With the on-going road works on West Coast Drive near Pinarroo it is worth making a few temporary adjustments to avoid this area. So for tomorrow we will try to good old Joondalup Loop ride that we used to do every second Thursday. Full details for this ride are published here – Ride Joondalup Loop Anticlockwise. It is a great ride with some challenging sections, a number of stops due to lights etc but is certainly a lot better than dealing with the road works and will provide a change. Looking forward to seeing you all at Celebrations Bottle Shop for a 6AM departure tomorrow.
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Meet at Deepwater Point Carpark for a 6.30am start, ride takes us to Canning Dam and Wungong Dam, coffee at Deepwater Point after ride. Please wear club cycling kit. You will need two water bidons, some food and spare tube, there will be two water stops where we can refill our bidons.
Distance 100km, if possible I would like to split into two groups and would need someone to lead a slower group.
You can view, export the route to Garmin or to Strava app on smart phone here.
Important: Please have id, Information required is your name, DOB, Emergency Contact and their Phone Number and any known Medical Conditions. We have ID bands that are ideal for this and can usually be purchased from the ride leader, cost is $15
As per the weekly update Stuart cannot lead this group ride. I am happy to lead the ride but I do not want to ride the 90km from Sorrento and back so I propose two start locations. I plan to be at Joondalup Maccas for a 7AM start and if the Sorrento starters leave at 6:30 (as scheduled) then we can re-group at Ziatas and Spence junction at 7:30. Do the power station TT and meet back at Ziatas and Spence then head back to our respective start points.
The Sorrento ride works out at about 85km.
The Joondalup ride works out at about 50-55km
I have created a poll on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/northcoasttriclub/permalink/1293579750692194/) to record your start location so please select your start point. I may touch base with a few of the Sorrento starters to ensure we are coordinated to meet up. See you Saturday morning!
This annual ride is one of the best long distance rides on offer by the club. This year we depart from the Dome in Kingsley at 5.30AM. This years ride leader is Stuart King. This should be an excellent ride. Please come prepared, Club Cycling Kit, two water bidons, food, spare tube and some money as we may stop a the bakery at Gidgegannup.
There has been a few requests for a slower group, I would recommend starting at the Coffee Hut but wait for the main group to arrive from Kingsley Dome. If someone is able to volunteer to lead a slower group it would be appreciated.
Also when parking please remember that you will be away for a number of hours and you don’t want an angry cafe owner on our return.
There is a shorter option if you want to meet at the Coffee Hut on Great Northern Hwy at 6.30am.
Route map from Kingsley Dome if you have a Garmin that has maps you can download map from the export link on this page or launch from the Strava app from your smart phone.
Folks it must be getting closer to winter with poor weather predications that rudely clash with our cycling. As you will have heard tomorrow is predicted to have bad storms in the morning. Your club has the answer for you. We have managed to secure a deal with Westfield Whitfords City to gain access to a locked undercover car park under Coles for any morning before 9AM for exclusive use of the NCTC. This coupled with the Orion Cafe (near the NAB/Big W northern door) offering our club cyclists a great place to have coffee or a breakfast after our rides (opens at 7AM every day).
So for tomorrow load your wind-trainer along with your bike into your vehicle and make your way to Westfield Whitfords Car Park 9 at 7AM for a 1-1.5hr spin session followed by coffee, cake or breakfast at the Orion Cafe. I promise you will be dry (except maybe a little sweat), hungry (because of the great workout), happy (because you were still able to ride with your pals) and most important of all a safe and secure cycling experience with a happy ending (coffee of course, what did you think).
The club will be starting a number of spin & skills sessions moving forward using this new great location. There will be music and a coach to motivate you. To support our coaching efforts we will have a cash tin for $3-5 donations for these sessions however for tomorrow you can come and try out the location for free.
Hope to see a lot of you there.
PS: If anyone has a spare trainer please bring it along or if you have some lying around in the shed that you wish to donate to the club please let me know via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos & Video: David Martin
It was near perfect weather, it was dark and early at the start but between 20-24 riders braved the Death Valley Challenge (we picked some up and dropped some off on the way out and back). Before we get a full write up of the day I thought I would publish the photos and video that I shot whilst I was driving the sag wagon. Unlike last year with 9 flats today I was only presented with 3 flats and one set of cleats that failed – easy. So check out the 134 photos and 5 min video below and enjoy:
Use the view album button and feel free to download and use these photos as you wish. For those that rode, well done, for those that did not, make sure you do this ride next time round.