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?
You people are missing out on some top Sunday morning rides. Top people top rides. Todays ride specs.
Avg speed 23.6km/h
Max speed 76.3km/h
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.
With the sudden change of weather, its time for another Casey Allstars group ride:
Hampton Park Mcdonalds
leave at 7am
ride to Tooraddin & return, 45km, more if you are feeling frisky!
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
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.
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
See you guys soon
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Last edited by matt.blak on Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:12 am, edited 2 times in total.
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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