Coast to Coast 2011

Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:08 am

nutsack wrote:
nutsack wrote:Have entered. Have done the full distances of Amy's ride, ride like crazy, tdu this season. Coast to coast looks like big descent once you get to stirling, should be fun. Also my first time doing all of these rides having only started road cycling last March.


Well I'm out. Got doored at 30kph today and wrote off my bmc. Also busted a finger and needed some stitches. Wounds are no big deal but the bike is rooted (multiple frame cracks) and insurance claim will no doubt take ages.

GL to all riding.

Sorry to hear that mate, hope the insurance claim goes well for you and the wounds heal quickly.
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby Ratts » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:14 am

nutsack wrote:
nutsack wrote:Have entered. Have done the full distances of Amy's ride, ride like crazy, tdu this season. Coast to coast looks like big descent once you get to stirling, should be fun. Also my first time doing all of these rides having only started road cycling last March.


Well I'm out. Got doored at 30kph today and wrote off my bmc. Also busted a finger and needed some stitches. Wounds are no big deal but the bike is rooted (multiple frame cracks) and insurance claim will no doubt take ages.

GL to all riding.


Sorry to hear the bad news. Where did this happen?
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby MichaelB » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:12 am

Bugger indeed nutsack. Glad to hear though that you were pretty lucky and suffered minor wounds. Could have ended up like your bike :shock:

Hope you recover quick and that the driver gets what is deserved.

Had a very close call with a bus last night on my ride, and will be reporting it this morning.
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Coast to Coast 2011

Postby nutsack » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:43 pm

Ratts wrote:
nutsack wrote:
nutsack wrote:Have entered. Have done the full distances of Amy's ride, ride like crazy, tdu this season. Coast to coast looks like big descent once you get to stirling, should be fun. Also my first time doing all of these rides having only started road cycling last March.


Well I'm out. Got doored at 30kph today and wrote off my bmc. Also busted a finger and needed some stitches. Wounds are no big deal but the bike is rooted (multiple frame cracks) and insurance claim will no doubt take ages.

GL to all riding.


Sorry to hear the bad news. Where did this happen?


Seaview rd Tennyson, the nice quiet one way rd servicing millionaires row parallel to military road. Taxi was there picking up clients.

I'm having crazy thoughts of buying a replacement bike in time for coast to coast while waiting for the insurance claim.
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby tim on skin » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:46 pm

Well I'm out. Got doored at 30kph today and wrote off my bmc. Also busted a finger and needed some stitches. Wounds are no big deal but the bike is rooted (multiple frame cracks) and insurance claim will no doubt take ages.

GL to all riding.[/quote]

Sorry to hear the bad news. Where did this happen?[/quote]

Seaview rd Tennyson, the nice quiet one way rd servicing millionaires row parallel to military road. Taxi was there picking up clients.

I'm having crazy thoughts of buying a replacement bike in time for coast to coast while waiting for the insurance claim.[/quote]

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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby williamsf1 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:35 pm

looks like I will be up for the 200km round trip!!!!!

who else is doing the city-glenelg-victa city!!!!
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby SeanB » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:04 am

Planning to do glenelg - vh - home (seaford). not sure how i'll go but should be a good ride/day.
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:18 pm

I'm won't know until Saturday before but if I do the ride I'm planning the return trip to Sheidow Park.
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby liamb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:49 pm

Modbury to Glenelg to Victa to Modbury seems like a bit too much of a ride to me So its Glenelg to Victa and a bus ride to Glenelg for me.

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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby 3rdKogCruiser » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:25 am

Looking forward to this ride - have done 2 x Amy's rides & 1 x Ride Like Crazy, with av. speeds around 25 - 27km/h :) . Not wanting to sound desparate, but I would really like to join a small group (6 - 12) of similar ability, to enhance the social aspect of the ride. It just starts to seem a bit pointless getting to the end of 4 - 5 hrs of hard slog and not having anyone to share it with :( . I'm quite familiar with group riding etiquet, but my regular group are not able to make this ride. I'll eventually be picked up by family at VH.
Please send me a PM if able to accomodate 8) .

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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby nutsack » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:08 pm

I am not out of it yet. My body has come up great, did some spin bike on the weekend and the back and legs are fine. The broken finger wont stop me.

Going to try and put an alloy frame bmc sl01 together from some spare parts from the garage in time for Sunday!
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby tim on skin » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:23 pm

3rdKogCruiser wrote:Looking forward to this ride - have done 2 x Amy's rides & 1 x Ride Like Crazy, with av. speeds around 25 - 27km/h :) . Not wanting to sound desparate, but I would really like to join a small group (6 - 12) of similar ability, to enhance the social aspect of the ride. It just starts to seem a bit pointless getting to the end of 4 - 5 hrs of hard slog and not having anyone to share it with :( . I'm quite familiar with group riding etiquet, but my regular group are not able to make this ride. I'll eventually be picked up by family at VH.
Please send me a PM if able to accomodate 8) .

Thanks - Colin :D



Try this dude looking to ride with someone from stirlinghttp://www.adelaidecyclists.com/profile/MickAdams
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby MichaelB » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:29 am

nutsack wrote:I am not out of it yet. My body has come up great, did some spin bike on the weekend and the back and legs are fine. The broken finger wont stop me.

Going to try and put an alloy frame bmc sl01 together from some spare parts from the garage in time for Sunday!



Good to hear.

Hopefully it works and you have a good ride !!!
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby orbeattg » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:45 pm

3rdKogCruiser wrote:Looking forward to this ride - have done 2 x Amy's rides & 1 x Ride Like Crazy, with av. speeds around 25 - 27km/h :) . Not wanting to sound desparate, but I would really like to join a small group (6 - 12) of similar ability, to enhance the social aspect of the ride. It just starts to seem a bit pointless getting to the end of 4 - 5 hrs of hard slog and not having anyone to share it with :( . I'm quite familiar with group riding etiquet, but my regular group are not able to make this ride. I'll eventually be picked up by family at VH.
Please send me a PM if able to accomodate 8) .

Thanks - Colin :D

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As tim on skin said I was looking for someone to ride with from Stirling and was catching the bus back home. Your pace would be about right for me a lot of down hills. was looking to finish in just under 4 hours?. Let me know where you are starting from.
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Coast to Coast 2011

Postby nutsack » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:57 pm

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My finger a few days ago.

I'm all set. Spare bike is ready. Grey bmc alloy frame I bought off these forums last year with ultegra bits.

Can't wait til tomorrow.
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:19 pm

Looks nasty nutsack, good that you are riding. The weather forecast is for moderate north easterlies so it should be a great ride. Can't wait.
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby liamb » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:29 pm

I just got my speed plays fitted yesterday night so If you see a blue and black orbea onix rider having trouble clipping in give me a bit of space :D . Great things for my knees but a real challenge when new to clip into when new. Still great weather and looking foward to it.

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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby bionic wombat » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:41 pm

weather is looking perfect!!! predicting sub 4 hours for alot of us :)
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby SeanB » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:50 pm

bionic wombat wrote:weather is looking perfect!!! predicting sub 4 hours for alot of us :)

rob, is that 'moving time' or total time elapsed??
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby bionic wombat » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:55 pm

Cheeky Bugger Sean :) Moving time of course

Fancy bumping into you today at the finish , Smashed it today - moving time 3 hours 42 minutes with 32 average speed
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby limetang » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:14 pm

Moving time is all that matters of course! :D
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Even after burning all those calories I couldnt bring myself to eat the 2500Kj muffin in the lunch bag!
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby bionic wombat » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:45 pm

Muffin tasted awesome lol

2500kj = approx 597 calories :)
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:32 pm

4h 09m 45s for me, way better than I'd hoped for.
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby limetang » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:15 pm

nutsack wrote:Image

My finger a few days ago.

I'm all set. Spare bike is ready. Grey bmc alloy frame I bought off these forums last year with ultegra bits.

Can't wait til tomorrow.



Thats nasty BTW!
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Re: Coast to Coast 2011

Postby feeltherush » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:19 pm

Awesome day today :D

Slightly less challenging than the MCCT but 10 times more enjoyable. Finished up in 4hrs 7mins at 28.75kph average.

Perfect weather, loved the police escort up cross road, wish I could ride on the freeway up to devils elbow everytime, Adelaide Hills were stunning, tail wind through Kuitpo was awesome (drove hard on that section :twisted:), just as good through to Myponga(ish) and felt strong up the last climb and into the finish.

Apart from the great weather and even better course/scenery I think what made the ride so enjoyable was the perfect number of riders, with 2000 odd its enough to form some good groups and enjoy that but not too many to make drink/food stops and the finish a nightmare. I also think the finish at Victor is a bit nicer than Amy's ride as the McLaren Vale Visitors Centre can be a bit of a dust bowl.

The only one I haven't done now, which seems to get the biggest wraps, is Ride Like Crazy so hopefully next year I can add that one to the palmarès.
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