Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

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Postby Big_Red » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:04 pm

I apologise profusely for opening this particular can of worms ^^^^^ about the abovementioned cycling gear arms race. :lol:
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby munga » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:47 pm

all good fun till someone loses their sense of humour. dimma, modern bikes are more than welcome, but our average speed is in the low/mid 20's. if we were to crack top 500 (1000?) in any riverloop segment, i'd be surprised. it's a social ride, not a training ride. by all means push each other a bit, but don't get antsy about waiting for ppl and who's at the back and who's stopping _again_ to take a whizz, and you'll be fine 8)
realistically, if you're rocking $5k worth of monocoque electronic shifting glory, you're gunna get bored of doing riverloop. hardly bragging rights to beat most of us.
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Postby Dan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:53 pm

I'm more worried about who's on the whizz, myself.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dimma » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:54 pm

Riding is not all about going fast.
Di2 doesn't make me any faster, just means I don't have to get my bike serviced as often.
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Postby munga » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:06 pm

"get my bike serviced"? you lost me there.
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:13 pm

Yea what is a 'serviced'? Can i get a NOS one?
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Postby Wazza » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:53 am

Dimma wrote:Di2 doesn't make me any faster, just means I don't have to get my bike serviced as often.

Oh! So that's how new carbon bikes come into being, a quick trip to the spelling yard for a service. :twisted:
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:10 am

Knowing that its at least five times out of my budget, I'm actually keen to try out EPS. Where to hide the battery in a 28.6 tube, though??
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Postby munga » Fri May 03, 2013 2:21 pm

meeting at 5:30 to ride over to the story bridge by 6am tomorrow, to see off the bridge to bridge boys.
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Postby Big_Red » Fri May 03, 2013 7:52 pm

So, meeting at the Melbourne Hotel in Browning Street still? Damn, i better go to bed now...
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Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Fri May 03, 2013 8:03 pm

Actually about 50m up the road from the Melbourne. 5:30 for 5:31 departure. Pack a beanie.
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Postby jacob_T » Fri May 03, 2013 8:04 pm

Yeah, what's the plan?
I'm gonna try come along.
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Postby munga » Fri May 03, 2013 8:11 pm

that's the plan. sorry for the short notice, but how many times have you seen off a mate who is riding from one capital city to another!?!
either meet us at the story bridge around 6am, or ride over with us from west end at 5:30. we will not be waiting for latecomers* this week.


*by "latecomers", i mean "i will be on time this week" 8)
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Postby jacob_T » Fri May 03, 2013 8:15 pm

Sweet.
Might meet you guys at the story bridge. Where abouts?
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Postby munga » Fri May 03, 2013 8:34 pm

outside All Hallows school on Kemp Place

http://goo.gl/maps/rQi8s

not on the bridge, but the town side of the bridge. all hallows is the big catholic girls school (yeah you know it) in the valley, near the bridge.
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Postby jacob_T » Fri May 03, 2013 8:38 pm

Brilliant. Looking forward to my first Raturday, and apologise in advance for any weird sounds my bicycle makes.
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Postby Big_Red » Sat May 04, 2013 11:01 am

T'was a fun ride today fellas, a real pleasure riding with you all - i ended up doing 72km this morning. Great to see some well maintained older bikes, and it was an interesting change coming into town from my place so early in the day (compared to my work commutes) and using roads i'd not normally dream of using. Looking forwards to the next one, especially given the nice brekky afterwards, that really hit the spot...
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby jacob_T » Sat May 04, 2013 12:02 pm

Yeah fellas, thanks for the ride. A lot of firsts for me: first raturday; first t bone crash/narrow clip stack miss; first morphsuit, first coffee shop owner reprimand. Lot of action in 30 km's.
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Postby Dan » Sat May 04, 2013 12:29 pm

That's 38.2km thank you very much.
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Postby jacob_T » Sat May 04, 2013 4:06 pm

Dan wrote:That's 38.2km thank you very much.

Not if you went straight to the story bridge.
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Postby munga » Sat May 04, 2013 4:18 pm

yeah. guy in the morphsuit upset the cafe proprietor, to the point that when morphy left, mr cawfie came and told us he wasn't welcome back.
"extremely offensive", and "made the other customers uncomfortable", so we either find a new cafe, or the power ranger has to find a new team.

personally, i like the cafe..
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Postby munga » Sat May 04, 2013 4:49 pm

big up's to jacob_T, and Big_Red who both came along for the fisrt time this morning. both of you seemed to enjoy the pace, the food, the coffee, and the company (as did we). hope we see you again next weekend.
special thanks to a certain traffic controller for going back to find me 1 km from the end of the ride. despite the jokes, i appreciate you doubling back to check on us.

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Even though he conveys less than he conceals.
While his virtues we could extol, today his bike control
Earned him local notoriety, Clancy, of `The Trainingwheels'.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Sat May 04, 2013 6:03 pm

jacob_T wrote:
Dan wrote:That's 38.2km thank you very much.

Not if you went straight to the story bridge.


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Postby Dan » Mon May 06, 2013 8:48 am

and now for something completely different - well, slightly...
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