Around the Bay 2013

Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby drnick79 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:11 am

Signed up today for the 210km clockwise... Better start getting some more km's in the legs!!

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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby Dimis » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:50 am

I've been signed up to do 210 M-Q-S-M.

Did the 210km melbourne to sorrento and back having just rocked up to the start line in the morning and thinking ahhh what the heck 2yrs ago.
After paying $150odd for the privilege to enter.
I didn't get a jersey (out of my size- fair enough), but i wasn't issued with an official time.
When I called and emailed to query it, I go no response. :(
To boot I had 2 flats and got rained on, hailed on and was only narrowly missed by passing bafoons throwing tomatoes out their cars.

So it was easy to miss last year and suggest I wouldn't be doing that again.

This year thought, my bro has put his hand up, and discovered the virtues of cycling. :)
He's signed me up, so I'll be giving it a 2nd chance.
Now just got to get in shape. I'm not as young or as fit as I used to be. Haha.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby PBF » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:32 am

I seem to have taken over a friends ticket since he has had to pull out due to injury.

I'm doing the 210 and coming in without having cycled in about 8 months. Having moved form WA to Vic, and probably moving back soon after the ride, I don't currently have a bike.

Does anybody know of anywhere that would hire bikes of a reasonable quality out for it? Possibly a longer term hire to use for training in the lead up?
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby VRE » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:48 am

PBF wrote:I seem to have taken over a friends ticket since he has had to pull out due to injury.

I'm doing the 210 and coming in without having cycled in about 8 months. Having moved form WA to Vic, and probably moving back soon after the ride, I don't currently have a bike.

Does anybody know of anywhere that would hire bikes of a reasonable quality out for it? Possibly a longer term hire to use for training in the lead up?

St Kilda Cycles do bike hires for various types of bikes. I don't know what their long-term rates are, though, you'll need to ask them.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby PBF » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:53 am

VRE wrote:St Kilda Cycles do bike hires for various types of bikes. I don't know what their long-term rates are, though, you'll need to ask them.


Much appreciated.

Will check it out.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby joshnh » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:18 pm

I rode the 250 km last year and just wanted to let anyone who might be considering it know that it is actually only 238 km. Not that 12 km less makes much of a difference when you've already ridden over 200 km!
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:06 pm

you do the extra 12km on the ferry

I dont think the trip down to portalington is worth the extra km's

I am doing the 210km this year instead
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby joshnh » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:50 am

you do the extra 12km on the ferry

I dont think the trip down to portalington is worth the extra km's

I am doing the 210km this year instead


Odd that they don't include the distance of the ferry in the 210. I guess 250 sounds a lot better than 238.

I agree with you regarding the trip to Portarlington, it's not really worth the additional 28 km. I'll also be doing the 210 this year.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:06 am

yarravalleyplodder wrote:
I dont think the trip down to portalington is worth the extra km's



The one ATB I have done so far we were signed up for the 250, but ended up only doing the 210 for that exact reason. That, and I can ride to Portarlington any time I want so not like we were really missing out.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby clackers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:14 pm

Dimis wrote:
After paying $150odd for the privilege to enter. .


Small point, Dimis, but it's a charity ride for The Smith Family.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby neild » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:15 pm

Hi Clackers, true they talk about the Smith family but I recall reading that none of the entry fee goes towards the Smith family and they actually want you to fund raise / donate. Will have another look at the details when I get a chance.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby DoogleDave » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:55 pm

neild wrote:Hi Clackers, true they talk about the Smith family but I recall reading that none of the entry fee goes towards the Smith family and they actually want you to fund raise / donate. Will have another look at the details when I get a chance.


Unless it has changed from last year then this is correct (unlikely), none of the entry fee goes to the Smith Family - only the donations raised get passed onto them.

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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby Dimis » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:40 pm

clackers wrote:
Dimis wrote:
After paying $150odd for the privilege to enter. .


Small point, Dimis, but it's a charity ride for The Smith Family.


Thanks mate, but my point was more in regard to the lack of courtesy in responding :wink:
Anyway, if that's true - I've no issue paying $300odd :D

neild wrote:Hi Clackers, true they talk about the Smith family but I recall reading that none of the entry fee goes towards the Smith family and they actually want you to fund raise / donate. Will have another look at the details when I get a chance.


BUT If this is true... Then I'll add it as another reason to not bother again in future :x
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby michael_w » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:59 pm

Dimis wrote:
clackers wrote:
Dimis wrote:
After paying $150odd for the privilege to enter. .


Small point, Dimis, but it's a charity ride for The Smith Family.


Thanks mate, but my point was more in regard to the lack of courtesy in responding :wink:
Anyway, if that's true - I've no issue paying $300odd :D

neild wrote:Hi Clackers, true they talk about the Smith family but I recall reading that none of the entry fee goes towards the Smith family and they actually want you to fund raise / donate. Will have another look at the details when I get a chance.


BUT If this is true... Then I'll add it as another reason to not bother again in future :x

Quite true. The only money that goes to the Smith Family is that which is raised by participants. The entry fee goes solely towards running the event (funding BNV).
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby clackers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:17 pm

You're right, Neil and Dave ... rego fees to BNV, any funds raised to charity!
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:11 pm

DoogleDave wrote:
neild wrote:Hi Clackers, true they talk about the Smith family but I recall reading that none of the entry fee goes towards the Smith family and they actually want you to fund raise / donate. Will have another look at the details when I get a chance.


Unless it has changed from last year then this is correct (unlikely), none of the entry fee goes to the Smith Family - only the donations raised get passed onto them.

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I am doing the 210km this time, see how I go with the ferry this time around :)
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby DoogleDave » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:19 pm

yarravalleyplodder wrote:you having another crack Dave?

I am doing the 210km this time, see how I go with the ferry this time around :)


Hey YVP,
Long time, no speak :-)

Well, yes I have a 250km ATB ticket but I'm still not sure if I'll be doing the 250km, or perhaps just cutting it short and only doing the 210km, or not doing it at all.

Long story short, had a few health issues which I am just getting back on the bike now so I'm not sure if I'll be as "bike-fit" as I'd like to be come October....but I haven't decided either way just yet.

How's the F75 and TWE wheels going?

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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:31 pm

Not good Dave that you have been unwell but with the miles you have in your legs the ABD will be a breeze, just dont turn left at Geelong, head straight for Queencliff :D

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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby dale79 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:43 pm

doing the 210 clockwise,

what time does the ferry leave??
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby joshnh » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:48 pm

dale79 wrote:doing the 210 clockwise,

what time does the ferry leave??


They have ferries that leave every hour. Although, if you arrive too late you might have to wait a few hours for a free one.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby dale79 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:50 pm

Ok do you mean there is a lot of people waiting Etc?

We should be 30+ av to the ferry I reckon
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby joshnh » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:54 pm

dale79 wrote:Ok do you mean there is a lot of people waiting Etc?

We should be 30+ av to the ferry I reckon


Yeah, exactly. Doesn't sounds like you should have too many issues though.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby dale79 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:56 pm

Ok thanks guys,
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:10 pm

last year I arrived at queenscliff at 11:15 and just missed the cut off for the 12pm ferry and had to wait for the 1pm ferry. By the time I got back on the bike it was close to 2pm, if I got there 5 minutes earlier I would have been on the 12pm ferry.................. D'oH
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby clackers » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:12 pm

yarravalleyplodder wrote:last year I arrived at queenscliff at 11:15 and just missed the cut off for the 12pm ferry and had to wait for the 1pm ferry. By the time I got back on the bike it was close to 2pm, if I got there 5 minutes earlier I would have been on the 12pm ferry.................. D'oH


Yeah, I had a similar sob story. :smile:
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