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 mikesbytes » 07 Jun 2012, 08:56

OK the route has arrived

Marrickville -> Wolli Creek -> Riverwood then

Suggest you take the Narellan Rd exit, and head west on Narellan Rd to the Camden Bypass. Follow Remembrance Dr over Razorback to Picton. Take Barkers Lodge Rd to Nattai. This road is a little narrow, but should be ok on Sunday with a smallish group. From the lookout, take Burragorang Rd to Cawdor Rd, then left onto Cawdor and into Camden. When you leave Camden heading north, cross the river then take the first on the right (Macarthur Rd). This will take you back to the Camden Bypass to head back home. Roads to watch out for - Barkers Lodge, the big bridge on Camden Bypass heading south, and sections of Remembrance Dr.


Brunch at Picton

Home via train

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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 Philip » 07 Jun 2012, 18:02

mikesbytes wrote:Philip, how's the caffeine withdrawal symptoms ?


Fell off that wagon. Three cups today, each and every one a delight!

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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 andrewm » 08 Jun 2012, 08:53

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

I'd love to. But I turn into a pumpkin on the stroke of midday. So I need to be on a train at campbelltown about 10:30. Risk\reward ratio is too high.

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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

Image.Image.Image.Image.Image

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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, 18:23

timothy_clifford wrote: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.


Yeh that was us

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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
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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.
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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.
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At the lookout
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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 http://dhbc.org.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1610

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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Postby Nozzle » 22 Jun 2012, 13:10

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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Postby jonboy » 22 Jun 2012, 13:21

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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Postby PeterOS » 29 Jun 2012, 13:39

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

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

Back
Image - Narrabeen to Spit Bridge 14k Image - 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 jonboy » 14 Jul 2012, 10:51

Marco_A wrote: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?

Marco,

Captain Mike should probably answer but judging by the riders in the list so far I'm guessing that the pace will be reasonably fast - maybe an avg of 30kph.

It's not about a race - more about the scenery and riding somewhere different. Just like the marines no-one gets left behind. This route has a lot of hills and its a long ride. You'll need to be reasonable fit and confident with bunch riding and bike handling on the descents. Some of us might be feeling inspired by the TdF and the odd breakaway on the climbs might ensue but we all wait for the bunch to catch up at the summit.

John

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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

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Here's the data http://app.strava.com/rides/13414223

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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
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West head stunner

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Rumors that I was tired were entirely untrue

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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 Philip » 18 Jul 2012, 09:15

Stuart wrote: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.


I thought the fixie might slow him down.... I was wrong.

Great ride with a really good group.

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Oct 2012, 08:05

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

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

Introducing the 2012 Non Fixie Century

Its on Sunday 6am Nov 18, so have your bike handy 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 2010 2011

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 25 Oct 2012, 10:23

I reckon that's for me!

1. Mike
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.

1. Mike
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3. Philip
4. Greg

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Postby Anthony K » 25 Oct 2012, 12:24

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

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Postby jonboy » 25 Oct 2012, 13:33

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 andrewb » 29 Oct 2012, 18:05

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

Any hints on the route? North? South?

GregPankhurst wrote:Are we metric or imperial century for the non-fixie?

In past years it has been colloquially been known as the NFI Century, i.e. Non-Fixie Imperial Century. I presume the same arrangement will apply this time around.

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Postby mikesbytes » 29 Oct 2012, 21:16

andrewb wrote:Any hints on the route? North? South?


The second half of the route will be similar to the Hawkesbury explorer, finishing in Windsor

GregPankhurst wrote:Are we metric or imperial century for the non-fixie?


Imperial century's are more fun

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Postby mikesbytes » 03 Nov 2012, 19:58

Non Fixie century route

Marrickville to Berowa via Narabeen and Bobbin head - 76k

Berowa to Wisemans- 51k

Wisemans to Windsor hugging the Hawkesbury - 51k

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 » 06 Nov 2012, 18:49

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


Dam

Got to luv Google maps. I'll do it again

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Postby mikesbytes » 07 Nov 2012, 14:54

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

Marrickville to St Ives via Narabeen - 50k

Breakfast

St Ives to Wisemans via Bobbin Head and Berowra Waters
St Ives to Mount Kuring-gai via Bobbin Head -22k
Mount Kuring-gai to Genlorie Via Berowa Waters 26k
Genlorie to Wisemans Ferry 31k

Lunch

Wisemans to Windsor hugging the Hawkesbury - 51k

Catch train home from Windsor Train Station

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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 andrewm » 07 Nov 2012, 16:43

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

Probably a bit out of Narrabeen lakes (?)

probably ;)

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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...

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3. Philip
4. Greg
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9. JohnJ
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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.

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Postby adam » 15 Nov 2012, 18:09

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

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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

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml

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Postby MarkL » 16 Nov 2012, 09:33

I'm in, hoping the forecast improves.

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Postby mikesbytes » 17 Nov 2012, 08:24

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml?ref=hdr

Min 15 Max 25 A shower or two


Partly cloudy. The chance of showers from the late morning. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening
,

While not perfect, its looking OK. There's bail out options for the first half of the day.

I'll post again around 5am, so please check for a post.

====Things====================
- Pace is that of the slowest rider. There are a number of hills for the quick riders to maximise their fun, so its a ride for everyone.
- Food. Briing something with you that won't die in your pockets. After Wisemans there a healthy distance before we hit Enzena (spelling?) where we can score a drink and or snack.
- Water. Please bring 2 bottles
- Pack your best smile

See you in the morning

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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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