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Paul's picture

Oaks Up and Back - Twilight to Night Ride

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Monday, 29 December, 2008 - 18:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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Possibly the last night ride of the year

Starting a 6.00pm we will riding up The Oaks reaching the top as the sun is setting - 27k and 70% climbing (this will probably take 2 hours to 2.5 hours).

Once at the top we will be turning around and riding back down in the dark - 27k and 70% downhill (about 1.5 hours). Those who only want to ride down can meet us at the top.

You will need good lights (preferrably charged), a reasonable level of fitness, and a beer for post ride.

Buck's picture

Dropoff Training + Cascades

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 08:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

Hews Reserve, Belrose

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OK so Sunday seems to be the preferred day.

We will spend a bit of time at the park having a muck around off the rock. We can then pedal up to Cascades and do the Technical DH single track and then ride back up Heath Track. I will be walking back up as I will take the big bike!

I'll probably take my camera and try and get some pics of drops, crashes etc Smiling

After the ride we can get a bite to eat at the bistro up the road.

Although it is grass I'd recommend you bring some pads if you are not confident on this kind of thing.

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Perimeter track

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Sunday, 30 November, 2008 - 05:45

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Centre Track
Ride Database Entry: 
Duck Hole/Terrey Hills Trail
Ride Database Entry: 
Terrey Hills / Duffys Forest
Meeting Point: 

Park opposite/beside Terrey Hills shops, corner Booralie Rd/Yulong Ave. Or in the small carpark next to the RFS station & community centre.

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fun training ride - i have some (2) "less" fit guys that we have to wait for at the top of hills but may make it that the faster guys go back and ride back up again.

Back at shops after a 17km lap we'll decide whether to add on another lap of Perimeter or add Duck hole & centre tracks. Would like a steady pace -no waiting - should get around in just over an hour.

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Night Ride

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Thursday, 20 November, 2008 - 19:15

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Terrey Hills / Duffys Forest
Meeting Point: 

Terrey Hills Tavern.

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Night Training Ride, minimal stops. not fast, but training pace.
Meet at the TH Tavern Car Park!

Morgan's picture

Pre-social Duckholes/Centre lap

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 - 18:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Duck Hole/Terrey Hills Trail
Meeting Point: 

Terrey Hills Tavern, eastern carpark, Aumuna Rd, Terrey Hills, NSW 2084

For those early work finishers (ie bludgers like me) a lap of Duckholes/Centre tracks, returning to the Tavern and meeting up with the social ride for a second (recovery) lap, then dinner. Yummy!

Aim is to do this first lap in 45 mins or less (barring crashes/mechanicals)-steady but not race pace.

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West Head + Cottage Point + Akuna Bay Road Ride

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Saturday, 25 October, 2008 - 07:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

Terrey Hills Shops

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This is a road ride. Meeting at Terry Hills shops we can head towards Akuna Bay with an out & back to Cottage Point, then go down through Akuna Bay, left out to West Head. From here come back down to McCarrs Creek Road, turn right and back to Terrey Hills.

In all it should be about 55kms.

I am riding from Bayview up McCarrs Creek Road to meet at Terrey Hills so if anyone is riding this way, PM me and we can meet at Bayview Park no later then 6:45am. To/from here about 80kms.

I do need to be back home by 11:30am so this will be at a consistent pace with few stops.

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Road Ride - Fast & Furious including a bit of length

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When: 
Saturday, 25 October, 2008 - 07:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Meeting Point: 

South Entrance to Bobbin Head, near Lady Davidson Hospital off Bobbin Head Road

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This is going to be a rather quick paced ride with a few hills thrown in for good measure.
Proposed route is:
Start - Top of Bobbo (south side); go through Bobbo; through Galston Gorge and head out to Sackville; Windsor; Box Hill; Dural and back through Galston Gorge, finishing up at the top of Bobbo (same side as the start)

Looking at around 140km+, depending whether you ride to the start...

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Full Fling Training Ride - at a long steady pace

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When: 
Sunday, 26 October, 2008 - 06:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Centre Track
Ride Database Entry: 
Duck Hole/Terrey Hills Trail
Ride Database Entry: 
Terrey Hills / Duffys Forest
Ride Database Entry: 
Waratah Track
Meeting Point: 

Park opposite/beside Terrey Hills shops, corner Booralie Rd/Yulong Ave. Or in the small carpark next to the RFS station & community centre.

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This is a training ride for the FULL FLING - it will be a long steady ride to test bikes, equipment and nutrition.

It is starting at 6.00am to avoid the heat of the day.

Distance 80K's (Perimeter, Long, Duck Holes, Waratah (stop for a short break), Centre, Centre in reverse, Duck Holes in reverse (stop a TH Shops to refill water), Perimeter, Long.

The pace will be steady but not roidy say 15+ kph average and there will only be 2 scheduled stops 1) at the end of Waratah (35k mark) and another back a TH shops (60k mark). We will regroup by slowing down or doubling back.

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Manly Dam Night ride

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Tuesday, 7 October, 2008 - 19:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Manly Dam
Meeting Point: 

King Street (near corner with Arana Street), Manly Vale. You know - outside Manly Hydraulics Lab.

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I'm trying to get in a bit of night riding before the CORC24, and with the weather over the weekend it hasn't worked.
If the rain keeps up, I don't want to go out and chop up the tracks, and wet+dark is not a good combo...
However, the strong wind on Monday afternoon and night should help to dry it out a bit.
This is a training ride for experienced riders, but i'm hoping there may at least one other who is interested.
If the weather is questionable during the day and you are keen, PM me in the afternoon, and I may head over to garrigal or terry hills instead.
W.

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Oaks up and down and St Helena's

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Saturday, 25 October, 2008 - 07:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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Hey,

I need to get some training in for the Half Fling and I gotta figure out how fit I am to see how quick i can go. The aim is to do the oak's up to the top, stopping at the Helipad and then at the gate for water and Guis etc. Come back down and detour via St Helena's I'm hoping I will be fit enough to do the lot at a a good pace.

As always if there are some roidy people there we will split as appropriate.

Andrew

PS Sorry Rob for putting this on the same day as your ride - I can't find another day that works for me.

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