Sydney Ride Festival 2012

Sydney Ride Festival 2012

Postby Dean Whittle » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:28 pm

For those interested the Sydney Rides Festival events calendar is up at , there seems to be some interesting stuff on.

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Re: Sydney Ride Festival 2012

Postby juggs » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:13 pm

a question from a novice
the wife has booked herself and i in for the 50km classic cycle ride from north sydney to homebush
im only new to riding the road bike with clipins and manage ok, im not a speed demon but do a 20-30km ride every 3-4 days at about 24km/h

my question is with so many people am i better off taking the mtb?
easier breaking position and ability to dodge jump obstacles, small children dogs cats drunks in the city etc

from the photos it looks pretty crowded and would hate to amuse others by falling over
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Re: Sydney Ride Festival 2012

Postby markusm » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:02 pm

I wouldn't.

The first 45 mins or so can be slow and crowded but when it spreads out shortly afterwards you'd wish you had the road bike
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Re: Sydney Ride Festival 2012

Postby juggs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:12 am

thanks for that
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Re: Sydney Ride Festival 2012

Postby Sydguy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:11 pm

Road bike will be fine, last year they released the Spring Cycle in waves. There were still choke points but it is a more social fun ride than an express A to B ride. Use the choke points to chat and find out about all the wierd and wonderful bikes around you.

The route is a little different this year - should be awesome.

If you are at all free for the afternoon check out the real action, the kids races! These little demons are on everything from BMX to mini TT bikes and zip around the same course as the adults - great spectacle and they love getting cheered on!

If you don't have a 'dog' in the race sheer on the LACC riders (black & gold).

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Re: Sydney Ride Festival 2012

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:40 am

At the end of the ride, at SOP, there will be a great criterium carnival run by LACC. The course is different from last year and won't interfere with pedestrians, like last year's one did. The hand cycles will also be racing. Well worth a look.
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