Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:09 pm

The Amy Gillett has a number of average speed options when signing up, can I suggest 25-30km/h for us ? (Gisborne ride was around this average...)
Also going for the 120km.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:32 pm

I have registered for January's ride. Who's in ?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby w00dsy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:52 pm

i've signed up as well, 120km in the 25-29kph group.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:02 pm

Lukes just signed up today also.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby three214 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:55 pm

w00dsy wrote:i've signed up as well, 120km in the 25-29kph group.


Can anyone remember the other speed brackets?
25-29kph sounds about right for me, but just curious on the other speeds to let some other guys know.
Haven't been able to get confirmation from the others, just a few who are 'keen'... just to get them to commit now.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:43 pm

Just signed up for the 120km (25-29km/h).
For information, go through the registration process and there is a page where you can choose your preferred average speed.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby three214 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:46 pm

yeah, I was just being a bit lazy, went to check, seen I had to go through the registration set up, so decided to ask here first.
Will check when I sign up in the next few days...
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:04 pm

Alright boys the week is young but who is keen for this Saturday ? I'm in usual place and time. Destination anywhere !
Regards Colin.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:41 pm

count me in!
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:46 pm

same here..

saturday is good for me to.. 8)
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:20 pm

so where too this weekend?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:08 pm

You lot may have seen this
http://www.bikely.com/
Just type in a local place, say Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne etc and look for a ride...
or what about starting from Geelong and down to Portarlington etc, not checked the km`s yet
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:22 pm

ecosse wrote:You lot may have seen this
http://www.bikely.com/
Just type in a local place, say Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne etc and look for a ride...
or what about starting from Geelong and down to Portarlington etc, not checked the km`s yet
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so we start there and just check out the surrounds?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby vman » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:01 pm

I know it's a bit late but same time and place for tomorrow?? Finally some decent weather so count me in!
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:32 pm

Good solid ride today gents with eight riders in total thanks to the wind yet again.
So next week weather permitting we leave at 7.30 from Degani for a ride to Williamstown over the punt to Port Melbourne then down to Mordiallic and back returning the same way. If the weather looks dodgy late in the week we will do the usual run leaving usual time. So who is keen ?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby three214 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:56 pm

migz05 wrote:
ecosse wrote:You lot may have seen this
http://www.bikely.com/
Just type in a local place, say Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne etc and look for a ride...
or what about starting from Geelong and down to Portarlington etc, not checked the km`s yet
Don


so we start there and just check out the surrounds?


Thought I would just map out my usual ride on Bikely.com to let you see which roads I take, but after an hour and a half of setting out and adding commentary at all the points, it wouldn't save, then when I clicked on the Forum to check if anyone else was having issues, I lost the route. For some reason it wouldn't recognise Geelong as a city, so couldn't save the route. Very annoying, 90 minutes of time lost forever... Seems like it had 'logged me out' whilst I was creating the route.

Hopefully will get the route plotted soon... when I calm down
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Denz » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:17 pm

Ozzie wrote:Good solid ride today gents with eight riders in total thanks to the wind yet again.
So next week weather permitting we leave at 7.30 from Degani for a ride to Williamstown over the punt to Port Melbourne then down to Mordiallic and back returning the same way. If the weather looks dodgy late in the week we will do the usual run leaving usual time. So who is keen ?


Hey fellas, awesome ride, it's always good to get on the saddle and ride with a great bunch of guys..plus the views we had a Williamstown wasn't too bad :lol:
if the weather holds up this weekend, count me in for a centuty ride..
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:05 pm

Ozzie wrote:Good solid ride today gents with eight riders in total thanks to the wind yet again.
So next week weather permitting we leave at 7.30 from Degani for a ride to Williamstown over the punt to Port Melbourne then down to Mordiallic and back returning the same way. If the weather looks dodgy late in the week we will do the usual run leaving usual time. So who is keen ?



I think that the punt starts at 9:00am at the weekends and its about 1 hour from PC to Newport. Either leave PC at 8:00 and catch the punt or leave earlier and go around via Footscray Road and Docklands. Its also a good 30km from the punt landing down through Port Melbourne, Beach Road to Mordiallic. A round trip of about 110km from PC so no problem...
Weather already looks a bit iffy for the weekend unfortunately.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:48 pm

Hi gents I'm easy I'm up early anyways. Why dont we leave at 7.30 we can always get a coffee in Willie if a bit early for the punt saves missing the thing if we hit some wind on the way ? Whats everyones thoughts ?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby mattg » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:16 pm

Gents, 7.30 or 8.00 whats the departure time? Is the Mordi ride still on or is the weather turning everyone off? Happy to go along with either, just got plans for the afternoon so would like to know what time expected back. See you all Sat
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:21 pm

All right gents let's help matt out who's committed to this Saturday 7.30 departure to mordiallac and back regardless of weather. If the weather is a shocker we can always turn back at Willie. I'm in !! Colin.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:35 pm

looks like i might be working..

if not i support that ride that is organised.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:15 pm

7:30am start, see you there. Managed to plot the route on Bikely, have a look at:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/po ... mordialloc

Westgate Punt details at:

http://www.westgatepunt.com/

p.s. when does the coffee shop in Willie open....

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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:14 am

Hi Don usual coffee shop might not be open but worse case scenario there is some others near the bakery down the shopping strip. If we get desperate we can always find the nearest McCafe.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby mattg » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:30 am

Thats what I like.... decisions. Mordi ride is a go! Don, you mentioned that if we get to the punt to early, we could head to Port Melb via Footscray Road?, we may want to look at that as if the weather is hot we might have to battle a heap of traffic (other riders / disgruntled locals) along Beach Road on the return trip. Just my 2 cents - happy either way.
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