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Promotional rides

Postby gururug » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:17 pm

Who is doing the Big Ride?

If not why?

What promotional rides do you do and why?

Syd to gong? Tour de hills?

I think there should be more one day rides (in sydney)

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Postby sogood » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:41 pm

Gong Ride and Spring Cycles are the two big ones for inner city folks.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:45 pm

The 'Big Ride', both NSW and Vicotrian versions, is just too big - unless you made it your holiday. Now there's an idea! :)
I do the local (Canberra) 'big ride' which is only a couple of hours and the 'Gong Ride (missed it last year, though).

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Re: Promotional rides

Postby heavymetal » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:30 pm

gururug wrote:Who is doing the Big Ride?

If not why?


No, If I did I would have to do an even bigger ride to get there. :D I used this excuse first, so what's Richard going to use for an excuse :D


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Postby sogood » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:47 pm

Seriously, a 20-25km community ride is a bit short isn't it? At least it won't draw in too many of those serious riders.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:57 pm

I agree - the objective of the ride is summed up in the 'community' tag! Don't worry, plenty of serious riders turn up - they just don't ride 'seriously'. Our serious rides are the 'Tour de Femme', the Hartley LifeCare Challenge and the Brindabella Challenge. I just forgot to mention them, which is pretty silly, because I rode in one (the Brindabella Challenge) last year and will do both this year (oops :oops: )

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Postby matagi » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:10 am

For Sydneysiders there are a couple of other rides close by ..... Loop the Lake (20km, 50km or 80km ride around Lake Macquarie) it is on this Sunday if anyone is interested.

There is also the Central Coast Century in May .... 50km and 100km options.

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Postby Hotdog » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:43 pm

Thinking about doing Loop the Lake this weekend, anyone here going? I'd heard about the Central Coast Century too, it's tempting, nice scenery around there and I might be ready for my first metric century by then.

In response to the OP, I'm not doing the Big Ride because I'd need to use up too much vacation leave to do it. The idea of touring does interest me, but I'd be hard pressed to go on any ride that lasts longer than a weekend unfortunately.

I did the Tour de Hills (70km route) last weekend, and I reckon I'll probably do the 100km next year. This year's Spring Cycle was my first promotional/community ride (I've only been living in Sydney since late 2005) and thought it was great fun. I'll definitely be giving the 'Gong a go this year too.

In April there's the Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif event too, 70km & 110km rides open to all categories of cyclists..

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:55 pm

matagi wrote:For Sydneysiders there are a couple of other rides close by ..... Loop the Lake (20km, 50km or 80km ride around Lake Macquarie) it is on this Sunday if anyone is interested.

There is also the Central Coast Century in May .... 50km and 100km options.


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