Easter Friday C28 West Head: Drive-Ride-Eat

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Postby Stuart » 19 Mar 2013, 14:44

Planning on a ride on Easter Friday starting from Narrabeen beach opposite the Driftwood Cafe, ready to ride at 7.00am. Free parking on-street.

Ride will go out Pittwater Rd- McCarrs Ck Rd, Right to West Head and then back via Akuna Bay and up the hill and back down via McCarrs Ck Rd and hence to the cars for breakfast. About 70k's. C28's pace. Faster riders will need to wait for the bunch at strategic points, or form your own bunch.

You should have completed at least 2-3 Waterfall rides with the C28's or faster to come on this ride. Bring two bidons, food & 2 x tubes + levers & a pump.

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Postby Anthony K » 19 Mar 2013, 15:42

Very tempted. Will try to negotiate leave pass.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 19 Mar 2013, 16:38

In.

1. Stuart
2. Anthony K (leave pass assumed).
3. Jothebuilder

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Postby andrewm » 19 Mar 2013, 16:56

If I can get a leave pass ill probably ride out. Takes me about 1:15 at a moderate pace if I go straight up the wakehurst parkway instead of climbing allambie rd. probably slightly faster if i just slog it up pittwater rd. happy for people to join me, but you should be genuine middies (TM) or faster.

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Postby James Rogers » 19 Mar 2013, 17:52

Assuming a pass, I'll follow Andrew M from the 'ville.

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Postby Eleri » 19 Mar 2013, 19:15

And I'll follow (literally by sitting on your wheels) Andrew and James ... assuming you are there.

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Postby AndrewBurns » 19 Mar 2013, 19:57

Yeah so doing this:

In.

1. Stuart
2. Anthony K (leave pass assumed).
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrewm (pending leave pass, riding there and back)
5. James Rogers (assuming leave pass, riding with andrewm)
6. Eleri (drafting Andrew and James all the way, we all know nobody can draft her anyway)
7. Andrew Burns (driving there)

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Postby Stuart » 20 Mar 2013, 13:00

Small snag: Driftwood cafe is closed on Easter Friday. There's another cafe next to it but I can't remember its name. Anyway, I'm sure the pub will be open :-) The eat piece of the ride may not happen ...

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Postby Dougie » 20 Mar 2013, 21:09

Stuart, check the pub. Good Friday and Christmas Day are two days that are very challenging to be open due to the Liquor Act. On the other hand Registered Clubs ARE permitted to open. Just sayin'

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Postby Stuart » 21 Mar 2013, 15:51

Church Point Cafe will be open so a coffee stop at least will be in order. They do good egg & bacon rolls too.

1 Stuart
2. Anthony K (leave pass assumed).
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrewm (pending leave pass, riding there and back)
5. James Rogers (assuming leave pass, riding with andrewm)
6. Eleri (drafting Andrew and James all the way, we all know nobody can draft her anyway)
7. Andrew Burns (driving there)
8. Trouty
9. Michele P & friends

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Postby Nozzle » 21 Mar 2013, 18:46

I'm keen. Will ride from Summer Hill and meet somewhere on the way. Perhaps north side steps of Harbour Bridge?

1 Stuart
2. Anthony K (leave pass assumed).
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrewm (pending leave pass, riding there and back)
5. James Rogers (assuming leave pass, riding with andrewm)
6. Eleri (drafting Andrew and James all the way, we all know nobody can draft her anyway)
7. Andrew Burns (driving there)
8. Trouty
9. Michele P & friends
10. Noel (sucking everyone's wheel from the inner west)

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Postby Trouty » 21 Mar 2013, 19:56

I will need to eat!

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Postby Marco_A » 23 Mar 2013, 19:07

Any idea of the distance from MRC return?

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Postby andrewm » 23 Mar 2013, 20:07

130 ish I think with west head and akuna. depends on the route obviously. fair bit of climbing in that as well. About 2000m according to strava.

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Postby Anthony K » 24 Mar 2013, 14:58

Alas it has come down to Friday XOR Monday and Monday has won
I am out.


1 Stuart
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrewm (pending leave pass, riding there and back)
5. James Rogers (assuming leave pass, riding with andrewm)
6. Eleri (drafting Andrew and James all the way, we all know nobody can draft her anyway)
7. Andrew Burns (driving there)
8. Trouty
9. Michele P & friends
10. Noel (sucking everyone's wheel from the inner west )

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Postby humanbeing » 24 Mar 2013, 17:23

Permission slip is signed :D
I'll be tagging along from MRC

1 Stuart
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrewm (pending leave pass, riding there and back)
5. James Rogers (assuming leave pass, riding with andrewm)
6. Eleri (drafting Andrew and James all the way, we all know nobody can draft her anyway)
7. Andrew Burns (driving there)
8. Trouty
9. Michele P & friends
10. Noel (sucking everyone's wheel from the inner west )
11. Peter Bownes

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Postby Aimee » 24 Mar 2013, 20:24

I'm in ... might get dropped but I know the way.

1 Stuart
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrewm (pending leave pass, riding there and back)
5. James Rogers (assuming leave pass, riding with andrewm)
6. Eleri (drafting Andrew and James all the way, we all know nobody can draft her anyway)
7. Andrew Burns (driving there)
8. Trouty
9. Michele P & friends
10. Noel (sucking everyone's wheel from the inner west )
11. Peter Bownes
12. Aimee

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Postby Philip » 25 Mar 2013, 08:18

I'm in from Marrickville, what time are we meeting? 5.30ish?
I need to be in Neutral Bay for lunch so I'll skip the
post ride eat fest.

1. Stuart
2. Jothebuilder
3. Andrewm (pending leave pass, riding there and back)
4. James Rogers (assuming leave pass, riding with andrewm)
5. Eleri (drafting Andrew and James all the way, we all know nobody can draft her anyway)
6. Andrew Burns (driving there)
7. Trouty
8. Michele P & friends
9. Noel (sucking everyone's wheel from the inner west )
10. Peter Bownes
11. Aimee
12. Philip

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Postby Stuart » 25 Mar 2013, 10:19

Lets clear this up then.

The Narrabeen cafes are closed so we'll be having coffee and breakfast on the return loop at - weather permitting I'm planning on the full sit down out on the deck thing as the setting is lovely and it's not too far back to Narrabeen from there. Those who need to get back can always grab a takeaway coffee & egg & bacon roll or just keep riding.

If the weather looks dodgy or it's raining, I'll post in this thread on the morning of the ride, but those of you who are riding from MRC will be gone before I'm up, so make your own decisions!

Those riding from MRC please make your own arrangements re start time, route etc. I'll be rolling out from my start point at 7:00 (link in the first post).

Driving:
1. Stuart
2. trouty (injuries permitting)
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrew Burns
5. Michele P & friends
6. Aimee (?)

Riding from MRC:
1. Andrewm (pending leave pass)
2. James Rogers (assuming leave pass)
3. Eleri
4. Noel
5. Philip
6. Peter Bownes

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Postby Tonyoc » 25 Mar 2013, 16:17

Driving:
1. Stuart
2. trouty (injuries permitting)
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrew Burns
5. Michele P & friends
6. Aimee (?)

Riding from MRC:
1. Andrewm (pending leave pass)
2. James Rogers (assuming leave pass)
3. Eleri
4. Noel
5. Philip
6. Peter Bownes
7. Tony O C (hopefully i can hold on)

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Postby jonboy » 27 Mar 2013, 04:32

I'll be with the MRC Rock Steady Crew.

Driving:
1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrew Burns
5. Michele P & six friends
6. Aimee (?)

Riding from MRC:
1. Andrewm (pending leave pass)
2. James Rogers (assuming leave pass)
3. Eleri
4. Noel
5. Philip
6. Peter Bownes
7. Tony O C (hopefully i can hold on)
8. John

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Postby tedrobin » 28 Mar 2013, 14:31

Driving:
1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrew Burns
5. Michele P & six friends
6. Aimee (?)
7. Ted (assuming that I don't reach the "tired and emotional" stage tonight)

Riding from MRC:
1. Andrewm (pending leave pass)
2. James Rogers (assuming leave pass)
3. Eleri
4. Noel
5. Philip
6. Peter Bownes
7. Tony O C (hopefully i can hold on)
8. John

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Postby Marco_A » 28 Mar 2013, 14:37

Driving:
1. Stuart
2. Trouty
3. Jothebuilder
4. Andrew Burns
5. Michele P & six friends
6. Aimee (?)
7. Ted (assuming that I don't reach the "tired and emotional" stage tonight)

Riding from MRC:
1. Andrewm (pending leave pass)
2. James Rogers (assuming leave pass)
3. Eleri
4. Noel
5. Philip
6. Peter Bownes
7. Tony O C (hopefully i can hold on)
8. John
9. Marco

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Postby Stuart » 28 Mar 2013, 17:58

Hello drive-riders : remember to check here in the morning re weather & riding. It's not looking good right now. If you've got my mob then txt me in the AM if you're bailing due to weather. I don't ride in the rain.

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Postby andrewm » 28 Mar 2013, 18:51

As long as its only damp and looks like clearing ill ride. Forecast is promising.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 28 Mar 2013, 18:55

Just noticed BRAT's are meeting at the same place and same time. Just to avoid confusion when you get there...

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Postby Philip » 28 Mar 2013, 19:11

I'm with you Andrew, the forecast is looking pretty good to me. Maybe a little early moisture, clearing to a mild day. Perfect. Much prefer it to 30º.

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Postby humanbeing » 28 Mar 2013, 20:30

I'm in.
Forecast looks fine.
See you for 5.30 kick off.
Peter

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Postby anna_g » 28 Mar 2013, 20:31

Sorry it's a very late notice, count me (anna) and my partner (robert) as well joining from MRC if the weather is fine.

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Postby Tonyoc » 29 Mar 2013, 03:40

Hi!
The weather is looking pretty ok at this stage ( 4:40am)

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Postby Stuart » 29 Mar 2013, 04:29

we're riding - weather looks good. See you in Narrabeen.

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Postby andrewm » 29 Mar 2013, 11:52

Good ride. Thanks Stuart. The two bunches seemed to work really well.

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Postby humanbeing » 29 Mar 2013, 11:57

Thanks Stuart!
Apologies for bailing on breakfast but I wanted more pain from Andrew, James etc.
Cheers,
Peter

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Postby Stuart » 29 Mar 2013, 11:59

A great day out indeed, marred slightly by Michael's deflating front tyre induced crash while descending McCarrs Ck Rd. He's OK but very sore hip & foot.

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Postby James Rogers » 29 Mar 2013, 16:49

Thanks Stuart - glorious weather, good day out. Hope Michael makes a speedy recovery.

A few pictures for entertainment, before Philip uploads better ones...

What we saw at West Head (don't look too hard, no whales, sharks, or other cyclists — it's just the view):



The usual suspects at the top of Liberator General San Martin Drive (?) climb:


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Postby anna_g » 29 Mar 2013, 17:16

Thanks for having us everyone. We had a really great time, and are looking forward for the next one (the waterfall run).

Robert & anna.

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Postby Philip » 29 Mar 2013, 19:01

Great ride guys, thanks to everyone.

by , on Flickr

Michael, carries on the great tradition of the cycling "hard men". After taking a really bad fall and even though he had to be helped back onto his bike he then rode back to the cafe.


by , on Flickr

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Postby Anthony K » 29 Mar 2013, 22:43

Looking through Strava there are a LOT of trophies
Think I would have been spat out if I had been there.

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Postby Stuart » 03 Apr 2013, 07:36

Glad to hear that Michael is on the mend. Now I know which corner it was as his description is perfect - I always think I could have gone faster around that corner as I exit. I thought it was higher up the road.

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Postby tedrobin » 05 Apr 2013, 07:50

I hope you've turned the corner, now almost a week later. Sleeping probably hasn't been easy. If Eleri was stern and insisted on the liberal application of ice, a concept to which you seemed to be strangely resistant, you'll be further down the track. Did I miss the on-board camera footage, or have you not posted it? Lovely piece on your sister yesterday, by the way.


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