TDU BNA Ride

Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby Welsh Dragon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:39 pm

East end of mall- near ??? Any particular shop/ cafe etc ?
What type of route is it ?
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:16 am

Welsh Dragon wrote:East end of mall- near ??? Any particular shop/ cafe etc ?
What type of route is it ?


The route is a climb up Norton Summit Norton Summit then a further shorter climb up Woods Hill Rd (I assume) to Greenhill Rd and a nice descent with awesome views of the city.
Norton summit is about 5.5 km (AT) 5%, a tad steeper on a couple of hairpins but only for a short distance. A group I ride with use the route for their slow/medium riders and everyone manages to getup, stronger riders can attack it if they so desire.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby Welsh Dragon » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:56 pm

After i struggled on menglers, think I won't keep up with you boys tmrw with those hills ! Tried to persuade hubby to go with you as he'd enjoy it but he said its ok so we'll probably go somewhere flatter for me!!
Note to self : practice more hill climbing !
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Welsh Dragon wrote:East end of mall- near ??? Any particular shop/ cafe etc ?
What type of route is it ?


The route is a climb up Norton Summit Norton Summit then a further shorter climb up Woods Hill Rd (I assume) to Greenhill Rd and a nice descent with awesome views of the city.
Norton summit is about 5.5 km (AT) 5%, a tad steeper on a couple of hairpins but only for a short distance. A group I ride with use the route for their slow/medium riders and everyone manages to getup, stronger riders can attack it if they so desire.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:31 pm

It's a lot easier than Menglers and you'll have no trouble keeping up with me.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby RobRollin » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:42 pm

Scott and I are in and see you tomorrow although after the last few days my legs are weary so I wont be competing for any KOMs
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby liamb » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:45 pm

I am there for sure as long as the kids dont have a hissy fit tonight and keep me up till 3am again. Blue Black Orbea Black/yellow Skins Knicks and chinese knock off Cadel Yellow jersey.

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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby boyracer » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:51 pm

7am at the mall. Pfft.
liamb wrote:7am is better for me with 2 very young kids I need a bit of leeway in the morning to assist the wife to get things underway in the am.

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My kids are the only reason i'm up. Though i am burning through a few brownie points ATM....

I'm up for it, see you all tomorrow.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby RobRollin » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:15 am

Thanks for the ride everyone. Great to meet a few new people and in 2013 we will be back
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:28 am

Thanks for organising this Rob, it was a good ride and a nice group. A new cafe for me too, I'll be back there for sure.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby liamb » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:54 am

yep great ride today, great to put some faces to names. Good to have a chat after aswell. We must do this again next TDU and maybe try a flat ride to get some more in from interstate. Very tough on the way home for me though, city to Modbury into a tough head wind. I think I left my energy somewhere near the top of Greenhill road!!!. :o

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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby bosvit » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:22 pm

Great to meet a few BNAers. Good route too, loved those hills, wish we had them in Pt Lincoln :D

Look forward to next year if I can get over for it again.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby Mustang » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:18 am

Quoted at presentations:
37000 people travelled to SA for the TDU. Never seen so many bike boxes at an airport?
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby Daccordi Rider » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:42 am

Thanks all for the ride. The Mrs Daccordi and I enjoyed it. Hope we can do it again.

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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby rustychisel » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:34 am

Yep, good one, all. I was the back-marker (no surprise).

Thanks to Rob for being road captain.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:11 pm

rustychisel wrote:Yep, good one, all. I was the back-marker (no surprise).

Thanks to Rob for being road captain.


Too modest, your descent of Greenhill was a sight to behold, awesome trying to follow you, although passing the red Mitsi was outside my league. I could sense the driver thinking the bikes would slow her down, she got that one wrong :D
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby rustychisel » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:09 am

you cannot be sirrus wrote:
rustychisel wrote:Yep, good one, all. I was the back-marker (no surprise).

Thanks to Rob for being road captain.


Too modest, your descent of Greenhill was a sight to behold, awesome trying to follow you, although passing the red Mitsi was outside my league. I could sense the driver thinking the bikes would slow her down, she got that one wrong :D



Crikey! I thought it was blue. :roll:

What do the red traffic lights mean again?
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby boyracer » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:21 pm

Pale green is what my taxi driver friend calls 'em.

That bl**dy roundabout gets me every time!

Thanks all for a short/sharp ride.
Sorry to tassie GE bloke (Scot?) who must've been a 'wee' bit suprised by my tail out antics at bottom of
Greenhill.
I volunteer to organise a route next year....longer/more D/H!
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby RobRollin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:00 pm

That was Scott from AvantiPlus in Hobart, yep it did give him a little suprise. As you did me as I was about to come around the car and you came around me :shock: :o

I have one photo from the ride, when we were stopped for coffee. Ill upload later. Good to meet you all. It was the second now annual BNA TDU Ride.
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Re: TDU BNA Ride

Postby Welsh Dragon » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:28 pm

Sorry I wussed out!

I will have a lot more riding experience by next year and hubbie and I will gladly join you :-)
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