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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Apple » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:01 pm

trailgumby wrote:Based on how I rode on the weekend, my chances of being fit to make this ride are now slim. I reckon I need at least another 6 to 9 weeks carefully pacing myself to regain enough of the lost endurance and strength to have any confidence to complete it.

Looks like I've lost far more than I expected. I was probably being way optimistic :oops:

Sorry to read that TG, I had Know idea that you have been off the bike, hope your recovery will be quick.

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I wasn't intending to go on the ride, just ride up with Eleri

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Thats fine MIke, you can take the guys for a spin up to akuna and west head, we can meet up for coffee after.


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OK


Good, settled. The guys are having a ride with you, as the girls can then ride at their pace, I have slowed down a lot since my old days, but only for a short time :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby goneriding » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:00 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
Apple wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:I wasn't intending to go on the ride, just ride up with Eleri

Thats fine MIke, you can take the guys for a spin up to akuna and west head, we can meet up for coffee after. :D

OK


I think the correct answer is "Yes, Dear" ;)
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby sogood » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:41 pm

goneriding wrote:I think the correct answer is "Yes, Dear" ;)

Goneriding, I see that you got pulled in for the ride too. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney girls ride

Postby grasshopper » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:26 am

Thought of you lot. From here ...

Why should we and other advocates be focusing on the female rider? Why is it important to get greater support for women’s racing and events? Why should the cycling industry spend more time marketing to women? Why does it matter if women ride bikes?

Women are the greatest influencers of all time. Women like to tell of their experiences, encourage and support one another. Women like to share.

Invite a woman out on a ride and the first thing she will do is ask her friend to come along. Invite two women out for a ride and you’ll have a whole pack.
Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Sydney girls ride

Postby feral grasshopper » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:42 am

grasshopper wrote:Thought of you lot. From here ...

Why should we and other advocates be focusing on the female rider? Why is it important to get greater support for women’s racing and events? Why should the cycling industry spend more time marketing to women? Why does it matter if women ride bikes?

Women are the greatest influencers of all time. Women like to tell of their experiences, encourage and support one another. Women like to share.

Invite a woman out on a ride and the first thing she will do is ask her friend to come along. Invite two women out for a ride and you’ll have a whole pack.
Enjoy the ride.


+ 100! that is sooooooooooooooo right :)
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Schmenz » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:10 am

bahahah yup!
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:44 pm

Two grasshoppers!

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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby trailgumby » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:00 pm

Apple wrote:Sorry to read that TG, I had Know idea that you have been off the bike, hope your recovery will be quick.

Yeah, it was a collarbone. Too fast on a muddy track into a blind corner - the bad judgement trifecta. :roll: :oops:

But not being able to throw a leg over a bike for 8 weeks, and also having to put much of my core stability rehab on hold for the same period of time has compounded the setback.

I'm back on a bike now :D , but when I wrote that I was still recovering from the first full week of giving my lower back and core their first *proper* workout in the gym for many weeks ... which might have made it seem a bigger deal ;) . Have been noticing improvements daily, hoping to do a commute to work next week when the traffic is quiet.
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby feral grasshopper » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:38 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Two grasshoppers!

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scary! :twisted:
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby lovemybike » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:43 pm

Thank you Applefor organising this ride :) :)
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Apple » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:48 pm

lovemybike wrote:Thank you Applefor organising this ride :) :)

It should be fun, Julie, good to see you are feeling better. :D
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Schmenz » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:04 pm

yup, thanks apple!!!

after the amount of sugar i just consumed i shall definitely need it!
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:49 pm

Have a good ride - sounds like a good trip and if it wasn't for not being a women and not being in town - I would be there.

So kind of get the feel that if this goes well - next up is a mixed ride.
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:10 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Have a good ride - sounds like a good trip and if it wasn't for not being a women and not being in town - I would be there.

So kind of get the feel that if this goes well - next up is a mixed ride.


Join me.

It looks like after I've ridden up with Eleri, that I have to scat over to Narrabeen to captain a club ride
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:38 am

Unfortunately not in town on that day... but a January ride would be good.
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby sogood » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:14 am

mikesbytes wrote:It looks like after I've ridden up with Eleri, that I have to scat over to Narrabeen to captain a club ride

Will the times match? Given the similar routes, it's almost worth combining the two rides.
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Eleri » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:36 pm

sogood wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:It looks like after I've ridden up with Eleri, that I have to scat over to Narrabeen to captain a club ride

Will the times match? Given the similar routes, it's almost worth combining the two rides.


Nope I want to hang out with the BNA women - can hang out with the club crowd any day of the week. In fact, I've been doing pretty much that all week.
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:02 pm

Turns out that Lacey is captaining the other ride, so I can do whatever
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Apple » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:31 pm

Eleri wrote:Nope I want to hang out with the BNA women - can hang out with the club crowd any day of the week. In fact, I've been doing pretty much that all week.

You go girl :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Apple » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:56 am

Ok See you girls tomorrow.
bring two bottles of water, something to eat, make sure you have a spare tube and CO2 pump.(optional)
Don't forget money for coffee. :P
See you at St Ives 7am. You may see me riding up Mona Vale Rd with Eleri and Christine Tham on your way to the car park.
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:15 pm

Eleri will be arriving alone, as I'm resting an injury
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Apple » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:17 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Eleri will be arriving alone, as I'm resting an injury

Get better Mike, I did hear that, so maybe next time :D
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Schmenz » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:04 am

i was so excited for today...

i went.. got there early - lapped every carpark i could find... waited... waited... checked the forum.. oh (AT)#$% wrong carpark.. scooted over to the other one... full of men.. men all departed and then no one. :(

i went and did the ride anyway hoping to see the green lotus flowers - but didnt :( ended up running into one of the guys from sea 2 summit on the way back from west head so went with him as i didnt know where the cafe was at church point.

i hope you had a great ride and i will definitely be at the next one - and make sure im at the right carpark next time :( i worked across the road from that carpark for years and never knew it was there!
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Apple » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:30 pm

Sorry you missed it Schmenz,
It was epic. I rode 114km and Eleri must have done about 138km. It was a very long way. Love my bike, feral grasshopper and Christine Tham as well as some of my other friends. We ended up with 4 riders.
Shame you couldn't find us. Never mind maybe next time
I will send you a link to our ride. :D
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Re: Sydney girls Ride

Postby Schmenz » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:44 pm

i was also sad i didnt get to see your sexy jersey!
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