Gold Coast Retro Ride

Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Mon May 13, 2013 1:23 pm

The next Gold Coast Retro Ride is on Saturday 1st June. We will be leaving Tugun at 7.00am and heading to Kingscliff in NSW for coffee and banana bread (yum) The ride is a total of about 40kms with average grades of about 4%. My 10 year old grandson rides with me to Kingscliff so no excuses. There is one section off about 500 metres for the hill sprinters to have a race (Wal and Munga take note) and some good downhills to see "how fast she goes". I will give Currumbin Valley a miss until it warms up a bit because it is 2 degrees up the valley most mornings now.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Sat May 25, 2013 3:08 pm

Gold Coast Retro Ride next Saturday 1st June. Read previous post for details. Please let me know if you are coming.

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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby Retro man » Wed May 29, 2013 1:32 pm

Weathers looking good!
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:05 pm

Weather was great, great group of guys and six bikes. Malvern Star, Chesini, Tamara, Shogun, Gitane, Raliegh.
Next ride sixth July. Thanks to Wal for coming down from Brissy on his funny bike.

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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:33 pm

Gold Coast Retro Ride on again this Saturday the 6th July. Starting outside Storm Cycles on Golden Four Drive Tugun at 7.00am. WE may ride north to Broadbeach for coffee and back or south to Banora Point up a hill and back to Cooly for coffee. All steel frame bikes welcome. Wal says he's not coming so it will be a little quiet. Any questions ring Rob on 0413749929.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby Wazza » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:40 am

Hope you had a good morning this morning Rob as it was absolutely glorious on the riverloop in Brissy.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby Retro man » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:59 am

Anyone ride?
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby Retro man » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:10 pm

I spose that is no!
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby redrover3 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:45 am

I'm interested in coming down on the 3rd July if there's a ride on Harcs.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby Retro man » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:31 am

Hi Tony
I don't think I have anything on on that date at this stage. If your keen to come down I'll ride with you.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby redrover3 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:10 pm

See what we can arrange as it gets closer hey?
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby redrover3 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:51 pm

3rd August, I should have said. :oops:
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:42 pm

Sorry guys I have been interstate and neglecting my duties. The Gold Coast Ride on the 6th July was supported by two quality riders. Unfortunately the Storm crew had the flu and did not ride. My son had been holed up with his kids for weeks and wanted to do a 100km ride so went on his modern Great weather great ride. So it was Geoff Courtney and myself that braved the Gold Coast Winter, 25 degrees clear blue skies. Thanks Geoff. The next ride is on the 3rd August starting from Storm Cycles on Golden Four Drive.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:00 pm

Gold Coast retro Ride on this coming Saturday the 3rd August starting Storm Cycles Shop on Golden Four Drive Tugun at 7.00am. We will probably try the Currumbin Valley ride to the Rock Pools and back having coffee at a shop at Throwers Bridge. All steel framed bikes welcome and anyone else interested in steel frames. For the Brisbane boys its a lot warmer down here than Brissy at 7.00am.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:56 pm

My dad has 2 VWs, one is a superbug and the other I think is an oval window, it has the Wolfsburg badge on the bonnet. Both pretty much wrecks sadly.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby munga » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:04 am

you should find him a corolla and take custody of the bugs.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:26 am

He has a camry actually, neither of the bugs has been driven (or driveable) for at least 20 years. WAY beyond my ability/willingness to try and restore.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby redrover3 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Any provision for those into old minis and Landrovers? Might have to sit at a separate table at the coffee shop :(
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby Retro man » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:46 pm

I have a 56 vw but I love BMC minis and Landys as well so I'll talk to ya!
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby munga » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:31 pm

lachy you'd be surprised how easy volleywobbles are to work on.
i used to have a 56 oval, and a clubman gt, so maybe i should be sitting at both tables.
unfortunately both of those cars were pre-digital, so no photos. i had real photos, but lost them in a flood.
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:35 pm

Hey guys, this is a bike forum, not a VW appreciation society. Hope to see you on the coast Munga. Might ride my son's shocking orange Shogun. Does not qualify as Retro because the shifters are on the stem.

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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby harcs » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:55 pm

Thankyou to all the Brisbane guys who made the effort to drive down to the Gold Coast on what turned out to be a beautiful Gold Coast winter day. The ride up the Currumbin Valley was very brisk for an old guy like me but when Wal had a flat on his new Benneto, it gave me time to relax and get my breath back. Other than Terry and I all the other guys ride to work at least three days a week which makes a hell of a difference to a Saturday only rider or in Terry's case a Gold Coast Retro Ride only. Terry has a bad left knee so for the next three days after a ride he is walking around with an ice pack on his knee. Of course this is not helped when Rob White takes off after this poor modern rider who passed our group. Three other guys took up the challenge, Terry, Wal, and Gary to run him down and they just did that. When the rest of us caught up it was like being greeting by a group of dogs who had just found a ball. They were all over us with how they had showed him that "steel is best". Coffee on the banks of Currumbin Creek finished off a great ride, although a little short. I would like some feedback on how far you would like to ride. We can cover from 25kms to 80kms in a relatively easy ride. Or we can have a little more challenging, such as a 2 klm hill of average 6%.(that one's for Wal)
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Re: Gold Coast Retro Ride

Postby munga » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:04 am

harcs, if any of your southern companions are looking for a retro ride, I'm selling my 1988 Repco Vertex team bike.
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