How was your recreational ride today?

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Thu 30 Jun 2016, 3:35 pm

My last daily report was back on 30th May.
Since then, we have had storms, rain and wind. All the good stuff. And some absolutely pearler of days, like today.

From the photos, I could tell you that it was in the high 20s, but in actual fact, it started off at 12.3 and peaked at 20.8 during the end of my ride. I started off with long fingered gloves, long tights, and my wet weather jacket. I was warm as. As I approached Broadbeach, I was warm and took my jacket and gloves off and put on my short finger glovess, at Burleigh, I took off my tights. Now I had on my BV Forum outfit. It was just a beautiful day for riding, bugger all wind and warm sun and magnificent views.

Here are some of today's photos.

I left camp at 7:54am and returned at 12:15pm - total of 58kms.

Photo 1 at 8:53am - looking towards my turnaround point on the Burleigh Head.
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Photo 2 at 8:53am - a beautiful view of the ocean.
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Photo 3 at 8:53am - at Burleigh Heads looking towards Surfers.
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Photo 4 at 8:58am - Surfers at play.
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Photo 5 at 8:58am - Surfers at play.
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Photo 6 at 8:59am - Surfers at play.
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Photo 7 at 8:59am - Surfers at play.
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Photo 8 at 8:59am - Surfers at play.
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Photo 9 at 9:01am - Surfers at play.
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Photo 10 at 9:38am - out the front of Robbies cafe. I stopped for a coffee today. Robbie wasn't there.
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Photo 11 at 10:04am - my daily weather photo at Surfers.
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Photo 12 at 10:04am - my daily weather photo at Surfers.
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Photo 13 at 10:04am - my daily weather photo at Surfers.
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Photo 14 at 10:38am - there were crowds at the end of The Spit.
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Photo 15 at 10:40am - usual photo of Surfers from The Spit.
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Photo 16 at 11:39am - the blimp just before it crashed into Crystal Bay resort in Labrador.
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Photo 17 at 11:50am - another view, just showing you what I have to put up with.
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Photo 18 at 11:51am - I am struggling, but doing it for the team.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby TrikeTragic » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 8:52 am

^^^^
I (almost) feel warmed already, Frosty. I was waiting for the news report about the crash of the blimp - visualised a balloon-like squish of the high-rise! ;)

Since it's 8 degrees and grey / wet here in Briar Hill this morning, I feel great sympathy for your struggles with the weather on the Escape Victoria Coast.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 10:43 am

TrikeTragic wrote:^^^^
I (almost) feel warmed already, Frosty. I was waiting for the news report about the crash of the blimp - visualised a balloon-like squish of the high-rise! ;)

Since it's 8 degrees and grey / wet here in Briar Hill this morning, I feel great sympathy for your struggles with the weather on the Escape Victoria Coast.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Sat 02 Jul 2016, 4:25 pm

Today is Day 1 of the 2 day Gold Coast marathon event.

Today's events were:
Southern Cross University 10km Run starts at 6:30am
Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge starts at 8:00am
Zespri 2km Junior Dash starts at 9:25am
Zespri 4km Junior Dash starts at 9:40am


The roads around our Caravan park were closed today until 11am. You can get out BUT you have to wait for a break in the runners, SO you can be waiting for awhile.

Around 9am, I was going stir crazy. It was a beautifu sunny morning, so I changed into 'cycleman' and rode off, not knowing what lay ahead.
As I rode through the staging and finishing area, the crowds weren't as large as I expected and managed to get through them without too much hassle.
I only planned to ride to Surfers and then head back to camp, BUT it was such a magic day, that I rang Marg and told her that I was continuing to Burleigh Heads.

I left camp at 8:58am and returned at 1:03pm - total of 58kms.

This is the closest I will ever get to a finish of a marathon.

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Tomorrow, I wont be able to ride, as the main marathon is on and the roads are closed until mid arvo.

Tomorrow's events are:
ASICS Half Marathon starts at 6:00am
Wheelchair 15km starts at 7:15am
Wheelchair Marathon starts at 7:15am
Gold Coast Airport Marathon starts at 7:20am


Our caravan park is at the 40kms mark and last year, I stood out the front and watched the leaders run past. I will probably do the same thing tomorrow.

Frosty on the Gold Coast.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Heather » Sun 03 Jul 2016, 9:23 pm

This weekend I did the 'Thong' ride...a ride from MtEvelyn to Narbethong, along with a few friends.

We took the Warby rail trail
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I got a flat
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Which way???
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On the Acheron Way
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Self-sufficient ride, carry your own gear
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Blasting down the Acheron Way in the mud and slush was fabulous fun!!! We stayed overnight at the Black Spur inn, and had brekky the next day at this quaint cafe/bric-a-brac shop. The owner was a charachter, and the food was fabulous
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The return trip today was equally good, just beautiful scenery along the Acheron Way
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I could post up photos of the 'Thong' theme, but this is a family friendly forum ;)
Thanks to my riding companions for a fantastic weekend

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Toyopet » Sun 03 Jul 2016, 11:25 pm

Heather wrote:.........I could post up photos of the 'Thong' theme, but this is a family friendly forum ;) ......

Wearing 'thongs' in the middle of winter? :shock:

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby PiledHigher » Sun 03 Jul 2016, 11:31 pm

Toyopet wrote:
Heather wrote:.........I could post up photos of the 'Thong' theme, but this is a family friendly forum ;) ......

Wearing 'thongs' in the middle of winter? :shock:


It's more Sisqo than Norm in a superman kind of way.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Mon 04 Jul 2016, 7:09 am

Heather,
You appear to be 'layered up'. Was it 'cool'? :)
Nice piccies, WAK.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Fri 08 Jul 2016, 4:12 pm

This is my 'normal' ride on the Sunshine Coast.

From Dicky Beach to Point Cartwright Lighthouse with a section duplicated (Lighthouse-Oceanside-Lighthouse). About 47kms.

As you can see from the photos, the weather is magic. It was cold (7.4degs) when I left but warmed up to 19.5degs by the time that I finished.

Here are some of today's photos.

I left camp at 7:41am and returned at 10:41am.

Photo 1 - My route from Dicky Beach to the Point Cartwright Lighthouse at Mooloolaba.
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Photo 2 at 7:48am - Sunrise at Coondibah Creek near camp.
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Photo 3 at 8:33am - the shipping route to Brissy is just offshore.
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Photo 4 at 9:15am - Since last year the Artists have been very busy. It looks magnificent.
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Photo 5 at 9:42am - info on the mural.
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Photo 6 at 9:21am - Whaleone on its way to find the whales.
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Photo 7 at 9:22am - a dredge at the end of the Mooloolaba river.
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Photo 8 at 9:24am - a paddler out on a perfect morning.
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Photo 9 at 9:14am - a beautiful view from the Lighthouse looking towards Dicky Beach/Caloundra in the distance.
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Photo 10 at 9:43am - some surfers were out.
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Photo 11 at 9:44am - another beautiful view.
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Photo 12 at 10:17am - a section of the shared path.
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Photo 13 at 10:18am - a section of the shared path running beside Currimundi Lake Conservation Park.
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Photo 14 at 10:25am - the Currimundi Lake taken from Nicklin Way bridge.
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Photo 15 at 10:30am - the shared path running alongside Currimundi Lake.
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Photo 16 at 10:31am - Currimundi Lake meets the ocean.
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Photo 17 at 10:36am - Nearly home at Coondibah Creek.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby mb27 » Sat 09 Jul 2016, 12:27 pm

i see your doing it tough Frosty. hope it warms up for you.
i had a ride up the Dandenongs this morning. Plenty of riders out and about. very foggy. had to ditch the suunies as they kept fogging up. not good going down the Olinda rd and down the wall at 50k+, a car trying to get past and you can't see the road. Anyway managed to get them off and in the back pocket. we took it pretty easy today, first hills we have done in a while. no legs. we were doing plenty of tour de France running commentary on the way.

There was a Winners Bars dude setup at sassafras. giving out taste tests and selling their products. We sampled about 4 or 5 different bars. they are a bit hard to chew at 5 degrees. we did buy some so he was happy.

Good ride today, good to remind the legs what hills are, and the change of scenery.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Sat 09 Jul 2016, 2:27 pm

mb27 wrote:i see your doing it tough Frosty. hope it warms up for you.
i had a ride up the Dandenongs this morning. Plenty of riders out and about. very foggy. had to ditch the suunies as they kept fogging up. not good going down the Olinda rd and down the wall at 50k+, a car trying to get past and you can't see the road. Anyway managed to get them off and in the back pocket. we took it pretty easy today, first hills we have done in a while. no legs. we were doing plenty of tour de France running commentary on the way.

There was a Winners Bars dude setup at sassafras. giving out taste tests and selling their products. We sampled about 4 or 5 different bars. they are a bit hard to chew at 5 degrees. we did buy some so he was happy.

Good ride today, good to remind the legs what hills are, and the change of scenery.

Congrats on your hill riding. I don't do Hills, if I can help it.

I am having some trouble understanding some of your terms you mentioned above.
What are these terms, they seem very foreign to me. :lol: :lol: :lol:
'very foggy - keep fogging up'
'5 degrees'

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby jvb » Sun 10 Jul 2016, 11:02 pm

Not as comprehensive as Frosty's posts, but hey, it's a start.
My recreational ride this morning. Beautiful weather, beautiful country side, best place in the world to ride a bike.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Mon 11 Jul 2016, 7:57 am

jvb wrote:Not as comprehensive as Frosty's posts, but hey, it's a start.
My recreational ride this morning. Beautiful weather, beautiful country side, best place in the world to ride a bike.
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jvb,

It's a great start.
We may have to discuss this comment "Beautiful weather, beautiful country side, best place in the world to ride a bike." :D
I like it, it's flat. :)
Where is it?

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby jvb » Tue 12 Jul 2016, 2:27 am

Today's ride. Weather a bit overcast.
And the answer to Frosty's question is in the image below.

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It's upside down?
Not anymore!
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Tue 12 Jul 2016, 6:35 pm

jvb wrote:Today's ride. Weather a bit overcast.
And the answer to Frosty's question is in the image below.

It's upside down?


Somewhere in Holland????


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