2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

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2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 10:28 am

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The best snow rides have always had little-to-no planning at all.

When:: Sunday 13 July @ 8:30am
Where: Meet at the carpark just below Cog bike cafe
What: Mt Donna Buang via O'Shannassy Aqueduct and Don Road

As usual.... bring
- LOTS of clothes. The descent will be cold. Very, very, very, cold.
- LOTS of food. The cold will make you burn more calories than usual.
- Lights (not lots, just some). Parts of the ride will be on public roads, plus the weather will probably be rubbish.

What bike?
This started out on MTBs, because back then I had very little skillz. Plus, I only two bikes and I definitely wasn't bringing my shiny road bike up. Every year, I've discovered that I need less and less bike. Despite the mud and snow, people have done this ride on road bikes before. Personally, I'm not so game. In the end, if there's snow and you're not on a fat bike, you're going to be walking anyway. This year, I'll probably be on my Karate Monkey on ~35mm slicks or CX tyres.

Only thing that I would recommend is to ditch your road pedals because I suspect there will be some walking this year.
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby Snuffy » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 10:35 am

Okay folks, which day works better?
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby weg » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 10:42 am

Poo. I'm working all weekend. Enjoy. :)

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby Snuffy » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 11:00 am

Plans for Friday night means that I'm actually quite keen on Sunday

But the snow can be pretty hit & miss on Donna, so maybe Saturday is better...

Choices choices....
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby barefoot » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 11:05 am

Have you seen that BFO cold front that's coming through?

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/ ... ndex.shtml

I wouldn't be too worried about missing out on snow.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby mtb101 » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 11:34 am

yes mt donna had 20-40 cms overnight, so you gunna get snow on that ride. I'd do a sunday again. I have another ride planned so if you guys do saturday that's fine.
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby Snuffy » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 12:45 pm

Actually hadn't really had a chance to check the forecast properly.

Just threw this thread up to get the convo started.

Soooo.... we're leaning towards Sunday at the moment....
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby Dalai » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 7:09 pm

There is snow. From the CFA facebook page...

https://scontent-b-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hph ... 6001_o.jpg

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby Snuffy » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 7:57 pm

Aweeeesome :)

Hmmm

So... which tyres?!?
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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby barefoot » Thu 10 Jul 2014, 9:22 pm

Snuffy wrote:So... which tyres?!?


23mm.

21mm if you're a proper hard man.

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby Snuffy » Fri 11 Jul 2014, 8:05 am

barefoot wrote:21mm if you're a proper hard man.


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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Sunday 13 July

Postby Snuffy » Fri 11 Jul 2014, 8:17 am

Details are up.

Do it

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby baudman » Fri 11 Jul 2014, 9:37 am

Snuffy wrote:Aweeeesome :)

Hmmm

So... which tyres?!?


http://45nrth.com/products/tires/husker_du

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby Canuck » Fri 11 Jul 2014, 10:02 am

baudman wrote:
Snuffy wrote:Aweeeesome :)

Hmmm

So... which tyres?!?


http://45nrth.com/products/tires/husker_du

I see Husker Du, all I think is..

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Cannot Donna on Sunday :( The one time I did join this ride, there was no snow, only dudes in Hawaiian shirts! From the looks of mtb101's photos of his recent ride, the drenching + high winds really took down a fair share of trees. Hope youse have fun; don't forget to build a snowman...

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Re: 2014 - Mt Donna Buang snow ride - Saturday/Sunday 12/13

Postby baudman » Fri 11 Jul 2014, 10:08 am

Canuck wrote:I see Husker Du, all I think is..

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