Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Comedian » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:39 pm

Who would like to give this a nudge? It's free. Just register by Feb 20th. The only downside I can see is it's a 6am start at Landsborough and the trains don't leave that early on the weekend so you'll have to con someone into driving you up there!

http://cycleofgiving.com/ride.html

Here is the ride poster.

http://cycleofgiving.com/pdfs/ride-poster.pdf

1. 6.00am for 6.30am start Landsborough Railway Station to Prince Charles Hospital Riders to maintain speed of 30km/hr for 80km.
2. 6.30am for 7.00am start Grounds opposite Caboolture Railway Station to Prince Charles Hospital Riders to maintain speed of 20 to 25km/hr for 50km.
3. 7.30am for 8.00am start Bray Park State High School to Prince Charles Hospital Riders to maintain speed of 15km/hr for 20km. Brief drink stop for 1 and 2.
4. 8.45am for 9.15am start Whites Street Cricket Ground to Prince Charles Hospital ALL cyclists will assemble here to complete the ride lead by recipients.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Oxford » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:52 pm

Image leave at 2:30am, ride to Landsborough for 6am start. ride course in reverse so if you do not make it in time you just turn around and get on the back. five weeks to get fit. sounds like a plan to me.
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Comedian » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:10 pm

Oxford wrote:Image leave at 2:30am, ride to Landsborough for 6am start. ride course in reverse so if you do not make it in time you just turn around and get on the back. five weeks to get fit. sounds like a plan to me.


LOL... I'll meet you in the carpark :mrgreen:

I guess it's good practice for the Ipswich 100 miler in April which I'm also lining up for :shock:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Jester » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:30 pm

Woo Hoo!! A ride up my way!!

I'm in!!
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby MountGower » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:12 pm

Best of luck with the ride. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be A Script For A Jester's Tear.
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby soc » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:58 pm

I'll register - will have to skive off from the young fella's cricket that day, hope he understands :| . I'll probably do the ride from Caboolture Station - Lansborough at 0600 is far to early, I needs my sleep...
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby mcarrigg » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:07 pm

Just a little bump for this thread.

Im in, just have to organise a rellie to mind me little boy for a few hours!
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby lethoso » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:50 pm

Oxford wrote:Image leave at 2:30am, ride to Landsborough for 6am start. ride course in reverse so if you do not make it in time you just turn around and get on the back. five weeks to get fit. sounds like a plan to me.


are you actually serious on this? I might be up for that if you want a riding buddy :D

e: scratch that, it's soundwave that saturday, I'd like to get some sleep
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby mcarrigg » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:49 pm

Got an email this morning saying I have been drawn in the raffle to get a Jersey. Anyone else get one? I suspect there must be a lot of jerseys as I never win anything!
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Comedian » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:51 pm

mcarrigg wrote:Got an email this morning saying I have been drawn in the raffle to get a Jersey. Anyone else get one? I suspect there must be a lot of jerseys as I never win anything!


Damn... not me. Congratulations! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'll be the dude dressed up as an Assos banana. If you see me say hi. :lol:

So who else is in? I'm told this is a real feel good ride. It's a super good cause and they run it really well. I've just washed the bike to within an inch of it's life and I'm pumped! :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby trickle » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:27 pm

After being on the receiving end the brilliant work of the Docs at Prince Charles and also tissue donation I intend on being there for this ride.

I'm riding up from Kallangur to meet the ride, hopefully in time for the start.
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby grt046 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:16 am

I am doing the Caboolture - Prince Charles section ..... riding up from North Lakes. If I ride home as well it will be 100 K + for the day which is enough for me.

As I didn't score a free jersey I will be an oldie in a Dutton's kit.
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby nitramluap » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:53 am

Comedian wrote:Who would like to give this a nudge? It's free.


See you there, Comedian. I'll look out for the big banana :)

I'll be taking the velomobile but will be riding it to the start line (Caboolture) from home - couldn't be bothered ferrying it with a car and then having to collect the car - I'd rather just ride home from the PCH. That will give me 120km for the day which is enough for my knees. :D I'll be leaving home at 4am to make the registration time. Hopefully there won't be too many drunk drivers around at 4am on a Saturday :shock:

I would have loved to start from Landsborough as the scenery would be splendid. See you when I see you.
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby trickle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:21 am

grt046 wrote:I am doing the Caboolture - Prince Charles section ..... riding up from North Lakes. If I ride home as well it will be 100 K + for the day which is enough for me.

As I didn't score a free jersey I will be an oldie in a Dutton's kit.


I'll be the not so old dude in Dutton's kit!
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby soc » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:55 am

Not going to be able to make it :cry:

Have fun on ride everyone, I'll be there in spirit. If I had a Duttons kit, I'd wear it under my civvies :wink:

Say hi to Jessica Watson for me!
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby mcarrigg » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:09 pm

Ill be riding from Warner to Kallangur to Caboolture aswell...should be in a duttons kit but dont have one yet, so ill be in my Castelli bibs and jersey until I get my ride jersey in which case it will be castelli bibs and Donate life Jersey :P
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Comedian » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:17 pm

Wohoo... survived. It was pretty good fun. We had a bit of a blast early on (I found myself out the front until the shop) but we had to slow down a bit to keep the group together. Only downside was a bit of waiting at various points. Anyway, great cause and great ride. Thanks to the organisers and I wish them well with getting the message out there.

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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby nitramluap » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:26 pm

Comedian wrote:Wohoo... survived. It was pretty good fun. We had a bit of a blast early on (I found myself out the front until the shop) but we had to slow down a bit to keep the group together. Only downside was a bit of waiting at various points. Anyway, great cause and great ride. Thanks to the organisers and I wish them well with getting the message out there.

http://j.mp/ijERtm


Considering the frequent stops, that's a good pace! Ditto to the organisers - well done and I might try the ride from Landsborough next year. The police (in the end) were very helpful directing traffic but they expected us to ride in the gutters a little bit too much - a couple of folks got flats as a result. One of them actually said that 'car drivers are being forced to overtake on double lines...'. Err. OK. :shock:

The ride up to Caboolture in the morning was lovely - watching the sun rise slowly and listening to the birds with the smell of eucalypts (and manure) adding to the ambience.

Great to see you again Comedian. Sorry we couldn't chat for longer but I had to get home for a big lunch followed by a nana-nap :D

Cheers!
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Oxford » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:43 pm

Good to hear it went well. I wanted to do this but my MTB club had an open day at Mt Joyce Escape which is not yet open to the public. Funny I bumped into three mates at the local servo who were on their way up to do this ride as I was leaving for my ride.
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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Comedian » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:27 pm

I went to Landsborough to pick the car up about two and there were a couple of groups just finishing the ride back there. Well done folks!

I believe the organisers were very happy with the turnout... they got 219 or something like that. The biggest ride by far for them. Hopefully next year there will be even more.

It's a great ride.. they put of free food and drinks for everyone.. there are celebs there too. (I was like 5m from Jessica this morning and the wife said hello to her at the finish). And it's free.

It has been a good reminder to talk to my family about this as you can't take your bits with you and I'll talk to the dudes at work too.. if it just gets people to talk it's done it's job. :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cycle of giving ride 26/02/11

Postby Mustang » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:43 pm

Well Done, cycling certainly is instrumental in saving lives. 8)
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