Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby crog » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:32 pm

Matt Apologies,

Working Saturda night. Looks like commuting for me this wek plus those hills scare me.

Say Hi to Erik for me.

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:48 pm

Next Ride Sunday 26-Se.

Leaving Narre Waren Sth, to Berwick, then Harkaway Rd - Wellington Rd to Emerald. return via Upper Beaconsfield to Narre Warren South.

Approx 54km, some hills.

Depart (AT) 6:30am, Berwick Nissan at 6:45.

Nix if you join us , where do we meet?

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby Mark C » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:27 pm

You people are missing out on some top Sunday morning rides. Top people top rides. Todays ride specs.
52.32km/h
2hr 12min
Avg speed 23.6km/h
Max speed 76.3km/h
665m Ascent
638m Decent
1 magpie swoop
I have now done 3 rides with the group all different type of rides.
Now get off your butts and join in as the same 3 are there every sunday. Im always home by around 9am leaving all day to do the family thing.
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Casey Allstars Bunch Ride - Sunday 10-Sep`

Postby matt.blak » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:21 pm

With the sudden change of weather, its time for another Casey Allstars group ride:

Sunday 10-Sep
Hampton Park Mcdonalds
leave at 7am

ride to Tooraddin & return, 45km, more if you are feeling frisky!

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby aroes » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:20 pm

I feel that by the end of this month I'll be ready to meet up for a ride........not quite comfortable with where my fitness is at right now, need a few more kms under my belt

When I finally show up it'll be my first bunch ride
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:57 am

Aroes,

Just come along and ride with us, as long as you can ride 40km at a reasonable pace, it will be OK. When I first started, I was "tail end charlie" all day long.
We don't mind keeping the speed to a reasonable pace for you.

Yoy will get fitter, faster riding with others who will push you along.

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby aroes » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:16 pm

Thanks for the kind words

Truth be told, with assignments and exams it would be a big stretch for me to make it this month regardless

Once I get that stuff out of the way and a couple more decent rides under my belt I'll be keen as mustard, you can hold me to that

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby goosh » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:49 am

on my way, see ya guys soon...
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby Mark C » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:37 pm

Thanks guys, another top ride.
2hrs 13mins
63km
28.3 avg speed
42.3 max speed
280m total ascent
4 riders.
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:42 pm

Distance was 54km return from the official start, a few riders put in some extra km riding to & from the start point.

Just to point out that the ride is not so long for most people. Good ride, pushed along a bit faster, 4 riders - met Goosh for the first time.

no ride next weekend - Around the Bay beckons!
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby aroes » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:54 pm

Are these still happening?

I'd be up for a Saturday morning ride (30th) if there's one on and the bunch is willing to have a newbie on board
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:14 pm

Aroes, we meet every Sunday at Hampton Park McDonalds, leave at 7am.

Last Sunday we went towards Mordialloc, otherwise its to Frankston or Tooraddin.

I normally ride on Saturdau by myself, but its a long weekend and after all my day's off riding recently, there's a reckoning for me with a paint brush!

Is Sunday 31-Oct OK, or I can meet you for a ride on Sat 6-Nov.

Newbies are welcome, you may get "pushed along" a bit, its good for you!
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby aroes » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:11 pm

I'll try to make it Sunday

All will depend on whether or not I end up staying at my gf's house Saturday night........if this is the case I'll have to give it a miss as she lives in Coburg.........I live in Dandenong though, so if we sleep at my place the night before I'll be there with bells on

Thanks for the quick reply, I'll let you know what I'm doing by Saturday night

I don't think I'll mind being pushed along. Just beware though that I have never ridden in a bunch, so I don't really know any etiquette other than stuff I've read

Looking forward to it
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:24 am

aroes, the "bunch varies in size, usually it is 3-4, sometimes 6, or 2 riders. Average speed and distance varies from 24 - 28 kmh, 30- 55 km distance. Most rides are fairly flat, but whwn we go to Tooraddin its the wind that will work you over.

Hope to see you on Sunday. I think we will do a ride to Tooraddin this week.

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby aroes » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:19 pm

OK, plans for Saturday night have now been re-jigged, so I'll be seeing you Sunday morning

Hopefully the weather doesn't suck.......forecast doesn't look great at this stage and the only jacket I've got sucks for riding
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Sunday 7-Nov

Postby matt.blak » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:59 am

Sunday is looking great, so its off we go again.

Meet 6:55am at Hampton Park McDonalds, Sth Gippsland Hwy, we start the ride at 7am.

Probably go to Tooraddin or Mordialloc, decide on the day.

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:57 am

With the strong winds on Sunday, no-one wanted to ride to Tooraddin and face a 25 km ride into a strong headwind on the return. Its always a blast down wind, it adds 10-15 kmh to your average speed. The return is a shocker.

So we took the road less travelled and rode to Mordialloc via Greens Rd & Springvale rd. There was no traffic & the roads were good for riding. I am sure that during the week, these roads would be a nightmare for cyclists. We got back to McDonalds before 9am for a coffee.

Two new Riders joined us: Ultra and Mark H, welcome aboard.

With the warm weather I am expecting more riders to find their bikes again, so if you are looking for a small group ride in the SE, join us for a ride on Sunday.
We ride for fitness and fun - its not too serious and new riders are welcome.
Normal rides are Tooraddin, Frankston (Olivers Hill) and Mordialloc.

meet 6:50am, leave at 7am, back by 9am (ish).
McDonalds Hampton Park, Sth Gippsland Hwy, near Freeway exit.

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby aroes » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:50 am

I crashed on Sunday and have a broken arm

I'll get out on a Casey ride. Eventually
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby simon1963 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:57 pm

Hi All
Will you still be riding on Sunday if it is wet ? If so any idea what sort of distance ? Dont mind a bit of a shower but not too keen on a drenching !
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:38 pm

we ride every week unless its raining or the forecast is very dire.

A normal ride is 40-45km, average speed 25-29 kmh, leave at 7am back by 9am.

The current forecast for Sunday is for showers, we will look at ther forecast on Sat aftrenoon and make a decision based on our level of commitment / stupidity.

I will be there unless its raining, just come down by 7am and we will get a ride in if possible.

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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby simon1963 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:54 pm

Matt
No worries , will post again tomorrow night !
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby simon1963 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:40 pm

Looks pretty crap for the morning ! I will be there next week if anyone is riding.
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby matt.blak » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:58 am

If a cyclist rides in the forest and no-one sees him, is it still a group ride?

I felt obligated to meet at McDonalds this morning to meet any other hard souls - it appears that there was some serious ZZZZ work going on, as no-one else turned up!

After I waited for the last rider (me) to get there, and I had a coffee with me, I left at 7:15am, it was a small group ride, but the group was very tight, we all took equal turns on the front.

As predicted by the Melbourne Rain Radar, there was no rain and I had a great ride. I went to Cranbourne then Pearcedale exploring some of the back roads. I found good roads, a few hills and not many cars. I will definitely be going back there again soon, there is lots of potential in this area on the secondary roads.

With Melbourne weather being as random as it is, I do a final weather check at 6:30am, look outside and check the Melbourne Rainfall radar before I cancel. If its not actually raining, I go riding.

50km, 26kmh average, 1:52.

That's how we roll in the Casey Allstars!
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby simon1963 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:12 am

Matt
Sorry about that , I woke up at 6 and checked the weather on my phone , it was still supposed to be crap ! Next time I will look out the door instead !
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Re: Casey Allstars Bunch Ride

Postby Gruppetto pro » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:53 pm

Hello all. I'm back from the dead. Well sort of.
I have been following the news and seen some fantastic riding going on.
I have been ill. Bronchitis. Nasty. Started with a simple cold. while still training hard it got worse for some reason.
This went on for some weeks. Needles to say the wife is by now truly tired of my hogging the tv.
Had to stop and lay off for some time to get my immune system back in town.
I have started training for a few weeks, so as the saying goes. you cant keep an old dog down.
In the near future I hope to join up with you all for a little jaunt.
Nice to hear that you have Incorporated some hills into the equation.

I'm suffering just thinking about it. Ill have to bust out some crazy form to catch up to you lot.
I'll keep training as I'm getting stronger every day. See you all in some weeks to come.
must say that i wonder what happened to (greyhound tom) Nice bloke.

I will stay in touch, reading about your rides will hasten my urgency to progress in my search for fitness.

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