Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Robdog » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:03 pm

So I thought maybe we could have a bit of a shindig over the long weekend for members (and partners/friends/family etc.) involving a BBQ and Ride (either or both), and possibly integrate the Hot Air Balloon event in there somewhere too.

What I'm after is some expressions of interest, and suggestions for time/place/distance/route are more than welcome

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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby ifixbikes » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:22 pm

Why not join the 7-800 others and do the big canberra ride? which also is running along side the balloon festival.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Robdog » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:09 pm

Because I had no idea it was on :oops:
I thought that it would be a good opportunity to meet and greet other members of the forum as well, plus I've already had a brief discussion with a couple members who think Saturday is the go, which also leaves you free to do both in the weekend if you so choose
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Robdog » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:43 pm

So is anyone interested at all?
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby rockviewau » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:14 pm

what sort of distance are you talking about??

as a nsw worker, i dont have the monday off :( and it is looked upon badly if we dont turn up, which is annoying as i wanted to do the ride.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby HAKS » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:38 pm

Sat works for me for a ride. Sunday am busy and Mon likely hungover :P
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Robdog » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:49 pm

I was thinking a longish ride (50k+), but I'm open to suggestions, and we could organise shorter rides along the same route with meetings at certain points if we needed to.
The BBR is only 20k's and looks like a very social pace. I think I'll be giving it a miss at 30 bux a head too.
I'd like to try and cater for everyone's needs if possible but if there isn't much interest, It'd probably be better to just sort out some smaller rides among ourselves.

How about I say please post your preferred day, time and ride length
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Robdog » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:07 pm

So ATM its Me, HAKS and Rockview for Saturday. Anyone else? Other days? Just a Barbie? Just a ride?
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby HAKS » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:55 am

Robdog wrote:So ATM its Me, HAKS and Rockview for Saturday. Anyone else? Other days? Just a Barbie? Just a ride?


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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Bantam Roosta » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:11 am

Would love to join you, but I'm still away.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby yyeric » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:16 pm

How about 3 peaks to celebrate Canberra Day?
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby FXST01 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:00 pm

I like the sound of the BBQ better than a ride :D mmmmmmm BBQ
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby rockviewau » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:41 pm

well if we go riding, you can cook the bbq and have it ready for us???

sounds fair :P
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Fletcher » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:11 pm

I'd be up for it, but may be going to Sydney on Saturday to um, buy a bike.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby Robdog » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:54 pm

Hey everyone, I feel a bit bad after pushing this so much, but I'm afraid I have a bowls commitment on the weekend, so I won't be able to make it. Hope you all have a good time if you choose to go ahead
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby cp123 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:54 am

I've recruited a 12 yo nephew to come on the PP big canberra ride. He can't wait! :P I hope he enjoys himself.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby mrgolf » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:23 pm

Will be doing the Big Ride on Monday with my 1yo and partner. If you see someone on a Merida MTB with Conti CityContact slicks with a copper coloured Chariot CX1 trailer on the back, thats me. Say Hi! Should be a nice ride, just wish it were a little longer. Travelling there and back from Watson should add a few k's.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby mrgolf » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:59 am

Big Canberra Bike Ride wasnt so big in this weather. Still good though. 48kms total for us. Bikes are a mess, taking the rest of the day off.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby ifixbikes » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:46 am

any idea on how many riders the big ride got?
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby twizzle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:00 am

Saw some stuff on the news last night saying something like 800 pre-reg and 1500 on the day (total or registrations??). But the news footage never showed more than about ten riders at a time - gave me the impression that they news people forgot to turn up and took some shots of the tail end stragglers or something. Can't find any news/press release info... almost like a non-event. Go figure...
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby ifixbikes » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:08 am

I doubt it would of been 1500, maybe 150. Last year on a beautiful warm sunny morning they had about 700 riders. I know they have been trying to crack 1000 riders over the last couple of years, but from what I have heard they have never reached 800.
It would be good if they put up actual stats on the website, as well as the online form that was "coming soon", but never did.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby ifixbikes » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:11 am

According to the side there was 850 registered entrants.

http://www.clubsonline.com.au/news/inde ... 9320108844
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby cp123 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:11 am

I saw the news on Win. The story showed about half a dozen people rolling out of the start - maybe they were the late wave. we didn't get clear of the pack until about the carillion. Mr 12 made it the whole way on his 24 inch jobbie and was stoked. And soaked. :lol:
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby twizzle » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:21 am

ifixbikes wrote:I doubt it would of been 1500, maybe 150. Last year on a beautiful warm sunny morning they had about 700 riders. I know they have been trying to crack 1000 riders over the last couple of years, but from what I have heard they have never reached 800.
It would be good if they put up actual stats on the website, as well as the online form that was "coming soon", but never did.


Yep - I was pretty surprised when I thought he said 1500. Mind you, the evil twins were being quite noisy at the time.
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Re: Canberra Day weekend BBQ/Ride

Postby mrgolf » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:21 pm

It was a lot different to what I expected. Especially numbers wise. Seemed to only be about 2-300 people starting at 8:15. And even then, prolly only about 50 odd actually started riding at the off. I didnt see it on ABC news, assuming it wasnt big enough to be news worthy.
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