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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:49 pm
by minhyy
sounds good.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:13 pm
by zebee
8am at Guildford is fine by me. That's an OK ride, although I'll have to start earlier than last time as I've done bugger all riding in the last 6 months.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:46 pm
by isabella24
Ok Sat 27/8 it is: Recumbenteer, Hergest, minhyy, BFV, Zebee, isabella24

8am at the wooden bridge in Guildford. Ride to go along the canal cycleway, through the dam and out to the Horsley Drive and cut down to the M7 that way, then the shortish ride to the end and back up on the railtrail via Leacock's Lane. Pork rolls at Canley Vale and a handy train station for those wishing to return that way.

Hergest wrote: The 27th looks the go. I've got a horrible feeling though that that is the day of Claire's exam.


My exam is on Saturday the 3rd of Sep. but thanks for thinking of me! So I'll be ok for the 27th but not much else after that!!

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:21 pm
by zebee
I have to pike on the 27th, family requirement.

At least it isn't work this time....

Zebee

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:07 pm
by minhyy
beaut weather for a ride today, thank you all

still bemused that Mr Carbon took being passed up a hill on a steel bike personally :lol: he could have easily overtaken me on the following downhill as I was just coasting but he sat on until the crest of the next hill to restore his ego

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:58 pm
by Hergest
Yes, lovely day for a good ride, most enjoyable. Shame ill Claire and busy Zebee couldn't make it.

We should look on Strava Flybys to see who was the disgruntled Mr Carbon.....

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:09 pm
by recumbenteer
A good ride, and great company....


with a touch of Anarchy on the M7 :mrgreen:

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:18 pm
by minhyy
anyone want to ride the entirety of the M7 for this month's retro ride?

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:24 pm
by zero
minhyy wrote:anyone want to ride the entirety of the M7 for this month's retro ride?


If it's not this weekend, then yes. Might ride my teschner if it's sorted out in time too. Getting a recent groupset, but old enough to otherwise claim retro ;)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:24 pm
by QuangVuong
A real Peter Teschner? Ill get out on the Superbike again.

September Retro Ride. Starting at Parra Park, then through the M7 to Liverpool(though Casula?) and then the rail trail back towards to the start.

Sat 17th
QV, Minh

Sun 18th
QV, Minh

Sat 24th
QV, Minh

Sun 25th
QV

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:37 pm
by zero
QuangVuong wrote:A real Peter Teschner? Ill get out on the Superbike again.


Yeah circa 2000 easton sc7000 tube set, was my commuting hack for a few years.
September Retro Ride. Starting at Parra Park, then through the M7 to Liverpool(though Casula?) and then the rail trail back towards to the start.

Sat 17th
QV, Minh

Sun 18th
QV, Minh

Sat 24th
QV, Minh, zero

Sun 25th
QV, zero

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:41 am
by Hergest
I'm flying off to the UK this afternoon for a couple of weeks so won't be back for a September ride which is a pity. Have fun on the M7. Just don't bother if it's rained in the 2 weeks prior as the gates will be shut. Not that it's hard to sneak around...............

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:11 am
by recumbenteer
September Retro Ride. Starting at Parra Park, then through the M7 to Liverpool(though Casula?) and then the rail trail back towards to the start.

Sat 17th
QV, Minh

Sun 18th
QV, Minh

Sat 24th
QV, Minh, zero, Recumbenteer

Sun 25th
QV, zero

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:47 pm
by minhyy
Details locked in.

Route is as follows: https://www.strava.com/routes/6596095

BTW, 7:30am at the Parra Park gate, corner of Pitt and Macquarie St. There may be some new retro riders joining us. See you all there.

Sat 24th
QV, Minh, zero, Recumbenteer

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:17 am
by zero
minhyy wrote:Details locked in.

Route is as follows: https://www.strava.com/routes/6596095

BTW, 7:30am at the Parra Park gate, corner of Pitt and Macquarie St. There may be some new retro riders joining us. See you all there.

Sat 24th
QV, Minh, zero, Recumbenteer


awesome!

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:50 pm
by SteveTheTiger
Wish I could join you guys, but I have another engagement.

Today, on my commute, I found signs regarding an upgrade of the little green metal bridge over Orphan School Creek on the Parramatta-Liverpool Rail Trail. I rang Council and their contractors will be replacing the metal-panel surface and repainting the bridge for a few weeks. They will only be working on weekdays only. The work will be completed before the end of October.

The easiest detour, coming from Fairfield, heading south on East Parade, is
- turn right opposite the first house, using (Recumbenteer's) underpass under the railway line (to bring you to Railway Parade near Cathcart St),
- turn left on Railway Parade and go flat out south,
- just after the bridge over the creek, turn right into Westacott Lane
- double back on the footpath and immediately go left down the hill to the Orphan School creek cycleway

From here, you can either
- turn left to continue west along Orphan School Creek towards Abbotsbury
- turn right and turn right under the railway line to go south on the RailTrail towards Liverpool
- turn right and go straight to head east onto Prospect Road towards Carramar/Hume Hwy.

Hope that was detailed enough! :)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:13 pm
by minhyy
^ thanks for that Steve, have seen the signs propped up near that bridge (there sure are a lot of them in the vicinity) but haven't actively thought about alternate routes.

that detour won't be affecting us tomorrow in any case as work does not start until the 26th

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:11 pm
by zero
Was a fun ride, thanks all, and thanks Minhyy for organising and leading.

Also I finally get what was meant by a "real" teschner, which fortunately mine qualifies as :wink:

halfway at the bubbler in the sunshine.
Image

and at the worlds best pork roll store.
Image

one day I'll remember to take photos of the riders :)

naaaah who we kidding!

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:38 pm
by minhyy
thanks for the pics zero, was a good day of riding indeed - the bikes do all the talking :wink:

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:15 pm
by GregF
Havent had a chance to get on but thanks guys .. it was a fun ride on a bunch of cycleways I have never seen . 115kms by the time I got home

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:24 pm
by minhyy
GregF wrote:Havent had a chance to get on but thanks guys .. it was a fun ride on a bunch of cycleways I have never seen . 115kms by the time I got home


welcome to the forums Greg. thanks for coming along last Saturday, you got a big ride in. I ended up just shy of 110km myself

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:23 pm
by Hergest
SteveTheTiger wrote:
Today, on my commute, I found signs regarding an upgrade of the little green metal bridge over Orphan School Creek on the Parramatta-Liverpool Rail Trail. I rang Council and their contractors will be replacing the metal-panel surface and repainting the bridge for a few weeks. They will only be working on weekdays only. The work will be completed before the end of October.




I rode over the completed bridge today. My word it's a shocker! The new shiny metal panels look as if they are too large so have been squashed in meaning they are bulging up all over the place and the surface is now really uneven. I struggle to believe that it is a finished job, it's bloody awful.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:16 pm
by minhyy
Hergest wrote:
SteveTheTiger wrote:
Today, on my commute, I found signs regarding an upgrade of the little green metal bridge over Orphan School Creek on the Parramatta-Liverpool Rail Trail. I rang Council and their contractors will be replacing the metal-panel surface and repainting the bridge for a few weeks. They will only be working on weekdays only. The work will be completed before the end of October.




I rode over the completed bridge today. My word it's a shocker! The new shiny metal panels look as if they are too large so have been squashed in meaning they are bulging up all over the place and the surface is now really uneven. I struggle to believe that it is a finished job, it's bloody awful.


Yep rode over today, about 50m of Paris-Roubaix in the backyard of Canley Vale. From what a friend told me, the panels had been laid down some time last week, but when I went for a ride yesterday there were some tradies having lunch at the bridge with their ute - so maybe more will be done. Or not.

Anyone got any ideas for a route this month?

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:27 pm
by recumbenteer
minhyy wrote:
Anyone got any ideas for a route this month?


:idea: Haven't been to Brighton-Le-Sands in a while?

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:47 pm
by zebee
I'll be in a Brighton Le Sands one. Fish and chips...