200 km ride around Sydney

Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby grantw » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:22 am

Well done, looks like a fun day out.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:00 am

Lots of fun on the 80 km part where I am riding with the retro geeks. The rest are before and after that are pretty average
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby find_bruce » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:01 am

rheicel wrote: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.

Which program do you use - I have found viking to be very good, but your issue may be differences between the GPS & phone
grantw wrote:Well done, looks like a fun day out.

Keep encouraging him & you might have another Audax participant :wink:
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:02 am

I'll give viking a try Bruce.

I am keen to do audax. Just need some encouragement.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby find_bruce » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:04 am

rheicel wrote:I'll give viking a try Bruce.

I am keen to do audax. Just need some encouragement.

I am tempted, but genetically incapable of growing a beard :D
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:05 am

I reckon that will be my problem too. But I guess we are allowed to wear a fake one?
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:44 am

find_bruce wrote:Which program do you use - I have found viking to be very good, but your issue may be differences between the GPS & phone

Ill have to try this out. Ive been using GPS Visualiser to join and reconvert my files, but as you may have noticed, most of the files that were reconverted come out with a total time of 30 something hours. However, it's good that it converts my GPX files(which are sometimes incompatible with Strava) to usable GPX files.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby grantw » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:40 pm

A beard is only compulsory on a recumbent completely optional (though the height of chic) at any other time.

You shouldn't have any problems starting out in Audax, Rheicel, the Sydney guys are a nice bunch and there's heaps of rides on.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:14 pm

Thanks Grant. Will try to get in contact with them and see if they can put me on one of their ride.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby grantw » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:10 pm

<pounce>
Just go to http://www.audax.org.au and checkout the online ride calender - you can limit by state and distance and most rides have a link to a map of some description and contact details for the ride organiser. If you see a ride you like the look of send the RO and email and have a chat.

The rides out of Hornsby are regularly getting 20 starters, so you'll find plenty of company on the road!

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks again Grant. Yep, I have googled them earlier and have seen the rides. I am getting more interested now. Riding with company is definitely enjoyable!
:D

I have contacted them to see if I can join the Follow the River for Peats Sake. :oops:
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:42 am

That's a great ride, very scenic, you will love it!
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:22 pm

Completed another double today, this time with a mate.
Here is the Strava Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/102289869
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby biker jk » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:32 pm

rheicel wrote:Completed another double today, this time with a mate.
Here is the Strava Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/102289869


Nice ride. 110kmh top speed.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:43 pm

:lol: , that is just a glitch on Strava, I guess.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:30 pm

rheicel wrote::lol: , that is just a glitch on Strava, I guess.


Shhh....take the win.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:32 pm

I would love too mate, haha!
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:19 pm

Another 200km today. This time with the Audax Guys.
Looking for more as there is a lot of frustration on this one! :D
http://www.strava.com/activities/103863520
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby biker jk » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:07 pm

rheicel wrote:Another 200km today. This time with the Audax Guys.
Looking for more as there is a lot of frustration on this one! :D
http://www.strava.com/activities/103863520


Well done. Great effort. What do you use to record your ride?
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:16 pm

I used CatEye but it looks like it stops recording for a while. Nice to ride with you today biker jk

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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby queequeg » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:29 pm

rheicel wrote:Another 200km today. This time with the Audax Guys.
Looking for more as there is a lot of frustration on this one! :D
http://www.strava.com/activities/103863520


Looks like a good ride. What was the frustration? The last I drive to the Hunter Valley (August), we took Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry and did the scenic trip up through Mangrove. All I remember was how bumpy it was, but it was also quite flat except the climb at the end to Mangrove.
If you want lots of climbs, try the BNCC 210km route. Basically it is 3 Gorges in both directions, plus Peats Ridge.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:39 am

queequeg wrote:What was the frustration?

The ride is overall good, except that I did it with a pesky flu with a bit of a fever. I thought I just made my condition worst after the long ride :(
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby biker jk » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:01 am

queequeg wrote:
rheicel wrote:Another 200km today. This time with the Audax Guys.
Looking for more as there is a lot of frustration on this one! :D
http://www.strava.com/activities/103863520


Looks like a good ride. What was the frustration? The last I drive to the Hunter Valley (August), we took Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry and did the scenic trip up through Mangrove. All I remember was how bumpy it was, but it was also quite flat except the climb at the end to Mangrove.
If you want lots of climbs, try the BNCC 210km route. Basically it is 3 Gorges in both directions, plus Peats Ridge.


Yes that's 3,000m of climbing versus 2150m for the Audax ride yesterday. There is the Queen Stage 300km Audax ride with 11 climbs coming up on January 18.
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby grantw » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:10 am

You know you want to :-)
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Re: 200 km ride around Sydney

Postby rheicel » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:12 am

biker jk wrote:Yes that's 3,000m of climbing versus 2150m for the Audax ride yesterday. There is the Queen Stage 300km Audax ride with 11 climbs coming up on January 18.

First I need to sort out my flu. If I am better on the 18th, I might give it a go! Are you doing this John?
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