Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:56 pm

Just Putting it out there... i know its early. Who's up for an Australia day Morning Ride?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Zobee » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:48 pm

Hi all,
I've just moved to Melbourne and am staying in Point Cook for the moment and would be really keen on joining you for the Australia day ride if it goes ahead.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:50 pm

Could be up for an early morning ride on Thursday (got a BBQ later...). More importantly, will any coffee shops be open?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:04 pm

ecosse wrote:Could be up for an early morning ride on Thursday (got a BBQ later...). More importantly, will any coffee shops be open?
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Worst Case Scenario we could always head down to a McCafe?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Zobee wrote:Hi all,
I've just moved to Melbourne and am staying in Point Cook for the moment and would be really keen on joining you for the Australia day ride if it goes ahead.
Cheers


Welcome! if the Thursday ride doesn't eventuate, we'd be happy for you to join us on one of our saturday rides!
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:11 pm

thursday i wil be riding to the bbc (belgian beer cafe..)

So have fun without me. :D
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Ozzie » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:48 pm

Hi boys I'm interstate working this week so wont be out riding again. Looks like I may miss the next 3 or 4 weeks with race or work commitments. Keep up the riding see you all soon. Colin.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby w00dsy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:08 pm

no doubt this has been posted elsewhere on the forums, but as i only really look in this thread, you guys might get a kick out of this. I know there's a few i'm guilty of, especially the snot and spit. I got spat on by a guy i passed not too long ago. He didn't know i was there, i got sprayed.

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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:03 pm

Funny video, sad but true.
Was thinking of heading out on Thursday, try this
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/po ... round-trip
Should be able to get a coffee at Docklands...also checked the westgate punt is running.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Zobee » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:11 am

I'm definitely in for thurs. If you could let me know time and meeting place that would be great. Looking forward to meeting you guys
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby ecosse » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:48 pm

start 8:00am outside Degani`s coffee shop, Point Cook town centre.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Grim » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:57 pm

Hi all, I have been living in Pt Cook for 8 years now and been riding solo mainly out to Anakie/You Yangs and never even thought to look up if there were group rides in the area until recently. Great to see rides being organised, will see about joining in. Cheers
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Cisco » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:10 pm

Sounds good, see you at 8am 8)
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:21 pm

migz05 wrote:
ecosse wrote:Could be up for an early morning ride on Thursday (got a BBQ later...). More importantly, will any coffee shops be open?
Don



Worst Case Scenario we could always head down to a McCafe?
:shock:


Well, gloria jeans is open again after a renovation, I think they are open tomorow.
just a tought. :wink:
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:45 pm

Grim wrote:Hi all, I have been living in Pt Cook for 8 years now and been riding solo mainly out to Anakie/You Yangs and never even thought to look up if there were group rides in the area until recently. Great to see rides being organised, will see about joining in. Cheers


Grim!

be glad for you to join us! Maybe you could even take us on the same route as one of your Solo rides!

BTW im in for an 8am start tomorrow
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Denz » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:29 pm

Count me in, I'll either meet u guys at Point Cook or just catch you along the way.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby migz05 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:28 pm

anyone going out for a ride this saturday?
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:32 pm

migz05 wrote:anyone going out for a ride this saturday?



Yes !
that would be me.. :D

I have made some route alterations.

1; As i dont like the crossing we need to make in spotswood followed by the crappy road conditions, i have made up an alternative.
This way we cross mayor intersections easier, by simply crossing them at the lights.

2; Sanctuarly lakes boulevard is now fully open, wich makes for a nice ride that way.
also if we go onto the bike path at altona beach, we avoid those mayor roads, like point cook road completely.

more info here;
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/co ... -cook-ride .

making the total, just under 60 km. 8)

let me know what you think of my alterations, :wink:
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby Grim » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi all,

Great to meet some of you yesterday for the Aust Day Ride to Docklands, just as a matter of interrest I have mapped out my usual ride to the You Yangs and back ~70km round trip, you can either use the low incline 2-3% 5km approach to the car park for intervals or the climb up to the top of the You Yangs 6% average for a short sharp grind on the legs. I use the ride to the You Yangs as a base ride and either do intervals or do a loop around which adds around another 48km to the trip for the longer ride time when I am a bit fitter.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/point-cook-to-you-yangs

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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Grim wrote:Hi all,

Great to meet some of you yesterday for the Aust Day Ride to Docklands, just as a matter of interrest I have mapped out my usual ride to the You Yangs and back ~70km round trip, you can either use the low incline 2-3% 5km approach to the car park for intervals or the climb up to the top of the You Yangs 6% average for a short sharp grind on the legs. I use the ride to the You Yangs as a base ride and either do intervals or do a loop around which adds around another 48km to the trip for the longer ride time when I am a bit fitter.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/point-cook-to-you-yangs

Regards


Nice ride, but no bakery stop at lara :shock:

this is my preferred youyangs ride, as I dont go back the same way, I make a nice loop.
This way I also include a stop at the bakery with only 8km added.. :wink:

edit; link added. ; http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/youyangs-1
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby w00dsy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:44 pm

migz05 wrote:anyone going out for a ride this saturday?




i'm keen.
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:49 pm

w00dsy wrote:
migz05 wrote:anyone going out for a ride this saturday?

i'm keen.


8 am start outside degani point cook.

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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby theprofessor » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:02 pm

Hey lads. will be there bright and early 8am. see you then
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby w00dsy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:06 am

enjoyable ride today despite the heat towards the end. Pro cycling tip from a non pro cyclist, an energy drink, water and then a milkshake dont play nice in the stomach. It's been an interesting last half hour. Image
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Re: Point Cook (Melb) weekend rides

Postby damhooligan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:23 am

Thanks for the ride guys.. 8)

I do however want to take the opportunity to apologise.
The way I spoke at willy was not nice, and it won't happen again.

That being said, I stil remain with the point I was trying to make.
And would like to discuss it to avoid future misunderstandings.

I look at this ride as a social group ride.
This means we should ride as slow as the slowest rider, if you can't slow down, you might have to consider joining a different group.
For those that have a speedo and are at the front,as a guidline I suggest keeping it at a speed of 30km, as this results in an average of 25km/h, wich suits most riders.
I would like to make this ride appealing for new riders, and we cant do this if half the group is to far ahead, or to far back.
To accomodate the faster ones, we can stil have our sprint session at kororoit creek road.
But it is appreciated that the sections before and after we stay together as a group.

I would like to discuss this here, cause if there are to many people with a different opinion then the above, wich is not a problem.
However, I am not interested in having this being repeated again.

Secondly, I hope you liked the new route, as I personaly tough that went well.
Thoughts on improvement are always welcome.
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