EDIT DATE NOW TUE 30 DEC - Point Hut Crossing to Corin Dam

EDIT DATE NOW TUE 30 DEC - Point Hut Crossing to Corin Dam

Postby psike » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:29 am

If anyone's interested I'm looking at a ride from Point Hut Crossing (starting at the picnic spot reserve) up to Corin Dam on Sat 30 Nov starting at 8am. The Corin Dam road was part of Fitz's Epic, having done the Challenge I'm interested in seeing what I missed out on :) Ride is about 66km return (according to Bikely).
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Postby twizzle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:10 am

Masochist - even the Epic stops at Corin Forest.... :P
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Postby DavidH » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:26 am

Ummm...I could lie and say it's tempting, but I'm not going to :) .

I've only ridden this once, and only as far as Corin Forest, and I recall a long hard slog up followed by an awesome high speed descent.

Enjoy!
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Postby psike » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:21 am

Hrm, maybe I bit off more than I can chew... I only really wanted to do the Epic part, is it possible to ride to the Dam? I guess I should have done a recon drive before I suggested this.... still it's on the internet know so it's a matter of public record. (Damn that dam)

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Postby twizzle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:59 am

Yep - the road runs all the way to the dam. About six or seven k's on from Corin forest.
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Postby psike » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:59 pm

Yep - the road runs all the way to the dam.

No was the correct and desired answer. :wink: Still, I'm doing it unless it rains... so the offer still stands if anyone wants a ride :)

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Postby twizzle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:03 pm

What's your long term average speed/fitness level/climbing rate?

Otherwise known as : are you going to be waiting for me all the time, or (unlikely) am I going to be waiting for you? Don't mind the latter, but I hate holding people up.
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Postby twizzle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:05 pm

Hang on a tick - it's YOU. :)

It's Michael with the bitza Shogun from the Pedal Power ride the other week here :)

Bugger - you'll be waiting for me :(
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Postby psike » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:48 pm

twizzle wrote:Hang on a tick - it's YOU. :)

It's Michael with the bitza Shogun from the Pedal Power ride the other week here :)

Bugger - you'll be waiting for me :(


:lol: It tooks so long to work out... and after I'd commented about the bricks too, I realised who you were after your post about the panniers and the bricks. You were faster up the first hill, and I'm getting a new rear cassette this week which should seriously hamper hill climbing over what I'm used to :(

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Postby twizzle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:28 pm

psike wrote:
twizzle wrote:Hang on a tick - it's YOU. :)

It's Michael with the bitza Shogun from the Pedal Power ride the other week here :)

Bugger - you'll be waiting for me :(


:lol: It tooks so long to work out... and after I'd commented about the bricks too, I realised who you were after your post about the panniers and the bricks. You were faster up the first hill, and I'm getting a new rear cassette this week which should seriously hamper hill climbing over what I'm used to :(


Ah - I completely missed your reply on the other thread :oops:

O.K. - I'll try and be there... family allowing.
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Postby DavidH » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:18 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again...Enjoy!

Give it a go and make sure to let us know how it went. It is a tough climb but the views are spectacular.
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Postby psike » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:26 pm

Damn it's forecast for showers. I aint wet riding... not gonna catch a cold before the Hartley! If the road is wet at 7:30am it's off :(

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Postby twizzle » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:52 am

Yep - looking pretty bleak for the next week. Monday/Tuesday look to be the only good riding days for the next week...

There goes my target for the year :x
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Postby twizzle » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:47 am

Hi psike - forecast is clearing showers early Sat... so it might be dry. But I live northside, so I'm not going to know if it has rained down south.

Should I PM you my mobile no. and you can call me on Sat morning to tell me if it is on??
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Postby psike » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:22 am

Unfortunately / fortunately ride is off for me as I've managed to secure a spot in a Hartley team so on Saturday will be climbing to Charlottes Pass. Only really just got confirmed with a uniform last night.

I didn't get any other responses, if you want to give it a shot another weekend I'll be in, otherwise enjoy the climb :P

Sorry for the last minute notice!

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Postby twizzle » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:21 am

O.K. - good luck!

They have changed the forecast again anyway - showers for Sat now :evil:

Might give it a shot on Sunday.
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Postby twizzle » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:17 am

Well - didn't make it to the dam... and didn't start from Point Hut either. I conned a mate into coming for the ride and we drove to Corin Road for the start. But I did get an upper-body work out after the ride - the power steer belt snapped about 100m from Corin Road, so I had to drive 50km home without power steering :(

But what a blast :) We ended up stopping about 3km past Corin Forest - my reading of the google maps was crap - the dam is about 12km from Corin Forest. Total climbing to the top of the hill is over 500m, and if you make it to the dam wall, it's about another 400m back up to the top.

1:20 to get to Corin Forest (including 6km loop over the other side).... 20 minutes to reach the bottom :twisted:

And : the guy I was riding with is a bit touchy about his climbing ability these days (39-53 with a 12-27 cassette), so I did the whole climb in the 36 ring, never dropped below the 21 cog, and did almost all the climbing in the in the 19 cog. This means I will be able to easily do this ride on my new bike with 39-53/12-25. Also means I will need reinforced panniers to cope with the bricks that people keep on threatening to put in them :(
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Postby psike » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:13 pm

Nice, but now I gotta convince someone else to go climb it with me :(

Mind you the climb up to Charlottes Pass was quite nice too, even with hail, winds, rain and a puncture. Actually it was freaking awesome. Hartley Challenge is a must for any Canberra cyclist!!

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Postby twizzle » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:20 pm

psike wrote:Nice, but now I gotta convince someone else to go climb it with me :(


Mate and I were planning on doing it again on the 14'th, but all the way to the dam this time.

But you might be able to twist my arm for the 6'th, 7'th or 13'th.... but perhaps starting from Corin Road.

Edit: Make that the 7th or the 13'th. 6'th is out. Or people can join us for the 14'th... but it will be a bit slow.
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Tue 30th Dec - morning ride to Corin Dam

Postby psike » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:49 pm

Hi,
anyone up for a morning ride to corin dam? Leave Point Hut Crossing about 7:30/8?

Let me know if interested.

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Postby twizzle » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:21 pm

I am at work :(
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Postby twizzle » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:44 pm

How did you do, Russ?
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Postby psike » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:10 pm

Idiot in the bay dropped a 25kg weight on my finger resulting in a crush fracture... ain't been on the bike since before Xmas :( Hope to get back on this weekend if I can work the brake lever and gears!

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Postby twizzle » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:23 pm

Bay? Please explain...

And - damn, that must have hurt! I'm not free until the weekend of the 10'th/11'th... if you want to try again.
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Postby twizzle » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:35 pm

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