The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:48 am

BarryTas wrote:i will ride up the mt with you TODAY after work - 5:30 - 5:45ish

Barry, I could ride part way with you this arvo, meet at Salad Bowl between 5:30-5:45 (leaving from Kingston at about 5:00)
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby BarryTas » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:55 am

thanks marc, but i was only going to go that why to escort up th mt. but if the wind picks up i will do some stickland reps, its safer then the bike track - so i might be there - if not there by 5:45 leave with out me :)
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The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby Axel Brawn » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:08 am

Pre ride coffee and muffin at domes. Getting a few sideways looks for my attire. Great little place!
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby BarryTas » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:15 am

Axel Brawn wrote:Pre ride coffee and muffin at domes. Getting a few sideways looks for my attire. Great little place!



get up that mt :)
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby master6 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:15 am

BarryTas wrote:
Axel Brawn wrote:Pre ride coffee and muffin at domes. Getting a few sideways looks for my attire. Great little place!



get up that mt :)

Post ride coffee at Dome for me tomorrow
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby master6 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:33 pm

Hope you enjoyed your Dome ride today Axel. Pity you had to check out as the coffee session post ride is always enjoyable, and I doubt that any cycling group in Australia has a better club house. Hope to see you here again.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby Axel Brawn » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:38 pm

Thanks Master - was good to get a change of scenery.

Let me know if you guys are every in Vic and I'll take you on some good rides in the hills!
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby RobRollin » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:12 am

Good meeting you and dont forget to Strava and join Road Rage!
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby skull » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:10 pm

I have a couple of weeks leave before getting back into work after a stint O/S. Got real lazy whilst away and cracked an extra 20kgs on. Was hoping to jump on a couple of group rides to ease myself back on the bike.
What is going during the week? Sats I usually do some trails on the mtn bike, and sunday I hope to get back over and race with the vets (well try and keep up) but for the weekdays, since I have them off, I am easy.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby master6 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:26 pm

skull wrote:I have a couple of weeks leave before getting back into work after a stint O/S. Got real lazy whilst away and cracked an extra 20kgs on. Was hoping to jump on a couple of group rides to ease myself back on the bike.
What is going during the week? Sats I usually do some trails on the mtn bike, and sunday I hope to get back over and race with the vets (well try and keep up) but for the weekdays, since I have them off, I am easy.

What about trying the vets Richmond ride each Wednesday, 9am start from behind the Richmond Bakery. An extra 20 kg wont matter; you will be riding with gentlemen!
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby greyhoundtom » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:13 pm

I’m heading to Tassie on the 24th for a couple of weeks and staying with my daughter in Deviot (about 35 minutes out of Launceston by car) and just wanted to know if it is worth bringing my road bike in regard to suitable roads to ride on in that area.

Keep in mind I’m an old guy who’s crap at hill climbing.

Any suggestions about best areas to ride, or any guys I can go for a ride with who wont mind waiting for me at the top of every hill? :oops:

Happy to throw the bike in the car and drive to a suitable area.

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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby novice » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:19 pm

Tom,

There is a Veteran bunch that rides from Longford Monday's, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Usually ride about 70-80 klm and then coffee after.
Longford is about 30 klm south of Launceston and the rides are fairly friendly (no nasty hills).
They leave JJ's bakery punctually at 8.30 am .
Also some good rides on the West Tamar near deviot but has got a few hills.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:02 am

Thank novice, that sounds great even though the distance may test out my current fitness.

As soon as I get organised at my daughters place I will definitely make my way across to Longford
and will see how I go. :D

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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby novice » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:14 pm

I will tell them to keep an eye out for you Tom.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby novice » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:40 pm

Nice to meet Tom last Wednesday and reports from the bunch was that he had a good ride.
Tom was with the bunch again today but the Saturday bunch tend to ride a bit harder. My apologies Tom. The bunch dropped you about 20 klm's out and I had no hope convincing the head strong adrenalin junkies up the front to slow down in the hope you would catch us up. I hope you had company on the ride back to JJ's?
Again I am sorry mate. If you catch the bunch on Monday or Wednesday, I am sure they will take it easy on you.
Hope your wife is feeling much better and you enjoy the rest of your stay in Tassie.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:20 pm

Thanks mate. and certainly no apology necessary.
My biggest problem was only getting 3 hours sleep on the Friday night, and therefore not having enough energy to sustain the required distance and speed.
But hey I loved ryding with you guys, and I'm extremly envious for the great area that you have to ride in!
My wife is over the worst of her illness, but it does mean that I have to head back home ASAP and cut my stay short.
Cheers, and a special thanks to Doug for going out of his way and nursing me back to JJ's Bakery.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby BarryTas » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:58 am

Show Day...long training ride

(AT) 7:30

(AT) The Bike Shop
2/30 Derwent Park Road
Moonah TAS 7009...........easy access point to the Bowen and it's about half way between Skull and I

120-140kms, bring food and money

weather depending
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby BarryTas » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:00 am

does anyone know of any good training ugroup rides, weekdays after work?
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby skull » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:08 pm

I believe (not entirely sure) that there is a thu bunch that leaves from ken self (maybe) I will ask the guys at the next club race if there is a thu bunc, there is also a wed evening one too which holds a few vets riders but again I cannot confirm the details.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby master6 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:26 pm

Barry, can you arrange your flexi days to do the Wednesday ride at Richmond . 9am start from the car park behind the bakery, just outside the Police Station. You do have a clean record?
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby BarryTas » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:38 pm

master6 wrote:Barry, can you arrange your flexi days to do the Wednesday ride at Richmond . 9am start from the car park behind the bakery, just outside the Police Station. You do have a clean record?



no - stuck at work

and yes - can pass a police check
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby BarryTas » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:52 pm

5pm today, cenotaph easy ride
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby skull » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:59 pm

would love to, but I am thrashed.

Struggling to stay awake here, will be getting a bus home early today.
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby BarryTas » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:08 pm

skull wrote:would love to, but I am thrashed.

Struggling to stay awake here, will be getting a bus home early today.


we must be opposites, i am nearly human again.

recover well Skull
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Re: The Tasmanian Find a Ride Thread

Postby doggatas » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:24 pm

Which direction were you heading mate? I would like to drop my bag off at home if you heading out that way. If you are i'll stay at work a little longer and meet u at 5.
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