West Head Road Race, March 15

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Matt T
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Postby Matt T » 08 Mar 2015, 22:57

Any red jerseys thinking of entering the first West Head race for the year?

http://www.manlywarringahcc.org.au/even ... n-classic/

Entries for non MWCC riders opens on Tuesday

PJCampbell
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Postby PJCampbell » 09 Mar 2015, 09:33

Tentatively yes. I've been wanting to do one of these for a while now. I'll see if I can get a leave pass and go up.

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Eleri
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Postby Eleri » 09 Mar 2015, 19:27

Don't wait too long - it fills VERY quickly.

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jonboy
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Postby jonboy » 09 Mar 2015, 20:11

I'm tempted. Pete, Matt, what grade are you both contemplating? Those Manly guys are fast.

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Postby jonboy » 10 Mar 2015, 07:56

I entered the B Grade 'Shimano' Group - starts at 7:30am.

As at 9am there are still a dozen or so places left in each of the grades.

I'm keen to ride there with anyone else who can guide me on Sunday morning.

And the hyperlink on the Manly site is not correct. Use this one: www.trybooking.com/EQVY

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Postby kiwiames » 10 Mar 2015, 08:45

Myself and Mark L are also entered in B Shimano and will ride up.

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Postby Strawburger » 10 Mar 2015, 11:52

I've entered b shimano as a grade was sold out.

Not looking to win, just need kms in the legs. Am very keen to ride out and back so keep me posted on details.

Cheers

Simon

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Postby PJCampbell » 10 Mar 2015, 12:07

I'm in. Shimano B. Keen to ride up. Should we meet at Post Office square at 6ish?

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Postby Matt T » 10 Mar 2015, 12:50

Whoah - you guys are hard core! Due to a change of job (less commuting) I haven't been riding as much this year, so I'm going to enter in D-grade.

Just a heads-up - the competition is pretty stiff at West Head; a grade up from Waratah Masters, I reckon (eg. C-grade Waratah = D-grade West Head).

Anyway, good luck to all!

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Postby PJCampbell » 10 Mar 2015, 13:12

Oh right. Hmm, oh well. I'll try finishing with the bunch in that case. Should be enough of a challenge.

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Postby jonboy » 10 Mar 2015, 13:26

If you guys aren't riding to win, maybe a training ride is a better option. Where's the hunger?

Coming 2nd is the same as last place in my book!

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Postby PJCampbell » 10 Mar 2015, 14:11

Ha! OK John, let's ride to win. Have you ridden the course before? It'll be my first time.

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Postby Strawburger » 10 Mar 2015, 16:09

Jon, not every race is a must win race!

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Postby Matt T » 11 Mar 2015, 08:35

Jon, sounds like you'll have a couple of superdomestiques at your disposal, so no excuses for not taking that top step on the podium. :wink:

I think it's all filled up now - the only places left when I signed on were 2 in D-grade.

See you guys there!

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Postby PJCampbell » 11 Mar 2015, 09:40

So who's riding up and when are you leaving?

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Postby Matt T » 11 Mar 2015, 19:02

Because I'm a non-hardcore wuss (and because I have to get back home ASAP after the race) I'll be driving up.

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Postby MarkL » 12 Mar 2015, 10:14

Hi Guys,

Amy and I are riding up leaving from the corner of Balmain rd and Parramatta rd at 5:30 sharp. We'll be heading along Parramatta rd to the city, Spit Bridge, Wakehurst Parkway, Forest Way and Terry Hills. I estimate it'll take 1:40- 1:45 hrs to ride there at a manageable/ steady pace averaging 26-ish allowing time for a flat.

Let us know here if your coming,
Mark.

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Postby Strawburger » 12 Mar 2015, 11:39

I'll be there

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Postby jonboy » 12 Mar 2015, 17:35

I'll be there with my 'take no prisoners race-winning game face' on. ;)

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Postby Strawburger » 12 Mar 2015, 18:23

So you are a morning person then John :)

I'll have to check if my alarm can be set before 6am :lol:

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Postby PJCampbell » 12 Mar 2015, 22:50

I'll be there too.

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Postby MarkL » 14 Mar 2015, 12:44

Good, see you guys in the morning.
Forecast is for a possible shower around 9-10 o'clock.

Just in case you're a minute late my no. is 0428232080.

Cheers,
Mark.


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