Anzac Day Ride

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Postby Adam W » 23 Apr 2014, 21:48

Anyone up for a ride on Friday?

Eastern Suburbs, Gorges, Akuna, anything up over 75kms. Preferably not RNP cause I'll be doing that on Sunday.

6am from the Marrick @ 28s or middies pace depending on who is coming.

By the way I am terrible with directions so I can organise to meet up but not much else :)

Adam

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Postby Nozzle » 23 Apr 2014, 22:21

4 Gorges anyone? Or West Head? I'm keen pending weather.

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Postby humanbeing » 24 Apr 2014, 08:29

I'm in. I was thinking "the wall" but happy to head north. See you at the cafe 6am.
Have a great ride,
Peter

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Postby Adam W » 24 Apr 2014, 09:10

If we're heading north I would just join at the Anzac Bridge or somewhere up there.

I've never been to West Head so I'd be keen to give that one a go. How long does that take Peter?

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Postby p_mayson » 24 Apr 2014, 09:22

Interested. I've never been to West Head either, or done "The Wall", so happy to give one of those a go :)

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Postby humanbeing » 24 Apr 2014, 10:28

I do a ride that takes in North Head, West Head & Akuna Bay which takes 7 hours. We can shorten that a bit and be home before noon or do the whole thing. It's a nice ride, good hills ;)
Adam, Noel we can see you at the harbour bridge bottom of the stairs - north end.
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Postby Adam W » 24 Apr 2014, 10:38

I vote for the be back by noon option so I can fit in a quick game of 2 Up before driving down to Wollongong. But I'm still flexible if everyone wants the longer ride.

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Postby p_mayson » 24 Apr 2014, 11:16

I'd prefer to be back by noon, and need to be back no later than 1pm

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Postby humanbeing » 24 Apr 2014, 11:28

Ok back by noon, West Head & Akuna Bay. Meet at the cafe 6am or north side harbour bridge 6.30am

1. Peter B - cafe 6am

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Postby p_mayson » 24 Apr 2014, 11:48

1. Peter B - café 6am
2. Paul M - café at 6am

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Postby Adam W » 24 Apr 2014, 13:56

1. Peter B - café 6am
2. Paul M - café at 6am
3. Adam W - SHB North at 6.30am

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Postby Nozzle » 24 Apr 2014, 16:46

1. Peter B - café 6am
2. Paul M - café at 6am
3. Adam W - SHB North at 6.30am
4. Noel - SHB North.

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Postby paul » 24 Apr 2014, 21:54

5 Paul

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Postby Liamo » 24 Apr 2014, 22:35

6. Liamo at the café

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Postby humanbeing » 25 Apr 2014, 14:25

Well that turned a bit pear shaped didn't it.
Torrential rain at West Head meant our bunch of 8 decided to give Akuna Bay a miss this weekend. We headed to Mona Vale Rd for the ride home.
Of course no one noticed Liam had gone to the dunny at the Terry Hills pie shop (worth remembering), until we were a couple of kms up the road. The bunch was back together at St Ives but confusion at the intersection with the Pacific Hwy resulted in Noel heading home solo via Ryde Rd and Gladesville Bridge - it's ok he made it home.
The remaining 7 of us made it down the highway without incident only to come a cropper on the Kent St cycleway. A touch on the brakes was all it took for my front wheel to go out from under me and a nice slide down the slippery green paint. John and Paul came down behind me, John sporting an egg shaped lump on his shin and Paul A banging his hip pretty hard.
Liam then got a flat, Pyrmont Bridge was opened and we shivered in the cold and wet.
A great ride, thanks Adam, Brian, John, Liam, Noel, Paul and Paul.
Peter

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Postby paul » 25 Apr 2014, 14:33

Yes. Wet and wild.

My hip is OK, bit of road rash and bruising.
Just enough to allow me to spend the afternoon on the couch in front of the footy.

Paul

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Postby Liamo » 26 Apr 2014, 00:15

Certainly a deluge at westhead and coming back down the pacific highway! Was feeling cold, wet and sorry for myself when I got back my girlfriend didnt feel the same way :s

Peter do you have a link to a map of the ride we did today or a similar ride? I hadn't taken the route through Mosman and through the Spit Bridge, handy to have if I head to the northern beaches by bike.

Thanks for the ride

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Postby jonboy » 26 Apr 2014, 07:13

Unfortunately for me that egg shaped lump on my shin expanded quickly when I got home, eventually exploding.

Sadly my leg will need to be amputated below the knee. But the good news is that the doctor says I should still be ok to ride one legged. The other really good news is that the bike is not damaged.

See you on the road.

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Postby p_mayson » 26 Apr 2014, 17:09

Nice report, Pete.

Great hit-out from everyone - especially in such challenging conditions.

Wishing those with a few bumps & bruises, and the hypochondric amputee, a speedy recovery

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Postby Eleri » 26 Apr 2014, 17:15

Pictures John, or it didn't happen :-)

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Postby Strawburger » 26 Apr 2014, 21:07

Very funny Mike, I think the whole neighbourhood heard me laugh!

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Postby p_mayson » 28 Apr 2014, 09:20

Liam (& others) - here is a link to the Garmin stats for our ride up to West Head on Friday (including route map): http://connect.garmin.com/activity/486552723

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Postby paul » 28 Apr 2014, 11:28

Hi,

I plan to follow up with the Sydney City Council about the surface on the bike path.
It's ridiculously slippery when wet.

Paul

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Postby andrewm » 28 Apr 2014, 12:57

Maybe they'll put up a sign, like on Wilson st?

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Postby paul » 07 May 2014, 17:09

Just got some bad news from the doc.
Bone scan shows a fracture my hip from that fall.
So six weeks on crutches:(

Paul

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Postby jonboy » 07 May 2014, 19:27

Paul, that's terrible news. I feel a class action against City of Sydney Council is the next best step here due to the dodgy paint on the cycleway. I'll brief my QC. He costs $8,000 per day. Is that ok with you and Peter?

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Postby humanbeing » 07 May 2014, 19:42

That's terrible Paul, get better as soon as you can.
And John, yes we should take them for everything they've got.
But seriously - what is with that green paint?
Peter

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Postby Eleri » 07 May 2014, 21:20

That's not good news Paul. Sorry to hear and hope you mend well.

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Postby Dougie » 07 May 2014, 21:24

Paul, can you still do the Ken Dinnerville with me please? I need to beat at least one other rider.

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Postby Adam W » 08 May 2014, 18:57

That's a shame. Wouldn't have been a problem if you came off at any other angle at that speed. Bad luck. Hope you get better soon Paul.


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