Todays rides

Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:37 pm

twizzle wrote:
mrgolf wrote:Spotted a rider this morning that looked suspiciously like twiz this morning on Owen Dixon Dr.


Ah, were you in that group that passed me?
I was on my way to civic for brekkie.


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Yeah, you passed us as we sat up and waited for the slowbies just past Spence shops and I said hi as you passed. Then I said hi again on Owen Dixon. Obviously not loud enough... :lol:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:39 pm

I'd just said "morning" as I passed, so a reply wasn't unexpected. And I suck at recognising people in the dark anyway. And on the downhill, all I can hear is wind noise. I was a bit surprised when I got passed, I was only expecting two riders.

Please accept my apologies anyway. And good luck for Saturday, but the finish should suit you anyway.


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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:24 pm

Yeah the others joined back on just after you passed. We eased up for a fair bit having demolished them coming up from gin dr. Good tt training after the main climb to stay away without being caught.

No probs. just wasn't sure you recognised the cheerio.

A bit sick right now so 50/50 on racing. Have heard the final climb is still considered a sprinters finish. If I race I won't be pulling big turns or mounting breakaways so the sprint might have to be my only hope. Choose wheels carefully. You racing?
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Re: Todays rides

Postby jcjordan » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:12 am

Well braved the cold and fatigue this morning only to somehow drop $50 and a couple of coffee cards out of my pouch.

Still have the pouch as that stayed in my pocket

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Re: Todays rides

Postby FXST01 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Got myself a glass puncture beside LBG this arvo.

Out of 10 riders that went by, only one asked if i needed help, so thanks man.

Finally arrived at my cold dark house. :-)
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Chris249 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:45 pm

I often ask riders if they want help but since none of them have ever said "yes" (apart from one guy with blood all over his face and a destroyed bike), it's not surprising if people don't check you out. A couple of times recently I stopped to re-stow gear and people asked if I was OK.

BTW if anyone was yelled at by a guy in a blue Subaru wagon this evening on the way out to Belconnen, it was not abuse but me on my way to pick up and bike and trying to say that your tail light was virtually dead. :D

I passed four riders on the road; one with a single blinky hidden from most angles by panniers, the guy with the dead light, one guy with a very visible one, and one guy with nothing. Brave souls!
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:05 pm

Last time I asked someone if he was O.K., I suddenly realised that he was taking a pee (shared path near McKellar at night). Good thing I hadn't said "do you need a hand?". :lol:


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Re: Todays rides

Postby cp123 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:55 pm

:roll: gold! :lol:





I'm itching to be back on board my bikes. I haven't ridden in 3-4 weeks and have been dealing with some pretty serious asthma. over 2 weeks off work - no music practice no nothing. for about 10 days i could barely get from my lounge to my room.

But things are looking up again - here's to next week (crosses fingers)...
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Re: Todays rides

Postby d1 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:33 pm

I saw two groups of riders out on the Federal Hwy heading towards Lake George on Sunday morning around 10am. Which bunch ride is this and where is the ride from/to? What is the average riding speed of the two groups?
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Re: Todays rides

Postby nescius » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:59 am

d1 wrote:I saw two groups of riders out on the Federal Hwy heading towards Lake George on Sunday morning around 10am. Which bunch ride is this and where is the ride from/to? What is the average riding speed of the two groups?

Probably Vikings Cycling Club paceline bunches, fast bunch average speed was about 32/33kmh (it was pretty windy) and I think medium bunch was more like 27/28kmh. Heads out to lake G and back, fasties include shingle hill, focus is on smooth paceline work rather than smashfest. I'm not a club member so I'm not comfortable handing out invites but I'm sure you would be welcome, just send someone at the club an email and they'll give you the details (you may need to have a CA licence for insurance purposes, not sure). They are a very friendly bunch!
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:02 pm

Post on the Vikings forums if you're keen on joining. They meet at 9am at the ANU and then roll from there starting the paceline at the Fed highway. They are advertised in the public forum section so pretty sure they are happy for anyone to come along. I did it last week and it was a great ride. Aim to do them each fortnight now.

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Re: Todays rides

Postby d1 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:15 pm

Thanks for the information.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby nescius » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:57 pm

Lots of people out this morning, big turnout to the Vikings Norman ride and it looked like big turnouts to a number of other bunch rides, I must have seen a hundred other riders on Mugga Way! Where was everyone over winter?! Hibernating I guess.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby nescius » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:14 am

Lots of people at the Bilbys bunch this morning, biggest turnout I've seen in a long time! It made for a fast ride, but it sure wasn't a smooth ride, I think people's bunch riding skills are a little rusty after a bit of a winter layoff. Good to see a lot of people out there though, and the weather is great at the moment!
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:24 pm

Looks like it would have been a good op to take a few less turns in fast bunch. I opted for ainslie repeats and got to coffee at 7:20.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:36 pm

Wish I could be out in this weather. Instead riding out a few weeks off with a fractured rib :( :x
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Re: Todays rides

Postby cp123 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:46 pm

bugger - how'd you do that?
:(

I did 3 years ago in a stack off a horse into a gate at full pelt. you never realise how much it hurts to cough, breath, burp or even fart... :lol:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:50 pm

Just recovered from 3 broken ribs. I just kept riding where and to the level the pain allowed. High intensity was out, but the rest was ok.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:09 pm

cp123 wrote:bugger - how'd you do that?
:(

I did 3 years ago in a stack off a horse into a gate at full pelt. you never realise how much it hurts to cough, breath, burp or even fart... :lol:


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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:22 pm

cp123 wrote:bugger - how'd you do that?


Came down in the wet on Sun morning about a 1km from home. Thought it was only scraps and bruises but by Tues morning they had all gone away but my chest was killing me. Had Xrays and confirmed a fracture. Doc said about 3weeks off due to the location of the fracture. I did actually go MTBing on Mon night and it felt fine but will give it a rest. On holidays next week anyway and this will give me a good chance to clean the bike, straighten up the shifter and heat mould my new shoes :lol:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby skull » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:22 am

mrgolf wrote:Looks like it would have been a good op to take a few less turns in fast bunch. I opted for ainslie repeats and got to coffee at 7:20.


I did that this morning.

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Re: Todays rides

Postby cp123 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:05 am

twizzle wrote:Ladies don't fart, they "pass wind". :P





yes, but I is definitely no lady.... :twisted:




bloody windy out there today - I was riding towards the city and along past Lennox Gardens and up and over CW bridge I was blowing round all over the road.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby cp123 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:07 am

HAKS wrote: On holidays next week anyway and this will give me a good chance to clean the bike, straighten up the shifter and heat mould my new shoes :lol:




so you're really in a sad and sorry state then.... :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:57 am

Civic to Belco this morning - holding 400W into the wind on the TT bike... only 34Kph.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:27 pm

Ah, yeah it was pretty tough. I was Watson to Belco in a headwind, on a roadie with TT bars and averaged 32.5 up through Aranda and Cook.. Home with the wind (tail and cross tail) was more like 38!
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