Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

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Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby robHflyte » Tue May 17, 2016 7:15 am

Starting in Parramatta Park riders travel out towards Windsor. The 150 visits Kurrajong, the 200 gets to Springwood, the 300 has you riding a small loop at the back of Lithgow and the 400 is a trek to Bathurst and back.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 17, 2016 7:50 am

Looks good Rob. A link for the lazy http://www.tinyurl.com/2016wingitwest

I am feeling inadequate after Grant White has ridden not one but two 600s so will have to see if I can find some time to get out. Don't think I am ready to step up to a 300 yet & am fairly sure I won't be able to find the time. Bigfriendlyvegan do you have a 150 badge yet ?

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue May 17, 2016 8:38 am

find_bruce wrote:Looks good Rob. A link for the lazy http://www.tinyurl.com/2016wingitwest

I am feeling inadequate after Grant White has ridden not one but two 600s so will have to see if I can find some time to get out. Don't think I am ready to step up to a 300 yet & am fairly sure I won't be able to find the time. Bigfriendlyvegan do you have a 150 badge yet ?


No, and Wing it West is perfect for a 300 attempt, BUT soccer season has sucked up all of my Saturdays, and I'm not happy about it.

Actually, I'm thinking of doing the 150 on a mixed terrain permanent, once soccer has finished.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby robHflyte » Tue May 17, 2016 8:45 am

reports from last years 300km distance riders is that the 300 is particularly hard.
We have 2 riders doing the 400 so far, I'll be on the 200. The way I feel now I might make about 20 of that.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby grantw » Tue May 17, 2016 9:44 am

I did a large part of the 400 route over 3 brevets earlier in the year. I was hors delai on every one, but it was a great long weekend of cycling. Not sure I want to do it in a day though :-)
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby grantw » Tue May 17, 2016 9:47 am

find_bruce wrote:Looks good Rob. A link for the lazy http://www.tinyurl.com/2016wingitwest

I am feeling inadequate after Grant White has ridden not one but two 600s so will have to see if I can find some time to get out. Don't think I am ready to step up to a 300 yet & am fairly sure I won't be able to find the time. Bigfriendlyvegan do you have a 150 badge yet ?


I'm training for a 1200 :-)
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 17, 2016 11:47 am

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Actually, I'm thinking of doing the 150 on a mixed terrain permanent, once soccer has finished.

As there is only one mixed terrain 150km permanent, we will be talking to Rob about Push'n the Wheelbarrow

grantw wrote:I did a large part of the 400 route over 3 brevets earlier in the year. I was hors delai on every one, but it was a great long weekend of cycling. Not sure I want to do it in a day though :-)
That settles it - a day may come when I attempt a 300 or 400, but it is not this day.

grantw wrote:I'm training for a 1200 :-)
You seem to be peaking about 3 years early :wink:

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue May 17, 2016 12:09 pm

find_bruce wrote:
bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Actually, I'm thinking of doing the 150 on a mixed terrain permanent, once soccer has finished.

As there is only one mixed terrain 150km permanent, we will be talking to Rob about Push'n the Wheelbarrow



That's the one. I know you're up for it. I've just got to find a spare Saturday.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby HappyHumber » Tue May 17, 2016 12:54 pm

Slightly OT, but hows the online ride registration trial been going, guys?

I've got a local Ride as RO coming up on the same date here in Perth. Wouldn't mind giving it a go, if the regional Brevet Secretary and the National powers that be are agreeable.
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby grantw » Tue May 17, 2016 1:29 pm

find_bruce wrote:
grantw wrote:I'm training for a 1200 :-)
You seem to be peaking about 3 years early :wink:


Not that one :-)
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby robHflyte » Tue May 17, 2016 1:33 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Slightly OT, but hows the online ride registration trial been going, guys?

I've got a local Ride as RO coming up on the same date here in Perth. Wouldn't mind giving it a go, if the regional Brevet Secretary and the National powers that be are agreeable.


Go for it. It works very well. The RORT creator makes the whole process for a RO much more simple.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby rheicel » Fri May 20, 2016 9:36 pm

BFV and Bruce, 150?
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri May 20, 2016 10:00 pm

rheicel wrote:BFV and Bruce, 150?


Not this one, but after soccer season, yes. August is riding month!

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby rheicel » Fri May 20, 2016 10:35 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
rheicel wrote:BFV and Bruce, 150?


Not this one, but after soccer season, yes. August is riding month!

np, let me know when you are ready :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby find_bruce » Fri May 20, 2016 10:44 pm

rheicel wrote:BFV and Bruce, 150?

I'm a maybe - been crook for what seems like a month so will see how I go with the retro ride on Sunday.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby rheicel » Fri May 20, 2016 10:47 pm

find_bruce wrote:
rheicel wrote:BFV and Bruce, 150?

I'm a maybe - been crook for what seems like a month so will see how I go with the retro ride on Sunday.

I'll be happy to ride with you Bruce. I have not done that sort of distance for a while, so this one will be good!
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby find_bruce » Mon May 23, 2016 6:38 pm

Well I survived 60km on Sunday & have leave pass so am good to go - will flick Rob an entry tonight. Was trying to talk Hergest into joining us, but not sure if I succeeded.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon May 23, 2016 7:54 pm

find_bruce wrote:Well I survived 60km on Sunday & have leave pass so am good to go - will flick Rob an entry tonight. Was trying to talk Hergest into joining us, but not sure if I succeeded.


Good luck guys. I will be thinking off you while watching 7 year olds kick a ball.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby LateStarter » Tue May 24, 2016 6:22 pm

Looking forward to it , see you at the start, was there last Saturday and the cafe seems to be closed?, have to find elsewhere for post ride hydration.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 24, 2016 7:27 pm

Hi Rob, if I have counted my fingers correctly the 150 finishes by 4:30 pm. Does this mean we don't need to comply with the lighting requirements ?

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby biker jk » Tue May 24, 2016 7:57 pm

find_bruce wrote:Hi Rob, if I have counted my fingers correctly the 150 finishes by 4:30 pm. Does this mean we don't need to comply with the lighting requirements ?


But doesn't the ride start at 6.30am and sunrise is at 6.49am, so I would have thought the lighting rules would apply.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby robHflyte » Tue May 24, 2016 8:10 pm

the lighting rules will apply, sorry. I know it is only 19 minutes before sunrise. I've started the 150s later in the past but decided to get everyone away at the same time this year.

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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby queequeg » Wed May 25, 2016 1:39 pm

The road through Hartley Valley near Lithgow is magic. I rode that earlier in the year, but only coming up to the Causeway. The gravel road was a bit tricky as it was covered with piles of loose rocks and dirt, so picking the right line was important.
The climb up to the causeway was a solid 9.5%, but the road surface is horrendous and best descended at a very low speed (unless by come miracle it has been resurfaced).

Sadly, I'm doing the Ken Dinnerville on Sunday, so that rules me out. I will, however, be commencing my long distance training in June/July to build up to the Fitz Challenge in October where I'm aiming to better last year's finishing position of 6th rider home.
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby Hergest » Wed May 25, 2016 7:52 pm

find_bruce wrote:Well I survived 60km on Sunday & have leave pass so am good to go - will flick Rob an entry tonight. Was trying to talk Hergest into joining us, but not sure if I succeeded.


Afraid not, Saturday is booked out already, I shall have to start monitoring this part of the forum as I could have got in earlier. Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Wing It West, 28 May, 2016

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 25, 2016 9:01 pm

Hergest wrote:...I shall have to start monitoring this part of the forum as I could have got in earlier. Enjoy the ride.


As well subscribing to specific threads and whilst it's still relatively low traffic you can actually subscribe to the sub-forum of Audax / Randonneuring; which is what I do myself.

Browse to the forum/subforum page, choose the 'tools' drop down and select 'subscribe forum' I think if all of a sudden we get a rush on of posts, I'd likely unsubscribe but I'm happy enough with the amount of notifications I get for now
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