Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Johnj » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:51 pm

frailer5 wrote:Be good to see you John. If you're getting off at Westmead, why don't you go Darcy>Mons>Briens, and meet us at Australian Timber Supplies, near the start of the path?


I've checked Streetview, and that looks like a good option. See you tomorrow.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:09 pm

Sounds good John. By the looks there's a couple of timber outlets there, and an off-street parking area where the path starts. See you in that vicinity. I guess we'd be there about 0725. You'd have Andy's number, anyway...
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:57 pm

Just a suggestion, from the timber supplies place, you can follow the t-way bike path without having to ride on fitzwilliam rd all the way to toongabbie station. The path brings you out near toongabbie bowls club, not far from the station. I'd like to ride with you, but don't have a retro bike!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Saro28 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:25 pm

Johnj wrote:Don't laugh, but I'll probably be riding a TT bike.


on one of the slowest rides you'll ever do on it, make sure you record yr time JJ, this will be a cack :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:42 pm

isabella24 wrote:Just a suggestion, from the timber supplies place, you can follow the t-way bike path without having to ride on fitzwilliam rd all the way to toongabbie station. The path brings you out near toongabbie bowls club, not far from the station. I'd like to ride with you, but don't have a retro bike!


We welcome anayone who wants to join, no matter what bike youve got. At least you wont be the only carbon rider there, if you choose to join us.

Ill see you guys tmw then!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Saro28 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:56 pm

isabella24 wrote:Just a suggestion, from the timber supplies place, you can follow the t-way bike path without having to ride on fitzwilliam rd all the way to toongabbie station. The path brings you out near toongabbie bowls club, not far from the station. I'd like to ride with you, but don't have a retro bike!


no retro bike is no big deal Isabella, Retro is the theme so come for a ride anyhoo :D
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:03 pm

Ok, no worries :-) thanks for the invite! I take it from the previous posts you're meeting at the timber place around 7:25am? If so, ill see if I can meet you there! If I'm not there, don't wait for me.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:03 am

frailer5 wrote:The Good Weather Gods will smile upon us. :)

The weather bureau called, it seems your lack of accuracy in forecasting is just what they look for :D
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:12 pm

The weather wasnt too bad. Freezing cold morning, and it only sprinkled when we hit Westmead, then everyone broke off.

Andy and I did 55km all. Nice ride albiet cold and pulled my legs 5 mins away from the car. Anyway, good meeting you 'Isabella' and seeing everyone else once again.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Saro28 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:44 pm

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Cool but fine, light rain just when we got back to Westmead :) Nice to meet Claire and Josh today, great ride Paul :D
look forward to the next one. I'm going out to Picton tomoz for a reccy (drive) Watch this space :) :) :)
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Ah, I missed taking pics of Paul's and Andy's bikes. And word of advice for action shots. Switch over to Tv mode(Shutter priority) and scroll the top wheel til you get the number 1000. That shutter speed will freeze us coming past you. If you want motion blur, how a slightly slower shutter speed and track the rider. BUt that needs some practice before itll be good.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:34 pm

Great to meet Claire and Josh. Serendipitous, as although I'd recce'd the route online, they managed to 'ease' navigation on the ground with their local knowledge. :) Always easier on a map; and I think I may have earned the nickname Lara Bingle by missing the Chandos Rd turn-off, while trailing the pack. :lol:
Saturday was a good choice, weather-wise.
Picton sounds interesting, Andy. Saw some likely courses on your jaunt a few weeks back?

QuangVuong wrote:Ah, I missed taking pics of Paul's and Andy's bikes. And word of advice for action shots. Switch over to Tv mode(Shutter priority) and scroll the top wheel til you get the number 1000. That shutter speed will freeze us coming past you. If you want motion blur, how a slightly slower shutter speed and track the rider. BUt that needs some practice before itll be good.


personally, I'm happy with blur, these days. :D
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:50 pm

Hey guys, I felt really privileged to ride with you today, seeing as my 'retro bike' was a carbon fibre model, all of 2 years old! Special thanks to Andrew who helped me with my puncture and to Paul who worked out the route. Thanks to all for the group ride experience, i really appreciated it. Hope to see you all again for the next meet.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:48 am

Was great to have you along, isabella 24. There's a rotating bunch of faces along for these rides; always good to see new ones. :) And thanks for the navigating. 8)
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby TedDancin » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:38 am

Was great to meet you all on the weekend, thanks for having me along. Hopefully see you out on the road again soon.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:53 am

Good to see a new face, Josh. You can make that Team Issue fly. This old guy's gonna have to up the commuting schedule to improve heart/lung function; riding with you commuters.. :)
BTW, all the best for the upcoming 'arrival'. 8)
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:19 pm

frailer5 wrote:BTW, all the best for the upcoming 'arrival'. 8)


+1! All the best Josh :-)

And Paul, you're doing fine
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Johnj » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:03 pm

A thoroughly pleasant ride. Thanks all. Here's a few pics:

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Claire (Clare?) and Andy repairing a flat
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Thanks John. Indicates that Quang and myself were designated sidewalk supervisors on that one. :) Josh out of camera, sunning himself on a lamp-base. :lol:
Resident mech. Andy on duty. :wink: Claire ably assisting...
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:14 pm

Thanks for the photos John, and for helping me with the puncture Andy. I've never had such a fantastic pit crew!

Johnj wrote:Claire (Clare?) and Andy repairing a flat


For the record, it's Claire!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:02 pm

Ill prob lead the next ride. Free parking is available in a big carpark right by start, or theres Canley Vale station right there as well. They will go by Dunc Gray Velodrome, and onto a crit track. Each lap is about 800m, so doing more than one can increase the distance

~35km with me knowing the roads quite well. Some road riding through Chester Hill, but the roads are very quiet, more so at that time in the morning. Break can be at Auburn near the Botanic Gardens, and a stop at Hai Duong, or similar restaurant at the end.


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Just trailed the course. Couple wrong turns, but smooth sailing overall. Spotted Andy near Dunc Gray at 4oclock, heading home in his ute. Road riding around Granville was kinda busy, but then again that was peak time.

Will have a break at Dunc Gray, as there's a massive hill just before it.

Now, Id prefer the 13/14th but can do 20th/21st also. Whats best?
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:04 pm

Looks like a good circuit, Quang. The later date(s) may be preferable for me, but if there's a few opting for the earlier one, that's probably fine as well.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:18 pm

Looks good Quang, nice to see you have been out testing the route. By the time I ride there & back it will be a nice 90 k ride.

13th looks like it is out for me, but I may be able to arrange a leave pass on one of the other days
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:33 pm

Yeah I've got the Trial exam period from the 29 July to 13 August. So that is why I'm wanting either of the above 2 weekends.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Johnj » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:46 am

Sad to say, I'm unavailable for either date. Have fun. I will be in Nowra on the 20th, coming last in a team time trial.
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