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2012 Adventure Rides

Posted: 20 Dec 2011, 14:50
by mikesbytes
2009 2010 2011

Second Sunday of every month - DHBC Adventure Rides (unless moved by consensus).

Most of these rides, while not quick (C25+) are quite long. Riders must of completed 3 rides to waterfall. If you a new but fairly fit, please contact me and discuss.

Unless stated otherwise, rides depart Marrickville Rd cafe on Sundays at 6.00am

2012 rides


8th Jan - Earlie Eastie - ride captain: Mike C
12th Feb - No ride, DHBC will do the Johnny Warren
11th Mar - RNP Waterfall in, Bundeena out - ride captain: EMT
15th Apr - 4 gorges - Ride Captain Stuart.
6th May - The Wall - Ride captain: Mike C
10th Jun - Secret Adventure - Ride captain: Mike C
15th July - Akuna Bay and West Head - Ride captain: Mike C
12th Aug -
9th Sep -
14th Oct -
18th Nov - Non fixie imperial century - ride captain: Mike C
9th Dec -

Re: 2012 adventure rides

Posted: 20 Dec 2011, 14:53
by mikesbytes
2012 Routes
January - Earlie Eastie Loop of Eastern Suburbs with many of the hills in the area. About 70k
February - N/A
March - Royal National Park Waterfall in, Bundeena, Ferry, Cronulla, Marrickville
April -
May - The Wall- RNP Audley in, exit at Otford, climb the wall to Hellensburg, Waterfall, Marrickville
June -
July -
August -
September - 2012 non fixie imperial century - Pacific Hwy to North Gosford, then Ettalong beach (lunch), ferry, Pittwater to Marrickville via Frenches forest
October - Hawkesbury Explorer Marrickville direct to Wisemans Ferry, food stop, follow the Wisemans on the quiet side, Sackville ferry, on to Windsor, train return
November - Ride Leader: Simon S; M7 Marrickville-Earlwood-M5 shoulder all the way to the M7 path, path to Parramatta Park for coffee, home via either the cooks river path or alternative routes out the back of Burwood and Strathfield
December -

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 2nd Sunday of every month

Posted: 22 Dec 2011, 07:31
by JoTheBuilder
They look good Mike. Going in the diary now. I missed too many last year!

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 2nd Sunday of every month

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 15:42
by Tony1992
Thanks Mike, was wondering if there are any adventure ride on the 8th??

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 2nd Sunday of every month

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 16:08
by mikesbytes
Hi Tony, I was sounding out last night if anyone was interested, I'm thinking of something shorter, perhaps the "Early Eastie" ride, if there's enough interest. Add your name to the following list


Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 2nd Sunday of every month

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 20:00
by Tony1992
yup im up for it :D

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 2nd Sunday of every month

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 20:08
by mikesbytes
Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 21:34
by Karzie
Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 05 Jan 2012, 11:26
by mikesbytes
Anyone else?

Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 05 Jan 2012, 13:36
by Dougie
Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie
Dougie (and possibly a few members of the lunch bunch)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 05 Jan 2012, 20:42
by Derek
Hi Mike,

Keen to come on Sunday, have done a C25 to Waterfall with Stuart and have a good fitness level. Need a few more rides before TDU later this month.

Is it Ok if I come along?

Cheers Derek

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 05 Jan 2012, 21:13
by mikesbytes
Sure

Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie
Dougie (and possibly a few members of the lunch bunch)
wolverine1

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 08:39
by Dougie
Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie
Dougie
wolverine1
Barry
Ivan
Mick

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 09:09
by mikesbytes
Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie
Dougie
wolverine1
Barry
Ivan
Mick
Choppo (from CBD)
Migel (from Enmore rd) - is that the correct spelling?

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 13:58
by MarkG
Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie
Dougie
wolverine1
Barry
Ivan
Mick
Choppo (from CBD)
Migel (from Enmore rd) - is that the correct spelling?
MarkG

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 14:08
by weiyun
Familiar route, nice route. May get a chance to join part of the ride.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 16:56
by mikesbytes
weiyun wrote:Familiar route, nice route. May get a chance to join part of the ride.


Choppo will be waiting on George st, underneath the railway bridge at circular quay

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 17:49
by Tony1992
just to double check, meeting point is marrickville cafe at 6am right??

2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 18:22
by weiyun
mikesbytes wrote:Choppo will be waiting on George st, underneath the railway bridge at circular quay

Thanks. I'll what works in the morning. I assume it'll take around 15mins for you guys to get to Broadway.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 19:24
by mr mojo
Hi Mike,

I'd like to come along tomorrow if you're ok with waiting for me at the top of the climbs.

Cheers
Spiros


Earlie Eastie - 6am 8th Jan
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Mikebytes (ride captain)
Tony1992
Karzie
Dougie
wolverine1
Barry
Ivan
Mick
Choppo (from CBD)
Migel (from Enmore rd) - is that the correct spelling?
MarkG
Spiros

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 20:00
by mikesbytes
Hi Spiros, we will regroup at the top of the hills. See you in the morning

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 08 Jan 2012, 00:20
by Karzie
I'm out. Back too late from the Sydney Festival opening night. Have a good one!

and it's 1:20 am, not 12:20 am. The timestamp is wrong, Stuart?.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 08 Jan 2012, 06:45
by Stuart
Karzie wrote:and it's 1:20 am, not 12:20 am. The timestamp is wrong, Stuart?.

Timezone is a personal preference each user must set. There's a tick box for daylight savings.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 08 Jan 2012, 11:59
by andrewb
Thanks for an excellent ride today Mike. Very scenic, and good varied terrain to expose the deficiencies in my current training regime (climbing, descending, and flat course).

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 08 Jan 2012, 13:39
by Karzie
Stuart wrote:
Karzie wrote:and it's 1:20 am, not 12:20 am. The timestamp is wrong, Stuart?.

Timezone is a personal preference each user must set. There's a tick box for daylight savings.


Thanks mate, fixed.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 08 Jan 2012, 14:18
by mr mojo
As Andrew said, thanks for a great ride to day Mike. Nothing like a good flogging every now and again to let you know you're alive :D

See you all in a few weeks - I promise I will ride the spin bike when I am in Bali.

Cheers
Spiros

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 09:21
by Hung
Image

Thanks Mike for a Great Ride , was great to see it wasn't just me to feel the pace was quicker than ususal

and in Typical MC style , Mike would reach the top take off his helmet enjoy the view and we are all still climbing

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 10:18
by JoTheBuilder
There is something missing in this picture... But I can't quite put my finger on it... :wink:

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 11:19
by mikesbytes
JoTheBuilder wrote:There is something missing in this picture... But I can't quite put my finger on it... :wink:


The absence of females was noted. And in light of that, I recommended fart jokes, but no one told me any :(

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 8th Jan - Earlie Eastie

Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 12:30
by andrewb
mikesbytes wrote:
JoTheBuilder wrote:There is something missing in this picture... But I can't quite put my finger on it... :wink:


The absence of females was noted. And in light of that, I recommended fart jokes, but no one told me any :(

:oops: I thought Jo was referring to bikes and boats - not enough bikes and boats in that photo.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 12th Feb - Johnny Warren Clas

Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 14:50
by Stuart
This weekends adventure ride is the Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic. You need to enter using a form that is available on-line although it may already be too late. I'd ring / email the contact shown on the form >> http://www.jamberoopub.com/news.php Cost is $60 - money raised goes to cancer research. You need a bib number to ride ...

here's the link to the forum topic on this ride >> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2839

I'll be there .... on my motorbike as a ride Marshall. Look for the large red Ducati ST3.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 18:19
by mikesbytes
Due to my injuries, we had to reschedule the non fixie century to April. In March Eleri will post an RNP ride - Waterfall in, Bundenna Ferry out.

The second post in the thread is out of date and can't be updated due to a technical glitch [Stuart is looking into it] so view the first post for the correct dates and events

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 19:41
by Eleri
mikesbytes wrote:Due to my injuries, we had to reschedule the non fixie century to April. In March Eleri will post an RNP ride - Waterfall in, Bundenna Ferry out.

The second post in the thread is out of date and can't be updated due to a technical glitch [Stuart is looking into it] so view the first post for the correct dates and events


I think I will host the ride rather than post one. :)

It's about 85 or 90 km. The ride goes up to Waterfall on the normal route, then heads left into the Park and down to Bundeena. We'll probably stop in Bundeena for a coffee while we wait for a ferry. The ferries go at 9am and then hourly. We may make the 9am if there are no flats and it all goes well, in which case we will coffee in Cronulla. It's about 25km from Cronulla to Marrickville.

This ride is a bit more demanding than Waterfall, there's a significant climb in the Park and a couple of steep descents.

We will leave Marrickville Road Cafe at 6am. Please copy and put your name on the list if you are joining this ride as it really helps us with planning. We may have to split up if there are lots of riders because we could run into a ferry capacity issue so if you normally ride with the 28s or faster and are a confident rider please put your name with (28+) after.


Eleri (28+) Ride Host

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 20:32
by jonboy
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 20:36
by Philip
I'm a newbie to peloton riding but I'm learning fast. I have only done one waterfall ride with DHBC, loved it, but will have a few more under my belt by the 11th. 28+ is not a problem. If that sounds ok I'd love to come along. I am now a member also.

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 21:13
by Anthony K
Loved this ride last year, eager for more

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 08:02
by Stuart
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 09:09
by marc2131
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 10:22
by JoTheBuilder
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 10:25
by Tod511
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 10:29
by Derek
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 14:48
by andrewb
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 19:11
by AndrewBurns
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)

2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bundeena

Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 16:20
by mikesbytes
Sorry, due to my injurys, I won't be able to conduct the non fixie centuary in April. We are looking at alternatives

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 04 Mar 2012, 20:22
by GregGreco
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)

Re: Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,

Posted: 04 Mar 2012, 21:57
by rhys
Pencil myself in as a tentative, need some dinnerville kms.

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 05 Mar 2012, 11:59
by Bill K CX
im also a tentative

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 05 Mar 2012, 13:37
by Karzie
Have a good ride, I'll be in Adelaide.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 05 Mar 2012, 20:21
by Camilla
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 05:13
by AndrewBurns
So is this ride going to be flood affected? I don't know the route...

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 06:46
by marc2131
Sorry guys. I am out for tomorrows run. Promised the wife, and still got the jitters but working on it.
Marc

Bill K CX wrote:im also a tentative

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 07:26
by Julio
From Twitter

Audley Weir Audley Rd at Sir Bertram Stevens FLOODING Started yesterday 4:14am, last checked today 6:53am Road closed in both directions.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 07:40
by mikesbytes
The route is not going thru Audley Weir, it is Waterfall in, Bundenna out and its on Sunday, not tomorrow

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 08:24
by Russell_C
This ride sounds good.

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
Marc (28++)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)
Russell_C (28+)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 08:41
by Johnj
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)
Russell_C (28+)
Johnj (25≈)

After all this rain I'm in need of a few kms.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 17:37
by adam
Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Todd (28+)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)
Russell_C (28+)
Johnj (25≈)
Adam (28 +or-)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 21:27
by Tod511
I'm out as I have a family commitment on Sunday. Enjoy the ride.


Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)
Russell_C (28+)
Johnj (25≈)
Adam (28 +or-)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 09:02
by Eleri
Weather is looking good for tomorrow. We'll leave Marrickville Road Cafe at 6am sharp.

We'll have to deal with ferry capacity with a group this big. I'll split the group at Waterfall and send off the faster riders first to catch the 9am ferry which you should do pretty easily as it's only about 24kms. You can have coffee in Cronulla. I'll stay with a second bunch who will coffee up in Bundeena and catch the 10am ferry and pick up the earlier bunch at Cronulla and we can all ride back together.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 11:14
by AliG
Another tentative.

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)
Russell_C (28+)
Johnj (25≈)
Adam (28 +or-)
Alison (wide variation around 27) tentative

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 13:41
by Peter T
Sounds good. See you at 6.

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Rhys (2 x 6 + 4 x 6 - 4)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)
Russell_C (28+)
Johnj (25≈)
Adam (28 +or-)
Alison (wide variation around 27) tentative
Peter T (28)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 15:52
by Philip
wonder if we'll get this many for next months adventure ride. ;)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 16:00
by rhys
Unless someone can give me a chris king freehub body that isn't stripped, I won't be riding til I organise a mortgage on my parents house and buy a new one

Eleri (28+) Ride Host
John (33+)
Philip (28++)
Anthony K (28+)
Stuart (28-)
JoTheBuilder (27=)
Derek (28-)
Andrewb (26-)
AndrewBurns (27+)
Greg Greco (28)
Bill K (26) tentative
Camilla (n +/- 1)
Russell_C (28+)
Johnj (25≈)
Adam (28 +or-)
Alison (wide variation around 27) tentative
Peter T (28)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 10:51
by Peter T
Such a nice ride today. We all made the 9am trip back on the Friendly Ferry from Bundeena. Thanks to Eleri for organising it so well.

Most feasted in Cronulla, but a group of six or so came straight back with Stuart leading the way. It was a cunning route with lots of backroads and bikepaths, all at a flat out pace.

Michele looked after international relations by taking Roman the Randonneur, a French cyclo tourist we met on the wharf at Bundeena, to a bike shop in Cronulla to buy a new helmet.

He needed to do this because his was stolen at Stanwell Tops when he was photographing the hang gliders!

All in all, a great day out in the Park.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 11:03
by andrewb
Yes a very good event - thanks Eleri for organising it, and wrangling such a large bunch. Very enjoyable trip (apart from the steep uphill bits).

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 12:14
by Eleri
7 of us had breakfast in Cronulla. Probably unwise in hindsight, slow service and nothing special about it. We agreed that breakfast in Bundeena and a later ferry is probably the best idea in future.

Kudos to Phillip and Andrew Burns who missed the Bundeena turnoff and kept going until they got to Loftus and went "hang on a minute, that can't be right" and turned round and rode back to Bundeena in time to catch the ferry with us! Top effort guys and you got a decent workout.

hmm if 6 were in Stuart's bunch and 7 were in mine - what happened to everyone else? Did some people get lost? Oops

Very enjoyable trip (apart from the steep uphill bits).
Andrew - there is always the M7 you know. Same distance :)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 12:32
by Philip
Will the kudos stop my legs hurting? To be honest we didn't make it all the way to Loftus, but it sure felt like it. To be honest again it was probably my fault.

Note to self pay more attention to road signs and less attention to the scenery!
Note to others never follow me, I rarely know where I'm going.

Great ride though, thanks heaps!

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 11th Mar - RNP Waterfall,Bund

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 12:39
by AndrewBurns
Equal blame goes to me who saw the sign but wasn't sure if it was the correct route :P

My Garmin says:

Total distance : 113.64 km
Average speed : 27.5 kph
Elevation gain : 1051 meters

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/156667409

A wonderful day for a ride, very enjoyable.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 1st April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 17:41
by Stuart
An excellent ride today. Thanks Eleri, especially for still turning up although injured. I wondered where Andrew Burns & Phillip had got to. I think my bunch on the way back was about 8 or so at the beginning but we seemed to lose a couple of people along the way. Caught up to Michele at Tempe waiting to cross at the lights with a rider whose name I do not know. Thanks everyone for coming along and making it a great day out.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 1st April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 18:25
by Philip
That was me with Michelle. Thanks Michelle for getting me home without getting lost again. Twice in one day would have been beyond embarrassing.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 1st April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 19:24
by AndrewBurns
I almost got lost between the cronulla ferry and the beach where we had lunch...

I guess technically I did get lost, caught behind some pedestrians on a steep ramp in too large of a gear to pedal up I lost sight of the group. I cycled through a pedestrian mall towards what I guessed was the right direction and it was, saw some familiar red jerseys and I was good again. If I hadn't picked them up at the beach I would have had to take a train home or something :S

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 1st April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 20:38
by Johnj
Beautiful day for a ride, especially after all this rain. Thanks to Eleri for organising this, and turning up, despite being injured.

No flats, no stacks and only 1 mechanical (right at the very beginning).

Anyway a few pics from the ferry ride.

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Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 1st April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 11:59
by Bill K CX
Had a great ride, as im sure all others did also.
(Hills are just there to challenge us)

Thanks to the slowies bunch who waited for me at Bundeena turn off. Also thanks to Eleri for organizing AND who dropped back to pick me up when tank was running low.

Here are some pics of the RED shirt invaders

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Traveling Used bike salesmen/women?

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Breakfast Stop in Cronulla,
thanks Jo for modelling !!

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Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 1st April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 13 Mar 2012, 20:05
by Nozzle
Not sure if the roll call has started for the 4 Gorges yet....

I'm in for now. Hoping for 28+ average.

Noel.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 18:47
by Stuart
Hi all. I'll be running the April ride - the date has been moved again due to a large party I must attend on the evening of the 31st March, ruling out Sun 1st April.

The ride will be the four gorges - that's the three gorges with a second roll through Bobbin Head thrown in. Easier navigation really. Route back will be same as last year via Sth Turramurra -Nth Ryde - Gladesville Bridge etc etc. Pace will be C25 to C28 max. Total distance is about 125k's I think. I'll put up a route map soon.

No need to add your avg speed. As stated above, it will be a C27 ride.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 18:48
by Stuart
4 Gorges - Sun 15th April:

Stuart - ride captain

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 19:50
by Derek
4 Gorges - Sun 15th April:

Stuart - ride captain
Derek

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 20:34
by Dougie
Stuart
Who is the fourth Gorgeous and where is she?

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 20:38
by Eleri
Stuart wrote:No need to add your avg speed. As stated above, it will be a C27 ride.


That so didn't work last time!

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 21:45
by Philip
I'm very confused, I thought we had an imperial century coming up, now I see it's in September. I was imagining all the possible ways I might get lost in a 100 long miles. Still I'm happy to do a training ride for the upcoming B2B imperial century.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 07:00
by Stuart
Philip wrote:I'm very confused, I thought we had an imperial century coming up, now I see it's in September. I was imagining all the possible ways I might get lost in a 100 long miles. Still I'm happy to do a training ride for the upcoming B2B imperial century

@Phillip -our ride captain for the non-fixie imperial century, Mike C, has just had his collarbone plated after a bad break. He couldn't run the ride in April.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 07:05
by Stuart
Dougie wrote:Stuart - Who is the fourth Gorgeous and where is she?

@Dougie - The fourth gorgeous is very similar to the first gorgeous, just a bit backwards and tackled when feeling a little shagged out ....

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 07:46
by jermxx
Stuart wrote:@Dougie - The fourth gorgeous is very similar to the first gorgeous, just a bit backwards and tackled when feeling a little shagged out ....


Oh good, cause after the three gorgeous ride I felt that I could have done with another...

Ever get the feeling we're all mad? I'm in.

Jeremy

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 16:57
by Stuart
The 4 Gorges: Sun 15th April

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 16:24
by Tod511
Definitely in for this one. Missed RNP last week due to family commitments.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 19:41
by timothy_clifford
I missed RNP last week as I was in Newcastle. Should have done Loop the lake...

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 09:55
by Nozzle
Need the training...


Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Noel

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 06:42
by JoTheBuilder
I assume going north you will be going the Harbour Bridge? Just keep in mind the triathlon is on and so the bridge is closed and there will be traffic diversions. Shouldn't affect the cycleway but worth knowing.

I am still tossing up which one to do!

2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 09:51
by timyone
Hey I don't know if it is possible, but on my other forums they just start a pole of some sort for who is coming, then it has a list of yes, no and maybe up the top instead of 7 pages of new names lists...

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 10:28
by JoTheBuilder
Does this mean you're coming on the Adventure Ride Tim?!

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 16:49
by Stuart
timyone wrote:Hey I don't know if it is possible, but on my other forums they just start a pole of some sort for who is coming, then it has a list of yes, no and maybe up the top instead of 7 pages of new names lists...

we want to know the names, not just the numbers.

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 17:22
by AndrewBurns
Assuming my light bike is repaired by then, not sure if I want the level of punishment I would get climbing hills like those with the CX bike...

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Noel
Andrew Burns

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 16:21
by JoTheBuilder
At $275.00 the triathlon is out and for the bargain price of $3.50 (for the coffee) the Adventure Ride is in...

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Noel
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 19:58
by canthes
Yep I'm in to guys.
Cameron :D

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 20:01
by canthes
Yep I'm in to guys

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Noel
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 03 Apr 2012, 22:37
by andrewb
Old persons' rock n roll event on Saturday night has been cancelled, so I guess I'm in now.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Noel
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 07 Apr 2012, 18:36
by Nozzle
I'm out as SUVelo are racing again at Heffron.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 23:14
by Camilla
Ooh! Ooh! An Adventure Ride! Don't care what it is, I'm in. Might not do it on the fixie this time round though.

Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Eleri (3rd gorgeous)
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB
Camilla

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 07:41
by Eleri
I'm out. In a parallel universe I am rostered ride leader for the regular Waterfall ride in a swap for the one I'm supposed to be doing but will be elsewhere.

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

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 21:58
by adam
Perhaps a substitute for the missing Eleri - I'm in
Stuart - ride captain
Derek
Philip (love the hills)
Jeremy
Todd
TimC
Andrew Burns
JoTheBuilder (always gorgeous)...
Cameron
AndrewB
Camilla
Adam

Re: 2012 adventure rides - 6am 15th April - 4 Gorges

Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 09:39
by Stuart
So @Adam, does that mean you've taken over the mantel as the third gorgeous? :-)