Riverstone 80km Loop

Event Details

Riverstone 80km Loop

Time: April 17, 2010 from 8am to 3pm
Location: Riverstone
Street: Garfield Rd West
City/Town: Riverstone
Phone: 0415 902 708
Event Type: social, cycling, ride
Organized By: RobK
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2010

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Event Description

Starting at Riverstone Vet Hospital (4 Garfield Road West,Riverstone - Beside railway station), ride the 80km Ride to Riverstone Loop. There is also a shorter 26km option, starting and finishing at Rouse Hill Town Centre.
The ride is on sealed roads and shared paths.
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Riverstone 80km Loop Cue Sheet and Map

Ph (mob) 0415 902 708.

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Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on April 18, 2010 at 8:54am
Ha ha John - but once I get up the hills outside my house, the rest of my ride is downhill all the way usually. The trouble with the Riversotone ride was once you got over one hill there was always another one coming up! Actually, I must admit, there were some seriously enjoyable downhills too :-) Oh, and I had forgotten about the fence climbing-I reckon that alone is an excuse to buy custom designed road shoes - my MTB shoes were too chunky to fit in the wire mesh so climbing the fence (with knees that don't bend fully anymore) was an interesting challenge! All part of the fun though.
Comment by RobK on April 18, 2010 at 6:17pm
Just wondering, for those who did the teaser ride and are planning to do the 100km ride (2 loops of the 50) on the day, how long do you reckon it would take (including any breaks)? No need to include time for wrong turns or jumping over fences....those problems will (hopefully!) have been sorted by then :)
Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on April 18, 2010 at 6:31pm
Rob, I was in the "middle" group - we arrived for coffee at Rouse Hill at about 11.15am (I think, roughly), after a couple of wrong turns, stopping at the Petrol Station for a rest and a snack, stopping to read cue sheet a few times and climbing the fence. I think we all left Riverstone at about 8.15 (roughly). So, if we did 2 loops of 50, say 3 hours per loop, would be a comfortable estimate, then allow an hour for lunch....7 hours.

Yesterday my group actually arrived back in Riverstone at about 2pm (again, roughly) so we did our 86km in 6 hours. So maybe I should allow 7.5 hours for the 100km.

(You know, I guess, the cue sheet said to turn right at Edwards Road and it should say "left", by the way)
Comment by RobK on April 18, 2010 at 6:45pm
Oops...That explains why we found the fast group back on Windsor Rd, totally confused....I had fixed up one incorrect direction in an earlier draft, but missed this one. Sorry guys!
Comment by aaron pittman on April 18, 2010 at 7:32pm
Yes totally confussed but we got back on track no harm done :) we arrived back at the vets at 1pm including the servo stop for 5mins, 20 mins lunch break at rouse hill I think Im going to train a little and push myself for the event the hills killed me on the flat was sweet
Comment by RobK on April 18, 2010 at 7:53pm
Hmm interesting....After some discussion within the organising group, the consensus was that 'strong' riders should be able to do the 100kms within 4.5 hours. We're aiming to close the route around 12pm (after setting off at 7.30). We do have provisions for directing riders onto the 80km loop if they haven't made the cutoff time (10am) at Oakville RFS on the 2nd loop. It sounds like most riders would struggle to cover the 100km by 12. Any thoughts?
Comment by Ibrahim Elachkar on April 18, 2010 at 8:05pm
Yesterday, it took the 'faster group' just over 5hrs to finish the 80km, but that was because we had a few problems with the route (took a couple wrong turns, issues with jumping fence, etc). we also had a couple of pit stops. Provided that all those issues are resolved for the event, and a shorter break is taken, i rekon 100km in 4.5 hrs could be achieved...
Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on April 18, 2010 at 8:08pm
Yes,I can't speak for the fast fit riders, but I don't think the average rider will be finished 100km by 12. I reckon, even with a 7.30 start, I will finish the 100km at about 3-ish (not before) and I won't be the slowest.
Comment by Paul on April 18, 2010 at 10:05pm
From memory, the Tour de Hills cuts off at 1:00 pm with the same start time for the 100k. I remember having a puncture once and getting picked up by the sag wagon at 1:00 with only about 5k to go (to be honest it was bloody hot and I wasn't at all unhappy)
Comment by JasonD on April 23, 2010 at 12:24am
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