31/7 - Macquarie Pass + Kangaroo Valley Adventure Ride

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Postby j_schwark » 26 Jun 2016, 21:59

Have you ever wanted to tackle the infamous Macquarie Pass and beautiful Kangaroo Valley?
Are you preparing for Three Peaks Gold Coast and need a last minute prep ride?
Or do you just really like hurting yourself?

Well...this ride is for you!

**UPDATE*** - Please re-read the below details, the meeting location and route have changed to accommodate the closure of Mt Keira Road and safety concerns near Kiama.

**Warning this is a very tough ride, designed to emulate close to what you would experience in 3 Peaks**

We will be DRIVING from the post office square, leaving at 5am from the usual spot heading towards the bottom of Macquarie Pass on the Illawarra Highway. We're driving to get the most amount of unique riding in as possible and also avoids negotiating scheduled track work that weekend.

You will need to arrange your own transport there by either driving yourself or teaming up with someone who is. When posting your name to say you're coming, please also indicate if you can take others. i.e Jarrad S (2/4 spots) meaning two of a possible four spots are taken.

We will meet at the carpark at the bottom of Macquarie Pass and head straight up it.

We will then go through Robertson, Fitzroy Falls, down Barrangarry, through to the Kangaroo Valley Pie shop for our first stop.

We then head over Wattamolla into Berry (more food) back over Berry Mountain (East), back through Kangaroo Valley and up Barrengarry, back through Fitzroy Falls and Robertson.

**first bail-out point**

From here those wishing to bail out will go down Mac Pass back to the cars. The others will go down Jamberoo Pass to then go up and down Saddleback Mountain.

**Last bail-out point**

Those wishing to bail-out can go through the town of Jamberoo back to the cars. The others will go up Jamberoo Pass then down Mac Pass to the cars, then we're done.

Get excited!

Further details as follows:

Sunday 31 July 2016

Meet: Marrickville (Silver St behind the Square) at 5.00am SHARP drive to the car park at the bottom of Macquaire Pass for a 6.45am Start. Earlier is better than later.

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/5884265

Pace / Effort: C28s / Middies

Distance: ~204km

Elevation gain: ~4,700m

Finish: Bottom of Macs at ~5/5:30pm

Notes: Please bring 2 x spare tubes, pump, charged lights, water, snacks + money for coffee / breakfast / lunch

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See most recent posts for list.
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Postby humanbeing » 26 Jun 2016, 22:16

Jarrad,
I can't assume anything yet, though I am keen. I'll add my name if and when I can. Looks like an awesome ride.
Peter B

List:

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Dianne M
Renee H

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Postby andrewm » 27 Jun 2016, 08:25

Kudos to all who ride to the lookout at the top of Saddleback!

(It's plenty tough enough at the end of the day without it)

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Postby humanbeing » 09 Jul 2016, 18:39

Won't miss this :twisted:

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C

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Postby Philip » 10 Jul 2016, 16:27

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Philip L May have a car but marital harmony would be enhanced if I could get a ride.

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Postby j_schwark » 10 Jul 2016, 19:22

Phill, happy to have you along with me if you like. We all like happy homes here at DHBC.

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Postby demerson » 11 Jul 2016, 14:49

I fell off the list. I'm in.

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Philip L May have a car but marital harmony would be enhanced if I could get a ride.
Dave E & Tian L (Came on previous Mac Pass ride, rides with Oatley CC) (2 / 2)

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Postby Neilm » 11 Jul 2016, 19:54

ok i will need a lift for this anyone want to put up with talking for the trip

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Postby humanbeing » 11 Jul 2016, 20:58


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Postby Neilm » 13 Jul 2016, 06:54

Thanx Peter

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Postby DavidJ » 14 Jul 2016, 19:48

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Philip L May have a car but marital harmony would be enhanced if I could get a ride.
Dave E & Tian L (Came on previous Mac Pass ride, rides with Oatley CC) (2 / 2)
Dave J

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Postby Philip » 17 Jul 2016, 21:53

Jarred, thanks for the offer but I'm going to scratch myself. Not enough bike time I'm afraid.

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Postby Philip » 17 Jul 2016, 21:54

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Dave E & Tian L (Came on previous Mac Pass ride, rides with Oatley CC) (2 / 2)
Dave J

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Postby demerson » 22 Jul 2016, 14:43

Sorry Jarrad I cant make it now due to some other commitments. Hope it is a fun day, it looks like an epic route.

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Dave J

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Postby Adam W » 25 Jul 2016, 19:21

Sorry Jarrad, but I can make it on Sunday ;)

Jarrad S (1/4)
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Dave J
Adam W

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Postby j_schwark » 26 Jul 2016, 09:13

Hi Guys,

Due to Mt Keira Road being closed for an event and concerns about safety near Kiama I've changed the route and start location.

Please carefully re-read the first post in this thread as I have edited it.

Also could you please update the list with who you're taking / going with so we make sure no one misses out on a ride!

Its going to be epic!

List:

Jarrad S (4/4) - Dave R, Tony O'C and Adam W
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diane M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Dave J
Adam W

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Postby Manny888 » 26 Jul 2016, 17:35

Manny (1/3) ☺

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Postby Neilm » 26 Jul 2016, 19:39

sorry Jarrad but i had to Fix Diana name up

Jarrad S (4/4) - Dave R, Tony O'C and Adam W
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diana M
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Dave J
Adam W

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Postby Katie U » 29 Jul 2016, 16:01

yay here we go. I'm in !

Jarrad S (4/4) - Dave R, Tony O'C and Adam W
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diana M (2/2) Katie
Renee H
Peter B (1/3)
Matt C
Dave J
Adam W
Katie U

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Postby humanbeing » 30 Jul 2016, 05:47

Got a space if anyone needs a lift

Jarrad S (4/4) - Dave R, Tony O'C and Adam W
Paul M (1/2)
Dave R
Neil M
Tony O'C
Diana M (2/2) Katie
Renee H
Peter B (2/3) Neil
Matt C
Dave J
Adam W
Katie U

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Postby j_schwark » 30 Jul 2016, 08:38

Just an updated list with who's got lifts. Just making sure everyone is sorted. Question marks are for those I'm not sure who have a lift or not.

Jarrad S (4/4) - Dave R, Tony O'C and Paul M
Damien W (2/2) Adam W
Diana M (2/2) Katie
Manny (1/2)
Renee H ??
Peter B (2/3) Neil
Matt C ??
Dave J ??

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