DOME Bunch

DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Sun May 22, 2011 2:42 pm

Who here is in the dome bunch that rides on saturdays, I saw the bunch just coming up near Granton onto the hwy last sat 21 May, it was bloody huge. That is a massive bunch.

Do you guys get much grief from smoke-boxes with such a large bunch on the roads?

Anyway what distance do you guys ride, I may start riding with you fellas once x-country finished in Oct.

But I will have to draw the line on saying the club house has the best coffee, I will say the second best maybe... :mrgreen:
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby master6 » Sun May 22, 2011 3:15 pm

skull wrote:

But I will have to draw the line on saying the club house has the best coffee, I will say the second best maybe... :mrgreen:


Your taste buds are malfunctioning skull.

Gargle with soap and water for 30 seconds :D
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby master6 » Sun May 22, 2011 3:27 pm

skull,
now that you have your coffee tastes restored :D , your questions:-

Bunch size is fairly modest; about 20

No problems, as team captain requires riders to obey road rules,

Course varies each week, and distance would usually be in the range of 60 to 80 km.

There is a range of abilities, with an emphasis on everybody having an enjoyable and safe ride. Nobody gets left behind; restaging points and head counts ensure everybody comes home happy and with company.

A good ride, with good company.

And very good coffee according to my taste.
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby mcdurdin » Sun May 22, 2011 4:18 pm

It's a good bunch. Scope for hard work on the hills if that's your thing, but as master6 says, no one left behind. I had to leave early yesterday to make a 10:30 appointment in Hobart, just made it! Master6, nice to finally put a handle to a tea cosy!
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Sun May 22, 2011 8:05 pm

What time do you start?

Also is the hard men weather riding or sunny days only?

And I will say they have the best coffees on sat/sun as my regular shop is only open business days. That is as close as I can get - personal conflict otherwise.

Do many from the Dome squad race with the vets?
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby BarryTas » Mon May 23, 2011 8:49 am

8am Dome cafe sandy bay, 40-80kms. route decided on the day or on route. route options for fitness levels and time frames. group size 20-30, last saturday was a very very big group.

Dome does not have the best coffee, oomph does. But he post ride the food platters and chat is great.

some of us meet up pre Dome ride to get some secret miles in

when there is a hill....its on.

you only lead out if you want to.

we have lots of meet points on route
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby BarryTas » Mon May 23, 2011 9:13 am

each week there is discussions about spliting the group before we leave.

group 1, 60 - 80 kms 27-30kms per hr

group 2, 40-60 kms, 24-27kms per hr
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Mon May 23, 2011 9:15 am

cheers Barrytas

Awesome, I will most definitely be coming along once the xcountry season is over, my wife got me onto it last year and I found the running worked wonders for my base fitness. I usually run the xcountry race and then we jump on the mountaion bikes for 3-4 hrs straight after it.

and no not omphh, red bean then villinos, doesn't omphh supply Dome anyway? 8)
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby BarryTas » Mon May 23, 2011 9:22 am

oomph coffee in liverpool st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! having one right now :)
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby master6 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:42 pm

BarryTas wrote:oomph coffee in liverpool st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! having one right now :)


Loyal to the team, my wife and I had coffee at Dome City branch this morning. Not the same without you there! :D :D :D
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby Baldy » Mon May 23, 2011 9:18 pm

Ya bunch of drug addicts!! :mrgreen: Cant you ride your bike without using PED's !!

Coffee is a foul substance, no matter who makes it !!
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby master6 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:06 am

Baldy wrote:Ya bunch of drug addicts!! :mrgreen: Cant you ride your bike without using PED's !!



We ped(al) as fast as we can Baldy :D

What do you peddle? :)
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Tue May 24, 2011 9:08 am

haha baldy must be a chai drinker.
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby Baldy » Tue May 24, 2011 4:07 pm

:lol: :lol:

I peddle uninformed opinions and unsubstantiated speculation!

I take my PED in a red and white can...

I also had to google chai .....nope, just give me plain ol Bushells and Vegemite on toast 8)

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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby master6 » Tue May 24, 2011 6:40 pm

Baldy wrote::lol: :lol:

I peddle uninformed opinions and unsubstantiated speculation!

I take my PED in a red and white can...

I also had to google chai .....nope, just give me plain ol Bushells and Vegemite on toast 8)

Uncouth and unashamed roadie :wink:

I'm with you on the "chai" Baldy. Its not a chain lube after all :D

More chai info here:-

http://www.chai-tea.org/recipes.html
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby BarryTas » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:40 pm

back to DOME

i encourage all local riders to come for a ride. There're three groups

7:15 - pre Dome ride, ride, top of the Bonnet and back
8am - Dome ride
9am - the Gentlemen’s ride at the gentlemen’s pace
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:16 pm

BarryTas wrote:back to DOME

i encourage all local riders to come for a ride. There're three groups

7:15 - pre Dome ride, ride, top of the Bonnet and back
8am - Dome ride
9am - the Gentlemen’s ride at the gentlemen’s pace


what days?
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby BarryTas » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:46 am

oops sorry i forgot to add that, Sayurdays
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby RonK » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:18 am

BarryTas wrote:back to DOME

i encourage all local riders to come for a ride. There're three groups

7:15 - pre Dome ride, ride, top of the Bonnet and back
8am - Dome ride
9am - the Gentlemen’s ride at the gentlemen’s pace


That's a very civilised time to ride I must say. Rides in Brisbane start at 5:30-6:00 am, summer and winter.

So the starting point is Dome where? Sandy Bay?

And what other group rides are there - I have heard about a Ken Self shop ride.

Just gathering info to encourage my wife to make the sea change.
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:37 pm

RonK wrote:That's a very civilised time to ride I must say. Rides in Brisbane start at 5:30-6:00 am, summer and winter.

hmmm, 0530 Hobart winter usually about -5 degrees and at a minimum a layer of frost and in some ares thick ice. At 0600 when I tend to roll out it has warmed up to a barmy -3.
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby BarryTas » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:44 am

RonK wrote:
BarryTas wrote:back to DOME

i encourage all local riders to come for a ride. There're three groups

7:15 - pre Dome ride, ride, top of the Bonnet and back
8am - Dome ride
9am - the Gentlemen’s ride at the gentlemen’s pace


That's a very civilised time to ride I must say. Rides in Brisbane start at 5:30-6:00 am, summer and winter.

So the starting point is Dome where? Sandy Bay?

And what other group rides are there - I have heard about a Ken Self shop ride.

Just gathering info to encourage my wife to make the sea change.



DOME Cafe Sandy Bay

aslo from http://www.stvcc.asn.au/Rides.html

Every Wednesday meet at Richmond Bakery car park at 9am. Suitable for all standards.

Every Wednesday evening meet at Ken Self Ride Centre prepare to leave by 6pm. Ride to Granton and return by the bike track. Medium to fast pace.

Alternate Wednesday ride meet at head of Bike Track 6:00pm - route varies on time of year. Solid training ride with social closure.
Every Monday evening meet at Ken Self Ride Centre. Beginners and Ladies only. Further queries contact the bike shop.
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby m@ » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:37 am

skull wrote:
RonK wrote:That's a very civilised time to ride I must say. Rides in Brisbane start at 5:30-6:00 am, summer and winter.

hmmm, 0530 Hobart winter usually about -5 degrees and at a minimum a layer of frost and in some ares thick ice. At 0600 when I tend to roll out it has warmed up to a barmy -3.

ROTFL, not in Hobart... Ferntree or Mt Nelson maybe.

In Hobart the air temperature rarely drops below zero.
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:06 pm

m@ wrote:In Hobart the air temperature rarely drops below zero.


I am out there at those times. Usually -3 rolling out of home @0600hrs. The Mocury gauge in town on many mornings is at 0 or less up until around 0800hrs during winter.
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby BarryTas » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:25 am

skull wrote:
m@ wrote:In Hobart the air temperature rarely drops below zero.


I am out there at those times. Usually -3 rolling out of home @0600hrs. The Mocury gauge in town on many mornings is at 0 or less up until around 0800hrs during winter.


i have ridden past many a frozen puddle at even mid morning
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Re: DOME Bunch

Postby skull » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:09 pm

BarryTas

Since the xcountry season is over I will be joining the Dome ride.

So I take it be at the Dome cafe by 0715 sat morning to join the pre-Dome ride up the bonnet, then we get back and continue on the 0800 ride?

I will be the guy on the cannondale supersix.
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