Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby Releng » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:16 pm

It is getting close now, Sallys ride(140K) next weekend and then the imperial century.
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby doggatas » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:51 pm

Anyone from south entering the 140Km Sally's ride?
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby master6 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:25 pm

Gran Fondo? What on earth is this?

http://www.biciveneto.it/granfondo.html

Now I know :D :D :D
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby RobRollin » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:52 am

So due to a cold and feeling pretty flying bicycles ordinary, I'm going to enter into the Gran Fondo. A week out I dont have the strength and losing conditioning to race.
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby BarryTas » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:57 am

pumped

we shall met before the ride to get our pace line sorted

i wonder how long this ride will take?

i can do 120kms solo in 4hrs, 100kms group ride in 3hrs

if we do an easy 30kms per hr then it will take 5.5hrs, so i am thinking 4.75-5hrs :roll: just guessing
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby RobRollin » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:22 pm

I dont really care about time, no need to paceline either it's not a race :D

Sit on a bunch and enjoy the ride.
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby skull » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:59 pm

Barry will meet you at the monkey park start on sat.

Baldy, you have been rather quiet of late are you still around? same same, meet at the monkey park beforehand.
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby RobRollin » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:04 pm

What time?
Where?
Coffee first?
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby skull » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:41 pm

RobRollin wrote:What time?
Where?
Coffee first?

will get to finer details later.

Not sure of lonnie cafe's but bound to be one near by, will get my northern crew to provide me with some intel.
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby iaintas » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:30 pm

RobRollin wrote:I dont really care about time, no need to paceline either it's not a race :D

Sit on a bunch and enjoy the ride.


I agree Barry there isn't much point pace lining in this sort of event, if your into that sort of thing why don't you race properly. :lol:
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby master6 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:16 pm

iaintas wrote:if your into that sort of thing why don't you race properly. :lol:


viewtopic.php?f=20&t=44687


go back to this thread, and you will have completed a circle :D :D :D
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby RobRollin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:23 pm

I think cause we are still waitin for a reply on why Barry doesnt race?
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby master6 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:30 pm

RobRollin wrote:I think cause we are still waitin for a reply on why Barry doesnt race?

Is "Barrybashing" a new sport?

(I've been bustin' to work that new term into a conversation somewhere; must admit I stole it...........from.........Barry! :D
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby master6 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:41 pm

Remember "bikathons", then "funrides", "charityrides", "Group Tours" and now...........Gran (ring the bells) f Fondo.
This has gone from sponsorship of 10 cents a mile (max 10 miles) to a new and blossoming Industry.
Where next?
Will we see non stop permanent Gran Fondos around Tasmania, in fact two of, one clockwise, and one...er..without a clock, and going the other way. Something like a train service, where you get on when the circus comes through your town, and you join in, do your lap of Tassie, and get off when it comes back past your front door?
The mind boggles! :roll: :roll:
Where will this end? :?: :?:
Let yourself dream a bit.

What do you see? :|
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby skull » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:56 pm

hopefully the audax rides start back up again
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby RobRollin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:17 pm

I was told today, 2700 people have registered for the Fondo on Saturday!
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby master6 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:51 pm

master6 wrote:Remember "bikathons", then "funrides", "charityrides", "Group Tours" and now...........Gran (ring the bells) f Fondo.
This has gone from sponsorship of 10 cents a mile (max 10 miles) to a new and blossoming Industry.
Where next?
Will we see non stop permanent Gran Fondos around Tasmania, in fact two of, one clockwise, and one...er..without a clock, and going the other way. Something like a train service, where you get on when the circus comes through your town, and you join in, do your lap of Tassie, and get off when it comes back past your front door?
The mind boggles! :roll: :roll:
Where will this end? :?: :?:
Let yourself dream a bit.

What do you see? :|


RobRollin wrote:I was told today, 2700 people have registered for the Fondo on Saturday!


I rest my case!
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby doggatas » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:29 pm

RobRollin wrote:I was told today, 2700 people have registered for the Fondo on Saturday!


wow... have they capped it? I'd love to enter at the last minute when Friday comes around as a spur of the moment thing!
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby skull » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:00 pm

Do It!
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby RobRollin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:04 pm

I beleive it is capped at 3000 entrants you an still register
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby bazsand » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:17 pm

2700 sounds a lot.
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby doggatas » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:57 pm

2700 is massive!!!!

Got a wedding to go (not mine) to at 5:30 in Hobart, would be touch and go whether i'll make it back in time.
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby master6 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:04 pm

master6 wrote:Gran Fondo? What on earth is this?

http://www.biciveneto.it/granfondo.html

Now I know :D :D :D


2700 is pretty impressive.

Have a look at this link; I think they mentioned 10000!
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby bazsand » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:12 pm

i find it hard to believe, since they only got 600ish to sallys ride.......

If i start at the back, with the staggered starts, I wont leave launceston to about lunch time :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Opperman Gran Fondo-- 160km

Postby skull » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:30 pm

do we even have 2700 people in Tas?
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