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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:28 pm
by Johnj
Well, I'm in. I'll bring the DMI if the weather is good. Otherwise it'll probably be the Evolution.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:43 pm
by Saro28
All is good. :D

From The BOM,
Sunday 31 March

Summary
Min 19
Max 24
Chance shower or two.
Chance of any rain: 40%
Rainfall amount: 0 to 1 mm :D :D

Sydney area

Mostly cloudy. The chance of a shower or two. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.

C Ya's there 8)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:04 am
by QuangVuong
Had a good time this morning. Cept the chain dropped halfway, and then broke at Cabramatta :(

Looking forward to the next.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:55 pm
by Joe H
Another great ride with some pretty cool older bikes in attendance! Here's one from1962:

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And one you don't see every day:

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And an e-bay steel! (the chain looks fine here):

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And the group who braved early morning wake-ups to participate in a great 30 km ride along some of best bike paths in Sydney:

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Thanks Paul and John for leading yet another great ride.

Joe

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:19 pm
by QuangVuong
:lol: That Europa was visible even in this morning's darkness.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:50 pm
by Saro28
Start point was same as finishing but due to me not hitting 'Start'. I only realised my error about 4km into it when my garmin beeped me :oops: About 35 km in total, Average below 20kph. Fantastic conditions, a bit busy with pedsetrians on pathways leading into Canley Vale but no problems other than a chain malfunction.
Open for suggestions for a saturday ride 27th?

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/291525270

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:53 pm
by frailer5
Well, am back to full(ish) functionality, it seems. 27th looks OK. Perhaps my earlier suggestion on the lower Cooks River > skirt KSA > Mascot back streets > Botany end of Botany Rd.> La Perouse---> return. :|
Plenty of parking Mahony Reserve (Wharf St Marrickville). Enough time to toss it around. If that's too inner west for Andy, Quang, am still happy to go out your way a bit. Another option is the Tempe Rec Reserve for start point. Plenty parking, again, but advantage of M5ers popping out pretty much right there.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:34 pm
by QuangVuong
I'll prob just grab a lift from Andy again. If that's alright. Otherwise, I can take the train over.

I believe John was talking about getting a bunch from the Dulwich club to join, and that course is right nearby.

I haven't ridden this yet, but there's the Parra to Olympic Park along Parra river. It's closer for Andy and I, whilst relatively close to everyone else.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:19 am
by frailer5
Yeah, that's not a bad one, either. I think there's a weird bit where you carry your bike over the river on a walkway-on-a-pipeline. Unless they've upgraded it, which I doubt. End of Thackeray St., pic-centre. Have to cross back south at Silverwater Bridge.


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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:12 am
by QuangVuong
I'll prob head over there tmw morning to have a test ride.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:52 pm
by sunho
I should be good for the Saturday ride barring my soccer commitments!

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:44 pm
by Saro28
To make it possible to accomodate all that could make it to a Sydney Retro Ride. Can we gather some info on which day is possible/prefferable, Sat'y or Sunday, area you live in ie Parra', Horsnby, Marricville etc, your options for areas to travel to. There may be someone you could car pool with or even ride with to the meeting point/return. Rides will/could be approx' 3hrs duration and travel approx' 35 km at an easy cruising speed of ......................<20kph> :o
Include a ride/area you have ridden or one you would like to ride.

Use the basic info 'Template', copy n paste adding your own info under the previous info.

Day: Sat' or Sun';
Saro both S or S

Area I live:
Saro, Bankstown

Would ride to:
Saro, Anywhere. Fav' is to Woollongong thru Nat'o, along Lady Carrington Dve :lol:

Suggestions Please :idea:

Andy

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:50 pm
by QuangVuong
Day: Sat' or Sun';
QV both Sat or Sun

Area I live:
QV, Villawood

Would ride to:
Qv, Anywhere, as long as I can get there(possibly pooling with Saro).

Suggestions:
If weather is ok tmw, then Ill prob try the Parra to Olympic Park via the Parra Valley path, then back via M4 Viaduct. If it rains, then Ill this some other time.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:35 pm
by Saro28
Day: Sat' or Sun';
Saro both S or S
QV both Sat or Sun

Area I live:
Saro, Bankstown
QV, Villawood

Would ride to:
Saro, Anywhere. Fav' is to Woollongong thru Nat'o, along Lady Carrington Dve
Qv, Anywhere, as long as I can get there(possibly pooling with Saro).

Suggestions:
If weather is ok tmw, then Ill prob try the Parra to Olympic Park via the Parra Valley path, then back via M4 Viaduct. If it rains, then Ill this some other time.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:12 pm
by sunho
Day: Sat' or Sun';
Saro both S or S
QV both Sat or Sun
Sunho Sat (or Sun if ride finishes before 9am)

Area I live:
Saro, Bankstown
QV, Villawood
Sunho, North Ryde

Would ride to:
Saro, Anywhere. Fav' is to Woollongong thru Nat'o, along Lady Carrington Dve
Qv, Anywhere, as long as I can get there(possibly pooling with Saro).
Sunho, Anywhere. Fav' Bobbin head

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:17 pm
by TedDancin
Hey I only just noticed this, would be keen to join you for a spin sometime, would be nice to meet some more of you in real life (after I met QV this morning and didn't realise).

- Josh

Day: Sat' or Sun';
Ted, Sat or early Sun (same as Sunho)
Saro both S or S
QV both Sat or Sun
Sunho Sat (or Sun if ride finishes before 9am)

Area I live:
Ted, Parramatta
Saro, Bankstown
QV, Villawood
Sunho, North Ryde

Would ride to:
Ted, Anywhere really, I like trees
Saro, Anywhere. Fav' is to Woollongong thru Nat'o, along Lady Carrington Dve
Qv, Anywhere, as long as I can get there(possibly pooling with Saro).
Sunho, Anywhere. Fav' Bobbin head

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:41 pm
by frailer5
Day: Sat' or Sun';
Ted, Sat or early Sun (same as Sunho)
Saro both S or S
QV both Sat or Sun
Sunho Sat (or Sun if ride finishes before 9am)
Either S or S.

Area I live:
Ted, Parramatta
Saro, Bankstown
QV, Villawood
Sunho, North Ryde
frailer5; Hornsby


Would ride to:
Ted, Anywhere really, I like trees
Saro, Anywhere. Fav' is to Woollongong thru Nat'o, along Lady Carrington Dve
Qv, Anywhere, as long as I can get there(possibly pooling with Saro).
Sunho, Anywhere. Fav' Bobbin head[/quote]
frailer5: bottom of Sydney Basin, incl. route outlined above. (Fitness needs to return... from somewhere)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:41 pm
by Joe H
Day: Sat' or Sun';
Ted, Sat or early Sun (same as Sunho)
Saro both S or S
QV both Sat or Sun
Sunho Sat (or Sun if ride finishes before 9am)
Either S or S.
Joe H, prefer Sat but Sun OK (also prefer daylight :)

Area I live:
Ted, Parramatta
Saro, Bankstown
QV, Villawood
Sunho, North Ryde
frailer5; Hornsby
Joe H, Chatswood


Would ride to:
Ted, Anywhere really, I like trees
Saro, Anywhere. Fav' is to Woollongong thru Nat'o, along Lady Carrington Dve
Qv, Anywhere, as long as I can get there(possibly pooling with Saro).
Sunho, Anywhere. Fav' Bobbin head[/quote]
frailer5: bottom of Sydney Basin, incl. route outlined above. (Fitness needs to return... from somewhere)
Joe H, Sydney area for now but would consider a weekend ride in the Hunter Valley or something similar. The missus would definitely go for something that had nice B&Bs or access to nice restaurants or coffee shops.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:58 pm
by Saro28
Welcome aboard the retro express Ted.
HV is on the money Joe although not as many cycle paths so country roads can be a bit of a risk. I'd go at the drop of a hat anyway. Sunrise across vinyards, hot air balloons, wildlife and farming enviroment. Dirt roads smoother than the bitumen most times (well, last time it was!) We need to talk some more :)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:24 pm
by Saro28
frailer5 wrote:Well, am back to full(ish) functionality, it seems. 27th looks OK. Perhaps my earlier suggestion on the lower Cooks River > skirt KSA > Mascot back streets > Botany end of Botany Rd.> La Perouse---> return. :|
Plenty of parking Mahony Reserve (Wharf St Marrickville). Enough time to toss it around. If that's too inner west for Andy, Quang, am still happy to go out your way a bit. Another option is the Tempe Rec Reserve for start point. Plenty parking, again, but advantage of M5ers popping out pretty much right there.


With an aim to gain interest from ppl in many different places and offer options, I put this one up also. One meeting point I suggest is Tempe Recreation Reserve. Plenty of parking or possibly some could ride along river track from Parramatta, Homebush and anywhere in between. From there it's out towards Maroubra and La Perouse. I did a reccy ride last week and found Malabar to be amazing, cafes, swimming pool and beautiful clear vista's. NOTE, there are some hills,( a few only) short and some are sharp, so don't expect flatlands. Make sure yr chain is up to it :lol: Quang :twisted:
My reccy ride below shows Tempe Rc Park just near the Airport,(SOUTH of my start/finish point) 'IF' starting here, cycleway up on to Coward St and pick up route towards La Per'. Some road riding out to La Per' cycleway.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/296955072

https://maps.google.com.au/maps?ie=UTF8&cid=1081283275369096976&q=Tempe+Recreation+Reserve&iwloc=A&gl=AU&hl=en

Saturday 27th, 6.30 roll out so b early to be prepped to ride. Post yr interest here and PM me yr phone # if you like.

JohnJ, I hope you have a blast in Beechworth ya lucky bugger :lol: send some pics for us to make us jealous please :evil:

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:46 pm
by QuangVuong
Hehe, no worries! Got a new chain, plus prob will be using on of the lugged CF bikes. As long as I can catch a lift from you, then Ill be able to go.

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:10 pm
by Saro28
QuangVuong wrote:Hehe, no worries! Got a new chain, plus prob will be using on of the lugged CF bikes. As long as I can catch a lift from you, then Ill be able to go.


I'll give you a lift to my place and we'll ride in together :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:46 pm
by frailer5
Have checked with Control Tower, and good for take-off, 0630 hrs. Sat 27th. May train to Redfern, to Tempe from there. But if Joe is coming and by himself; happy to drive/pickup. Shall PM him over weekend, to see. (I should explain that. Yaris good for 2 adults/2 bikes).
Picked a good day for those pics, Andy. Looks like a travel brochure. :lol:

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:57 pm
by find_bruce
I want to be there on Saturday 27th, but a bit on at the moment so I will have to play it by ear. Will confirm on Friday

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:04 pm
by frailer5
find_bruce wrote:I want to be there on Saturday 27th, but a bit on at the moment so I will have to play it by ear. Will confirm on Friday


It's open-ended. If not, the one after that, f_b...

May rendezvous with the group at western end of Coward St., around 0645. The Qantas Drive path ends/flows into Coward St.
Shall be coming from Redfern Station via Mitchell/Euston/Burrows/ then over Canal St Bridge. The Bluetooth ear-piece will be in. :)