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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:43 pm
by RobRollin
Another fantastic *cough cough cough* ride by the Wed group. Thanks to PMM for the cap as well! :D :shock:

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:13 pm
by RobRollin
Just waiting on the report from Master6...maybe OurBelovedLeader will have something to say?

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:27 pm
by master6
RobRollin wrote:Just waiting on the report from Master6...maybe OurBelovedLeader will have something to say?


Eleven riders today, ten last week, and Education Dept friends likely to join us in December.
Todays highlights:-
Rob Cumine

Thats it. :D







Nah, got to say it, very good ride by Rob Cumine today. :D
PMM team will be working on plans this week to counter the new boy next week.
Its all fun :D

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:06 pm
by RobRollin
All your plans failed today!! :twisted:

I knew the group would work against me on Water Tower as was indicated by the subtle hints for OurBelovedLeader to attack.

However I learnt that Master6 can sit a wheel and wont come to the front...however I have tactics........I can't use them all in the first few rides :D

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:21 am
by BenevolantDictatorD
Hmmmm. Methinks that the theory that this is not a race is under some threat. Nice ride in a brisk breeze. I thinkthe tactics for next "ride" are pretty simple - put RobRollin on the front for the last 15kms!

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:28 am
by RobRollin
Maybe we should say it is a "cruise ride" and any and all attacks will be nullified by the team of PMM :D

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:34 am
by master6
RobRollin wrote:Maybe we should say it is a "cruise ride" and any and all attacks will be nullified by the tea of PMM :D


Nigel drinks coffee, not tea.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:53 pm
by RobRollin
You want me to buy him a coffee for chasing down the attacks? :shock:

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:54 pm
by master6
RobRollin wrote:You want me to buy him a coffee for chasing down the attacks? :shock:


Learned an interesting lesson here. I was under the impression that you could not edit a comment after it was preserved for posterity in a quote. Obviously not so.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:39 pm
by bazsand
Ride is at 9am I take it

I may be able to make it this week.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:58 pm
by master6
bazsand wrote:Ride is at 9am I take it

I may be able to make it this week.

Yes bazsand. Start in the carpark behind Richmond Bakery at 9.00 am sharp. One of the few cycling events anywhere that start on time. Rod missed it at 9.01am a couple of weeks ago.

Hope you can make it.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:35 am
by Jinger
Ok as soon as I get my first road bike and get up to speed with it (soo keen!). Me and a couple mates might join you if thats ok. We're all young guys (16-18)

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:02 pm
by master6
Jinger wrote:Ok as soon as I get my first road bike and get up to speed with it (soo keen!). Me and a couple mates might join you if thats ok. We're all young guys (16-18)

I'll put in a good word for you with BenevolantDictatorD; I'm sure he will find a spot on the starting grid for you :D Probably up the front :) :)

I dont know what your cycling ability is; PMM sent along a fella of your age, Hugh, and he gave us a caning. Do a few rides to become accustomed to your bike, if this is going top be your first road bike, and make sure that you are comfortable over about 50 km. Our ride is usually 63km, and with the assistance of a bit of drafting, you will handle that Ok. Coffee at the end, and you will get to hear the latest excuses from some of us for lacklustre performance!! :D :D :D :D

Welcome.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:25 pm
by skull
Just be carefull there Jinger, these older blokes are crafty buggers.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:32 pm
by master6
skull wrote:Just be carefull there Jinger, these older blokes are crafty buggers.


I prefer the description "Not very fast, but pretty to watch".

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:02 pm
by BenevolantDictatorD
Hi Jinger. Don't be put off by speed or distance. You don't even have to drink coffee - we have at least one tea drinker, one milk drinker and one Gatorade man. There are any number of excuses that come out every ride why someone can't keep up or they are so strong that they have to ride with one leg. This is a good fun bunch so come along and join the fun. There's a few elegant riders, such as master6, who will pass on many years of cycling experience so there are other side benefits as well.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:36 pm
by Jinger
Cheers guys, I look forward to it. I'll get my bike in about 3 weeks hopefully and maybe start with you guys as soon as the new year comes. I'm always enthusiastic about coffee so just more reason to come along I guess!

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:15 pm
by skull
I would love to join on this ride day to alas the evil corporation I work at won't let me disappear for a wed morning. Hopefully I can go on the one week I get off over Xmas.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:25 am
by RobRollin
Only a few days left.....

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:29 am
by BenevolantDictatorD
Hi all. For those keeping an eye on this thread - the annual "two coffee gentlemen's ride" happens on Wednesday the 28th of December (normal start time of 9:00:00.000am). We will head down to Orford for the first coffee and back to Richmond for the second. There's a couple of undulations each way and the pace is generally slower than normal - but it is holiday time! Distance is 55kms each way.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:40 am
by skull
BenevolantDictatorD wrote:Hi all. For those keeping an eye on this thread - the annual "two coffee gentlemen's ride" happens on Wednesday the 28th of December (normal start time of 9:00:00.000am). We will head down to Orford for the first coffee and back to Richmond for the second. There's a couple of undulations each way and the pace is generally slower than normal - but it is holiday time! Distance is 55kms each way.


BAM I am in on this one. This is during my scheduled 1 week of leave. Which I am lucky to get because my current leave balance is only at 12hrs

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:59 pm
by RobRollin
Sir, I ask that you pace us all the way to Orford, over BustMeGall, Break Me Neck and Charlies.......

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:02 pm
by BenevolantDictatorD
Now that I have set the course and raised expectations that I will lead all the way and push everyone up all the hills, I suppose I should note that I won't be there - off scouting the roads of the North-West with a view to the round Tassie February ride in 2013. I hope your suffering in my absence will be short-lived.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:22 pm
by RobRollin
Well well welll....look who pulls out after talking the ride up.... :shock: :D

Actually Ive pulled the pin, well my work did :evil: :evil: this Wednesday but Im a started for the 7th Dec.

Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:56 am
by bazsand
how far do you usually go on this ride. I was going to come tomorrow.