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Postby rtb » 06 Jan 2015, 09:05

Which rides start where this year
got a bit confused on Sunday

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Postby Eleri » 06 Jan 2015, 12:02

There has been no change yet. Sorry for the confusion. We are trying to settle on an alternative and will hopefully have that sorted this week but will announce well in advance.

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Postby PJCampbell » 06 Jan 2015, 15:17

Are you taking suggestions for this Eleri? Mine would be Wicks Park, corner of Sydenham and Victoria Rds. It's not too far from Marrickville road and it's mostly commercial space around so residents nearby would need to be extremely light sleepers to be bothered by the small amount of noise we make. Just my 2c.

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Postby ratzzzzz » 06 Jan 2015, 18:21

I vote for north side of the Harbour Bridge!!!

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Postby GregPankhurst » 06 Jan 2015, 19:46

I own a boat. Trying to be the good neighbour, I kept moving where I parked it whenever one complained, despite it being parked entirely legally and the boat being fully registered and oft used. I needed a parking spot that wasn't going to constantly be swamped in leaf litter and couldn't be parked in. Options weren't endless. My neighbours didn't care. They just wanted it away from them.

So I stopped moving it to suit my neighbours. They were hardly being neighbourly by asking me to move it all the time and showing zero awareness or care about my needs.

Take out of this tale what you will.

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Postby Eleri » 06 Jan 2015, 21:16

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Postby marc2131 » 07 Jan 2015, 07:06

As mentioned earlier, another option could be the carpark behind the Gladstone Hotel at the corner of Marrickville Rd and New Canterbury Rd, D-Hill.
It is quite a large area and if we congregate closer to the hotel, we'd be a good 30 to 50m away from any local homes. Ironically, this area was the original congregation point for the DHBC from 1908. The foundation member, JC Paris had his bike shop and lived at 1 Hercules St, which backs up to this carpark and is about 50m from the back section of the hotel. ... abdb61d851

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Postby Anthony K » 07 Jan 2015, 11:32

Marc, I like the historical connection but I am not sure how safe I would feel at 6 am hanging around a car park out the back of a pub while I wait for some friends to arrive.

Also I would guess there are potentially people living above some of the shops.

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Postby timothy_clifford » 07 Jan 2015, 11:57

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Postby Stuart » 07 Jan 2015, 16:24

The Dulwich Hill post office is a long way from the Gladstone Hotel carpark which really fronts Canterbury Rd and is very open. Issue would be that slowies would have to ride down Marrickville Rd which is not going to fly I wouldn't think.

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Postby jonboy » 07 Jan 2015, 20:14

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Postby Eleri » 09 Jan 2015, 04:50

Thanks for all the suggestions. All were considered and all have some problems, particularly for Saturday Slowies getting out onto the road and the first few kms.

We've decided to leave all start points as they are - in Post Office Square.

But we will need to deal with the presenting issue, which is noise and to manage that through the cooperation of everyone.

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