Christmas Rides and the Rapha Festive 500
 JoTheBuilder
 Posts: 1500
 Joined: 19 Feb 2011, 15:32
Those of you on Strava would have noticed that the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge is on again. Ride 500km's in 8 days between the 24th December and 31st December to work off those mince pies and earn a woven badge in the process.
As per last year I thought I would create a post to allow people to post the rides they are doing and to join in with others.
Note: all club rides are still on.
I am a maybe for most rides due to wedding preps but I go in with the best intentions.
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day
27th
28th
29th
30th
31st New Years Eve
As per last year I thought I would create a post to allow people to post the rides they are doing and to join in with others.
Note: all club rides are still on.
I am a maybe for most rides due to wedding preps but I go in with the best intentions.
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day
27th
28th
29th
30th
31st New Years Eve

 Posts: 595
 Joined: 04 Mar 2009, 08:27
Not interested in any badges or hipster brands but I'll be riding a fair amount... In Canberra!
I have prefixed the ride with the ride organiser and the location
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
30th
31st New Years Eve
I have prefixed the ride with the ride organiser and the location
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
30th
31st New Years Eve
 humanbeing
 Posts: 709
 Joined: 26 Feb 2013, 12:16
I have prefixed the ride with the ride organiser and the location
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
I will also be away 2427th riding, but intend to continue some K's for the Rapha 500 when I'm back.
Sunday 28th 6am ride through RNP, then I'll be continuing on to Jamberoo. All welcome, I'll be riding at a 28 pace.
Tuesday 30th Hills club ride with maybe a bit more
Wednesday 31st club ride to LaPa with a bit more also if I need to make up the K's.
Sunday 28th 6am ride through RNP, then I'll be continuing on to Jamberoo. All welcome, I'll be riding at a 28 pace.
Tuesday 30th Hills club ride with maybe a bit more
Wednesday 31st club ride to LaPa with a bit more also if I need to make up the K's.
I have prefixed the ride with the ride organiser and the location
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
 JoTheBuilder
 Posts: 1500
 Joined: 19 Feb 2011, 15:32
Provided I get out of bed, is anyone interested in extending La Pa to East Hills tomorrow? We can stop at the MC cafe for brekky?
24th Christmas Eve
Jo: La Pa plus East Hills
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
24th Christmas Eve
Jo: La Pa plus East Hills
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
 humanbeing
 Posts: 709
 Joined: 26 Feb 2013, 12:16
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills C28 pace 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
Peter: 5.30am RNP
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills C28 pace 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
Peter: 5.30am RNP
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
1st Jan  New Years Day
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills C28 pace 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
Peter: 5.30am RNP
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills C28 pace 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
Peter: 5.30am RNP
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
 humanbeing
 Posts: 709
 Joined: 26 Feb 2013, 12:16
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills C28 pace 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
Peter: 5.30am RNP
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Easy La Pa Cruise 6am
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills C28 pace 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
Peter: 5.30am RNP
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Easy La Pa Cruise 6am
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
25th Christmas Day
Stuart: Eastern Hills C28 pace 6:00am at the square. Just 20 mins later than the regular Thursday Hills ride.
Todd: 2nd Annual LaPa Xmas morning ride. Come ride the LaPa route with cars on Anzac Parade. This is a once in a year chance. Meet at the square in Marrickville at 6.30am.
Todd Vogel
Kerry Vogel
Colin Campbell
Nick Gowing
Peter: 5.30am RNP
26th Boxing Day
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Easy La Pa Cruise 6am
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
Mark: Easy Avalon C28 cruise 6am.
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
Mark: Easy Avalon C28 cruise 6am.
Todd: Kurnell fast C25/C28 pace leaving Marrickville square/PO at 6.30am. Cape Solander for those who feel inclined and coffee at Kurnell for those who don't.
Todd
Kerry
Robert
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
Mark: Easy Avalon C28 cruise 6am.
Todd: Kurnell fast C25/C28 pace leaving Marrickville square/PO at 6.30am. Cape Solander for those who feel inclined and coffee at Kurnell for those who don't.
Todd
Kerry
Robert
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
 Colin Campbell
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 Joined: 10 Nov 2012, 08:37
 Location: Newtown
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
Mark: Easy Avalon C28 cruise 6am.
Todd: Kurnell fast C25/C28 pace leaving Marrickville square/PO at 6.30am. Cape Solander for those who feel inclined and coffee at Kurnell for those who don't.
Todd
Kerry
Robert
Colin
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
Mark: Easy Avalon C28 cruise 6am.
Todd: Kurnell fast C25/C28 pace leaving Marrickville square/PO at 6.30am. Cape Solander for those who feel inclined and coffee at Kurnell for those who don't.
Todd
Kerry
Robert
Colin
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
27th
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
Mark: Easy Avalon C28 cruise 6am.
Todd: Kurnell fast C25/C28 pace leaving Marrickville square/PO at 6.30am. Cape Solander for those who feel inclined and coffee at Kurnell for those who don't.
Todd
Kerry
Robert
Colin
Laura
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
Strawburger: Canberra 5 peaks 80 odd kms
Mark: Easy Avalon C28 cruise 6am.
Todd: Kurnell fast C25/C28 pace leaving Marrickville square/PO at 6.30am. Cape Solander for those who feel inclined and coffee at Kurnell for those who don't.
Todd
Kerry
Robert
Colin
Laura
28th
Strawburger: Canberra McDonald ranges 130 kms
29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
30th
31st New Years Eve
Stuart: 6:00am Eastern Hills C28 pace.
1st Jan  New Years Day
Sun 28th
Stuart: C28 pace 6:00am RNP Audley in Waterfall out. 90k's 4 hours.
Mon 29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
Tue 30th
Wed 31st New Years Eve
Stuart: Forgot this is normal #RideLapa day so will add on the Maroubra beaches hills if somebody can show me the way
Thur 1st Jan  New Years Day
Stuart: C28 pace 6:00am RNP Audley in Waterfall out. 90k's 4 hours.
Mon 29th
Strawburger: Canberra lap the lake a few times 70kms
Peter: Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return
Tue 30th
Wed 31st New Years Eve
Stuart: Forgot this is normal #RideLapa day so will add on the Maroubra beaches hills if somebody can show me the way
Thur 1st Jan  New Years Day

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I'm still doing the McDonald ranges tomorrow even though it was removed from the list
 humanbeing
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Awesome news Ben!OK, i got the boss's approval to have the day off work tomorrow so i am set for the "Marrickville  RNP  Macquarie Pass  RNP  Return" tomorrow morning at 5am!
Bring it on baby!!!
Cheers
Ben

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Anyone planning to do LaPa tomorrow (31st) morning?
I'd like to tag along but I do so with the advance warning it'd perhaps be a more cruisy version of LaPa.
I'd like to tag along but I do so with the advance warning it'd perhaps be a more cruisy version of LaPa.
 humanbeing
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 Joined: 26 Feb 2013, 12:16
I'll be up for extended La Pa, Stuart.Wed 31st New Years Eve
Stuart: This is the normal #RideLapa day so will add on the Maroubra beaches hills if somebody can show me the way.
Thur 1st Jan  New Years Day
Peter

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Nice ride this morning.
If there's an interest in a Friday the 2nd spin, I'd be keen to turn the legs over. I'm probably the least suitable person to lead a ride though  just throwing it out there.
Eastern suburb hills, LaPa, that sort of thing. 25s pace is more my threshold
If there's an interest in a Friday the 2nd spin, I'd be keen to turn the legs over. I'm probably the least suitable person to lead a ride though  just throwing it out there.
Eastern suburb hills, LaPa, that sort of thing. 25s pace is more my threshold
Friday 2nd January, looking for ride partners for any part of Austinmer (north of Wollongong) return approx 150km 25 pace
Easy to catch train at Thirroul for return journey, or turn at any part of ride
Route: to Waterfall, then through park, then over Stanwell tops to Austimeer for coffee and then return
Robert
Easy to catch train at Thirroul for return journey, or turn at any part of ride
Route: to Waterfall, then through park, then over Stanwell tops to Austimeer for coffee and then return
Robert

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Any takers? Austinmer a bit on the longish and severely hilly side for my tastes
 humanbeing
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Greg,Any takers? Austinmer a bit on the longish and severely hilly side for my tastes
Adam, Amy, Mark & I are planning a cruisey (28s pace) ride to La Pa, Friday 2/01 leaving at 6am from post office square. Planning to return via Maroubra, Coogee & Clovelly hills.
You're welcome to ride out with us and we'll be heading to St Judes for coffee on the way home.
Peter

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Cheers. Will take up Pete's offer though. Cheers guys
I might be interested. Here is the link of the same ride a while ago.
https://www.strava.com/activities/203352496
https://www.strava.com/activities/203352496

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Hi PeterGreg,
Adam, Amy, Mark & I are planning a cruisey (28s pace) ride to La Pa, Friday 2/01 leaving at 6am from post office square. Planning to return via Maroubra, Coogee & Clovelly hills.
You're welcome to ride out with us and we'll be heading to St Judes for coffee on the way home.
Peter
Hope to join you tomorrow Fri 2/1 for LaPa if you don't mind  will ease the pain of returning to work tomorrow!
Peter N.
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