Around the Bay 2013

Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby joshnh » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:55 pm

birdbrain wrote:Last year I got a jersey size M and it fits pretty well. This year it seems I will have to change my jersey for an S as the M is to big. Anybody else have a similar experience?


Last year I got a large and this year I got a large. Holding them side by side, and wearing them, they are exactly the same size.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:02 am

Forecast for Sunday (Geelong):

15-25 degrees
70% chance of 1-5mm rain
3km/h easterly in the morning growing to 12km/h sou-easterly in the afternoon.

Can we lock this in now please!! 8)
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby skull » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:11 am

Not keen on wet weather. But the temp and wind forecast is good.

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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:28 am

skull wrote:Not keen on wet weather. But the temp and wind forecast is good.

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When elders has a rain forecast like that more often than not it means a possible isolated shower at some point. Im not a fan of rain either, but ill take a light shower or two, particularly if its 20+ degrees. If Mother Nature could be so kind as too centre it over the bay so we can ride around it then all the better. Low winds is nice, that along with a reasonably small swell (Willyweather doesnt have Sunday up yet but it looks to be up a bit on Thu and dropping after that) means less chance of a mate with weak guts getting motion sickness on the ferry. I wouldnt like to be having motion sickness on a ferry that full :lol:
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby snark » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:54 am

The BOM has Sunday's Melbourne forecast as 16C to 27C and partly cloudy (no rain) and winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h.

I like your forecast a lot better :).

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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:07 am

snark wrote:The BOM has Sunday's Melbourne forecast as 16C to 27C and partly cloudy (no rain) and winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h.

I like your forecast a lot better :).

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:shock: :shock:

I thought Elders pulled their data from BOM.... obviously not.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby PBF » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:30 pm

snark wrote:The BOM has Sunday's Melbourne forecast as 16C to 27C and partly cloudy (no rain) and winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h.

I like your forecast a lot better :).

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Yeah this is what my phone app says.

I'm happy to leave it in the hands of the mods on this one though. A wind free day would be great..........or swirling winds that somehow push me the whole way. Pity the anti clockwise folk though.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby racka » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Weatherzone has 27 degrees with a 15kmh SE (9am)- 20kmh S (3pm) wind. As someone doing the 250km anti-clockwise, I'm going to choose to believe this forecast.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby snark » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:04 am

A question for the experienced hands here - is the drop off time chaos? :)

Can you get anywhere near close to the designated drop off zone at Alexandra Ave and Anderson St, or am I better off getting dropped off a bit further away (like Batman Ave or even near Fed Square) and riding to the start zone?

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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby clackers » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:41 am

I've parked in South Yarra in the past, Snark, in the side streets off Domain Road, and ridden to the start.

But this year while I'm recovering from this experience ... ... I'm doing the 100km from Sorrento with my wife, who'll have electric pedal assistance (may come in handy with the northerlies predicted for the day!).


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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby snark » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:59 am

clackers wrote:But this year while I'm recovering from this experience ... ...


Wow... looks like fun...

clackers wrote:I'm doing the 100km from Sorrento with my wife, who'll have electric pedal assistance (may come in handy with the northerlies predicted for the day!).


I assume you'll have a short tow rope hidden away somewhere? :)
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby clackers » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:56 am

snark wrote:
I assume you'll have a short tow rope hidden away somewhere? :)


Like the way you think, Snark!
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby rjk » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:52 am

Min 17 Max 26 A few showers developing.
Melbourne area

Cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.


sounds about perfect for the anti clockwise specially if the wind cahanges about midday
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby Cowcorner » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:00 am

rjk wrote:Min 17 Max 26 A few showers developing.
Melbourne area

Cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.


sounds about perfect for the anti clockwise specially if the wind cahanges about midday


Not so good for those on the 135 however. I'm still kinda hoping for an earlier change - like around 8am (well, I can dream can't I?) :?
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby Dimis » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:07 pm

Cowcorner wrote:
rjk wrote:Min 17 Max 26 A few showers developing.
Melbourne area

Cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.


sounds about perfect for the anti clockwise specially if the wind cahanges about midday


Not so good for those on the 135 however. I'm still kinda hoping for an earlier change - like around 8am (well, I can dream can't I?) :?


This is directly from the weather gurus right...?

Nowhere else in the world can you perform your job so poorly and so inaccurately and still keep it.

I'm sure the forecast was different yesterday, will be different tomorrow and something else altogether on the day :roll:

I'm pretty confident that THEY are indeed incorrect, as I'm booked in for 210km Anti-clockwise, which almost guarantees that the winds will be Southerlies till I hit Queenscliff and then Northerlies from there on. :?
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby Saturnstarzz » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:36 pm

If anyones doing the 100km Melb Frankston Melb.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby racka » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:40 am

Dimis wrote:I'm pretty confident that THEY are indeed incorrect, as I'm booked in for 210km Anti-clockwise, which almost guarantees that the winds will be Southerlies till I hit Queenscliff and then Northerlies from there on. :?


Alright, so when I'm riding into a headwind for 250km then I'll blame you :-)
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby PBF » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:01 am

All I want is a tailwind the whole way around, and possibly for the whole thing to be downhill.

Not too much to ask.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby snark » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:21 am

PBF wrote:All I want is a tailwind the whole way around, and possibly for the whole thing to be downhill.

Not too much to ask.


That's really just too greedy. I'd be quite happy going over the Westgate as long as that's when the tail wind is blowing the hardest...
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby djw47 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:06 pm

I picked up my kit yesterday, I seem to remember there was a number for pinning onto the jersey last year, but nothing this year, is my memory playing up?
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:13 pm

djw47 wrote:I picked up my kit yesterday, I seem to remember there was a number for pinning onto the jersey last year, but nothing this year, is my memory playing up?


You should have got a # plate for the front of your bike (with the RFID timing chips on the back), nothing for your jersey though.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby djw47 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:50 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
djw47 wrote:I picked up my kit yesterday, I seem to remember there was a number for pinning onto the jersey last year, but nothing this year, is my memory playing up?


You should have got a # plate for the front of your bike (with the RFID timing chips on the back), nothing for your jersey though.


Yeah, that's what I got, I could have sworn there was a jersey number too last year, maybe not.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:56 pm

djw47 wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:
djw47 wrote:I picked up my kit yesterday, I seem to remember there was a number for pinning onto the jersey last year, but nothing this year, is my memory playing up?


You should have got a # plate for the front of your bike (with the RFID timing chips on the back), nothing for your jersey though.


Yeah, that's what I got, I could have sworn there was a jersey number too last year, maybe not.


Possibly, I dont know what year they stopped doing the jersey # as I havent done it for a couple of years.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby birdbrain » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:45 pm

New forecast for Sunday: min 17 max 29 Partly cloudy. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening.

Sounds fair enough to me. Maybe a bit of a grind in sections but no rain a definite plus.
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Re: Around the Bay 2013

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:25 am

sounds like there will be a head wind for those of us doing-anti clickwise
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