Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby bakabill » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:16 am

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby recumbenteer » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:56 pm

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:00 pm

Looking like a healthy show. We should do the 21st anyway. Maybe leave the 28th open as a possibility, though my wife has to work the non-public hols, so may not look too kindly on 2 in a row; for which I don't blame her.
Let's try and finalise a route by about Wed., and do a final roll-call Friday evening. :|
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:25 am

frailer5 wrote:Or... Strathfield Stn > Cooks River>Yarra Bay. If it's flagged as a hot day, wear cozzies and jump in at Yarra bay. :D
Shall map one over the next day or so, if you want. I'll be just happy to get back into it; plan to ride to work at least 2~3 days next week; been difficult to do it this week.


I'm liking this idea! The last few rides we've done have all been through Western Sydney, so this will be something different.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby find_bruce » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:19 am

Strathfield Stn > Cooks River>Yarra Bay & swim at Yarra Bay sounds like a great idea, much better than Yarra Bay > Strathfield with a swim in the Cooks River :shock: :lol:

Pity I will be in Port Macquarie both weekends. I will be back in January & should be free for a ride on most weekends
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby recumbenteer » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:51 pm

isabella24 wrote:
frailer5 wrote:Or... Strathfield Stn > Cooks River>Yarra Bay. If it's flagged as a hot day, wear cozzies and jump in at Yarra bay. :D
Shall map one over the next day or so, if you want. I'll be just happy to get back into it; plan to ride to work at least 2~3 days next week; been difficult to do it this week.


I'm liking this idea! The last few rides we've done have all been through Western Sydney, so this will be something different.


Excellent!, a coastal ride 8) .... or fill the Bullet with water, 'n we all take turns :mrgreen:
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:43 am

I'll try and get a mapmyride up by end Wed. Have fun in Port, Claire.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:19 am

frailer5 wrote:I'll try and get a mapmyride up by end Wed. Have fun in Port, Claire.


Bruce is the one going to Port Mac, not me. I'm hoping I can make the ride! It sounds like a good one, thanks for taking the time to map it.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Saro28 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:20 pm

my 2c. :D
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met and started in Tempe, some ppl took trains to Sydenham or Redfern. We had brekky break at Malabar. Some bike paths, mostly on shared roads, traffic generally light.
page 4 of this thread http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=61622&start=75

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby for_sleep » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:51 pm

Sounds like fun, count me in :)
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby tyliftw » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:30 am

Me too!

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:12 am

isabella24 wrote:
frailer5 wrote:I'll try and get a mapmyride up by end Wed. Have fun in Port, Claire.


Bruce is the one going to Port Mac, not me. I'm hoping I can make the ride! It sounds like a good one, thanks for taking the time to map it.


:oops:

I'll put something up by tonight. Nothing complicated/fancy, though. Strathfield's a good starting point, as we can access the Cook's river path fairly easily from there, plus a bonus for me... fast train from Hornsby. :)
The only slight negative about the Cooks River path is the kiddie numbers/walkers build up during the morning. Maybe an alternative route home for you guys. I may head to Redfern Station to head home; depending on the time.
You guys OK for an early start? (summer solstice is Sunday)... :D Nominate your earliest convenient starting time and I'll average them. :lol:
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:26 am

6AM?
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:42 pm

rheicel wrote:6AM?


Why not... But we'll wait for the rest of the poll.

Here's the route. Straightforward, and we've all done it numerous times, I think. On the return route, I'll likely peel off at Point #16. --> Redfern Stn.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby Saro28 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:02 pm

21st - Claire, Paul, Rheicel, Minh, QV, Will, Green Rocket, Austyn, Tian, Andy tbc,
28th - Claire, Paul, Will, Green rocket, Austyn, Tian, Andy tbc,
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:19 am

I'm out for the 28th now.

28th - Claire, Will, Green rocket, Austyn, Tian, Andy tbc,
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:46 am

The 21st is looking to be a cooler day, so I dont reckon we need to start soo early. 6:30am sounds better to me.

In regards to the route, the Boulevarde and Hume are big roads, but at that time it should be empty enough to ride on. Austyn, does that sound about right? Any other ways to get to the Cooks whilst avoiding big roads?
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby frailer5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:04 pm

0630 then. Sounds good.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby for_sleep » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:14 pm

Yeah, I'm a little iffy about riding on those but it should be ok. I usually ride something similar to this though: http://www.strava.com/activities/91730256 (part around my house is probably shrouded) but we don't need to take the Boulevard nor Hume (we'll use the pedestrian crossing at the intersection). I'm happy to play guinea pig and ride up the Boulevard on the morning to meet you all at the station and scout the traffic beforehand and then decide which roads to take on the way back to Cooks :)

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby recumbenteer » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:18 pm

6AM...or 630AM...either is fine by me. :)

(Where's the coffee?.....is the café on the platform open at that time :mrgreen: LOL )


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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby isabella24 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:42 pm

I'm ok with 6am or 6:30am too. Probably prefer 6am but fine with either.
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby bakabill » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:37 am

I'm fine with either 6 or 630am also.

Where we meeting at SOP?
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby rheicel » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:46 am

I think we are meeting at Strathfield TS
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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby bakabill » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:34 am

Ah yes, my bad.

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Re: Weekend Retro rides_Sydney(updates)

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:49 am

Only reason I want it a bit later is due to the Rookwood cemetary gates only being open at sunrise(5:40am I think). Unless there is another way I can get there, maybe though Lidcombe, and follow Crescent past Flemington and Homebush stations.
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