Western Australia - Perth road ride, Saturday 11/10/08

Postby Aushiker » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:10 pm

G'day

Just a reminder this ride is planned for this Saturday, October 11. We are meeting southern end of the narrows under the narrows bridge in the carpark at 8:00 AM. Plan is then to ride via Cottesloe to Fremantle for coffee etc and then back via whichever route suits the returning riders.

I will be riding in from Fremantle if anyone wants to me up with me for the ride in.

So far myself and Perry are going. Other takers?

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Postby Caelum » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:40 pm

8am is farrrrrrrrr too early for a party animal like me :P


That, and i'm not sure i'd be able to keep pace...
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Postby reeves » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:27 pm

I'm going to try to get the day off work if so will be coming along.What do you think the pace will be?
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Postby Aushiker » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:49 pm

Caelum wrote:8am is farrrrrrrrr too early for a party animal like me :P


That, and i'm not sure i'd be able to keep pace...


Can't help on the 8:00 AM; way to late really for me :-) but with respect to the pace, the pace is the pace of the group. After all it is a social ride.

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:49 pm

reeves wrote:I'm going to try to get the day off work if so will be coming along.What do you think the pace will be?


Great stuff. We set the pace to suit everyone as it is a social ride.

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Postby wilko72 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:03 pm

Wish I could make it guys....The little one starts Gymbaroo this week (waiting to find out what it actually is) and the 8am is a little too late.
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Postby Matty » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:22 pm

I'll be there provided I manage to shake this cold that I've been harbouring for the past week. It just won't go away. I did a grand total of 14km on the bike last week!
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Postby gsxrboy » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:45 am

Just back from MotoGP action at PI, not sure how well I am going to pull up but I will say I am a slow participant at this stage.

*considers returning to sleep*
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Postby HappyHumber » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:13 pm

All my fleet are off the road ATM...

Ricky Ricardo's BB has disintegrated (replacement en route from the US)

Went to true the Cross-check's back wheel only realise about 4 eyelets were cracking away from the rim :shock: Have new hubs to collect from Graeme but new rims & spokes are several pay days away

The XTC's front shocks started bottoming out with only about 3 or 4cm travel on the weekend - back at the store for a warranty job until at least mid next week.

... oh and my Mum is visiting from Bunbury o'er the weekend. :(


excuses excuses, I know....


on a bright note... the proverbial finger has been extracted and the Steamroller is at Quantum Bikes getting a paintjob after sitting stripped in the shed since January.

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Postby cavebear2 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:22 pm

gsxrboy wrote:Just back from MotoGP action at PI, not sure how well I am going to pull up but I will say I am a slow participant at this stage.


I'll be a slow participant too. (maybe 25km/hr avg or less)

So far I make that a definite 3 (Andrew, Perry & gsxrboy) and maybe 2 more (matty, reeves) plus I've sent a pm to toofat.

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Postby Caelum » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:44 pm

What kind of distance is this normally?

Also, if i do go(very big if), you lot will have to be aware that i've never ridden group before. ever.

And i ride a flat-bar :P
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:37 pm

Matty wrote:I'll be there provided I manage to shake this cold that I've been harbouring for the past week. It just won't go away. I did a grand total of 14km on the bike last week!


Hi Matty

How are you feeling? All fired up for Saturday AM? :)

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:41 pm

Caelum wrote:What kind of distance is this normally?

Also, if i do go(very big if), you lot will have to be aware that i've never ridden group before. ever.

And i ride a flat-bar :P


G'day

Just think about the lost opportunities ... the hottie in the night club or a ride with us. What would you rather miss out on? :)

To answer your questions:

(1) Around 50 to 60 km
(2) Not a group ride as such, more a social ride so that is not a big issue anyway
(3) Graeme rides his recumbent so can't see your flat bar being an issue :)

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Postby Caelum » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:56 pm

Oh ok, i didn't know you were letting non-cyclists join you :lol:
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Postby Trent » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:43 pm

I will definitely be coming along! Look forward to it.
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Postby reeves » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:10 pm

I now have the day off so will be there..
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Postby Matty » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:01 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Matty wrote:I'll be there provided I manage to shake this cold that I've been harbouring for the past week. It just won't go away. I did a grand total of 14km on the bike last week!


Hi Matty

How are you feeling? All fired up for Saturday AM? :)

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Hi Andrew,

Wish I was all fired up. Still feeling pretty crook. So still not quite sure, have to see how I am tomorrow. If I'm going to be there I'll be there on time, so don't wait up or anything.
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Postby Caelum » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:11 pm

What time will we be finishing up?

Post ride coffee somewhere normally, or what's the go?


I've gotta be somewhere around noon, so i'm not sure i can fit it all in :|
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Postby Trent » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:30 pm

Sorry for my ignorance...can someone possibly put a little marker on Google maps or something showing the carpark we are meeting at. I want to be certain it is the right one.

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:37 pm

Trent wrote:Sorry for my ignorance...can someone possibly put a little marker on Google maps or something showing the carpark we are meeting at. I want to be certain it is the right one.

Cheers!


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Postby Trent » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:13 am

Thanks for that! See you on Saturday.
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Postby cray- » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:53 am

I'm gonna try my damndest to drag my ass out of bed for this one. Have also invited a dude off the intertubes to join us on his SS steamroller. Not sure if he will make it or not.

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:38 am

Caelum wrote:What time will we be finishing up?

Post ride coffee somewhere normally, or what's the go?


I've gotta be somewhere around noon, so i'm not sure i can fit it all in :|


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Time .... I guess a couple of hours for the full ride with coffee break. Matt do you have an idea?

You can easily bail at Freo or wherever. I ride in from Freo hence I bail after coffee at Freo.

Oh, nearly forgot. Coffee at Freo at L2(?) I think it is called. Bike friendly place anyway.

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:40 am

Matty wrote:Wish I was all fired up. Still feeling pretty crook. So still not quite sure, have to see how I am tomorrow. If I'm going to be there I'll be there on time, so don't wait up or anything.


Bummer. Hope you can make it as was looking forward to seeing the new bike and giving you are work out :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:47 am

G'day

Looking good. I have the following coming or maybe coming:

Andrew (me)
toofat
Perry
Trent
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Caelum if he drag himself away from the blond
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Matty if he gets over the cold and faces up to the challenge :)
+ mates.

Nice numbers.

The planned route is 7:45 AM for 8:00 AM sharp departure from South Perth, over the narrows, then Mounts Bay Road (path if folks not liklie road), through Nedlands (not that hill but), Claremont, over the railway lines, then out to the coast, Cottesloe, Fremantle for coffee and then whatever the returning group wishes to do. My recommendation is the headwinds along the river :) That sound okay?

Oh, there might be a bit of touring through Nedlands if I get lost :)

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