Tues Club Ride: 6 Hills 5:30am

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 06 Sep 2013, 11:06

Hi All,

One of the dominating themes that came through from the survey was that of a need for additional weekday rides that the club hosts. To that end, we are offering the following ride:

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30am
Place: The Marrick (the old Marrickville Road Cafe)
Route: Eastern Suburbs Hills

In terms of route, we will do a standard CP, Bronte, Bondi, Watson's Bay, Heartbreak Hill, Cranbrook Rd, Bondi Junction. The finer details we will work out over the next few days.

The ride will be hosted by myself, Christian and/or Alex. The advantage of this ride is that we can maintain a standard pace between hills and then have common meeting points at the top of each hill so stronger riders still get some fast interval training in. And for those who have not done the Eastern Suburbs hills before, the sun rise while at Watson's Bay is beautiful. Could well be the weekly photo location!

However, please note this is not a beginners ride and I would suggest C28's and above simply due to time constraints on a weekday morning. We will aim to be a 'no drop' ride but if you are last up the hill, please ensure that the person in front knows you are still to come. I have been guilty of leaving people behind! :oops:

For the first ride next week, can you please register your interest here. For those that are not on the forum, you can email me at dulwichhillbc@gmail.com. Please ensure you do as it is terribly disconcerting to be a ride leader expecting 10 people on a ride and 20 show up.

I hope to see you there!

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Postby andrewm » 06 Sep 2013, 12:34

no bellevue rd?

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Postby Stuart » 06 Sep 2013, 13:23

Assuming I'm over my flu, I'll be there. I'll update you via txt the night before.

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Postby PeterOS » 06 Sep 2013, 13:38

can you give a return time say back to The Marrick , as this will determine a lot
i.e will I get to work on timed !

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Postby Stuart » 06 Sep 2013, 14:48

@Peter - I would estimate that the ride would be back at Centennial Park around 7:15ish. Then it would be DIY back to wherever you need to go or to coffee for those so able.

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Postby Rajiv » 06 Sep 2013, 22:22

And well done for organising this Jo!

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Postby Andrew_Harvey » 09 Sep 2013, 10:25

I'm there Jo and Stu

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Postby humanbeing » 09 Sep 2013, 10:41

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Postby Adrian E » 09 Sep 2013, 10:42

Great idea.

Have fun... but I'll be doing the MC LaPa ride.

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Postby Stuart » 09 Sep 2013, 10:51

I'm out - flu still too bad to ride ... looking bad for Gran Fondo

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Postby canthes » 09 Sep 2013, 11:30

Yep, I'm in, my man cold has been with me for a month now but I need a ride!
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Postby Phil D » 09 Sep 2013, 16:05

I'll join you along Enmore Rd (near Enmore Theatre)

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Postby christian » 09 Sep 2013, 18:36

We won't be going up Enmore road, we will be heading up Victoria road from marrickville then onto Llewellyn, Alice, King, Sydney park rd then Euston . So if you want to pick us up all route then wait on this route.

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Postby Rajiv » 09 Sep 2013, 19:07

Sorry, have to pull out. Enjoy!

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Postby andrewm » 09 Sep 2013, 19:39

Geez. You'll pretty much be riding past my house. Meet you guys on Llewelyn.

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Postby Phil D » 09 Sep 2013, 20:02

Llewelyn works for me too, see you there.

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Postby Philip » 09 Sep 2013, 21:49

Feeling a bit coldie but if I harden the #%^% up over night I'll be there. Don't wait for me though I could just as easily go the wuss.

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Postby Philip » 09 Sep 2013, 21:50

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Postby ratzzzzz » 09 Sep 2013, 22:28

Sounds good and I'll be in next week (I'm down in Canberra this week for work) Can someone check the time that you go through centennial as I think thats where I'll jump on next week.

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Postby humanbeing » 10 Sep 2013, 07:54

Thanks Alex, Andrew, Cameron, Christian, jo, Phil & Phil D.
That was fun, have a great ride.
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Postby JoTheBuilder » 10 Sep 2013, 08:06

What a great ride! Good group, good route...

You can see my Strava data (note: this link may not work if you are not friends with me on Strava).

Certainly a bit quicker than a few of us are used to with Christian and Alex on the front but they were very patient on the hills and we all regrouped at the top of each one.

We ended up back at Bondi Junction around 715 (including Bellevue Hill Rd ascent) and so back in the city by 730.

See you all next week!

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Postby Philip » 10 Sep 2013, 10:01

Thanks everyone, what a great ride... great group, great hills. I scored 22 pr's so I think that means it was a good pace, or else it means I was slacking off every other time l rode it. Keeping up with Alex and Christian was challenging but in a good way. Also got home in time to do the school drop off, some days it just works!

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 16 Sep 2013, 08:08

It's on again tomorrow folks! 530 at 'The Marrick'.

There is forecast rain in the morning so I will post here if it's not on at 515.

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Postby ratzzzzz » 16 Sep 2013, 21:07

5:50ish by centennial?

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 17 Sep 2013, 04:53

Hi All,

Going to cancel this morning. Still some slight drizzle but with the roads as wet as they are descending will be dangerous.

Until next week!

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 22 Sep 2013, 15:35

We're on this Tuesday. 530 at The Marrick.

Let me know if you're coming!

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Postby shrubb face » 22 Sep 2013, 16:10

Ill be there if the ankle is feeling ok. Im not taking part in the list though.

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Postby canthes » 23 Sep 2013, 11:03

Yep see you tomoz!

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Postby ratzzzzz » 23 Sep 2013, 11:15

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Postby Greeny » 23 Sep 2013, 13:58

I'm keen for this ride tomorrow but a little scared. Will you go easy on me and will I make it to work? Laura

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Postby Jonathan » 23 Sep 2013, 14:01

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 23 Sep 2013, 16:51

Hi Jonathon,

We come up Darley Rd so I would suggest meeting us at the corner of York and Darley on that pedestrian island.

According to Strava we were there approximately 28mins after we left which is approximately 6am. I would get there about 10mins earlier than that just to be on the safe side. So 5:50am? Ben, want to meet at the same time?

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Postby Jonathan » 23 Sep 2013, 16:57

Great. Thanks JO

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Postby ratzzzzz » 23 Sep 2013, 17:06

yep, that was the plan. See you bright and early!

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Postby Phil D » 23 Sep 2013, 20:43

Any chance of a photo this time?

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Postby PJCampbell » 23 Sep 2013, 21:02

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Postby christian » 23 Sep 2013, 21:11

Pace will be at the faster end of C28s.

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Postby PJCampbell » 24 Sep 2013, 09:15

Thanks for this morning Jo and everyone else. I had to busta at the end but I hope I can make this a regular ride. I'd never ridden up Bellevue Hill Rd before, so that was a nice introduction to a new cat 4 climb. Hope to see you all soon.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 24 Sep 2013, 09:24

Hi All,

Thanks for another great ride.

To those who were late, apologies! It's very tight in terms of time and so we can't dawdle. John H, we saw you up Enmore Rd. We yelled but not sure if you heard us? Just a reminder that we don't take the Slowies route to CP. We go around the back along Alice St and McEvoy to ensure we end up on Darley Rd.

To Ben and Jonathon, the lights were green! But we will ensure we keep the pace a little more controlled next week to allow you to jump on. Perhaps we arrange for you guys to meet us on the other side of the road alongside the parked cars so you can start rolling?

See you all then.

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Postby jonboy » 24 Sep 2013, 11:50

Sorry I missed the DHBC ride - that will teach me to be on time.

Geoff and I still enjoyed a roll to LaPa under the strong leadership of Adrian E. We felt a bit out of place without wearing MC Cyclery livery. It was a large but tight bunch with good calls.

We still enjoyed the industrial views of the Sydney shoreline, while you guys enjoyed the mansions and manicured gardens.

Next time. And no, I didn't hear you...

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 30 Sep 2013, 08:56

Hi All,

Ride is on again tomorrow morning. Unfortunately I won't be there as I've been crook all weekend and still well under the weather.

Christian will still be there and possibly Alex? Won't start a list this time but don't be late! Group will leave at 530 from The Marrick.

Enjoy!

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Postby Eleri » 30 Sep 2013, 19:16

I'm planning to go (jetlagged probably).

Note that part of Grand Drive will be closed for a live TV cross from 5:30am to 6:30am and that we will be diverted up to the Paddington Gates and around the back.

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Postby PJCampbell » 30 Sep 2013, 19:46

I'm there. Looking forward to attacking some hills!

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Postby Andrew_Harvey » 30 Sep 2013, 20:12

Im there. Toughest commute going!

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Postby humanbeing » 30 Sep 2013, 20:55

See ya in the morning.
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Postby PJCampbell » 07 Oct 2013, 20:05

Just looking at strava, lots off people had big weekends. Will I be soloing this tomorrow? Find out at 5:30 I suppose. :D

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 07 Oct 2013, 20:07

Eleri and Alex will be there with bells on.

Andrewm will not. ;-) I wouldn't be surprised if you see Peter B there though.

Unfortunately I am still not well enough to do it. Hopefully see you next week.

If anyone can suggest a good (and quick) location for a photo, please post it here.

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Postby shrubb face » 07 Oct 2013, 20:12

Blimey I didnt know I was riding tomorrow. I guess ill have to turn up now.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 08 Oct 2013, 06:35

After messaging Christian all night that he's soft? ;-)

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Postby Stuart » 08 Oct 2013, 07:27

Photo opp would surely be outside a different enormous house on Wentworth Rd each week

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Postby Eleri » 08 Oct 2013, 11:55

That would mean stopping in the middle of a Strava segment!

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Postby anna_g » 08 Oct 2013, 13:22

Didn't quite make it this morning. Robert got 2 flats just before getting in to MRC. Stupid pothole! :evil:

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Postby geoff m » 08 Oct 2013, 22:25

20 mins to Randwick Racecourse. I don't believe I've ever driven that fast!

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Postby blah » 18 Nov 2013, 13:38

Is this happening tomorrow morning? I could use a good climb or two :)

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 18 Nov 2013, 14:36

Hi 'blah'!

Sorry, I don't know who you are. The intent is for hills to be on but with the current weather forecast it is looking unlikely. We generally don't run the ride if it is raining though I know a few 'hard-men' who ride rain, hail or shine and, in fact, were out doing eastern suburbs hills this morning.

Keep an eye on the radar tomorrow morning.

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Postby blah » 18 Nov 2013, 16:12

Hi Jo, I did the 28s to waterfall the Sunday before last. My real name's Blake. Are you the same Jo I was discussing injuries with as the weather turned foul?

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 18 Nov 2013, 17:16

No, that was likely Jo T... I'm Jo Skinner you might see on emails of Facebook. Might see you tomorrow then and can introduce ourselves properly!

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Postby Andrew_Harvey » 18 Nov 2013, 19:40

I'm desperate for a ride and will try to be there. But will still only do it if not raining and showers look like holding off. If im not there at the cafe at 5.30 then go without me.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 19 Nov 2013, 03:55

Bit wet for me out there. Hopefully see you all next week.

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Postby anna_g » 25 Nov 2013, 09:30

hi,
does anyone have the route the club normally takes for this ride? a gpx file or a link to strava for the route? We are planning to join in somewhere in eastern suburb before the start of 1st hill.
Thanks.

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Postby humanbeing » 25 Nov 2013, 09:58

Anna,
I emailed Robert a link to a Strava file for this ride, I hope.
See you tomorrow,
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Postby JoTheBuilder » 25 Nov 2013, 10:26

Here is my Strava Anna:
http://www.strava.com/activities/91876979

As for the first hill, that is likely Bronte Beach though some might argue that Darley Rd is a hill, as are parts of McEvoy! Where do you think you will meet us? Probably best to ensure it is on a downhill as we rarely slow down if it's an uphill or during a pickup.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 26 Nov 2013, 08:49

Hi All,

We probably need to tidy up the end of the ride given we have some riders heading in to the city and some back to Marrickville and everything gets a little confusing on Old South Head Rd.

One suggestion is to stop at the cafe at the top of Bellevue Hill Rd. RBCC also stop there so it might get a little bit squashed but we could always try it. Another option is to have coffee in Bondi Junction in the Oxford St mall at Zoo or the next one along. We could also go to a cafe further towards Marrickville but that is tricky for those heading to work in the city.

Let me know suggestions/comments and we can trial it next week.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 06 Jan 2014, 19:28

Hills are back on tomorrow! See you all at 530.

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Postby geoff m » 07 Jan 2014, 12:06

3 of the 12 today got left behind as we reached the top of Bellevue Road and within easy eyesight and then calling distance but then left to navigate our way home in peak hour and Sid Enfield Drive by ourselves. Thanks Cam for dropping back early on as well as Ben later. This provided more safety with numbers.

Its worth becoming familiar with the numbers in the group and especially checking that those who are likely to come up the hill at the back end are present before departing. Those on the back of the breakaway, please communicate upfront when you become aware others are separated by lights behind. Those on the front, please be aware of what is happening behind as well as in front. Not always possible I appreciated, but today's split should not have happened.

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Postby Eleri » 07 Jan 2014, 20:52

I agree and it was partly my fault. I thought I was down the back and the front of the bunch was waiting not in the usual spot and thought I spied them up ahead but it was a tangle of SUVelo and RBCC and none of ours. By then there was nowhere to wait and that bunch ahead of us were off down Sid Einfield and we followed them.

Turns out I was closer to the front than I thought when we got to the top of Bellevue. I think we then got split into 3 bunches as a result.

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Postby geoff m » 07 Jan 2014, 21:35

Our little grupetto ended up at the LAPA Ride cafe and enjoyed some coffee once we realised we had made the cutoff. I also got to ride with the woman coming 20th in the world on the Strava Prove It female leaderboard. :D


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