Sydney to Melbourne 1200

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cavebear2
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Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby cavebear2 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:07 am

This starts on Sunday 19th November - I'm starting and hoping to complete this though I realise that it is a big ask of my body. (even though I did have success in the previous edition in 2013)

The route can be seen here:
https://ridewithgps.com/events/42793-2017-sydney-melbourne-1200#routes/26105063/preview

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby robHflyte » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:19 pm

good luck, I hope you have a great ride. I'll be out there, not riding but as a volunteer the whole way down.

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby cavebear2 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:33 pm

Hi Rob,

Thanks in advance for your support!
My wife was going to help with support at Laurel Hill but has injured her wonky knee and can't sit in/drive a hire car from Syd to Melb.

Regards
Perry

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby robHflyte » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:37 pm

I'll be the one with a camera permanently slung over his back or in his hand. Maybe both.

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby hamishm » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:29 am

Good luck Perry! I rode it in 2013. That's enough for one lifetime!

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby kb » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:10 pm

hamishm wrote:Good luck Perry! I rode it in 2013. That's enough for one lifetime!

That ride got me interested. Didn’t figure on a baby after 10 years of half-heartedly trying though... broached the idea of doing it in 2021 and Louisa seemed receptive :-)
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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby LateStarter » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 am

Good luck, see you at Mittagong, keep smiling for Rob.

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby robHflyte » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:54 am

Lol, just ignore me. Enjoy your ride.

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby bagelonabike » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:52 pm

Just read this http://www.theage.com.au/national/polic ... zomlw.html

Horrible news...thoughts to family and friends of this rider.. its sounding like a possible hit and run?

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby hamishm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:05 pm

bagelonabike wrote: its sounding like a possible hit and run?

The article specifically says it's unknown and that is just one possibility.. I don't think it's helpful to speculate.

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne 1200

Postby LateStarter » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:21 pm

For forum members lamenting the lack of posts and the lack of photos checkout the Audax Sydney-Melbourne 1200 photos here https://bluebike.photos/sm12002017 , day 1 & 2 are up with others to follow. Great job Rob. Perhaps Cavebear can give us his commentary on the scenes. The only thing better than looking at great cycling photos is of course being out there doing it, I have a good deal of practice though before I will be doing that ride.

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