the Spelling of "Pole" to "poll", then refer tO Tim's post in this very Thread on 20th march, and it should all be clear (a bit). haven't you Ever seen someone embeD the literary equivalent of musical counterpoint in a bicycle club forum before??

a.

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Postby Philip » 19 Apr 2012, 07:50

mikesbytes wrote:mmm... the record is 15.1kph and I bet that wasn't done after doing all the other hills in RNP

I was thinking of doing it on my fixie, but I've changed my mind since my accident on Monday


http://app.strava.com/rides/4048941#74748151

Unfortunately he had ridden all the RNP hills, although he started at Sutherland which is an advantage over us.
Which is all academic for me as I have no chance of getting on that leader board. There are currently no DHBC riders
recorded on the Wall segment. We will soon change that though, should be fun, in the painful kinda way.

What accident? You need to slow down fella! ;)

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 19 Apr 2012, 07:53

Philip, on the 6th May I think we should form the Dulwich Hill Nights Watch.... Ready to scale The Wall.

You have to wear black though...

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Postby mikesbytes » 19 Apr 2012, 08:23

T-boned a car

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Postby Philip » 19 Apr 2012, 08:56

JoTheBuilder wrote:Philip, on the 6th May I think we should form the Dulwich Hill Nights Watch.... Ready to scale The Wall.

You have to wear black though...


Great idea, I wonder if they make carbon swords, those things they swing look HEAVY!.... Do we also have to take a vow of
celibacy?

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Postby andrewm » 19 Apr 2012, 09:14

"There will be pain"

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Postby AliG » 19 Apr 2012, 22:47

Lizanne wrote:
AliG wrote:Soccer season. No way I could run after an adventure ride. On the other hand, if it was on a Saturday...


ditto for saturdays... we should ride one week


Any Saturday except 5th May is good for me.

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Postby T-Bone » 19 Apr 2012, 22:51

I think i should investigate this wall....

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Apr 2012, 00:00

As this ride captain works Saturday mornings, you'll have to nominate yourself as a ride leader and take an available month to host your Saturday ride

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Postby Lizanne » 20 Apr 2012, 08:16

it won't be hosting an adventure ride. it will just be a long ride on a saturday... (i do them time to time) it won't be a club ride, and anyone can come with me,

i'll post in another thread, or even better send a text out a few days before,

@ Ali i'm with you on that one. it's my birthday the day before. so the 5th will be for sleeping

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Postby mikesbytes » 28 Apr 2012, 18:15

Image

Nah, only kidding.

Who's coming to explore "The Wall"

The Wall
Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)

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Postby Philip » 29 Apr 2012, 14:32

Who's coming to explore....

"The Wall"

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip -Slowie (when I need to be)

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Postby GregPankhurst » 29 Apr 2012, 20:47

Do the usual Waterfall rides still take place on the days of the Adventure rides? I've dredged the forums and website and haven't found a definative answer

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Postby shrubb face » 29 Apr 2012, 20:59

Yes they do.

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Postby jbcow » 30 Apr 2012, 12:09

Who's coming to explore....

"The Wall"

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 30 Apr 2012, 15:22

Who's coming to explore....

"The Wall"

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)

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Postby jbcow » 30 Apr 2012, 15:35

JoTheBuilder wrote:Who's coming to explore....

JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)


Ah come on Jo you did well in the Gorges (although Philip is being self deprecating about the slowies bit to be fair)

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Postby jonboy » 30 Apr 2012, 21:21

Who's coming to explore....

Another brick in "The Wall"...

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)
John - Fast middie

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Postby mikesbytes » 30 Apr 2012, 22:21

Jo, pace will be that of the slowest rider

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Postby andrewb » 01 May 2012, 22:10

mikesbytes wrote:Jo, pace will be that of the slowest rider

It just got slower

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
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Andrew - fastish C25

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Postby andrewb » 03 May 2012, 20:02

It just got faster and smarter. (I have to go race a yacht on Sunday.)

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)
John - Fast middie

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Postby mikesbytes » 03 May 2012, 20:17

Hey guys/gals, this is going to be fun. It's only a tad harder than Artillery Hill. Check the profiles;

Artillery Hill strava profile

The Wall strava profile

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Postby Philip » 03 May 2012, 21:05

mikesbytes wrote:Hey guys/gals, this is going to be fun. It's only a tad harder than Artillery Hill. Check the profiles;

Artillery Hill strava profile

The Wall strava profile


And who is currently the second fastest DHBC rider on Artillery Hill? None other than Justin B, so watch your back fella! ;)

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Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)
John - Fast middie
Andrew - fastish C25
AndrewM - middie middie

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all nights to come.

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Postby jbcow » 04 May 2012, 18:04

Philip wrote:And who is currently the second fastest DHBC rider on Artillery Hill? None other than Justin B, so watch your back fella! ;)


Hmmm. I'd like to meet this Justin B fella, maybe he was hanging onto a bus on the way up?

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Postby Anthony K » 04 May 2012, 21:08

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)
John - Fast middie
Andrew - fastish C25
AndrewM - middie middie
Anthony K Slow Middie

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Postby andrewb » 05 May 2012, 15:34

Appear to have been cut & pasted back in. As advised previously, I'm on a boat mf.

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)
John - Fast middie
AndrewM - middie middie
Anthony K Slow Middie

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Postby Tod511 » 05 May 2012, 17:46

I have been given a leave pass for tomorrow. See you at Bestic Street at about 6.15am.

Mike - Fastie (when I need to be)
Philip - Slowie (when I need to be)
Justin - Middie at the best of times
JoTheBuilder - In reserve until I see how fast this group is (currently: fast)
John - Fast middie
AndrewM - middie middie
Anthony K Slow Middie
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Postby mikesbytes » 05 May 2012, 20:21

See you all in the morning. It's Gunna be a great ride

Bring something to eat

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Postby jbcow » 06 May 2012, 15:52

Mike - very true. A great ride and a perfect day for it. Thanks for taking us, great job.
And - congratulations on getting up the wall first. You strolled up it, as if out of boredom.

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Postby mikesbytes » 06 May 2012, 18:58

jbcow wrote:You strolled up it, as if out of boredom.


That was my poka face 8) Nah, the 3 of you took off like jack rabbits on the 20%, where I waited for the 10%, which worked better with my gearing and then picked you off one by one.

Anyway the sign in the park, described what was ahead - congratulations to all on joining "The Wall of fame" (pun intended)
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Postby Anthony K » 06 May 2012, 19:07

The DHBC Lycra Lads en route to "The Wall".

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How good can it get, Artillery Hill and The Wall in one Sunday Morning. A festival of UP.

Thanks Mike for a great ride.

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Postby jbcow » 07 May 2012, 12:37

Great photos fellas.

Now I need advice. HOW CAN I STOP THE PAIN? Ouch my legs hurt.

Oh. Yes. What happened to Jo? Did she go building on a Sunday at 6am? Jo we were slow - C25 pace with a tail wind.

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Postby shrubb face » 07 May 2012, 15:04

I hope the person with the zipp 808s was the first person up the climb :)

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 07 May 2012, 17:28

I pulled a heart string...! Actually, to be honest, I think my fixie is not set up quite right. Was doing a fair bit of commuting on it last week and my knee pulled up very sore.

And I got home at 1130 after the Swans... :oops:

But looking at the group, I'm kinda glad I didn't go. Have a very good feeling I would have been left far behind in the Frostfangs...

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Postby Philip » 07 May 2012, 18:03

May I hazard a guess, that even on your fixie, with a bung knee and a hangover you'd still not have been the last up the hills.

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Postby jonboy » 07 May 2012, 22:19

What a fantastic day out - gotta love the adventure ride. Aside from the stunning weather and scintillating company was a big thumbs up from a passing motorcyclist in the RNP. Such a simple gesture but it meant so much.

I was one of the 'rabbits' that took off quickly on 'the Wall' with all the bravado and feeling of 'mid 40s youth' only to be ground down by that Cadel Evans of a diesel engine that it Mike. That man is a machine!

Many of you have heard about the Wall now and may be wondering what it looks like. I forgot to turn my helmet camera on for the trip up - but I remembered to switch on it for the descent. That's when all the Otford locals came out of their houses. They really cheered me on. Enjoy it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewLH0TVWkU

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 May 2012, 15:53

It was requested that we have a Saturday ride, well he's a bonus this Saturday !!!!!!

Spin the Rock
Saturday 12th May 8am
Fitness First 395 West Botany St Rockdale 2216
8.15am - 9.15am - Class RPM High Performance (1 hour)
9.30am - Social Ride to Kernel, Coffee, Ride back to Rockdale

Free one day pass to Fitness First

Notes;
- This adventure does not start at Marrickville, it starts at 395 West Botany St Rockdale
- We do the hard party at the gym, its a series of short intervals, the format is called RPM <another link>.
- The ride afterwards is social, we will be cruising - All Welcome
- The spin bikes accommodate SPD's or Joggers (toe clips, straps). If you have SPD's then bring them, otherwise use joggers. We ain't allowed to change the pedals.
- Bring a sweat towel
- Get there at 8 if you are using a free pass
- If you ride to the gym, there is a bike rack to lock your bike to. We can put your bag in a car or in the gym for the ride to Kernel
- The coffee shop at Kernel is on the waterfront, looking over Botney Bay

If your got any questions, then post them here
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Postby Tod511 » 08 May 2012, 23:10

I did Mike's RPM class tonight at Rockdale. Mike's classes are fun but intense, you will be spent at the end of the hour. A leisurely ride to Kernel will be a great recovery especially as the weather is predicted to be good.

A bit of a change from Centennial Park and I find riding to somewhere different enjoyable if not just for a change of scenery.

I will be there on Saturday.

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Postby marc2131 » 09 May 2012, 07:34

jonboy wrote:That's when all the Otford locals came out of their houses. They really cheered me on. Enjoy it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewLH0TVWkU


:D :wink:

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Postby mikesbytes » 10 May 2012, 20:39

Realised this one was lost on the previous page, mixed in with the ride last Sunday, so I'm reposting it in case some missed it

mikesbytes wrote:It was requested that we have a Saturday ride, well he's a bonus this Saturday !!!!!!

Spin the Rock
Saturday 12th May 8am
Fitness First 395 West Botany St Rockdale 2216
8.15am - 9.15am - Class RPM High Performance (1 hour)
9.30am - Social Ride to Kernel, Coffee, Ride back to Rockdale

Free one day pass to Fitness First

Notes;
- This adventure does not start at Marrickville, it starts at 395 West Botany St Rockdale
- We do the hard party at the gym, its a series of short intervals, the format is called RPM <another link>.
- The ride afterwards is social, we will be cruising - All Welcome
- The spin bikes accommodate SPD's or Joggers (toe clips, straps). If you have SPD's then bring them, otherwise use joggers. We ain't allowed to change the pedals.
- Bring a sweat towel
- Get there at 8 if you are using a free pass
- If you ride to the gym, there is a bike rack to lock your bike to. We can put your bag in a car or in the gym for the ride to Kernel
- The coffee shop at Kernel is on the waterfront, looking over Botney Bay

If your got any questions, then post them here

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Postby mikesbytes » 30 May 2012, 23:14

Analysis of the cyclist social calendar has revealed that there is only one clear Sunday in June, that been this Sunday the 3rd. Apologies for the short notice. So I bring to you the Secret Adventure. Its so secret that even I don't know the route.

Information;
1. Have completed 3 successful rides to waterfall, one of which at C28 or greater. Can comfortably ride in C28 or greater
2. Own a bike, that has more than one gear, or can ride a fixie where no ma(n/m) has ridden a fixie before
3. Enjoy adventure
4. Sufficient income to afford a one way trip on city rail and buy the ride leader a coffee
5. Did I mention coffee?
6. 140k comes to mind, but as the secret hasn't been revealed to me yet, its only a rumor.

OK, who's in
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Mike (good at drinking coffee)

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Postby PeterOS » 31 May 2012, 09:09

4. Sufficient income to afford a one way trip on city rail and buy the ride leader a coffee

Mike,
Point 4. has got me.
Do you think i can still come if i can do the other 5 points raised. :mrgreen:

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 May 2012, 09:58

Don't worry STA ticket inspectors sleep in on Sundays

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Postby jonboy » 31 May 2012, 10:47

I'm always keen for adventure but at this juncture, the weather on Sunday looks tres ordinaire.

I think I'd be lucky to sneak in a quick spin to Waterfall and back with my rain loving mates from the middies.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 31 May 2012, 15:19

I am roadbike-less so am out unfortunately. My fixie (or me) struggles with 80km to Waterfall let alone 140km to a secret destination...

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Postby mikesbytes » 31 May 2012, 15:32

Jo, insufficient N+1. I'll probably ride my fixie

My secret MCCC agent hasn't confirmed the route yet, then I'll publish.

Need to get a heads up as to interest. If there's interest in doing a shorter ride, please let me know

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Postby Nozzle » 31 May 2012, 17:29

I'm keen but I also feel the weather may be poor. I will need to meditate on Rule #5 beween now and then....

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Postby Philip » 31 May 2012, 19:48

I'm always up for an adventure but alas I'm still off the bike for another week. Sorry.
If it's raining I'll be thinking of you brave souls (while I down another cup of tea)

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Postby jermxx » 31 May 2012, 21:18

Weather dependent interest:
1. Jeremy

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Postby timothy_clifford » 31 May 2012, 21:56

Weather dependent interest:
1. Jeremy

Wife dependent interest:
2. Tim Clifford

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Postby Karzie » 01 Jun 2012, 12:52

mikesbytes wrote:If there's interest in doing a shorter ride, please let me know

What about City to Lapa, taking in all the big hills and good cafes? Bring your booties. No mascara.

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Postby andrewm » 01 Jun 2012, 13:28

Looks like it will be pi$$ing down.

If I'm feeling adventurous I might break out the rollers, they are still an adventure for me.

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Postby mikesbytes » 01 Jun 2012, 14:35

Yeh the weather forecast isn't looking good, what about doing it Sunday week, ie on the long weekend?

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Postby Philip » 01 Jun 2012, 15:07

I'm good for a long weekend ride.

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Postby mikesbytes » 02 Jun 2012, 12:29

Crap weather, tomorrow cancelled. Moved to the long weekend

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Postby mikesbytes » 05 Jun 2012, 14:46

OK kicking it off again for Sunday 10th June. I've got a 140k route leaving Marrickville, riding the top end of the 2009 Non Fixie Century, then terminate at Campbelltown for a train back. But if your not keen on that distance, then nominate the max distance and we can review.

The ride of Queens [birthday]
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Mike - max distance: ha ha

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Postby Tod511 » 05 Jun 2012, 15:57

The ride of Queens [birthday]
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Mike - max distance: ha ha
Todd - max distance: 140k, speed: middies

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Postby Nozzle » 06 Jun 2012, 12:10

What would be the estimated time of arrival to Campbelltown? The train ride will take roughly 1hr 15min. I need to turn into a pumpkin sometime before lunch so am keen for an early start, possibly turning around before the end to save some time.

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.


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