TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTPATH RACING (allegedly) - M7 C/way 6.15pm

TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTPATH RACING (allegedly) - M7 C/way 6.15pm

Postby leximack » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:23 pm

after todays ride with Spiro and Keith we thought it would be a good idea for a regular Wednesday Night ride along the M7 cycleway.
We met today at 6pm at the sunnyholt road entrance and we went to the m4 and back, 35ish km i think. The plan is to do this ride weekly (as an addition to my regular commuting), some weeks we may go further (to eliz dr or to prestons), some time may go shorter, depends on what we feel like (and you can turn around at any point if you wish)
We went tonight so no ride this wed but will go Wed 9th as the first ride.
All welcome, just post here if you are coming so we can meet up, you can start at other entry points or whatever, just post as to where and we will keep a look out.

Don :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Kev365428 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:38 am

Hey Don,

Just be careful as our club does a wednesday night ride along the bike path....but in the opposite direction to you (from Prestons - out and back).

I don't do that ride because the competitive spirit seems to have a strong presence with the 20 or so riders that attend. Not really the place for racing with that many people. A meeting of two bike groups at speed in opposite directions sounds nasty.

Cheers mate.

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Postby zozza » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:41 am

Sounds good Don
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Postby leximack » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:35 am

Kev - what time do they leave Prestons and how far do they go.
If we know roughly were we will meet then we can be a tad more cautiuos in that area,
I think we would have 4 or 5 riders max so dont think it will be a majoor problem with some common sense on both parties.

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Postby NotTim » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:46 am

Gimme some time to get back on the bike and get some fitness back and I'll start joining you, it's also too damn cold just now
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Postby Kev365428 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:08 pm

Don,

They leave prestons at 6pm. I'm not sure how far they go, but I couldn't see them doing less than 40km round trip, so what's that - to the M4 and back?

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Postby Spiza » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:54 am

I'm in :D . Unfortunately I'm in Tassie for work all next week but I'll definitely be there Wed 16th.

Time and meeting point are both fine for me.

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Postby Addict » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:21 am

anychance for setting this on a different date? Would help avoid the other group coming from prestons.
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Postby leximack » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:48 pm

Addict wrote:anychance for setting this on a different date? Would help avoid the other group coming from prestons.


I am happy to make it Tuesday night instead.
Actually i can tmake it wed 9th anyway so will change it to the tue 8th.
Does anyone who was planning to come along on wed nigths mind it it is tuesday??

So next ride will be Tuesday 8th, (see previous posts for meeting location)

We can decide whether to amke it tues or wed after that.

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Postby Spiza » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:07 pm

Does anyone who was planning to come along on wed nigths mind it it is tuesday??

It's fine with me.
I'm driving form Melb. to Syd. on the 15th so I'm not sure if I'll be back in time. I'll do my best though.

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Postby zozza » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:30 pm

Tuesday is good for me.
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Postby Addict » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:37 pm

how good is the lighting on the pathway. ive got no front light.
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Postby Spiza » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:58 pm

how good is the lighting on the pathway. ive got no front light.

The lighting is generally pretty good. Sometimes there are sections where the lights are blacked out. There will also be a detour off the cycleway onto the streets of Dean Park because of the land slip near Richmond Rd. I would definitely recommend having one to at least attract the attention of oncoming riders.

A rear flasher is also a good idea. You can buy a basic light kit for under $50. It's cheap insurance!

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Postby Chuck » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:50 pm

Tuesday will be good for me if you guys don't mind me tagging along.
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Postby leximack » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:51 pm

Chuck wrote:Tuesday will be good for me if you guys don't mind me tagging along.


yep, more the merrier
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Postby leximack » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:45 pm

it seems as though i have screwed my dates up and i cant make this tuesday or wednesday this week due to the wife having other plans already. I will be riding tomorrow night (Monday 7th July) and then tuesday 15th from then on.
Same place and meeting time.

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Postby leximack » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:03 am

might be raining tonight and dont like to ride long distances in the rain.
I will post here at 4.30-5pm if i will be there

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Postby Chuck » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:23 pm

The cold that has effected the rest of the family has got a hold of me now as well.

Not feeling good at all and will be off the bike for a couple of days.

Hopefully I'll be right for the 15th.
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Postby leximack » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:51 pm

weather looks like it will be good for tomorrow night, hopefully its not windy like last week.
Please post here if you intend on coming along so i know who to wait for.

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Postby Chuck » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:36 pm

leximack wrote:weather looks like it will be good for tomorrow night, hopefully its not windy like last week.
Please post here if you intend on coming along so i know who to wait for.

Don


Finish work at 7pm tomorrow Don (I swapped for later shifts so I can watch the Tour) so I'm out sorry mate.
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Postby zozza » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:09 am

Sorry mate I'll be a no show, gotta ride early coz taking the kids to the movies
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Postby ozlegacy » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:45 am

What time you meeting 6pm? If so I'll come along be nice to meet some more regulars and was planning on riding tonight anyway
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Postby leximack » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:24 am

ozlegacy wrote:What time you meeting 6pm? If so I'll come along be nice to meet some more regulars and was planning on riding tonight anyway


yep, 6pm at the sunnyholt rd entrance to the cycleway (meet on the footpath of sunnyholt rd just at the start of the cycleway)
i leave my work at castle hill at 5.30ish, ride through bella vista/norwest then onto the start of the cycleway at windsor rd and then ride up from there.

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Postby leximack » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:23 am

zozza wrote:Sorry mate I'll be a no show, gotta ride early coz taking the kids to the movies


no worries, hope to see you next week
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Postby leximack » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:24 am

Chuck wrote:
leximack wrote:weather looks like it will be good for tomorrow night, hopefully its not windy like last week.
Please post here if you intend on coming along so i know who to wait for.

Don


Finish work at 7pm tomorrow Don (I swapped for later shifts so I can watch the Tour) so I'm out sorry mate.


no worries chuck, hope to see you next week

P.S. i need a rest day more than the riders, lack of sleep is killing me :lol:
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