Great Divide Ride

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by TimC, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. TimC

    TimC Guest

    Anyone doing it on 23 April?

    I just worked out that getting a train to Keilor Plains ain't going to
    work at 0600 Sunday morning.

    Heck, my street directory is so old the Sydneham line isn't even drawn
    in :)

    If I were to leave from Chadstone, it would be about 40km (eyeballing
    the central key map) to get to the start of the 180km ride by ~0600.
    Don't think that is going to happen.

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  2. ritcho

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    This ride looks similar to the old Herald Sun tour stage, except that it started in Sunbury instead of Keilor. I could almost do this one as my inlaws live quite close to the start/finish...

    Ritch

    PS. Is there a connection between the thread about threadbare knicks and a ride called "Great Divide" ??? ugh!
     
  3. Hitchy

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    Correct...this also used to be used for the "tour of Midlands" & for the old "Vic amateur" RR. A good course without being too tough for most to get around. Challenging between Blackwood & Myrniong

    cheers

    Hitchy
     
  4. TimC

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    On 2006-04-03, ritcho (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
    > TimC Wrote:
    >> If I were to leave from Chadstone, it would be about 40km (eyeballing
    >> the central key map) to get to the start of the 180km ride by ~0600.
    >> Don't think that is going to happen.

    >
    > This ride looks similar to the old Herald Sun tour stage, except that
    > it started in Sunbury instead of Keilor. I could almost do this one as
    > my inlaws live quite close to the start/finish...
    >
    > Ritch
    >
    > PS. Is there a connection between the thread about threadbare knicks
    > and a ride called "Great Divide" ??? ugh!


    I'll make sure I have new knicks by then :)

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    falling have never hurt anyone. Now the ground. The ground is a
    different matter... --unknown
     
  5. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    ....post your Paypal details, we'll all chip in :)


    cheers,
    GPL
     
  6. TimC wrote:
    My other car is a cdr

    Tim, do you speak with a Lisp?
     
  7. TimC wrote:
    My other car is a cdr

    Tim, do you speak with a Lisp?
     
  8. TimC

    TimC Guest

    On 2006-04-03, Patrick Keogh (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
    > TimC wrote:
    > My other car is a cdr
    >
    > Tim, do you speak with a Lisp?


    Yes, yes I do.

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    Yesterday, after years of trying, I finally managed to take a photo of a
    subway train that said "INSTRUCTION CAR" just so that someday I can caption
    it "...but where's the DATA CDR?" when I'm ready to make a joke that's
    nerdy even by the standards of jokes about LISP. -- James "Kibo" Perry
     
  9. TimC

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    On 2006-04-03, ritcho (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
    > TimC Wrote:
    >> Anyone doing it on 23 April?

    >
    > This ride looks similar to the old Herald Sun tour stage, except that
    > it started in Sunbury instead of Keilor. I could almost do this one as
    > my inlaws live quite close to the start/finish...


    Ritcho, would you mind getting in touch with me?

    Pity cyclingforums doesn't apparently propogate emails between usenet
    and its user interface:

    From: TimC <[email protected]>

    Remove the spam to make it become accepted here :)

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  10. ritcho

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    ok - a little later this morning... I have a technical problem with my home email at the moment and have to call support (I didn't go to IT school).

    Ritch
     
  11. alison_b

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    Tim, a couple of us are doing the 80km (was going to be the longer option, but have been spending too much time at work and back and forth looking after my old mum to have the kms in the legs I suspect). Will be leaving from Kensington and there's room in the back of the car for another bike. Let me know if that helps.

    ali
     
  12. cfsmtb

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    I was, now it looks like I'm piking. But the lovely Bikesoiler probably will still be participating. Think we're were already planning for one passenger. Ask 'Soiler nicely for more details.
     
  13. MalP

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    I'm doing (well, attempting, anyway) the 180. I am currently planning on staying out that side of town the previous evening but, should that not come off, I'll be driving from Mornington. If that's the case, I have room for one other.

    Mal
     
  14. Marx SS

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    Me & a mate are rocking up for the 180kms.
    Although I might feel that last 60kms, but the 80km option leaves me (us) stranded in Trentham.
    Besides I hear the bit after Trentham is supposed to be a pearla.
     
  15. MalP

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    ... and the bit before is largely uphill, the bit after largely downhill. See a course description and profile at http://www.greatcycling.com.au/route.html and a review at http://www.greatcycling.com.au/coursereview.html .
     
  16. TimC

    TimC Guest

    On 2006-04-13, cfsmtb (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
    >
    > alison_b Wrote:
    >> Tim, a couple of us are doing the 80km (was going to be the longer
    >> option, but have been spending too much time at work and back and forth
    >> looking after my old mum to have the kms in the legs I suspect). Will
    >> be leaving from Kensington and there's room in the back of the car for
    >> another bike. Let me know if that helps.
    >>
    >> ali

    >
    > I was, now it looks like I'm piking. But the lovely Bikesoiler probably
    > will still be participating. Think we're were already planning for one
    > passenger. Ask 'Soiler nicely for more details.


    Wow, seems my recent post to this thread only just made the whole
    thread visible to cyclingforums readers!


    Can any of you, alison_b, bikesoiler, MalP, Marx SS, Ritcho, that are
    either driving, or thinking about staying locally, able to put me up
    for the night?

    If so, then I better sign up then, eh? :)

    I can help cook some pasta the night before :)

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  17. Marx SS

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    Ridin' to the start sorry.
     
  18. cfsmtb

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    Hardcore!
     
  19. ritcho

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    I'll be riding to the start from Ascot Vale... I'll check with the Home Secretary for approval.

    Ritch
     
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