Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Richard.L » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:50 pm

The 2010 Amy's Ride will be held on Sunday 7th, November 2010

From Bike SA it seems to be the same route along the express way to Mclaren Vale with the same varying distances
100KM / 60KM / 30KM / 25KM

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Amy Gillett Foundation website
http://www.amygillett.org.au/
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:17 am

My motivation for getting on the bike in April was to try and do the 30km ride, Mclaren Vale seemed so far away. I now do the ride to McLaren Vale every Saturday with one of the climbs up Willunga Hill thrown in so my aim now is the 100km ride. That page hasn't been updates since April, I'm hoping that more info will be forthcoming as the ride isn't that far away now. I reckon cycling up the expressway in a big bunch would be awesome.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby bionic wombat » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:32 am

its a great ride - did it last year the 100 km ride and doing it again this year with a personal best time
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:10 am

Looking fwd again this year, and will do 100km. Had to do only 60km loop due to leg op just before ride, but did the 100km the year before.

It's a great ride and is well organised.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Richard.L » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:32 pm

Denis is wanting me to do the 100km i better start climbing some steep hills :|
This year i hope i wont bonk/dehydrate
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:50 pm

good thing there are no steep hills to climb on the route
Willunga isn't steep, just take it at a measured pace.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby MichaelB » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:58 am

Richard.L wrote:Denis is wanting me to do the 100km i better start climbing some steep hills :|
This year i hope i wont bonk/dehydrate


Stop at each stop, drink and fuel up on banana's and take it easy.

Enjoy.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:44 pm

Registrations are now being taken for this ride. Earlier start time to last year which is a good thing IMO.

http://www.bikesa.asn.au/
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Patdys » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:34 pm

Yeah, I prefer the earlier start too. Paid my money. One advantage of 26 hours of overtime this week.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby matth » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:52 pm

Does anyone know what the "Red Aware" jersey looks like... I can't seem to find a link to it on the registration site ?
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:57 pm

matth wrote:Does anyone know what the "Red Aware" jersey looks like... I can't seem to find a link to it on the registration site ?

It's on the web site

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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Richard.L » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:06 am

Better get one size larger this time
dam those elastic bands and skin tight fit(or too small for me :oops: )
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby matth » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:29 pm

you cannot be sirrus wrote:
matth wrote:Does anyone know what the "Red Aware" jersey looks like... I can't seem to find a link to it on the registration site ?

It's on the web site

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I don't know what the issue is... with IE6 (work laptop) & IE8 (home PC) the images don't load on the BikeSA site for this neither do those you provided. They appear OK in Firefox though :roll:
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby alltorque » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:16 pm

what time does it start this year?
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:51 pm

matth wrote:
you cannot be sirrus wrote:
matth wrote:Does anyone know what the "Red Aware" jersey looks like... I can't seem to find a link to it on the registration site ?

It's on the web site

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I don't know what the issue is... with IE6 (work laptop) & IE8 (home PC) the images don't load on the BikeSA site for this neither do those you provided. They appear OK in Firefox though :roll:


Weird. I've been using Google Chrome and no probs, just tried IE and nothing. :?
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:55 pm

alltorque wrote:what time does it start this year?


8-30 at Flinders uni, 9 -00 at O'Halloran Hill.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Another newbie » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:14 am

Did the 60 last year after owning my bike for about a month and a half. I'm thinking about doing the 100 this year. I did the Coast to coast in March and made it... just. So my question is - just how scary is Willunga Hill? How much training will I need for it and will the Crafers ride train me for it?
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Another newbie » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:14 am

Did the 60 last year after owning my bike for about a month and a half. I'm thinking about doing the 100 this year. I did the Coast to coast in March and made it... just. So my question is - just how scary is Willunga Hill? How much training will I need for it and will the Crafers ride train me for it?
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:25 am

Another newbie wrote:Did the 60 last year after owning my bike for about a month and a half. I'm thinking about doing the 100 this year. I did the Coast to coast in March and made it... just. So my question is - just how scary is Willunga Hill? How much training will I need for it and will the Crafers ride train me for it?

I reckon Crafers is tougher than Willunga. I did my first Willunga climb on my flatbar two months ago, filled with fear at what to expect, took e about 20 mins. It was hard work but a great feeling at the top. I've done it three times since, plus a couple of the other climbs that eventually lead to the top of the same hill. It get easier every time, especially when you know what to expect. Did it just under 15mins yesterday which I'm pleased with. It's a good hill and it gets easier towards the top, once you know that you can pace yourself better, just do it.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby BoardRider » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:37 pm

Another newbie wrote:Did the 60 last year after owning my bike for about a month and a half. I'm thinking about doing the 100 this year. I did the Coast to coast in March and made it... just. So my question is - just how scary is Willunga Hill? How much training will I need for it and will the Crafers ride train me for it?


My Wife and I are newbies too. :oops: Started cycling in earnest with Amys Ride last year.We both found Willunga Hill to be easier than the climb up to Mt Lofty via the bike track.I agree you need to go your own pace .Checkers Hill in the TDU this year is a challenge you might want to try first/prepare for .I am not sure but I think Sheoak rd might go close I believe it has a similar 20% incline.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby MichaelB » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:01 am

Willunga is better in some ways than Mt Lofty, even though overall Lofty has a lower gradient. Willunga is constant and a great surface, whilst Lofty has some steep sections that break your rythym and is longer.

Have a look in the Tdu 2011 thread for suggestions for training routes/climbs to prepare for Checkers. However, nothing beats actually riding it prior, so you KNOW what you are in for.

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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Another newbie » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:35 pm

Thanks, Amy's is a certainty this year. I have not made up my mind between riding the TDU next year or doing the Ride Like Crazy or attempting both. Pretty sure I shan't be fit enough for both, and the TDU is not getting great reviews so...
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Patdys » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:16 pm

The gap between the rides is enough for recovery. In fact RLC is great training for TDU.
Yes. Checkers is a cow.
So walk it.
Along with hundreds of others.
There is no shame in failing to climb Checkers.

Fianancially, its an expensive week if you do both though.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby Another newbie » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:22 pm

I'll have to train harder.
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Re: Amy's Ride 2010 (Adeliade)

Postby limetang » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:21 pm

I rode up Old Willunga Hill for the first time today (although i cheated and stopped for some happy snaps!)

Wasnt too bad, but will certainly thin the numbers during Amys Ride!
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