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    Thumbs up Cup Day Ride - Tuesday November 5th DEFINITELY!!

    Carrying on a fine FOA tradition, November 5th will see another Cup Day Ride along the Warby Trail from Lilydale to Warburton and back.........

    DEFINITELY.

    I've looked into the train timetable for the 5th and it appears EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL.

    FED SQUARE AT 8AM
    LILYDALE TRAIN FROM FLINDERS STREET STATION AT 8:27AM
    FRONT CARRIAGE


    This is going to happen as it's always a rad day out on the bike, especially now that i know the O'Shannassy Aqeuduct Trail is so close and a good alternative for those with fat tyres. So I'll be looking into options for people to get there, but if anyone is undecided about coming, best get ya shit together coz this is a good time for all.

    R

    oh, and if you're new here (or wanna relive last years) and don't know what this is about, there's POST RIDE BANTER HERE and a COUPLE OF SWEET INSTAGRAM PICS HERE
    Last edited by rolly; 04-11-2013 at 01:37 PM. Reason: trains are go!!
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    Yay! I'm finally going to make one of these!

    Surely trains would be running. That's so damn weird.
    O'Shannassy Aqueduct is rad tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster View Post
    Yay! I'm finally going to make one of these!

    Surely trains would be running. That's so damn weird.
    O'Shannassy Aqueduct is rad tho.
    yeah i'm assuming all will be well, i just don't wanna promote/plan it all if it's to no avail.

    but, yeah, i'd be amazed if the lilydalians had to get a 3hr bus into town on cup day.
    Quote Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
    I don't need my Honda Jazz, I don't need my Italian road bike, I don't need my life size cut out of Rolly, but I enjoy all of these things.
    Quote Originally Posted by iwearmoccos View Post
    I ride past 2 crossfit gyms on my way to Yarra Trails.
    I make sure to pop a wheelie past the roller door of their box so they know how much fun I'm having.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    or as we call them 'The smooth faces'
    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMetalCyclist View Post
    on a spectrum of 0 sensations to 10, the personification of that spectrum is rolly to haussler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolly View Post
    So I'll be looking into options for people to get there
    what about bikes? Most of us have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    what about bikes? Most of us have one.
    you can ride out there if you like, i shan't be partaking in that though.
    Quote Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
    I don't need my Honda Jazz, I don't need my Italian road bike, I don't need my life size cut out of Rolly, but I enjoy all of these things.
    Quote Originally Posted by iwearmoccos View Post
    I ride past 2 crossfit gyms on my way to Yarra Trails.
    I make sure to pop a wheelie past the roller door of their box so they know how much fun I'm having.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    or as we call them 'The smooth faces'
    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMetalCyclist View Post
    on a spectrum of 0 sensations to 10, the personification of that spectrum is rolly to haussler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    what about bikes? Most of us have one.
    I did last year mike, will be again feel free to join me. Mind you the trip home on the train was a godsend due to the rain.
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    I do my best to keep a fair distance from Launceston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolly View Post
    you can ride out there if you like, i shan't be partaking in that though.
    yeah, I was partly taking the piss.
    Last edited by MikeD; 30-09-2013 at 03:53 PM.

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    My mate did the O'Shannasey on a carbon road bike w/ 23mm tires, so it's not that bad regardless of what you ride. Naturally being an aquaduct it's constantly downhill from Warburton. With that being said, I ride it on 32-34mm CX tires, there isn't much to slow down for with that setup. I'd also start and/or finish it as Don Rd, the rest past Don Rd isn't very rad at all.
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    spose you could do it on a carbon roadie with 23's, but only if you had no choice. fuck that!
    Quote Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
    I don't need my Honda Jazz, I don't need my Italian road bike, I don't need my life size cut out of Rolly, but I enjoy all of these things.
    Quote Originally Posted by iwearmoccos View Post
    I ride past 2 crossfit gyms on my way to Yarra Trails.
    I make sure to pop a wheelie past the roller door of their box so they know how much fun I'm having.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    or as we call them 'The smooth faces'
    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMetalCyclist View Post
    on a spectrum of 0 sensations to 10, the personification of that spectrum is rolly to haussler.

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    Train issues will most likely be due to the Mitcham Rd underpass construction at next to Mitcham Station which is currently underway.

    If that is the case, there are usually buses Boxhill to Ringwood, that's probably about a 30 min ride, and then you'll have to wait for a train afterwards.

    Hopefully this isn't the case for the long weekend and it doesn't throw a spanner in the works.

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