Gong Ride Sunday November 4

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Postby Joe » 27 Jul 2012, 11:57

Hey everybody,
I couldn't find an existing post for this so I'm assuming I'm the first...
So who's in for the Gong Ride this year?
Discounted entry end August 31.
Cheers,
Joe

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Postby Philip » 27 Jul 2012, 16:19

I'm in, I hope to do there and back this year. Any suggestions for the best route back?

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Postby Joe » 27 Jul 2012, 16:27

Hi Philip,

Myself and a friend are planning to ride back too, conditions permitting. I've done it once before and just came back the same way I went. I did it by myself, which was kind of sucky... an achievement but not so much fun, so the more the merrier!

I'm guessing if you go up the freeway it's easier but less scenic... unless trucks traveling at 110 are your idea of pretty!

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Postby Stuart » 27 Jul 2012, 18:54

I'm out this year. Putting my fund-raising efforts into the Amy Gillett foundation and the in Sep. :-)

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 29 Jul 2012, 06:03

I'm out this year too... Fundraising efforts on Ride to Conquer Cancer.

But good luck everyone!

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Postby Joe » 02 Aug 2012, 17:51

Ok I've created a team on the Gong site imaginatively named "Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club". Feel free to join up.

I think last year we raised about 22k between 16 members, which was massive! So something to aim for there.

Good luck to Stuart and Jo in their respective rides – definitely worth supporting those causes too!

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Postby Stuart » 02 Aug 2012, 19:21

Great stuff Joe. Last year we got the ear of MS and got in their newsletter even due to our efforts. Its a big ask to beat last year but I'm sure you're all up to it.

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Postby PJCampbell » 20 Aug 2012, 19:39

I'm in too! Would be good to see some familiar faces out there and have encouragement to do the return. Hadn't considered it until now but I'll gladly give it a go if I have some company.

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Postby Bill K CX » 20 Aug 2012, 22:30

Wanted to do the gong ride, but allas cannot as commited for Conquer Cancer Ride as part of . more than welcome and very much appreciated. :)

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Postby Dougie » 22 Aug 2012, 11:11

I am "in". My fundraising will be modest this year as I am focusing on the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
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Dougie

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Postby scully » 25 Aug 2012, 11:52

I have talked my mum into entering. She is 63 and has never done anything like this before. We will be starting at Engadine as I think that will be enough for her. My goal is to get her to the finish without hating it. Pretty sure we will be walking up hills. Give us a wave as you whizz by :mrgreen:

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Postby Joe » 10 Oct 2012, 08:46

Hey, do you know if there is any way to send a message to the entire club through the forum? Would be good to boost our numbers a little. Some new riders might not even be aware of the Gong Ride.

Btw, congrats on your massive fundraising for Ride to Conquer Cancer Dougie!

Cheers,
Joe

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Postby Lizanne » 10 Oct 2012, 08:49

send a e-mail or PM to Eleri or Jo the builder and get it into the next newsletter

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Postby Joe » 31 Oct 2012, 07:10

Hi Everybody,
Continuing what has been done in previous years I suggest we all skip the official start line, as you have to line up for ages and usually walk across the line.
We can meet up at 5:45am on Sunday morning at Sydney Park, in the car park near St Peters Station – https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=21 ... 5,0.001415
There's a little shed you can use as a landmark.
People can take team pics for personal and club archives and then we can head off at 6am and blend into the crowd.
I'm sure we will end up breaking into smaller groups due to different riding speeds, etc.
Several people (including myself) expressed interest in riding both ways. I'm now doubtful for that due to a slight hip problem but I'll see how I'm feeling when I get to the Gong. For safety and morale reasons it would probably be a good idea to ride back as a bunch, so it might be a good idea to set a time and place to meet at Stuart Park in W.gong to ride back (for those who feel up to it ;-)
Any better suggestions gratefully accepted. ;-)
Cheers,
Joe

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Postby Stuart » 31 Oct 2012, 07:37

Fantastic fund raising effort people. Enjoy the ride.

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Postby Joe » 31 Oct 2012, 21:58

Yeah amazing work on the fundraising guys! The only team ahead of us in the bicycle club category has about 3k more and about 3x the members!

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Postby scully » 05 Nov 2012, 18:36

I started at Engadine with mum. She was pretty nervous before the ride but ended up having a great time.She only had to walk on a few steep bits and is now very proud to have finished.
We had good weather.It was nice and cool early on.There were some interesting outfits.I saw clowns, superheros and a few I wasn't sure of. It started to warm up a bit at the end and the beaches were looking very inviting. I didn't swim though as I had to rush* back to Tempe.


*the part where I stopped for a chat with John who was picnicking on the banks of the mighty Cooks river doesn't count.


sorry about massive photo

this guy was cool

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Postby Eleri » 05 Nov 2012, 19:25

Good on you Scully's Mum! That's a big effort.

And go the dog! How cruisy is that? Sir! That dog isn't contributing anything at all to your ride. Get a job!

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Postby rhys » 05 Nov 2012, 19:56

The dog is receiving mana from the sun.

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Postby jermxx » 09 Nov 2012, 15:59

The dog is not wearing a helmet...

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