Flatlands 50 100 150 200

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Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby robHflyte » Wed May 18, 2016 9:55 am

OK, I'm getting ahead of myself. Here is one for August.
Flatlandsis not as flat as the name implies. When I was pre-riding all these roads, I'd set off from home and most of my memories were of the turf farms out at Windsor, so the ride became flatlands. But then I added bits and made the start in Parramatta. I was initially looking for places I could ride with a low heart rate and still have speed.
The roads are excellent, great for social riding and mostly quiet.
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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby queequeg » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:57 pm

Yep, Cliftonville Rd is gonna hurt. That is all :-)
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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby Hergest » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:58 pm

I reckon I'll give the 200 a go as it looks a great route and Parra Park is a favourite start and end point for me being local.
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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby robHflyte » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:35 pm

it is this weekend, registration still open.

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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby queequeg » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:44 pm

robHflyte wrote:it is this weekend, registration still open.


Was just looking at the map for the 200 option, as I am considering it. At the 166.5km mark, you turn left onto Old Stock Route Rd. Last time I checked this is a No Through Road. Is this a secret bush bash section of the ride?
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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby robHflyte » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:03 pm

thanks for the information

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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby biker jk » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:01 am

Thanks for organising the ride Rob. Nice to ride some different roads. First time up Cliftonville Rd for me. It is a brutal climb, although thankfully, not very long. So much for the "flatlands" with 2,000 metres of climbing. :lol:

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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby queequeg » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:38 pm

biker jk wrote:Thanks for organising the ride Rob. Nice to ride some different roads. First time up Cliftonville Rd for me. It is a brutal climb, although thankfully, not very long. So much for the "flatlands" with 2,000 metres of climbing. :lol:


I did say it was going to be a shock for anyone expecting a flat ride out there :-) Last time I went that way, we descended Cliftonville Rd to River Rd, heading out to Wisemans Ferry. As a joke, a few us started riding back up the hill to meet the stragglers in our group still coming down. As they were on the steepest bit, we called out "Wrong turn, we have to go back to the top!". You should have seen the death stares lol
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Re: Flatlands 50 100 150 200

Postby CXCommuter » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:22 pm

Not too long ago it was dirt also... made for even more fun up and down
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