AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

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AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by winkinatcha » Sep 03 2013 4:12am

Man this weather is tits!

went for a 60k ride along the Merri Creek trail and parts north... it was grouse.

Anyone keen on a group ride in the next couple of weeks?

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Post by winkinatcha » Sep 05 2013 7:10am

Bumpity Bump... Where you all at?

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by TheBeastie » Sep 05 2013 11:12am

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by mmerlin » Sep 06 2013 8:16am

I'm IN!

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by rp3 » Sep 06 2013 9:00am

I'm interested depending where and when.
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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by Samd » Sep 06 2013 4:09pm

Sounds good.

I'd suggest at least listing some suggested dates and rough localities so people can at least make a rough commitment. Worked better for the rides I organised.

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by Kepler » Sep 06 2013 5:15pm

I am keen. Chuck up some dates and suggested location. Will do my best to fit in.

Some dirt would be good rather than just paved bike path. Bit of a combo of both perhaps.

I was thinking say from Fins Reserve in Templestowe out along the main Yarra trail then into the Yarra Valley Parklands for a some offroad fun. The path going ebikes not suited to off road could continue up the made paths while the suspension bikes have a bit of a play in the dirt. Then all meet in a central location, say at Fitzsimons lane bridge for the ride back.

Just a suggestion. I am open to whatever suit. :)
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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by winkinatcha » Sep 08 2013 4:04am

Wicked! some responses :D

Orright... Time.. weekend after next, Sunday 22nd September, Start 10am
Location:

Still to be decided...
Personally i was thinking Merri Creek and parts north... I Like Kepler's Idea

I am gonna stay out on this limb for a bit Sam, and give people a chance for more input re location... We have enough of a spread of members from N,E, S and W, that there may be certain areas with higher representation (heaven forbid, even Geelong) and if for instance 5 ar from parts north then I am all for weight of location.

Anyways, if no more location suggestions by Thursday I shall put up something Firmer :D

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by rp3 » Sep 08 2013 6:05am

Kepler wrote:Some dirt would be good rather than just paved bike path.
Yes please! :mrgreen:

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by full-throttle » Sep 10 2013 2:42am

Sun 22nd could work..

Either locations are good. Westerfolds has a lot of singletrack.

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by shorza » Sep 10 2013 11:18pm

I could be keen, it's been a while since I've seen most of you.

It would be great if there was 240v output for a quick charge.

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by rp3 » Sep 15 2013 5:51am

winkinatcha wrote:Man this weather is tits!
You spoke too soon, you lived in Melbourne long? ;) :D

Has a route been planned yet? Any idea of kms?

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Edit.... long term forecast doesn't look too bad though..

Sunday 22 September
Summary Min 12 Max 22
Possible shower.
Melbourne area
Mostly sunny. The chance of showers later in the day. Light winds.
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Post by Samd » Sep 15 2013 6:28am

Sunday looking good for me. Annual september storms running late this year. Good!

+1 singletrack and westerfolds...
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Post by shorza » Sep 15 2013 11:11pm

Sunday is no good for me anymore.

Niece in-law's 1st birthday...yay. :?

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Post by Samd » Sep 16 2013 12:00am

Still keen for Sunday morning. Looks like rain in the arvo.
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Post by Kepler » Sep 16 2013 1:24am

Sunday morning is good for me also. Invited my neighbour with a Fighter (and trailer) for the ride too. My sprag clutch on my Bafang is slipping a bit at the moment. Hopefully it will survive.

So have we figured out the location yet?
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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by winkinatcha » Sep 16 2013 2:16am

Sorry 'bout delay in rely n all...

Yah I spoke to soon about Melbs weather eh? You'd think I would've learnt after 20 odd years living here :D

I vote for the Westerfolds as I've never been there but heard some awesome things.. and am sure we can organise some light stuff as well as heavier dirt stuff and maybe split into a couple of groups.

ideal would be start at 10.. hoon about for a couple of hours meet up for lunch n then go winging our seperate ways.

Not actually familiar with area so those who know it may be able to prlvide more input...

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Post by rp3 » Sep 16 2013 2:46am

Sounds good to me, I haven't been out there either.
Now just to work out how to squeeze the Fighter into the back of a sedan! :shock:

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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by Kepler » Sep 16 2013 4:05am

winkinatcha wrote:Sorry 'bout delay in rely n all...

Yah I spoke to soon about Melbs weather eh? You'd think I would've learnt after 20 odd years living here :D

I vote for the Westerfolds as I've never been there but heard some awesome things.. and am sure we can organise some light stuff as well as heavier dirt stuff and maybe split into a couple of groups.

ideal would be start at 10.. hoon about for a couple of hours meet up for lunch n then go winging our seperate ways.

Not actually familiar with area so those who know it may be able to prlvide more input...

Cheers

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I will post up some maps with meeting point and route in the next day or 2. Westerfolds and Yarra Valley parkland is a heap of fun and there is a massive dip and hill climb for those who want to prove how powerful their ride is. My 10 kW Bomber use to eat it. Not sure if my Bafang powered Fighter will do the same but I will give it a go.
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Re: AUS Melbourne spring group ride get together???

Post by Kepler » Sep 16 2013 4:08am

rp3 wrote:Sounds good to me, I haven't been out there either.
Now just to work out how to squeeze the Fighter into the back of a sedan! :shock:

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My neighbor's trailer fits 3 bikes. I will see what I can organize.
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Post by Glenn_M » Sep 16 2013 4:11am

Love to come out folks and Westerfolds is almost in my backyard.
But an incident yesterday at Lysterfiled involving my shoulder and a tree means 6 weeks off the bikes.

Have fun all.

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Post by damancalldan » Sep 16 2013 4:30am

Just picked up my Bomber today and would love to join you guys! Now back to the next couple days of riding...

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Post by Kepler » Sep 16 2013 4:33am

Sounds great and welcome to the forum. There will be quite a few Stealths on this ride. 8)
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Post by Samd » Sep 16 2013 8:06pm

Lock it in for 10am?

Anyone have a specific landmark point for meeting at the start?
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Post by Kepler » Sep 16 2013 11:04pm

10am locked in!!

Ok, meeting point will be Finns Reserve Picnic Area. Duncan St, Templestowe Lower.

Ride will cater for both path going bikes and suspension bikes.

From Finns Reserve we will head out to Westerfolds. There is some nice easy single track dirt to have a play on. Don't need full suspension for this part.

Next we head out to Yarra Valley Parklands. Combo of made path, easy dirt tracks and some twisty steep stuff. Hopefully something for everyone. The bikes not interested in the dirt can head further up the Yarra main trail with a view to meet back at the second meeting point marked on the map at an agreed time.

We can then head back towards the starting point with a possible coffee shop detour.

Keep in mind that the dirt tracks will probably be quite muddy in places so don't forget your mud guards and appropriate clothing.

Lets hope the weather holds out.
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