Sydney to Canberra group ride


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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby Wayfarer » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:06 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Teaspoon of cement and ride in the rain. You can always tell the regular commuters from the rest. When it rains, you get wet. There is no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing.

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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby Wayfarer » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:52 am

Bit of late notice, but we're planning (Myself and Addict (Matthew)) to do a long ride on sunday if anyone's interested. Dave, if you've got the OK from the ca'pn, let me know; it seems we're organising more on facebook now!
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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:07 pm

Wayfarer wrote:Bit of late notice, but we're planning (Myself and Addict (Matthew)) to do a long ride on sunday if anyone's interested. Dave, if you've got the OK from the ca'pn, let me know; it seems we're organising more on facebook now!



Sorry, but I don't think it's going to happen for me this time around. I've been sick for the last three weeks, have ridden less than 100km since the Gong ride and haven't raced at all. I'm still a bit under the weather and don't know if I'll be able to get any sort of fitness for such a long ride. I really want to, though - really, really, really.

Let me know how it goes. I'll expect lots of reportage. If things change before then, I'll let you know.

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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby fringe_dweller » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:31 pm

I'm actually contemplating riding down on Friday, as I need to be there for family Christmas on Saturday.
How are you guys planning to get past the roadworks on the Hume?

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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby David_G » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:52 pm

fringe_dweller wrote:How are you guys planning to get past the roadworks on the Hume?

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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby Addictr3 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:55 pm

fringe_dweller wrote:I'm actually contemplating riding down on Friday, as I need to be there for family Christmas on Saturday.
How are you guys planning to get past the roadworks on the Hume?

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How far are they down? we could detour to waterfall first?
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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby Wayfarer » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:16 am

I heard the roadworks only go for 2km or less?
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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby Addictr3 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:09 pm

Wayfarer wrote:I heard the roadworks only go for 2km or less?


Sweet, we will just ride past them
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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby hannos » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:21 pm

Which roadworks?

There's the stuff at Campbelltown adn I *think* there's some work being down a fair way further south on the rock walls.
I drove down at the end of October but can't recall what sort of should is left to ride on
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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby Wayfarer » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:05 pm

My cousin just trekked down there today, and let me know theres roadwork at campbelltown, but the rest of the way is pretty clean. He didn't say exactly how far the roadworks go though.. I'm guessing after macarthur, it should be fine?
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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby hannos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:52 am

Wayfarer wrote:My cousin just trekked down there today, and let me know theres roadwork at campbelltown, but the rest of the way is pretty clean. He didn't say exactly how far the roadworks go though.. I'm guessing after macarthur, it should be fine?



Legally you're supposed to get off at Brooks Road then rejoin the F5 at Narellan Rd. ( http://www.strava.com/segments/f5-bypass-668389 )
You *could* stay on the F5 and exit at Campbelltown Rd and rejoin at Narellan Rd.
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Re: Sydney to Canberra group ride

Postby Wayfarer » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:52 pm

hannos wrote:Legally you're supposed to get off at Brooks Road then rejoin the F5 at Narellan Rd. ( http://www.strava.com/segments/f5-bypass-668389 )
You *could* stay on the F5 and exit at Campbelltown Rd and rejoin at Narellan Rd.

Ahh, thanks for that! We just worked out on facebook that Matt (addict) can stay over my place the friday before, then we'll catch the first train to Macarthur (6am)then ride Narellan road to the Hume Hwy. Then it's all uphill till Moss Vale, and relatively flat till Canberra :D Lets hope for a sunny day..
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