Training Rides

Discussion in 'Bike Connections' started by Veeral, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. Veeral

    Veeral New Member

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    hey rek,
    well i caught up with chook1 today and yeah we rode down to Mordiallic (sp?) and yup we were completely and extremely wet. my shoes felt like a swimming pool no kidding. overall it was good.
    funny thing was we went to london cafe to have some coffee and after we left there was this massive pool of water under the table. i am sure the staff were not pretty happy.

    btw do you use Assos Chamois Cream ? thats pretty good for saddle sores or body glide. i am not sure about antiseptic properties of body glide.

    anyways i hope to see you next week.
    ps. i didnt know how close station pier was from carnegie only a mere 10kms.
     


  2. chook1

    chook1 New Member

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    excuses, excuses Rek.....:)

    Was a good ride, despite the torrential rain.....what happened to the forecast of 23 degrees and sunny??? Think I need to go out and buy some wet weather gear very soon.......

    I will be Adelaide this weekend but maybe a ride the next weekend if you guys are interested.....
     
  3. Veeral

    Veeral New Member

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    rek you up for a ride this weekend ?
     
  4. rek

    rek New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I'll have to get back to you with regard to date/time though, as someone might be coming down from Point Lonsdale (and not sure when yet..)
     
  5. rek

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    Just out of interest, what other rides do people like in Melbourne?

    The Yarra Boulevarde (from the Chandler Hwy exit of the Eastern Freeway to Studley Park Road) is a pretty good basic hill circuit of about 6km each way.. I'm lucky enough to have it as part of my commute (if I decide to take the "long way") but it's also good to do a couple (or more ;) ) laps of.

    I also sometimes like a ride out Ringwood and Warrandyte way, a lot of nice roads around there .. well except for the KILLER 11+ % climb up Harris Gully Rd when making your way to Donvale.

    And to play the mountain bike wildcard, there's a great and long singletrack from Warrandyte, roughly along the same route as the Main Yarra Trail, all the way to Camberwell/Kew North.
     
  6. rek

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    How's Sunday 9am, one easy-ish lap of Station Pier-Mordialloc sound?
     
  7. Veeral

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    g'dday rek,

    you want to make it 9.30? one lap sounds good. At the moment i feel like crap, bad day at work. so i will let you know by tomorrow evening 6ish to see how i really feel.
     
  8. rek

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    OK, no worries. Let us know how you go tomorrow.

    I had a "Lance day" of riding to work today; went like lightning, lower than average HR, and felt great all the way :D They also finally fixed the hot water system in the building, so it's no more cold showers for me :)
     
  9. rek

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    A minor technicality has come to light, my bike has no rear wheel :p

    I noticed last night that a couple of spokes were loose, and the LBS is going to use a dab of loctite and such, and needs to leave it overnight for it to cure.
     
  10. Veeral

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    well its okay. i am feeling like crap today. and mostly like this sore throat is gonna persist till tomorrow. lets make it next weekend. btw london cafe makes really decent coffee compared to the crap i have to drink at work.
     
  11. Veeral

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    Rev, Chook1

    you guys keen for a ride this Sunday?
     
  12. rek

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    Beat me to posting :p

    Sunday's no good, but Saturday is.
     
  13. Veeral

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    saturday is okay with me
     
  14. chook1

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    ok - what about we meet saturday, say 9:30 at Port Melb?
     
  15. Veeral

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    sounds good to me. London Cafe ?
     
  16. rek

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    Saturday 9.30am sounds fine to me too.
     
  17. Veeral

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    still riding if its going to be showering down tomorrow ? i havent checked the weather report yet.
     
  18. chook1

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    think it is supposed to be a few showers tomorrow..i can handle that but if it is pouring down (like last time!) think I will give it a miss......

    so assuming the weather holds up, will see you guys tomorrow....
     
  19. rek

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    The Bureau is saying "A shower or two" with temperatures from 11-17. It doesn't sound as though it's going to be treacherous like last time, which will be good.
     
  20. Veeral

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    thanks for the great ride today guys. legs are still feeling super. no pain. :) i might head down tomorrow, just feel on a bit of high today.
     
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