lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby leximack » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:18 pm

ok fans of hurt, pain and suffering i plan to do a lower mountains explore on the Monday public holiday coming up. Start time at 7.30am at the Trek Store Rouse Hill Town centre (because i am organising it and live close to there :wink: :lol: ).
Ride will be similiar to this http://connect.garmin.com/activity/137410608
except without the last part going to Prestons. Expect 2500+ of climbing in what will be about a 150-180km ride. Bring your climbing legs. You can bail out qt any point for the time consious (or soft :wink: :lol: ). Climbs will include (but not limited to), bowen mountain, bellbird lookout (think thats what its called, the one at Kurrajong heights), Hawkesbury Lookout, old bathurst road and Glenbrook causeway (both sides). Once back at Penrith you can decide which way you want to go home depending on where you live.
Whoever can ride up Old bathurst road (the last climb and after 2500m climbing) without stopping i will buy them a double cheeseburger and a soft serve cone*
Not a race, but just a good day out climbing every hill we can find. If its wet drizzling, raining etc i wont be there.

Note - i you have never climbed up at least one of these climbs and without stopping or dieing or losing your lunch this is probably not the ride for you.

*prize must be claimed on day of issue :lol:
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby leximack » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:38 pm

if you prefer you can meet at North Richmond (bowen mountain turn off) at approx 8.15-8.20am.
Breakfast at north richmond after coming down the hill ftom Bellbird.
Lunch at either springwood or emu plains.
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby leximack » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:24 pm

would be a shame to not go up lapstone while we're out that way :shock:
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby coops » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:12 pm

I'm interested provided I'm healthy at the time, and Rouse Hill start would be convenient for me. I reserve the right to chicken out if my legs can't handle it though :lol:
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby Chuck » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:54 pm

I hope to be there Donny pending work/family. Spiz was just saying on Strava how much he misses these rides so I'm sure he'll be there with bells on :D
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby eon » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:28 pm

damn !!!! little Cavs birthday. :cry: wouldn't mind another long ride.
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby aeroslave » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:53 pm

Am at Huskisson that weekend! Daymmm! Need to do this!
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby Xplora » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:29 pm

I'll consult the Minister for War, Finance, Propaganda and Administration....
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby Trek_Arty » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:42 pm

Sounds tempting!!... won't be able to do the whole ride but i should be able to come along for the first part... that's unless i can come up with a decent excuse between now & then :D
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby Xplora » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Previous engagement appears to have cleared out... looking good to have a run :)
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby leximack » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:52 pm

Xplora wrote:Previous engagement appears to have cleared out... looking good to have a run :)


cool, looks like a few starters so far :D :D
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby eon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:07 pm

which mountain you hitting first Donny..
I'll likely be at Kurrajong or Bowen early and do a couple of laps.
Prob see you guys there if you guys are hitting them first.
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby leximack » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Bowen first ehly then the one next to it that goes upto the lookout.

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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby TimW » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:10 pm

Donny, i noticed a sign that said backburning on Bowen on Saturday and Sunday, I would imagine it would be completed by Monday however,just a heads up.Tim
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:08 pm

eon wrote:damn !!!! little Cavs birthday. :cry: wouldn't mind another long ride.


as if young Cav knows he's one on Monday. Birthday party Sunday, ride Monday. he'll only hold it against you for the rest of his life if someone tells him, what's the problem :wink: :wink:
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby leximack » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:48 am

No idea whos coming along (hopefully I have some company ;-) ). See you tomorrow morning at 7.30 (rouse hill trek store)

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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby Trek_Arty » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:45 pm

Sorry guys not going to make it, enjoy!
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby coops » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:03 pm

I'm still coming. See you at the start. 8-)
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby Xplora » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:02 pm

Xplora wrote:Previous engagement appears to have cleared out... looking good to have a run :)

Minister of Administration sprung another engagement on me :x Looks like I have to take plan B :(
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby leximack » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:05 pm

We have to atleast do more climbing than sandy and Tim. Cant let the old buggers beat us ;-) ;-) :-D :-D

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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby TimW » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:26 pm

leximack wrote:We have to atleast do more climbing than sandy and Tim. Cant let the old buggers beat us ;-) ;-) :-D :-D

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:roll: :roll: old buggers :shock: :shock: The cheek :twisted: Sandy won't stand for that :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:25 pm

leximack wrote:We have to atleast do more climbing than sandy and Tim. Cant let the old buggers beat us ;-) ;-) :-D :-D

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Should be like a stroll in the park tomorrow. Only 22c forecast, was 34c on Thursday! Wish I could join you but Bundeena gardening calls :(
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby TimW » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:02 pm

Xplora wrote:
Xplora wrote:Previous engagement appears to have cleared out... looking good to have a run :)

Minister of Administration sprung another engagement on me :x Looks like I have to take plan B :(

Finally got to put a name to the face :shock: :mrgreen: on the M7 today bud(forgot your and your mates name :oops: :oops: ) nice going on the century.Tim
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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby coops » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:16 pm

What an awesome day for an awesome ride! Many thanks to Don for setting up the trip, and also for patiently waiting for me at the top of each climb/bottom of each descent.

Some highlights for me...
- Making it up each climb (eventually). I think we even did all the ones Don wanted to do?
- Seeing Don get dive bombed by a magpie when descending from Kurrajong at about 60kph, then getting hit on the back of the helmet by the same bird.
- Appreciating the views from the lookouts more when you've ridden up from the bottom.
- Facing Old Bathurst Rd with 100k+ in the legs. :shock:
- Saying yes to the Lapstone climb after Old Bathurst. :shock:
- Setting some personal-worsts on m7 strava segments in the limp home.
- Most climbing I've done in a ride.
- Longest ride I've done. First metric and imperial century.
- Best post ride shower ever.

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Re: lower mountains ridathon Monday Public Holiday

Postby Xplora » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:21 pm

TimW wrote:
Xplora wrote:
Xplora wrote:Previous engagement appears to have cleared out... looking good to have a run :)

Minister of Administration sprung another engagement on me :x Looks like I have to take plan B :(

Finally got to put a name to the face :shock: :mrgreen: on the M7 today bud(forgot your and your mates name :oops: :oops: ) nice going on the century.Tim

No worries at all Tim. GoogleMaps screwed me on the century... 96.4kms door to door :x :x :x :x :x
Made it up by riding my son and a friend's boy to the park, 45kgs on the back of the MTB in the trailer. Ironically I nearly blew the knee out on the final two climbs with the trailer, even with a 26/34 low gear :shock:

But despite running one of the trailer tyres flat, I got my ton 8)

Just as importantly, was good to have a chat out on the road. I had you pegged for a completely different bloke too! (First time I've ever thought that recognisable kit is a good idea, we blew a few blokes into the weeds... you were a lot tougher to catch :oops: )

(Anonymity online is an illusion if you actually expect to use it to get to know people!!!!)
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