Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby recumbenteer » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:06 pm

I'll be riding in for the 7am start at SOP.

1st brekky on Bourke St, :) Milsons Point market for a top up.... 8)

gonna need a coffee after riding up the hill to Crows Nest :mrgreen:

and possibly a few more coffee and comfort stops on the way to Epping :wink:


9 retros and a futurist lol

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:18 pm

^Sounds like a plan Mark!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:24 pm

Up the rail trail then M4 path? Maybe we can work out something, depending on if Andy is gonna drive or not.

Thatll be 8 retro, 1 futurist, and 1 '11 vintage Carbonator.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:11 am

QuangVuong wrote:Up the rail trail then M4 path? Maybe we can work out something, depending on if Andy is gonna drive or not.

Thatll be 8 retro, 1 futurist, and 1 '11 vintage Carbonator.


Lol, I like my 'vintage carbonator' even if it is only 3 years old! I'll be at SOP at 7am, I'll be riding down the M4 path from Seven Hills.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:15 am

^you are on to 100 km ride this weekend! :D
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Postby Scandrew » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:27 am

Would like to join this weekend but can't make it as I've baby minding duties Sat morning :) :P
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:26 pm

rheicel wrote:^you are on to 100 km ride this weekend! :D


Hmmm sound like it might be another long one doesn't it... Although I've commuted to work every day so far this week so I might be too worn out!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:48 pm

That means weekend ride will be a lot easier and lighter for you.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby tyliftw » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:43 pm

Still got room for one more on Saturday? :D
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:44 pm

tyliftw wrote:Still got room for one more on Saturday? :D

Yes for sure! The more the merrier!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Saro28 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:03 pm

Joe H wrote:To those who have ridden from the start point at SOP, how is the parking? Google maps shows lots of spots. Are there any restrictions or time limits? Thanks in advance for any advice,


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there are restrictions in the area Joe. I park over in Uhrig Rd. Restrictions apply only for event days here.

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby recumbenteer » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:37 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Up the rail trail then M4 path? Maybe we can work out something



Yes, that's my travel plan atm..... meet you at Yennora station on the rail-trail at (a time that suits you)

Maybe join up with Isabella24 on the M4 path (near Caterpillar?) at a suitable time??

Convoy onto SOP from there??

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:54 pm

I'm happy to meet near caterpillar at whatever time you think you'll be there. I'm assuming by caterpillar you mean the westrack equipment hire place on the m4 path just west of church st (I think the proper address is 1 crescent st, holroyd)? Let me know a time and I'll see you there!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Joe H » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:26 pm

Saro28, excellent info. I'll adjust accordingly and bicycle to the start point by 7:00. Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby find_bruce » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Joe H wrote:Saro28, excellent info. I'll adjust accordingly and bicycle to the start point by 7:00. Thanks for the tip!

Joe

I hear there is good parking in Newington :wink:
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:33 am

I've seen someone do it, but I'd advise against even thinking about riding down the centre ramp at the Milsons Pt stairs. Do not let the Inner Child take over. Can you confirm this, Isabella24? :)
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rebilda » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Guys! There is a free parking lot at the Concord West entrance to Bicentenial Park.

I used to work down that way a lot as we had a major client in George St, Concord West. If you can find Concord West Train Station, there is a street that runs from the western side of the station, towards Bicentenial Park & goes under Homebush Bay Dr. There is a Parking lot there (P10). From here it is only 100m or so to the meeting point, from what I can see.

This is where I will be parking, anyway

I just did a reconosense drive down there to make sure nothing had changed - All Good!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:40 pm

Yep, looks like it is the ed of Victoria Ave
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:41 pm

frailer5 wrote:I've seen someone do it, but I'd advise against even thinking about riding down the centre ramp at the Milsons Pt stairs. Do not let the Inner Child take over. Can you confirm this, Isabella24? :)
... back to the bleachers now....


Yep, I'm with you Frailer. I wouldn't ride down the ramp at the Milsons Point stairs either.
At least not on my road bike. On a mountain bike with suspension I might think about it, but only if no one else was on the stairs at the time - they are only narrow.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:44 pm

rheicel wrote:Yep, looks like it is the ed of Victoria Ave



Yes, there is parking at the end of Victoria Avenue, I go through there on my commute home.
There is normally also plenty of street parking in the general vicinity as well, in case the carpark is full.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:32 pm

Just killing a few minutes here while I await (printing) plate output from our platesetter, before doing something more constructive :) .... here's a shot of it; 27" iMac. :wink: Click on will give a smugmug enlargement.


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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:42 pm

Spot on Paul. That space on the left is the free car park. They closes the gate which is under the Homebush Drive and not sure what time they are open. If any of you arrive there and the gate is close, I am sure the Victoria Ave will have some spare spots for few cars.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rebilda » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:53 pm

Sign says that the gates are open between Sunrise & Sunset.

So where do you work frailer5? I'm in the (ever shrinking) Printing game, myself.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:10 pm

Here are some of photos taken today guys. Sorry, crappy iPhone camera!
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby minhyy » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:06 pm

Thank you all for today's ride, being in a group certainly helped dispel a lot of anxiety coming back to riding longer distances after my injuries :)

In the end did about 77km (home->olympic park->retro ride->ride home from cabramatta)

Good to meet those I did not meet last time - sorry for confusing names Joe and Greg :oops:
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