Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby davidk » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:49 pm

So, who is going to ride with Lance Armstrong this Saturday starting at 10am from Wigley Reserve, Glenelg?

http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong/status/25341323716333568
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby DanielS » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:00 pm

I know where to stay away from now!!
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:50 pm

Who?

I'll be there with a couple of thousand of my best mates.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby The Womble » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:04 pm

DanielS wrote:I know where to stay away from now!!

Whens the Floyd Ride on?
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby nutsack » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:57 pm

Nooooooooooooooo

I missed out last year and won't be able to go this year either due to work.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby betterthanwalking » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:19 pm

nutsack wrote:Nooooooooooooooo

I missed out last year and won't be able to go this year either due to work.



I can hear you coughing from here, looks like you are coming down with something? :mrgreen:

I'll be there.

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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby SeanB » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:28 pm

betterthanwalking wrote:
nutsack wrote:Nooooooooooooooo

I missed out last year and won't be able to go this year either due to work.



I can hear you coughing from here, looks like you are coming down with something? :mrgreen:

I'll be there.

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could be your eye too. you can't see yourself coming into work. :lol:
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby limetang » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:11 pm

Missed out last year due to work, will be there this time. Not fussed if I hav e to walk the first 1km! :D
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby liamb » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:21 am

is there a route it follows or is it made up as he rides?, just trying to work out whether I ride down to Glenelg or drive.

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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby Sumichino » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:35 am

Last year the route was over the King St bridge then follow Military Rd/Seaview Rd up to the Bower Rd roundabout near Semaphore and back the same way. I hope he changes it around this year. In any case it will probably be flat and windy.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:09 pm

DanielS wrote:I know where to stay away from now!!


+1

Chaos the day before the RLC I don't need. Have family things to do anyway...
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby davidk » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:13 pm

I didnt go last year, but Im guessing all sorts will flock to this ridie, including many who have no idea how to ride an huge groups - hmm, sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Id hate to be brought down by a 'first timer' a day before the RLC ride.

The chaos up the Expressway on the Amy ride was bad enough!

Ill give it a miss - my my lack of speed, Id never get anywhere near Lance to get a glimpse of him anyway.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby bongo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:36 pm

davidk wrote:I didnt go last year, but Im guessing all sorts will flock to this ridie, including many who have no idea how to ride an huge groups - hmm, sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Id hate to be brought down by a 'first timer' a day before the RLC ride.

The chaos up the Expressway on the Amy ride was bad enough!

Ill give it a miss - my my lack of speed, Id never get anywhere near Lance to get a glimpse of him anyway.


I understand your concern, but isnt this several pro's riding with heaps of "first timers".They seem to be prepared to take the risk with a fair bit at stake. I do agree though and will be happy gorge road and checkers will not be too busy for my saturday morning ride
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby The Bone Ranger » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:02 pm

davidk wrote:Id hate to be brought down by a 'first timer' a day before the RLC ride.


This is the same reason I'll skip it. I'll go for a gentle roll in the afternoon instead.

bongo wrote:I understand your concern, but isnt this several pro's riding with heaps of "first timers".They seem to be prepared to take the risk with a fair bit at stake.


Except the pros will charge to the front of the pack, put the pace on a little to stretch out the group, and stay at the front. Just like the TdF, the safest place for any rider is at the front. No-one can fall in front of them. But in the middle somewhere, keep on your toes.

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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby tim on skin » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:01 pm

i'll be going umm once i do a once over on the bike bloody drive line is out of line need's a clean after being out in rain yesterday still need to chage back
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:08 pm

tim on skin wrote:i'll be going umm once i do a once over on the bike bloody drive line is out of line need's a clean after being out in rain yesterday still need to chage back
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Need some full stops & comma's there too !!!
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby buzz » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:09 pm

There is definitely a need to keep your wits about you if going in lance ride. I remember last year when a female rider had a stack just over the bridge. Went to slow and was to uncoordinated to unclip. She managed to get back up only to stack it again right away! Couldn't help but giggle! There was quite a few below average riders, that gave us a giggle!

Last year a couple of us just stuck together and made sure we were very aware and quick to respond.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby SeanB » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:51 pm

The way some of you are going on, I'd be surprised if you ever rode except when on a stationary trainer. Riding on the road is certainly too dangerous.

TBH I was a 'first timer' at last year's twitter ride. I never felt at risk. Worst case is you may need to ride a bit slower but that's fine - it's not a race, y'know?

Just spin, enjoy and play a part in supporting LA's livestrong message, the flood victims and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Cyclists in every other city would love to have this opportunity.

Having said that, do what you want :)
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby tim on skin » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:18 pm

Just heard on the news that it sounds like the same route as last year.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:47 pm

There'll be a few first timers on RLC too, are people going to stay away from that ride. I'll be there, just got to keep your wits about you, it'll be safer than mixing it with peak hour traffic.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby betterthanwalking » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:07 pm

I saw a couple of clip stacks but no one got taken out as a result. I only started riding 4 months before last years ride. I didn't consider it at all dangerous.
Of course Lance and the pro's will stick to the front, they have a lot more to lose than any of us. Most of my mates will be there and ride the RLC on Sunday too.

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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:02 pm

I didn't do the Twitter ride. As a member of Cancer Voices cycling team we were privileged to ride in to Glenelg from the tour village with Lance and the Radio Shack team. An awesome ride with a police escort all the way down Anzac Hwy. Started with about 100 of us and probably swelled to double that by the time we reached the bay. Hopefully the photos on the phone camera turn out, Lance even wore one of our jerseys on the ride down as a show of respect for our founder although he put a team jersey on for the Twitter ride. a ride that will stay with me for a long time.
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Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby im_no_pro » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:53 pm

SeanB wrote:Cyclists in every other city would love to have this opportunity.


Yup, although a feeling somewhat offset by a quick 40km down to Torquay this morning... Perfect morning for it.
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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:43 pm

Not one of mine. Lance and Ashleigh (founder of CVSA) chat before the ride.

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Re: Lance Armstrong's Saturday Ride

Postby betterthanwalking » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:45 pm

Was a great morning for a ride. :mrgreen:

Someone did go down and there was some bark lost. On the whole a safe ride, lots of hand signals. I didn't see anyone riding like a moron. Plenty of "wrong side of the road" stuff sanctioned by the Police :wink: ie They were there and didn't book anyone.

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