BIKING BEAUTIFUL BELLINGEN 20.04.14

The fifty-kilometre Southarm/Northbank Loop from Urunga to Bellingen and return, is always a great chance to “attack the hills” and strengthen general fitness.  Eight riders forewent a lazy Easter Sunday morning but not the compulsory chocolate intake.  Michele even managed to provide chilled caramello eggs at a catch-up stop enroute TO Bellingen.  In the main we rode as a compact group and were pleased that Liz had travelled down from Woolgoolga to join us.  Alan performed his sweep duties with great commitment; apparently Herb had something else to do…

The enticement of good coffee and chai tea ensured a reasonable pace into Bellingen.  Sadly on the return journey tyre issues slowed Colleen, and Alan was stopped by a puncture.  However, those waiting were regaled by Michele’s insights on the “effect of the angular momentum of turning bicycle wheels on stability as it causes them to behave like gyroscopes”.  There was also talk of the impact of the “torque produced by a rider leaning into a corner and thus causing a counterclockwise precession of the bicycle wheel”.  Of course!!

We all thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather and vistas; deciding that there was really nothing better to do on a Sunday morning.  Next week we look forward to ‘Lowana Masochism’ led by Phil.  We have alternate starting points and times:  either 8 at Urunga BP or 9 at Club Coffs on West High.

Ride Report 13th April 2014 – Coffs Creek Walkway

Dolphin Marine Magic 20140413by Ian Scott

Kuna wakati kutoa safari mkutano kwa kundi la misfits ambayo ni DUBBUG ni kama ufugaji paka, nipate vizuri wamekuwa wakizungumza Kiswahili

Translation: There are times when giving a ride briefing to the mob of misfits which is DUBBUG is like herding cats, I may have well been talking Swahili

DUBBUG REPORT 30.03.14

DUBBUG Mylestom 20140330It was very encouraging for the twelve riders to set off in fine conditions, after the week of showers. The route was an adaptation from the Weekday Ride Calendar. We covered 50 kilometres and took in some beautiful local scenery, through the dappled forest roads of Pine Creek State Forest and up the old Pacific Highway through Bonville to the Lyons Road interchange.

23rd March 2014 – Toormina Nature Tour

Ride Report – Toormina Nature Tour
23rd March 2014
Ian Scott

Toormina Nature Tour16 riders (including visitor Dave from the USA) assembled at BP Urunga for an easy ride to Toormina for a short nature tour through the forest reserves between Toormina and Boambee East. The ride leader (yours truly!) provided a short briefing of the proposed route and explained it was essential for the front riders to always have slower riders in sight before turning so we did not loose anyone.

HERB’S ADVENTURE

DUBBUG REPORT 16.03.14 The sixty-kilometre ride was particularly challenging, as the route incorporated close to nearly every hill, within a thirty-kilometre radius of Urunga! This would perhaps help to explain the small number (5) who grouped at the Urunga BP.…

9th March 2014 – Mount Brown Loop

Ride Report 9th March 2014 Ian Scott With ominous black clouds on the horizon and light rain, 7 riders converged on the start point for today’s ride at Coffs City Centre Mall ready for a wet ride around the Mount…