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hawkeye's picture

Oaks Up and Back

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When: 
Sunday, 5 October, 2014 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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Up and back for some training.

While only 50-odd kms, I found this quite a challenging ride last time. Be sure to bring enough food and fluids for the duration.

Pete B's picture

Oaks up and back this Saturday - early start.

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When: 
Saturday, 6 September, 2014 - 07:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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I'm doing a training ride on the Oaks this Saturday morning if anyone wants to join me. It's always more fun and more rewarding riding in a group.

I'm looking to do it in just under 3 hours so not a blistering pace but not dawdling either.

I'm firm on the start time though as I have to be back in the city before lunch.

Hopefully see you there (weather permitting).

hawkeye's picture

Oaks Up and Back

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When: 
Sunday, 8 June, 2014 - 07:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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Looking to do an old farts training ride up the Oaks and then back down.

Company is welcome.

Approx 60km round trip.

A chance to channel your inner Jensie. Shut up, legs. Eye-wink

I'm just getting back on the training horse after some downtime so looking for some steady climbing with a ripper downhill reward and maybe some single track at the end if conditions aren't too damp.

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Ando's Oaks

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When: 
Sunday, 5 May, 2013 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Andersons
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook train station.

Although the keen can combine this with The Oaks in which case you'll want to meet down at Glenbrook.

Planning on riding Ando's Oaks tomorrow morning. Late notice I know but happy to have some company if anyone is keen.
Pace will be fairly quick - probably no stops except for a top up of water and a nibble if needed. In saying that, if others come along we'll pace the ride to suit.
Ian

Volker's picture

Meet the Bash: Blue Mountains Early Sunday morning ride: Oaks up and back

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When: 
Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 07:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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Scheduling this for 7am, I'll be coming by train from Sydney and meet you on the car park. Trying to stay within 4 hours, this is not a very fast speed, but some moderate level of fitness will be required.

Should be a good opportunity to meet the Bash coming down Smiling!

Cheers,
Volker

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Blue Mountains Early Sunday morning ride: Oaks up and back

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When: 
Sunday, 27 January, 2013 - 07:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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Scheduling this for 7am, I'll be coming by train from Sydney and meet you on the car park. Trying to stay within 4 hours, this is not a very fast speed, but some moderate level of fitness will be required.

Cheers,
Volker

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Up, and up again, then back, starting at Glenbrook

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When: 
Sunday, 25 March, 2012 - 10:45

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Andersons
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station car park.

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With a chance the sun will continue to shine Sunday, it's high time to up the training again! And this will be a great way to do it. Smiling

From Glenbrook up The Oaks, Ingars and then back via Andersons. This is an absolutely AWESOME set of trails, that make for a fantastic day's riding.

Normally, this route pretty much has everything, but missing this time will be any singletrack; I'll be giving the (short!) singletrack at the tail end of the Oaks a rest after all the recent rain!.

All up, it's a tad over 100k, which I aiming to do in under seven hours. Hmmm ...

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Glenbrook to Wentworth Falls and back - Bring waterwings!

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When: 
Saturday, 3 March, 2012 - 07:15

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Andersons
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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If you're starting to think doing the Oakes is ... well ... a little ordinary - do we have a doozy for youi! Glenbrook to Wentworth Falls via Woodford, and back again. 100kms of sheer mountain biking joy!

This ride is hugely satisfying, and if you have a decent level of fitness, it HAS to be on your itenerary. It's that good. (Very personal, opinions, but I'd rate Oakes up and down a 6, this longer, round trip jaunt a 9 or 10.)

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Glenbrook and Wentworth Falls loop, via Oaks, Ingar, Andersons and Oaks again

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When: 
Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 07:15

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Andersons
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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Hi All.

Getting ready for the Capital Punishment (17th March), and it's overdue for some serious time spent off-road.

This will be a voyage of the great unknown for this wannabe racer. I've only done this ride one-way, and then they were the easy option; Wentworth down to Glenbrook.

This time it's a climb up to Wentworth via Ingar , then back down again via Andersons to Glenbrook. (With quite a bit more 'climbs up' thrown in between!)

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Oaks up - Ingar up - Anderson's down - Oaks down

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When: 
Saturday, 10 March, 2012 - 07:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Andersons
Ride Database Entry: 
The Oaks
Meeting Point: 

Glenbrook station carpark.

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So who's up for 100+ km of dirt?

I've always wanted to do this classic ride in both directions (much harder going up!), and in the light of the Convict 100 in May (formerly Dirtworks) this gives me all the more reason to do such a long ride. Obviously not for the faint hearted, but any of those brave enough to join me, be my guest.

Here's how it'll go:
Leave Glenbrook 7:45, riding down to causeway, on dirt road to The Oaks and along the Oaks Firetrail. Long grind!
Hopefully reach Woodford by 9:45 & refill water
Down Murphy's Firetrail to Bedford creek (Downhill for once!)

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