Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby matth » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:03 pm

Does anyone here take part in the group rides Sat mornings from Tailwind Cycles... if so what average speeds do the 2 groups maintain ?
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby SeanB » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:20 pm

I haven't because I've been involved in another sport on saturdays but with the season now finished i was going to check this out.

I remember seeing some flyers posted along the veloway advertising this ride. from memory it stated 27km/h pace. this was a while ago and i think they have started running 2 groups now. Send an email to [email protected] and request to be added to mailing list. They send out a email on the fri afternoon to advise of route etc.

edit: have been out to a couple of rides now and pace is more like 23~25km/h
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby betterthanwalking » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:34 pm

The quick group is still pretty relaxed tbh, the slower one is good for those that are improving their fitness.

The rides are usually around 30-35Ks in 1.5 hours, as Nathan needs to be back to open the shop. I have based the distance on the 10ks each way from my house in Flagstaff and between 50 and 60 total for the morning.

If you go out with the slow group there'd be no issues moving up if you need to. No one gets left behind either!

Tailwind is on facebook too.

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EDIT If you have done nearly 3000ks this year, you won't be fighting to stay in touch with the faster group.
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby matth » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:54 am

Thanks guys... I am in a similar boat... Sat sporting commitments for my son have kept me busy but with a few weeks sport free now I'm interested in more rides.
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby U2adam!!! » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:45 pm

What's stopping me is the early start at 7.30am otherwise I'd be in.

Call me lazy.... Nathan has hinted the same... :D

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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby betterthanwalking » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:30 pm

Tomorrows route to take - expressway track, down to Darlington, on Seacombe Road, through Marino, back through Hallett Cove, up Mount M.F. and back through Lonsdale.

The ride for tomorrow, start time is 7:30 at the shop in Lucas Street.

Might make it out there myself

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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:40 pm

Mount M.F. ?
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby betterthanwalking » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:00 pm

you cannot be sirrus wrote:Mount M.F. ?



I am too polite to put it in full. :oops: I'll find it on google maps for you. Quite steep! :shock:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&sour ... 79,,0,5.34
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby Richard.L » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:13 pm

ive been down one of those rd's/hill on a push scooter once didn't go well :(
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby matth » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:40 pm

betterthanwalking wrote:
you cannot be sirrus wrote:Mount M.F. ?



I am too polite to put it in full. :oops: I'll find it on google maps for you. Quite steep! :shock:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&sour ... 79,,0,5.34


Mount M.F... hmmmmm

What the heck... I'm in :-)
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:14 am

betterthanwalking wrote:
you cannot be sirrus wrote:Mount M.F. ?



I am too polite to put it in full. :oops: I'll find it on google maps for you. Quite steep! :shock:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&sour ... 79,,0,5.34


That's about ten minutes from home, I'll have to have a go at that next week. :twisted:
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby betterthanwalking » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:40 am

Just got in from the ride.

3 punctures, 1 back wheel and a clip stack. 19 riders out today which is a really good turn out. There was a change of route though. We went through Aberfoyle and onto Black Road, up Main Road, down Bains and back to the shop.

Catch you all next time maybe? :)

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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby matth » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:57 am

betterthanwalking wrote:Just got in from the ride.

3 punctures, 1 back wheel and a clip stack. 19 riders out today which is a really good turn out. There was a change of route though. We went through Aberfoyle and onto Black Road, up Main Road, down Bains and back to the shop.

Catch you all next time maybe? :)

Gavin


I really enjoyed it... fantastic ride... I'll be back.\

I was just glad the clip stack wasn't me :-)
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby bionic wombat » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:50 am

matth wrote:
betterthanwalking wrote:
you cannot be sirrus wrote:Mount M.F. ?



I am too polite to put it in full. :oops: I'll find it on google maps for you. Quite steep! :shock:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&sour ... 79,,0,5.34


Mount M.F... hmmmmm

What the heck... I'm in :-)



Yes ! tackled that bitch of a street on yesterday's group ride - what a heart stopper ! Love to know whats the gradient

By the way My name is Rob, I ride that red / black Kona
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby bionic wombat » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:10 am

matth wrote:
betterthanwalking wrote:Just got in from the ride.

3 punctures, 1 back wheel and a clip stack. 19 riders out today which is a really good turn out. There was a change of route though. We went through Aberfoyle and onto Black Road, up Main Road, down Bains and back to the shop.

Catch you all next time maybe? :)

Gavin


I really enjoyed it... fantastic ride... I'll be back.\

I was just glad the clip stack wasn't me :-)


was that me - clip stack ?
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby betterthanwalking » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:11 pm

bionic wombat wrote:
matth wrote:
betterthanwalking wrote:Just got in from the ride.

3 punctures, 1 back wheel and a clip stack. 19 riders out today which is a really good turn out. There was a change of route though. We went through Aberfoyle and onto Black Road, up Main Road, down Bains and back to the shop.

Catch you all next time maybe? :)

Gavin


I really enjoyed it... fantastic ride... I'll be back.\

I was just glad the clip stack wasn't me :-)


was that me - clip stack ?


I believe it was Rob..... :lol: Should have kept quiet about it!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby bionic wombat » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:49 pm

all good Gavin , it was a pisser
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby matth » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:25 pm

How was the ride this morning... after my dismal effort up main Road last week please don't tell me it was reasonably flat :!:
I couldn't make it as I'm still not feeling 100% but am looking forward to getting out riding again soon... yes I know I need to HTFU :-)
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby bionic wombat » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:33 pm

it was a great ride, despite silly me taking a wrong turn straight into main road instead of Black road which ended up the LONG WAY back to the shop - I needed the extra distance for the final grand slam ride of the year - the 200 km ride

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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby betterthanwalking » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:56 pm

That was some error Rob! :mrgreen: I'd have been cursing giving up all that altitude down ShepardsHill Rd. :o

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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby bionic wombat » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:20 pm

great turnout this morning - sunshine was out and brilliant ride
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby Skexis » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:52 pm

bionic wombat wrote:Yes ! tackled that bitch of a street on yesterday's group ride - what a heart stopper ! Love to know whats the gradient

Dunno the percentage bit it's a bugger, that's for sure.
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby bionic wombat » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:55 am

that damned Hill again - getting better every time attacking it !
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby matth » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:09 pm

Have a good ride tomorrow people... I'd love to be there but on top of a Golden Staph infection in my ankle that just cleared up I have now got what the docs suspect is a torn / ruptured ligament in the same ankle. I'm currently playing the waiting game for the swelling to go down before before they decide if I need treatment or leave it to heal naturally.

Fingers crossed the docs are wrong and it will heal quickly :-(
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Re: Group Rides - Tailwind Cycles

Postby matth » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:25 pm

matth wrote:Have a good ride tomorrow people... I'd love to be there but on top of a Golden Staph infection in my ankle that just cleared up I have now got what the docs suspect is a torn / ruptured ligament in the same ankle. I'm currently playing the waiting game for the swelling to go down before before they decide if I need treatment or leave it to heal naturally.

Fingers crossed the docs are wrong and it will heal quickly :-(


Well, I'm out for around 3 months... I had an acute rupture of the Peroneal Retinaculum with an avulsion fracture and both Peroneal tendons were subluxated significantly. I had an operation last night to repair the damage and will now spend 6 weeks with the foot immobilised then rehab starts... 9-10 weeks before I can even think of getting on a bike.

I'm so disappointed :(
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