200 km ride around Sydney

200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:38 pm

Just want to ask the experienced public here if there is a good 200 km circuit here in Sydney.

I know it is impossible to get one with dedicated bike path but a mix of Bike path and minimal shared road path will do.

Just want to challenge myself if I can do 200 km in one ride. I'll be starting in or around SOP if that will help.
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by BNA » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:37 pm

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby TimW » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:37 pm

Sydney Olympic park to the M7 Cycleway, complete one lap of the M7 then follow cycleway down to parramatta, through Homebush and out the Cooks river cycleway to either Brighton Le sands, or continue to Kurnell/Cape Solander, and return.

Here is one i did earlier in the year on Anzac Day
http://app.strava.com/activities/50587165


%85 bike path

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Edit change to Cooks River :oops:
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:50 pm

Thanks Tim, that is a great route to consider.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby biker jk » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:16 pm

TimW wrote:Sydney Olympic park to the M7 Cycleway, complete one lap of the M7 then follow cycleway down to parramatta, through Homebush and out the Georges river cycleway to either Brighton Le sands, or continue to Kurnell/Cape Solander, and return.

Here is one i did earlier in the year on Anzac Day
http://app.strava.com/activities/50587165


%85 bike path

Tim


Yes good suggestion and pretty flat. Note it's the Cook's River cyclepath. I've done a ride from home (inner east) to Preston's return via Cooks River cyclepath, M7 but it's only 160km.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:25 pm

Would love to include Camden but it looks like it will be mostly car roads to go there.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby leximack » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:36 pm

I know lots of 200+ km rides but most include a fair bit of road riding and some fairly dodgy.

95% cycleway could be m7 cycleway (40km each way), cycleway along Windsor rd from bella vista to windsor (20km each way), cycleway along Windsor rd from bella vista to homebush through Parramatta (25km each way). Do a few laps of parra park and/or Sydney Olympic park to make the extra distance and get 200.
hmm I might have to do this myself I think, for extra points stop at every mcdonalds and hungry jacks you see for a frozen coke :D :D
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:56 pm

Will going to need those sugary colas for sure...

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby zozza » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:11 pm

TimW wrote:Here is one i did earlier in the year on Anzac Day


Lol, here's one I prepared earlier....
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:52 pm

While you're planning this, Rheicel, keep this in the back of your head: Fleche Opperman or the Petite Oppy. This is on my bucket list.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:07 pm

BFV, I am keen, only if you want me as your teammate

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:41 pm

OK, that's 2 for a retro petite oppy, by the looks of it. We should talk to the others to see if there's any interest. Of course, the full Oppy would be good, if we can manage it. Now you've got me thinking.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:45 pm

Lol, so this 200 km plan is a good warmup. If we are going to do it, we might was well do the full Oppy.

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:01 pm

rheicel wrote:Lol, so this 200 km plan is a good warmup. If we are going to do it, we might was well do the full Oppy.

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Agreed. I was doing the calculations in the shower - 360km is only 15km/h (standard Audax speeds) which I can do in my sleep. As such, yes, I will go for the full Oppy. We need to build a team now. Long rides for training.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:03 am

Yep, we need 3-5 team members if I underdtand it right?
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby grantw » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:11 am

Yep, a minimum of three must finish from each team. Great fun the oppy, I recommend it.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:20 pm

Well, I am going to give this a shot tomorrow!

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby find_bruce » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:22 pm

rheicel wrote:Well, I am going to give this a shot tomorrow!

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:26 pm

Thanks Bruce.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby isabella24 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:34 pm

Good luck Rheicel, i hope it's nowhere near as hot as today for you - I'd be struggling to ride 20kms in this heat!
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:39 pm

Thanks Claire. See you tomorrow.

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby isabella24 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:37 pm

So... Did you make the 200kms?!
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:55 pm

Barely Claire, It is 201.5 km. I have been on the saddle for like 12 hours, :lol:
The BNA Sydney Retro Ride part which is about 80km is the only non boring part :D
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby isabella24 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:08 pm

Well done Rheciel! I ended up doing 115kms which was quite enough for me. 12hrs in the saddle is massive - I hope u have a relaxing arvo.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:12 pm

Yep, has a good time in the cold shower and some wine as I am typing this, have a good Christmas to you and to your partner!
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:28 pm

Here are the Strava maps. I ended up using my Phone to complete the ride as the GPS died at 195km mark!
http://www.strava.com/activities/101162384
http://www.strava.com/activities/101162121

The program that combines the GPX seems to mess up the time stamp. So I did not bother combining them.
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