Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby 93360 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:18 pm

http://www.tourdehills.com.au/
Does anyone else know about this or is already signed up for it?
Looks interesting, route seems quite hilly but 100km is still a nice challenge on roads I've not yet ridden on..
Just not sure if I would've preferred if it was 100km of unique roads instead of 2 laps of the same 50km route, unless the first lap becomes a sighter to attack the course on the second lap..
Anyways thought I'd post this as it seems like there aren't too many people signed up for it yet even though it's only about 1 month away.
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby scotto » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:19 am

as a local ive always wanted to do this, but the course/roads are crappy and two laps means twice the crappiness. Old northern road with its lack of shoulder - thats gotta be fun... then theres boundary road. BYO CX bike !!
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Strawburger » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:39 am

I was wondering how an event like this becomes a classic, but i think Scotto you have answered it for me. It must be one of those cobbled classics! :lol:
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby 93360 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:38 pm

Dunno much about the ride although I'm quite sure it's one of those 'roads closed to motor vehicle traffic' kinda events since there's that "understand the police requirement that I will complete the course by 12:30pm" mentioned in the 'Terms of acknowledgement' so I doubt anyone would be riding on non-existent shoulders.
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Postby Benz250 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:27 pm

93360 wrote:Dunno much about the ride although I'm quite sure it's one of those 'roads closed to motor vehicle traffic' kinda events since there's that "understand the police requirement that I will complete the course by 12:30pm" mentioned in the 'Terms of acknowledgement' so I doubt anyone would be riding on non-existent shoulders.

Hahaha definately sharing the road, won't be any road closures!

As a local I keep thinking about doing the ride, but haven't gotten there yet. Way to many potholes on these roads especially after all this rain.


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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby 93360 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:48 pm

Benz250 wrote:Hahaha definately sharing the road, won't be any road closures!


Whaaaaaaaaaat noooooooooooooooooooooooo really? If that's the case sounds kinda lame.. not really driven in that area before so scouted around with google streetview and some stretches literally don't have any shoulders.. and the grainy road texture does look a little bumpy. If it's anything like "The Northern Road" stretch between Penrith and Windsor then I may have to reconsider entering this coz that was way too painful..
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Apple » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:48 pm

scotto wrote:as a local ive always wanted to do this, but the course/roads are crappy and two laps means twice the crappiness. Old northern road with its lack of shoulder - thats gotta be fun... then theres boundary road. BYO CX bike !!

Scotto, I posted about this last year and you said the same thing :D
I was about to post the link again and see if things changed and would it be a good ride.
But no you posted the above again and once again I am turned off. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby NotFlyingScot » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:14 pm

Apple wrote:
scotto wrote:as a local ive always wanted to do this, but the course/roads are crappy and two laps means twice the crappiness. Old northern road with its lack of shoulder - thats gotta be fun... then theres boundary road. BYO CX bike !!

Scotto, I posted about this last year and you said the same thing :D
I was about to post the link again and see if things changed and would it be a good ride.
But no you posted the above again and once again I am turned off. :mrgreen:

I'd normally suggest that Scotto needs to HTFU :P however my memories of this ride as a real newbie in 2008 are of downstairs feeling a bit on the tender side for a day or two after. Couple of stretches would be ideal as a car suspension proving ground :) But isn't there something about pain being temporary etc :wink:
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby markusm » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:25 am

I did this ride last year and found it to be great. Yeah theres a bit rougher roads but who cares?

Traffic isn't a real concern though as being early on a Sunday morning on a semi rural type road there isnt many cars to contend with. If you are contemplating doing it, dont, just do it. You'll enjoy it
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby meridaman » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:09 pm

I live at Prestons and the M7 Cycleway is where I go on the 29er with the kiddie trailer hooked up - if I ride it on the roadie too often I fall asleep (a bit like driving 1000km's in an automatic car!!!), I've registered for the Tour De Hills and Bobbin Head Classic, so what it's a little rough big deal.
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Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby meridaman » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:05 pm

Anyone know what the go is for wet weather? Is it still on or not???
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Brownster » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:48 pm

From what I have heard they are making a call tomorrow night at 6pm as to whether the ride will go ahead.
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Brownster » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:07 pm

TDH postponed to April 1st de to weather and road conditions.
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Postby meridaman » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:36 pm

Got the sms, all good cant wait!
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Apple » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:00 pm

Brownster wrote:TDH postponed to April 1st de to weather and road conditions.

maybe I should do it as well.
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Postby meridaman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:17 pm

And then today is sunny!!!! Aaargh!
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby sli123 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:19 pm

markusm wrote:I did this ride last year and found it to be great. Yeah theres a bit rougher roads but who cares?

Traffic isn't a real concern though as being early on a Sunday morning on a semi rural type road there isnt many cars to contend with. If you are contemplating doing it, dont, just do it. You'll enjoy it


+1

I enjoyed it. Roads are not as bad as some are suggesting and it's a good, challenging course if you want to push yourself over the 100km distance.

http://app.strava.com/activities/2987214
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby 93360 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:01 pm

sli123 wrote:
+1

I enjoyed it. Roads are not as bad as some are suggesting and it's a good, challenging course if you want to push yourself over the 100km distance.

http://app.strava.com/activities/2987214


Looks about a 150m climb up 6km of glenhaven road.. and I thought the climb north to cecil hills on m7 was annoying lol.
Still, since this has been postponed to April 1 am reconsidering registering provided I'm not too busy with uni study..
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Xplora » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:06 pm

I'm thinking I'll give this one a go. Is it a race, or a casual ride? I think I'd be aiming to finish within 3 hours :D
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Thunderthighs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:10 pm

I'm gonna give it a bash. Under 3.5 hours would be very nice indeed...
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Xplora » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:22 pm

I think it's definitely achievable with a bunch of 10, although the hills might get a bit exciting if they aren't pushing the same speeds.
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby invisable » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:53 pm

Im in it as well, have gave the course a go a few mounths ago and 3.5 hours solo no probs hills are not to bad more of your rolling stuff, in a group under 3 hours no probs, Should be a great day.
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Xplora » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:43 pm

Well, what do we reckon? Get a group together? Aiming for 2 hours 50 minutes (36kmh av)
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Thunderthighs » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:57 pm

36km average? Might be a bit pacey for me, and definitely couldn't do any work at the front. Looking forward to the day...
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Re: Tour De Hills Bicycle Classic 2012

Postby Xplora » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:51 am

Hell yeah it's pacey... take the front on the downhills :mrgreen:
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