Paul's Epic Adventure Ride South!

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Dave_Ranx
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Postby Dave_Ranx » 02 Mar 2015, 20:45

Hey folks

Paul & I have come up with a big circuitous 220km Adventure Ride South from Marrickville via Kangaroo Valley to Ablion Park on Sunday March 15th.

the route:
The route involves riding down to Waterfall then entering RNP, sticking to the coastal roads down through wollongong and to berry. The circuitous part involves the ascent of Mt Berry, through Kangaroo Valley up moss vale rd and then dropping down Macquaire pass to Albion Park to catch the train back into sydney. Its a full day of riding, an opportunity to push the body a little and see some different country. It will also be a no drop group with several coffee breaks in between.

route link - https://goo.gl/maps/nvYVy

perquisites:
- this ride is not for the faint hearted. although theres a large majority of flat road the last major hill has a 16% gradient at one point.
- must have completed at least several RNP rides.
- bring 2 bidons,2 tubes, food and cofy money on the day.

We'll be leaving Marrickville Post Office ( the usual club meeting spot ) Sunday March 15th 5:30am.

A final note ** this is not a club sanctioned ride **.

Any questions hit me up.
ta
Dave.

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Postby Dave_Ranx » 02 Mar 2015, 20:50

* ps theres 2600m of ascent. ( the fine details always help.)

1.) Paul.
2.) Dave

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 03 Mar 2015, 12:04

Have you done those hills before? Good luck... I won't be joining you this time round. :lol:

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Postby Dave_Ranx » 03 Mar 2015, 13:10

lol ive done them on the motorbike so ive got some idea of the battle ahead.

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Postby andrewm » 03 Mar 2015, 13:42

I've thought about something like this before. The bit between Kiama and Berry looks sketchy at best on a treadly. Tiny to no shoulder. And the Kiana bends just make young males want to drive fast.

Not for me. Have fun. Stay safe.

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Postby andrewm » 03 Mar 2015, 13:48

An alternative could be to ascend to Robertson via Macs Pass or Jambaroo Mountain. Drop down into Kangaroo valley via Barrengarry Mountain, turn around, back to Robertson then miss vale or Albion park for a train home.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 03 Mar 2015, 15:51

I think that is the way we used to go on the Johnny Warren ride but terminating at Jamberoo rather than going up:
https://www.strava.com/activities/40384942

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Postby p_mayson » 03 Mar 2015, 19:47

Appreciate the input, Jo & Andrew - will take that on board - cheers

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Postby Dougie » 03 Mar 2015, 21:39

The johnny warren was a good route to take

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Postby Dave_Ranx » 04 Mar 2015, 12:50

After some consultation with the cycling elders, for saftey reasons we've changed the route. Its still challenging, is now 200km and avoids kiama downs completely. see below for new route and profile. Special thanks to Jo, Pete & Andrew for the insight and safety advice on the route.

https://goo.gl/maps/1hrKk
ta
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Postby mikesbytes » 04 Mar 2015, 17:00

jdubs and I recently did something similar to the suggestions

Home -> Big Dipper, RNP Audley in -> Wollongong -> Ken Dinnerval -> Mac Pass -> Robinson's pie shop -> back down Mac Pass -> train from Albion Park

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Postby Dave_Ranx » 05 Mar 2015, 11:58

sweet mike. how did you find going up mac's?

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Postby mikesbytes » 05 Mar 2015, 14:34


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Postby andrewm » 05 Mar 2015, 14:41

Macs pass is fine. Steady. Some short steep bits on the switchbacks. Mostly quite wide enough for traffic to leave enough room to be comfortable.

Do jambaroo mountain. It's steeper.

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Postby Dave_Ranx » 05 Mar 2015, 20:40

cheers for the feedback guys. looking forward to it.

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Postby raph » 10 Mar 2015, 18:11

All right, looks like I'm in, got clearance for the day!
Hopefully there are a few more takers so it's more fun (read: so I can spend more time sticking to someone's wheel)


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