Cycle of giving

Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Smithstreet » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:26 pm

Newrider2014 wrote: to unclup


You DO have your work cut out for you!
Not only do you have to remember ALL this stuff, you're a kiwi as well!!! :lol:
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:39 pm

Smithstreet wrote:
Newrider2014 wrote: to unclup


You DO have your work cut out for you!
Not only do you have to remember ALL this stuff, you're a kiwi as well!!! :lol:



Ahhh it's a curse! So no longer can I hide the heritage!

Ps: good detective skills
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby cancan64 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:34 pm

Kiwi... you will breeze it in now

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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:36 pm

cancan64 wrote:Kiwi... you will breeze it in now

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Hoorah!! ( or the breeze will knock me off....lol )
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:11 pm

Only if youre running deep section wheels :P
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:25 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Only if youre running deep section wheels :P



Ahhh I don't even know what that means!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

But it's now past bed time and no chance of getting up to go riding at dawn.. Oh dear. Pray for neon Sunday....
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:41 pm

The deepness of your rims. In some instances with the deeper rims you can literally get blown off your bike with a big enough crosswind.
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby briztoon » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:42 pm

In bed at 11pm, get up at 5am. On the bike by 5:15am. You can still get up at dawn and go riding.
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby cancan64 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Broke a couple of spokes on the rear wheel...can't get it fixed in time for Sunday so just when I thought I was stuck using the commuter my lbs (Rival Bikes in Wynnum) offered a loan wheel....life savers... now hoping for the wind and humidity to drop

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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:19 pm

So guess what, I did a ride today in the new shoes and presto I survived! Now to just make sure the rain stays away for Sunday... Please please if anyone sees me on Sunday make sure I'm going in the right direction!
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:24 pm

"Welcome To Maleny"
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:29 am

Lukeyboy wrote:"Welcome To Maleny"


That's too true... But at least there is a nice icecream shop up there ;)
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:20 pm

Ahhh.. What happens if its raining... Seriously I'm asking because I don't know what happens!
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:30 pm

You get wet! :lol:

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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:49 pm

Really, as in it all still goes ahead regardless of the weather? I'm only asking because I've never done one before and it's been pelting rain here all day... Ha ha ill stand little chance of actually worrying about coming 'uncluped' hahaha
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:33 pm

YEah. It will go a head regardless of if its raining or not. You should be fine. Its the same as driving in the rain. Increase breaking distances, don't follow too close, don't use as much lean angle through the corners etc. When its raining just apply extra caution around roundabouts, metal drain/manhole covers/painted lines, outside and around petrol stations and most importantly keep an extra eye out for traffic.
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:24 pm

Oh lord, it sounds so extreme! I'm about to go to bed now and get the much needed sleep before getting up at the ridiculous time to drive there.... How do you all get there and how do you get home?
I've had no info from the group other then my initial registration email... Feeling a little co fused about the whole process.
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby outnabike » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:02 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
spacehopper wrote:Did it last year. Great ride particularly the first half along the base of the glasshouse mountains.


Not wrong about that. The dark clouds, sunlight, the wet roads, green grass and trees lining both sides made it very enjoyable. Well at least it did for me :P

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Haha. Yeah, I'll be signing up for div 1 this year anyway. 85km or something isn't it? Last year was my first road race so I was taking it easy together with the whole handicap system (I blew that off about 10km in and went solo haha). Might have to climb over Glourious as a warm up and cool down ride :P How are you going race fitness/prep wise? Got any rough ideas of when you might return?


God pic Lukeyboy,
Looks like you found your place among the good riders up the front...... :)
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby cancan64 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:40 pm

I am cycling to Roma st to catch the train and will cycle home from Chermside...3:30 start I think. Will get organised after the rugby is finished on tv

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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:48 pm

Newrider2014 wrote:Oh lord, it sounds so extreme! I'm about to go to bed now and get the much needed sleep before getting up at the ridiculous time to drive there.... How do you all get there and how do you get home?
I've had no info from the group other then my initial registration email... Feeling a little co fused about the whole process.


It's nothing really. You would hardly notice a difference as it becomes second nature/force of habbit.

Depends on where you're starting. Last year I rode to the city (despite Carseldine Station being literally 1.5km away by bike) and caught the free express charter train to the start at Landsborough. It leaves Roma Street in the morning running express to Carseldine to pick up any people that want to park close to the finish before running express to Caboolture to drop off those starting there/pick up any other riders before running express again to Landsborough to drop off everyone for the start there. A couple people that I know will be riding from Brisbane to the start at Caboolture. Bloody cyclists always riding bikes everywhere :P

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The special charter train will depart Roma Street Station at 4.49am. It will depart Carseldine at 5.11am, and depart Caboolture at 5.37am. The train will arrive at Landsborough at 6.08am.


Ride start times
The Landsborough ride will start at approximately 6.45am. Caboolture riders will start at approximately 8am, as the main pack passes. Redcliffe riders will start at approximately 9am, as the main pack passes. Riders are asked to wait at their starting point until the ride is started by an official.


outnabike wrote:God pic Lukeyboy,
Looks like you found your place among the good riders up the front...... :)

Well, at that point I preferred the safety in numbers option as we were approaching that notorious cycle friendly road to Caboolture. After Caboolture the pace was ramped up a tad bit and that pack sorta vanished :P
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:35 pm

Devo... Won't be going after all. Have a sick child in the house and an ex who refuses to help, simply because he knows I've been looking forward to tomorrow... grrr bloody men!!!
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby trailgumby » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:30 pm

You'll be fine. Just stay focussed on keeping on the black stuff and off everything else, and gentle with the bike. A double dose of caution is all you need.

Edit: bugger! :(
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Newrider2014 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:35 pm

Bugger is the word!!
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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:39 am

Feeling sorry for you people do this ride today. The head wind would be a monster. :(

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Re: Cycle of giving

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:17 pm

Doesn't seem that bad outside. It's also a clear blue sky :)
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