Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby RobRollin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:44 pm

Anyone ready to buy the ATB tickets tomorrow? I'm keen on the Queenscliffe route.
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Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Redbull » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:55 pm

Bought the 250k already

Sign up as a friend of BV (no cost) and you can register and pay tonight
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby David_G » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:31 pm

Is there a restriction on tickets? If so I'll get myself organised if not I'd prefer to wait till a bit closer to the event. But I'm dead keen to have a go at the full lap of the bay.
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Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Redbull » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:34 pm

I think that you want to get in asap. If I remember correctly the 200k that goes through Geelong then the ferry usually sells out in 1-2 days.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby David_G » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:42 pm

Thanks.I'll get onto it then.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby woztron » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:52 pm

Sold out quicker than that today. I was trying to pay this morning, credit card had dramas and by the time i got off the phone to sort it out the 210m MQSM was sold out. Guess I'll be getting lost on the 250km instead :?
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Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Redbull » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:05 pm

Do the 250, you will find it ultimately rewarding.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby damhooligan » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:53 pm

Redbull wrote:Do the 250, you will find it ultimately rewarding.


You can always pay for the 250 , but ride the 210...
Or, pay for the 130 and do the 210..., is also a lot cheaper... :D
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby brit_in_oz » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:33 pm

once you have a ferry ticket you can ride as long as you want, good point :)
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby norbs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:09 am

There registration process is hopeless. I registered at the request of a friend who is a member of BV. I stated on the form that I wasn't a BV member myself. They still took my money, but now have sent me an email stating that my rego is invalid because I registered before tickets opened to the public. If thats the case, why do they let you continue with the registration?
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby RobRollin » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:55 pm

Just paid for my ticket, 250km, Queenscliffe....only because 210 was sold out, although Im only doing 210km.
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Postby Redbull » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:38 pm

RobRollin wrote:Just paid for my ticket, 250km, Queenscliffe....only because 210 was sold out, although Im only doing 210km.

C'mon Rob, if a fat bugger like me can do it so can you.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby cjawnik » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:26 pm

Is the 250km route really as flat as everyone makes out?
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby malocchio » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:50 pm

cjawnik wrote:Is the 250km route really as flat as everyone makes out?


short answer: yep.

Long answer: yep.

Qualified answer: It is! There are only two 'climbs' worth mentioning - the climb up the Westgate Bridge, and the ascent coming into Mornington. Both of which are, at a guess, around 5-6%. Mornington is only a P.I.T.A. because you've got 190+km in your legs at that stage.

Weather is the trickier issue - last year there was a terrible headwind and drizzle for most of the day, and in previous years there's been 35+ degrees sweat-fests.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby cjawnik » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:59 pm

Thanks for that. I'll focus my training on being able stay in the saddle for 8 hours.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Parker » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:49 pm

Redbull wrote:
RobRollin wrote:Just paid for my ticket, 250km, Queenscliffe....only because 210 was sold out, although Im only doing 210km.

C'mon Rob, if a fat bugger like me can do it so can you.

Rob doesn't like doing long distance, tried to talk him into fitz's in the Berra, wouldn't go over 165km.

I've got a friend doing it for the first time so for moral support I'm going to ride down the east side of the bay and meet them for the return, I'm not paying the cash, mostly cause I can't afford it
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby RobRollin » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:45 pm

Parker wrote:
Redbull wrote:
RobRollin wrote:Just paid for my ticket, 250km, Queenscliffe....only because 210 was sold out, although Im only doing 210km.

C'mon Rob, if a fat bugger like me can do it so can you.

Rob doesn't like doing long distance, tried to talk him into fitz's in the Berra, wouldn't go over 165km.

I've got a friend doing it for the first time so for moral support I'm going to ride down the east side of the bay and meet them for the return, I'm not paying the cash, mostly cause I can't afford it


Okay so Im being called fat :evil:

i'm not even sure Ive heard of Fitzs in the Berra? And 210kms is long distance!! :P
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby RobRollin » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:51 pm

malocchio wrote:Qualified answer: It is! There are only two 'climbs' worth mentioning -.



They are climbs? :P :mrgreen:
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Parker » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:32 pm

RobRollin wrote:
malocchio wrote:Qualified answer: It is! There are only two 'climbs' worth mentioning -.



They are climbs? :P :mrgreen:

No they are NOT
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby RobRollin » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:09 am

Come riding down in Tas and then you can start climbing....
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Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby cinnyis » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:15 pm

I got my 210 via queenscliff ticket and bought a roadbike on the weekend.
Did the 100km last year on a hybrid/possibleBSO last year and almost killed myself getting up that hill into Mt Martha. My LBS still can't believe I did the ride on that thing.
Looking forward to riding double the distance and actually averaging more than 18kmph this year.
Not looking forward to the leg cramps getting back on the bike after the ferry....
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby Redbull » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:15 pm

You shouldn't cramp after the ferry - just be a little stiff until you warm up again.

If anyone has a 250km ride ticket that they don't want anymore I have a mate who is looking for one. I think this sold out around Thursday.
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Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby cinnyis » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:18 pm

I'm a little nervous about the ferry part because I had some really bad leg cramps last year after stopping at Mordiallic for 20mins for lunch. First couple of kms were ok, but for the next 10km I pulled over about 5 times to try to stretch it out.
I guess all I can do make sure my bigger training rides have a long break in the middle to get used to getting back on the bike.
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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby rogklee » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:57 pm

Thinking of doing the 135km ride from geelong.

Stupid thing is that they don't have transport to Geelong, and it ends in Melbourne. How do I pick up my car.

Anyone with any ideas for getting up there (instead of staying the night day before, which at the moment is our only option).

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Re: Around the Bay in a Day discussion

Postby damhooligan » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:09 pm

rogklee wrote:Thinking of doing the 135km ride from geelong.

Stupid thing is that they don't have transport to Geelong, and it ends in Melbourne. How do I pick up my car.

Anyone with any ideas for getting up there (instead of staying the night day before, which at the moment is our only option).

Roger


Good point.

Depends on estemated time of finishing, mayby park in geelong and public transpot back to geelong ??
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