jimsheedy wrote:You'll be fine. It's just a suburb of Sydney. Its not grand theft auto.
says the guy from the Nthn Beaches . . . .
Plus, most derros, regardless of where you are, aren't up at that time of the morning.
2011 Giant Defy 1
I'll be starting about 7, despite my 6:30 time slip. I'm always late to Gong Ride starts for some reason...
If you see a tall guy on an XL Malvern Star C5 (probably with a BikeHub jersey on, but thats subject to change on the morning!), say hi.
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Don't worry I get around. I'll take redfern over the corso at night any day .
Our team is starting at 7am. I'll be the guy in the Powerade Riding Kit on the Merlot coloured Hillbrick. My official start time was 6:30am, but they stuffed up and gave me a Green Bib. We got our whole team moved to 7am because certain members of our team thought 6:30am was too hard for them. Even with a 7am start I have to be up at 4:15am, so dinner and early night for me!
'11 Lynskey Cooper CX, '00 Hillbrick Steel Racing (Total Rebuild '10), '09 Electra Townie Original 21D
Ladies, enjoy the cruisy ride tomorrow, stay safe and I'll see you on the road. My start time is 6:30, but would love to start early. I'm on the black CAAD tomorrow and black Rapha outfits. Would love to ride my Ti, but too risky.
The legs say NO!!!!! And brain can't do much......
It was a great day out. Bit chilly at the start, and wet roads. But it didn't take too long before they dried out. Left just after 6, and had a good run after the usual hold ups before Brighton le Sands. Crazy how many people were pulled up with flats, I didn't think there was that much junk on the road, certainly less than I'm used to seeing on the roads around home.
Rolling time 2hrs 58min. Total of a couple of stops approx 45 mins.
A great ride for the part timers and bucket listers. Excellent to see loads of people pushing their limits and enjoying themselves. The ride down for me was pretty terrible. I've never gotten to waterfall before without breaking a sweat or raising my heart rate. The ride back was fun. Loved the climb up from stanwell although the head wind from Brighton into the city was pretty painfull. Still a good day out as I said great to see so many people doing something they normally wouldnt. Probably won't do it again. Will just donate instead.
I saw someone in BNA kit (the black one), but pretty sure the bike was orange. Might've been a BMC though. Kit looks pretty neat on the road.
3:25 rolling for the course for me, with 4:05 to crack the century back to my mates house in northern Wollongong.
Had a great day. There were a few morons, but you expect that. The highlight was the guy with the track pump in his backpack.
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Started from Randwick and got all the way down to Kiama. For me it was the best syd to gong I have done, a shame my mate broke his bike but, I had to keep going on. This year I had prepped heaps for it and finally sorted my food and supplements intake to make the ride work for me, my knees gave me the irits but got through it pretty well. Every year that I have done it previously I have tended to come down with heat exhaustion along the seacliff bridge to north gong section, this year I smashed it, and finally got that blasted monkey off of my back. I found it funny how one mate was harping on about going all the way to Nowra, but was pretty much broken by Kiama, I was leaving him for dust on the hillclimbs on my 29er, but he was trying though. Needless to say I am going to leave the Gong on a high and this will be my last go at it, too expensive and for me I conquered a challenge that had beaten me for some time. Great times though, great times.
Well done to all!! I think I might have seen some of you heading up Waterfall. If you start from 6:30am.
Just wondering does anyone know whether the riders were ok? I have heard a big stack on Brighton Le Sand..
2009 - Current - BMC SL 01 
2008 - 2009 - Cervelo R3 
2007 - 2008 - Trek 1.4 
If it was a red BMC then that was likely me. I left Gymea at about 8:15 forgetting the gong ride was on. Would have been at Waterfall by 8:45 where I turned around and headed for home.
2010 BMC SLC01
Awesome ride with all the MIA Peloton. We had around 27 riders. Our group started around 6am and got a good run thru and 3
of us managed 2hr 32m for the ride.
Weather turned out good after the light rain. Looking forward to next year already.
I saw him too! Ha ha...
DId anyone see if the tall blonde girl in the blue dress on the cruiser finished?
She looked amazing, and very fit, but I saw her pull over just past B-l-Sands, looking quite dejected.
Best bike award for me goes to the 8ft tall dude on the 5 ft tall, double cross bar yellow bike - Tallest man in the world!
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