2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby HAKS » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:45 pm

twizzle wrote:
HAKS wrote:Not yet, i havn't got a AU certified helmet. I know the chances are slim they would check but not sure i want to risk it.


It's not a competition, there won't be any helmet checks.


Yeah I know but knowing my luck they would check :P. I need a new one for summer anyway as mine is lacking in the cooling department especially on climbs.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby DarrylH » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:25 pm

I'll be on this Image
Don't know how many peaks I will be doing - 42 small chainwheel is too big for hills as I found out doing the Cotter/Uriara loop on Mon. Daughter was on her TCR Advancved 1 but I still beat her. Will try to get a 39 before the ride.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby twizzle » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:42 pm

39!

I'll be running 34/25. I've done BM in 39/25, but the cadence was way too low.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby psike » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:21 am

twizzle wrote:Go for it, but you won't have a card to be stamped at the top. Watch out for me, I'll be the big guy on the red roadie screaming in terror on the descent because my bike won't slow down. :roll:


and I expect panniers loaded with few house bricks in each for those hill climbs :wink:

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby twizzle » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:45 am

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twizzle wrote:Go for it, but you won't have a card to be stamped at the top. Watch out for me, I'll be the big guy on the red roadie screaming in terror on the descent because my bike won't slow down. :roll:


and I expect panniers loaded with few house bricks in each for those hill climbs :wink:


Haw Haw. No. there will be no panniers. This year.

Last year I did it on the Hybrid and had a pannier that I carried much of my mates gear in, bananas etc. etc.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby DarrylH » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:13 pm

Picked up an old set of Durace cranks with 39 inner at the bike garage sale this morning. Fits my old RX 100 OK. The Pug came with 53/42 and 13-21 so riders in 1990 must have been supermen. Now has 53/39 and 11-27 to make life easier. Did Stromlo this morning on the 42/27 and was on the limit for my legs.
Twizzle - are you riding the Bennett? I bought a SuperSports new in the late seventies (dark blue) - in the early eighties I worked in a bike shop for a little while and the Bennett ended up with Shimano 600 and alloy everything. Might still be around Canberra.

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby twizzle » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:46 pm

The plan is to ride the Bennett. But if it rains, I'll probably skip the event, or take the hybrid and skip the hills. Fingers crossed for good weather at the moment. :)
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby DarrylH » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:23 am

Having paid my money, I was expecting some reply in the mail re this ride. Has anyone received confirmation of entry or do we just turn up on the day to collect the cards ets?

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby psike » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:49 pm

DarrylH wrote:Having paid my money, I was expecting some reply in the mail re this ride. Has anyone received confirmation of entry or do we just turn up on the day to collect the cards ets?

DarrylH


You could try call or e-mail, but I'd suggest just take the receipt with you on the day as proof. You'll need to pickup a wrist band, maps, brevet card etc anyways....

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby DarrylH » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:32 pm

I rang them and yes - just need to turn up on the day.

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby psike » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:57 am

Hmm perhaps they should think about renaming, from Five Peaks to something incorporating wind. I fear the hills won't be the biggest challenge of the day - looks like it will be a great day to be in a bunch!

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby twizzle » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:38 am

I'm out - virus. Swollen throat, blocked ears. :cry:
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby DarrylH » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:07 pm

+1 Twizzle

Ride all winter in Canberra and stay healthy - spend two days in Sydney and pick up some bug.

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Postby Bantam Roosta » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:12 pm

I'm good to go, but by the looks of the weather I'll need more than a can of HTFU to get me out there tomorrow. I will wait and see what is around in the morning.

Sleet and hail is not in my job description.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby HAKS » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:45 pm

Good luck to those that take part. I for one will give it a miss. My main goal was to start doing some climbing and the prospect of doing the 5climbs got me into training mode and I successfully did the 5peaks last fortnight so I'm a happy camper already. The weather forecast just isn't enough to get me out of bed in the morning :P
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby Bantam Roosta » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:45 am

It looks ok... I'm running the gauntlet.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby psike » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:56 am

I'm in, if you see me on the course say hi, cycling with Health Hartley team - health vest over a red wind breaker... I'm cold inside how;s it gonna be in the wind, sleet and light hail???

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby spunkyryan » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:47 am

I decided discretion was the better part of valour and bailed on the event.

The forecast did not look pleasant and it was starting to sprinkle as I headed out so I turned the car around and came home.

Fingers crossed the weather is more pleasant next weekend so I can give the route a go and maybe have a crack at all five peaks.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby psike » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:19 pm

Cold. Wet. Snow flakes falling on Mt Ainslie. Awesome ride though.

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Postby Bantam Roosta » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:37 pm

That was awesome. Nothing like a bit of weather to toughen you up. It was relatively pleasant until I hit Stromlo. From the top of it for about half an hour, I thought I was going to die. It was freezing. My face was numb, my hands were frozen, but I pushed on and it got a bit better after a while. 120km all up.

Glad I did it, absolutely worth it.
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby HAKS » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:38 pm

Well done, went to wash the car (AT) Weston late morning and was glad I wasn't on the bike :P . Rotary Winter Cycle gone for another year :lol:

I hate descending the 5peaks in dry weather so can't imagine what it would have been like today.
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Final stats

Postby Bantam Roosta » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:52 am

Final stats from the ride:
Total ride time - 5:13:20
Total distance - 118.25
Avg speed - 23.65
Max speed - 62.20
Avg cad - 80
Mt Ainslie - 13:37
Black Mt - 14:30 ish
Stromlo - 16:30 ish
Red Hill - 6:52
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Re: Final stats

Postby twizzle » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:57 am

Bantam Roosta wrote:Final stats from the ride:
Total ride time - 5:13:20
Total distance - 118.25
Avg speed - 23.65
Max speed - 62.20
Avg cad - 80
Mt Ainslie - 13:37
Black Mt - 14:30 ish
Stromlo - 16:30 ish
Red Hill - 6:52


Not bad at all, considering the conditions. But must have been fun coming down those mountains in the wet!
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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby psike » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:54 pm

And to top off a great weekend ride - today went to the snow, 2 hrs of snow board lessons then a few hours on the snow and NOW my quads are completely stuffed. Awesome weekend :)

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Re: 2009 Rotary Spring Cycle 27/9/09 (5 Peaks Ride)

Postby ifixbikes » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:22 pm

DarrylH wrote:I'll be on this Image


I really like that, it looks immaculate!
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