Thur Hills ride: anybody up for a 5:45 start?

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Postby Stuart » 15 Oct 2015, 17:05

After my horrid little solo ride to the hills today I'm looking to see if anybody is interested in doing a Thur hills ride starting 15 mins later than the club ride at 5:45 from Marrickville. 5:30 is just too early for me.

If there's no interest I'll go see if I can hang on to the MC bunch again, who were about 20 strong today.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 16 Oct 2015, 08:01

I could be interested. I can't next week but weeks following could be a goer.

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Postby Stuart » 17 Oct 2015, 10:23

looks like it's back to MC Cyclery East Hills - back where it all began :-)

That's 06:15 at the horse gates at Centennial Park. Bring your legs. Solid C28+/Middies pace.

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Postby BenDQ » 18 Oct 2015, 13:49

Where do the MC bunch get to? a later start could be appealing to me at times

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Postby Stuart » 18 Oct 2015, 18:25

MC 5 Hills is where DHBC got the idea to do an East Hills ride after Adrian E spread the word. Basically the same route as our Tue/Thur but with a different start and without Bellevue. They go left after Cranbrook.

I'll be there on Thur. Come on down. Can you see this? >> https://www.strava.com/activities/112916095
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Postby Stuart » 18 Oct 2015, 18:29

Here's the McBlurb. Check them on FB here >> https://www.facebook.com/mccyclery?fref=ts

Those seeking more hills in their life can find them on the 'MC Five Hills Ride' which leaves the Centennial Park Horse Gates with James & Shaun at 06:15.
Both rides are 'no drop' and finish up at Bellagio well in time for the 'commute' and delicious caffeine brews, and awesome pastry temptations.
Remember to check in here early or on the MC Twitter Feed for any weather cancellation or changes.
Don't forget to bring spares, lights and a road bike is required.
See you on the road!
Team MC

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Postby Jubas » 19 Oct 2015, 08:10

I ride with the MC guys on a pretty regular basis - Tuesday Lapa for a nice recovery ride from the weekend, and then Thursdays for the hills. They're a friendly bunch and wait at the top of each hill.. bunch etiquette is generally pretty good too.

Adam

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 19 Oct 2015, 10:37

Last time I did MC it was FAST. And I was reasonably fit then. Is it still the same?

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Postby Stuart » 19 Oct 2015, 18:17

Yeah I stopped riding MC Hills because after Adrian moved West the young guys took it over and it went from a C28 pace ride to a fast C28+ / middies ride and I couldn't keep up. I figure I'll just turn up and if it's too fast I'll just ride solo.

And Jo when you're back riding again msg me.

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Postby Dougie » 21 Oct 2015, 09:10

Stuart,
what time will you be back in Dulwich Hill? I am VERY interested.

D

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Postby Stuart » 21 Oct 2015, 10:05

Dougie - I'd be going straight to work in the CBD but when I used to do MC Hills and go home, I was back by about 8:10 and left home at 5:40ish to get to Centennial by 6:15. Looks like most of the rides were around 2:40 door to door from my place.

So if we left Marrickville at 5:45 and given we wouldn't have to wait at the park for the ride to begin, that would be back by about 8:00 I'd say.

This Thur 22nd I'm planning on doing MC Hills (weather permitting), unless there are some starters for 5:45 at the square?

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Postby BenDQ » 21 Oct 2015, 14:16

I'll meet you at the square at 5:45am tomorrow and happy to jump on MC ride as well.

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Postby BenDQ » 21 Oct 2015, 14:20

@Stuart and Dougie, please text me if you change your mind and I'll do the 5:30am instead, otherwise I'll see you at the square at 5:45. 0411779463

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Postby Stuart » 21 Oct 2015, 16:54

If its wet, I'm staying in bed.

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Postby Neilm » 21 Oct 2015, 18:57

Jut remember guys Sculptures by the sea starts tomorrow and road closure start at 7.30am im the morning

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Postby BenDQ » 21 Oct 2015, 19:05

Stuart and Dougie have pulled out....I'm going to join the 5:30am ride (catch them at Wilson St to get me an extra 10 min sleep). I hope others will be turning up in rain or it will be lonely.

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Postby Neilm » 21 Oct 2015, 19:08

im going

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Postby humanbeing » 22 Oct 2015, 06:37

Ben & Neil,
Did you ride? Didn't see you on Wilson.
Peter

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Postby Neilm » 22 Oct 2015, 06:51

Looked all to wet peter

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Postby BenDQ » 23 Oct 2015, 12:39

We were weak....I used Neil's message as my out after looking at the rain. Copped plenty of abuse from the wife for being soft "I still went for a run"


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