FR 4 - Open invite to Fixed Ride 4 Cup day: 730am Tue 1st Nov (now with Singlespeeds)

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  1. PiledHigher

    PiledHigher New Member

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    All,

    Just a quick note to invite all comers to fixed ride 4 (& SS)

    Can I suggest:

    730 am at Gunters (Elsternwick opposite the railway station)
    Melbourne Cup Day

    As per the previous FR's
    FR suggestion:

    Start: At the cafe on the corner of Gordon St & Glenhuntly Rds (where glenhuntley crosses the railway line)

    Down rusden street and around to the right (past daily planet)
    Cross Dandy road
    Left at new street (longish bit down here to brighton beach)
    Left at beach rd (old skool crossing gates across railway line) longish bit on beach road)

    Along beach road the bunch split (basically by gear inches) those trailing off turn left at Charman rd (beaumaris - top of the hill where beach rd has the bike lane) and then left at Balcome Rd to the clock tower for a re-group.

    Left at warrigal rd
    left at como pde (before railwayline)
    Left at balcome road
    To Clock tower at black rock (re-group here) and right onto beach rd
    Right back onto St kilda street (at the right from left bit)
    Right onto glenhuntly

    Coffee in Glenhuntly (and best muffins ever - i know, huge claim but not made by me)

    For more info Look for the FR1, FR2, RR:FR1 & RR:FR2, FR3 threads.

    http://home.iprimus.com.au/adenhollander/fr_map_1.pdf

    Distance 35.5k for the loop described
    Ascent 145m nothing too stressful
    Fixed I assume that the average will be 28/29kph
    Fixed gear from 65 to 75, was the range last time, with 69 being the perfect gear.

    Watch out for triathletes on beach road when riding funny bikes.

    PiledHigher
     
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  2. PiledHigher

    PiledHigher New Member

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    And tell us if you are coming and we'll wait!

    Apparently I am a fan of a punctual start!!!
     
  3. JayWoo

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    Noice. I'm up.

    Jay (in brackets) Woo
     
  4. Resound

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    "PiledHigher" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    >
    > All,
    >
    > Just a quick note to invite all comers to fixed ride 4 (& SS)
    >
    > Can I suggest:
    >
    > 730 am at Gunters (Elsternwick opposite the railway station)
    > Melbourne Cup Day
    >
    > As per the previous FR's
    > FR suggestion:
    >
    > Start: At the cafe on the corner of Gordon St & Glenhuntly Rds (where
    > glenhuntley crosses the railway line)
    >
    > Down rusden street and around to the right (past daily planet)
    > Cross Dandy road
    > Left at new street (longish bit down here to brighton beach)
    > Left at beach rd (old skool crossing gates across railway line) longish
    > bit on beach road)
    >
    > Along beach road the bunch split (basically by gear inches) those
    > trailing off turn left at Charman rd (beaumaris - top of the hill where
    > beach rd has the bike lane) and then left at Balcome Rd to the clock
    > tower for a re-group.
    >
    > Left at warrigal rd
    > left at como pde (before railwayline)
    > Left at balcome road
    > To Clock tower at black rock (re-group here) and right onto beach rd
    > Right back onto St kilda street (at the right from left bit)
    > Right onto glenhuntly
    >
    > Coffee in Glenhuntly (and best muffins ever - i know, huge claim but
    > not made by me)
    >
    > For more info Look for the FR1, FR2, RR:FR1 & RR:FR2, FR3 threads.
    >
    > http://home.iprimus.com.au/adenhollander/fr_map_1.pdf
    >
    > Distance 35.5k for the loop described
    > Ascent 145m nothing too stressful
    > Fixed I assume that the average will be 28/29kph
    > Fixed gear from 65 to 75, was the range last time, with 69 being the
    > perfect gear.
    >
    > Watch out for triathletes on beach road when riding funny bikes.
    >
    > PiledHigher
    >
    >
    > --
    > PiledHigher
    >


    As long as I don't have to start work early in Kew, I'm there.
     
  5. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    I'm in.

    but just to correct you, the tri-hard-letes are the ones riding funny bikes :D

    I'm bailing if it's wet tho. have to go practice on the fixie soon to reaquaint myself
     
  6. PiledHigher

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    Just watch out for the imaginary bumps!
     
  7. Gags

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    "PiledHigher" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message news:p[email protected]
    >
    > All,
    >
    > Just a quick note to invite all comers to fixed ride 4 (& SS)
    >
    > Can I suggest:
    >
    > 730 am at Gunters (Elsternwick opposite the railway station)
    > Melbourne Cup Day
    >
    > As per the previous FR's
    > FR suggestion:
    >
    > Start: At the cafe on the corner of Gordon St & Glenhuntly Rds (where
    > glenhuntley crosses the railway line)
    >
    > Down rusden street and around to the right (past daily planet)
    > Cross Dandy road
    > Left at new street (longish bit down here to brighton beach)
    > Left at beach rd (old skool crossing gates across railway line) longish
    > bit on beach road)
    >
    > Along beach road the bunch split (basically by gear inches) those
    > trailing off turn left at Charman rd (beaumaris - top of the hill where
    > beach rd has the bike lane) and then left at Balcome Rd to the clock
    > tower for a re-group.
    >
    > Left at warrigal rd
    > left at como pde (before railwayline)
    > Left at balcome road
    > To Clock tower at black rock (re-group here) and right onto beach rd
    > Right back onto St kilda street (at the right from left bit)
    > Right onto glenhuntly
    >
    > Coffee in Glenhuntly (and best muffins ever - i know, huge claim but
    > not made by me)
    >
    > For more info Look for the FR1, FR2, RR:FR1 & RR:FR2, FR3 threads.
    >
    > http://home.iprimus.com.au/adenhollander/fr_map_1.pdf
    >
    > Distance 35.5k for the loop described
    > Ascent 145m nothing too stressful
    > Fixed I assume that the average will be 28/29kph
    > Fixed gear from 65 to 75, was the range last time, with 69 being the
    > perfect gear.
    >
    > Watch out for triathletes on beach road when riding funny bikes.
    >
    > PiledHigher
    >
    > --
    > PiledHigher
    >

    Sounds like it could be fun......I will be there if I can get a leave pass
    from the missus. I hope that no-one thinks that I am trying to compensate
    for something when I rock up with my 79.2" gear!!!!

    Ride On,

    Gags
     
  8. Koon Yong

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    Unfortunately, I'll be flying out to Singapore on that very day ... so no ride for me.

    May the fix be with you.

    Cheers
    Koon
     
  9. PiledHigher

    PiledHigher New Member

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    Your inability to spin?
     
  10. JayWoo

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    Off topic, but still with a 1x1 Melb event theme. I was reading last night that this weeks Monday Night Mayhem could be the last. I'm finally at a stage where I feel fit enough to have some fun at this so this was going to be my 1st, and could be my last. So if you had any thoughts of checking this out, this would be the week to do it.

    http://shifterbikes.homestead.com/MondayNightMayhem.html

    Go to the home page for the latest info.
     
  11. JayWoo

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    Looks like work could be bending me over:mad: So I may not be able to make it.
     
  12. flyingdutch

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    TB1 all 'fixed' :D

    strange noises comin from rear tho :(
    sounds like sand in me chain ? only been hangin in shed altho perhaps with latest winds it has got all dirty?

    i needs me one of these :D
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/bianchi04/pages/bianchi-04-pistase-16.html

    hhmmm. shinnnyyy :D
     
  13. SteveA

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  14. flyingdutch

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    I aint dissin Bianchi's per se. Just a certain retailer and their 'warranty' policy :rolleyes:

    today's ride. 2 punctures. PH - 1. Myself one.

    Muffins a little below 'best-ever' status :rolleyes:
    (altho seeing as i had to bot $ off Bikesoiler, they tasted better :D. More GOATage owed...)
     
  15. JayWoo

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    Dya-get yours on the way home? They were a serious lookin' bunch-a-riders along Beach rd today as someone pointed out. Not smile amongst them. Or is that the norm? PH and myself went to chase down some big time TTers, but thought the better of it:rolleyes: I was running 75.6 GI, which I'd tried for the 1st time the night before to try and combat the Couriers in the Cup Eve Allycat. Worked a treat for Beach rd. It's now back to 70GI for 'commute' mode. Twoz a noice way to spend da mornin'.
    Hey FD, you got any of those flipflops ya been pushin'?
     
  16. flyingdutch

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    chasin? chasin??

    Aye!

    I can bring along to Kew Crits if you can make it. Let me know tonight/mornin if you can?
     
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    As i cruised home, heard a 'Hey, Dutchy' being yelled out.

    The lesser-spotted NickNoZXR no doubt!
    When i asked where the heck he was this morning he replied with the 'only comeback'... "IN BED!" :D
     
  18. JayWoo

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    (Sweaty palms, darting eyes) Oh oh, wHaTss thE sSpecs?! To-tomorra might be too soon?! Shit shit, (thinking, thinking, mind wont stand still!!… If I burg some houses tanite, then drop by ‘smak-convertas’?!…)
     
  19. Resound

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    Was working today, so it couldn't happen :( Commuted on the fix though.
     
  20. Resound

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    Was working today, so it couldn't happen :( Commuted on the fix though.
     
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