100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:29 pm

Looking like the weather will be good for it, with a nice little group for company.

Phillipthelam, I will be the short fat old slow bloke - but outside Gloria Jeans that probably won't limit it by much :D

Daacha thanks for the tip, I have ridden Guildford Station to Prospect reservoir a couple of times & I agree with you its a nice ride.

TTar thanks for the encouragement, but lets see how the legs hold up after the first ride before I set out three days straight
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby Joe H » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:52 pm

3 days straight?!? I don't even want to think what that would cost me in terms of kitchen duty, laundry and (shudder) the dreaded vacuum. Leg pain I can live with but the vacuum... no nooooo...

But for Saturday I'm in. See you at the coffee shop at 0730.

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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby Philipthelam » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:51 pm

Sorry find_bruce, I didn't end up going to SOP. My friend was busy so I rode to centennial park and did a few laps there instead. Hope you had a good ride!
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:27 pm

Good meeting you Rheicel, Ruel and Mark. It was another good ride, other than my chain dropping, and my legs dieing at about the 50km mark. Overall I did 65.98km with an average of 18.33km/h.

Heres the Motoactv's data on their site
https://motoactv.com/public/show?workou ... activity=4
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby rheicel » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:12 pm

Great ride, nice meeting you all guys (Joe, Mark, Quang, and Bruce).
Bruce, you are a legend, thanks for allowing us to hop into your century ride.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:20 pm

What a great day for a ride guys & a great ride. Thanks for coming along
My planning suggested 117 km at a low 20s average, in fact hit 118.5 km (AT) average of 22.2 km/h, pretty much right on the money
http://app.strava.com/activities/58922979
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Oh & Joe, for future reference, Gloria Jeans Coffee in Sydney Olympic Park is here :mrgreen:

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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby rheicel » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:27 pm

Great photo, thanks for sharing Bruce!
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby recumbenteer » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:45 pm

Many thnx Bruce and the Gang.

A most enjoyable ride, hope I didn't ruin anyone's Strava segments, :mrgreen: LOL

Great pic BTW.


Wonder if my Rotovelo legs are up for another 100 tomorrow?? :?
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby rheicel » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:01 pm

Just found the website. I think Joe is keen to get one.

http://www.trisled.com.au/rotovelo.asp

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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby Hergest » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:22 pm

Have i seen that green rocket ship thingie going along the Old Canal Cycleway? I recall walking the dog along there one sunday morning and seeing something very similar trundle past.

It's great to see folks getting out and doing good distances.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:37 pm

Hergest wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
There is supposedly a path on the eastern side of the rail line along the imaginatively named Railway St which the gument grandiosely refers to as the "Parramatta to Liverpool Rail Trail" & I was thinking I might see what it was like. To get there from the M4 I was thinking of continuing along the M4 to Fox St at Holroyd & then going to Merrylands Station


I ride that every day as my commute from Guildford to Auburn. It's a little bit dodgy at Guildford station when a train arrives but otherwise is a nice wide marked pavement all the way through to Merrylands. You then have to do a little bit of backstreet riding to get to the Woodville Road and a short run on a narrow pavement and then you're on the M4/Duck River cycleway where i took a tumble this morning.

The path that follows the railway crosses over opposite the school on to Military Road which then follows the railway line through Yennora to Fairfield so it's a really easy run from Fairfield to Parramatta and onto Olympic park that way.


Guildford is always a bit dodgy - you need to be on the ball there. A kid once ran straight into me up from there, didn't knock me off though.

If another ride like this happens, I'll join in. My knee wasn't healed up enough to take 100km today.

I've also seen that green velomobile thing - very interesting.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby Hergest » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:49 pm

g-boaf wrote:
Guildford is always a bit dodgy - you need to be on the ball there. A kid once ran straight into me up from there, didn't knock me off though.

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Yep, if there's more than a few people about and especially during the week if a train and has arrived then i get off and walk the hundred metres. Weekends tend to be okay early on.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby rheicel » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:09 pm

g-boaf wrote:If another ride like this happens, I'll join in. My knee wasn't healed up enough to take 100km today.

I've also seen that green velomobile thing - very interesting.

I am keen to join again!
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby Joe H » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:59 pm

Bruce,

While it must be said you're not quite a pretty as the young ladies on the weather channel, you certainly dish up better weather than they were forecasting all week. What a cracker of a day. Thanks to all for joining in and Mark, my keenness was reduced considerably when the guys told me how much those things (still not sure what to call it...bike,trike, recumbent, spaceship???) cost. Still, that was the coolest pedal-powered contraption I've seen in ages. I bet even the local magpies must give you a pass when you come zipping by.

Thanks again for letting me enjoy a great day out on local trails I didn't even know existed.

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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby biker jk » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:02 pm

Looks like I saw you guys on the M7 around Elizabeth Drive as I was returning from Prestons. The green rocket ship was just coming over the hill. Hard to miss. :D I was leading a group ride with 16 riders doing the M7 from Glenwood to Prestons. Looks like you had a great day.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby rheicel » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:20 pm

biker jk wrote:Looks like I saw you guys on the M7 around Elizabeth Drive as I was returning from Prestons. The green rocket ship was just coming over the hill. Hard to miss. :D I was leading a group ride with 16 riders doing the M7 from Glenwood to Prestons. Looks like you had a great day.

Yep, as there are only 2 rocket ship in Sydney, that would have been us!
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby TTar » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:06 pm

I'm pleased you all had a good ride, but the green rocket thing has stolen the limelight.

How do you lock it up? Where do you put lights? Where do you put a bell? Do you ever ride it naked? Can you put a clear dome roof on it and be all Jetsons? Is there all sorts of hidden compartments and James Bond devices inside? Does it float? Can you seal it up and go underwater like a submarine!? Can you take it on a train? How do you service it? Is that even a bike under there?
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby Hergest » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:07 pm

If anyone's riding the Canal Cycleway at Guildford West this long weekend then take care. There's a burnt out car in the Sherwood Road/Woodpark Road underpass with glass all over the place.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby g-boaf » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:18 pm

I called the Police and Holroyd council about the car. I stuck around warning people for about 30 minutes but couldn't stay any longer.
Edit: hazard signs in place - kudos to the council for doing it quickly.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby frailer5 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:39 pm

Though am thoroughly enjoying this long one being away; looks like I missed a good ride.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby recumbenteer » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:13 pm

Hergest wrote:Have i seen that green rocket ship thingie going along the Old Canal Cycleway? I recall walking the dog along there one sunday morning and seeing something very similar trundle past.

It's great to see folks getting out and doing good distances.




yep, sure was..... I've got the only Rotovelo that's in Sydney..
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7.

Postby recumbenteer » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:34 pm

[quote="TTar"]I'm pleased you all had a good ride, but the green rocket thing has stolen the limelight.

How do you lock it up?...Cable lock thru the front foot holes.
Where do you put lights? ....Headlight permanently installed in the nose, Tail light also permanently in the rear.
Where do you put a bell?...Mounted on the handlebars inside.
Do you ever ride it naked? ...... :mrgreen:
Can you put a clear dome roof on it and be all Jetsons?.... It does have a full rain canopy, with clear windscreen, and wiper blade option
Is there all sorts of hidden compartments and James Bond devices inside? .... 8)
Does it float? .... Nope!!
Can you seal it up and go underwater like a submarine!?.... Depends on the "engineer" in you :D
Can you take it on a train?...Yes, it's best to locate yourself near the Guards/Driver compartment...more room 'n no thru traffic.
How do you service it?....I have a "Workstand", which is basically a 'top half shell', that you invert and put the Velomobile in, and work on it upside down... very easy!!
Is that even a bike under there?.... Sure is,there's a recumbent trike,...triple chain ring, 9 speed cassette, and 3.5 standard chains as transmission.

See trisled.com.au, or google Rotovelo
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:24 pm

You're from Fairfield? I've never seen you around until yesterday's ride.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7

Postby frailer5 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:29 am

QuangVuong wrote:You're from Fairfield? I've never seen you around until yesterday's ride.


You weren't looking down.
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Re: 100 km ride - Sydney Olympic Park & M7.

Postby TTar » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:30 am

recumbenteer wrote:Is that even a bike under there?.... Sure is,there's a recumbent trike,...triple chain ring, 9 speed cassette, and 3.5 standard chains as transmission.

See trisled.com.au, or google Rotovelo



Thanks for that.

I'd like to think it has all sorts of dials and levers that look like the 50's notion of futuristic, befitting the appearance of the shell.

We're in the same part of town, so I'll be on the look out for you. You'll be able to recognise me, I'll look like this when I see you; :o
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