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This Sunday Ride Maroota Madness

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    The Sunday Maroota Madness Ride 

    It’s on for young and old! Our Maroota ride features frequently on the calendar, a solid 100km featuring 2 climbs (both sides of Galston) and a long “flat” along Wiseman’s Ferry Road where the sprinters can prove their worth. We try a little rough terrain along Halcrows, Sydney’s own Paris Roubaix. There is something for everyone in this 100km treat!

     

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    Distance:  98.7km

    Start Time

    Riders briefing at 6.55am for all group, then ride starts at 7.00am sharp at the Turramurra Cyclery car park.

    Groups
    There are 2 groups: Numbers Depending

    A – average speed >33kmph

    B – average speed 28-30kmph

    - Both groups roll out together from the bike shop to the top of Galston Gorge at a moderate pace.

    - The B group ridemaster stays at the rear of the Peloton to make sure everyone stays in the peloton.

    - This is a great opportunity for everyone to meet someone new in a different group.

    - It is also a great way to learn from the A group on how a Peloton should work.

    - The Peloton is split into a A and B groups whilst regrouping at the top of the Galston West climb.

    - A good brew is an important part of our Peloton culture and is at Bar Stelvio at the finish of the ride.

     

    Choose your group wisely...
    The A group waits for the last person to get to the top of Galston then they are off again, generally a pace line forms from the 45km mark (short steep hill just before Maroota) and from there no waiting if you get dropped.

    The B group is a tempo ride that will wait at the top of the climbs and allow the last person to get their breath back before continuing on again.

    What to Bring
    Bring a spare tube, tyre levers and a CO2 cannister. Also you can bring some food and water, just in case you run out of steam, and that's not pleasant!

    Parking
    If you are driving, please park in the IGA car park, towards the loading dock.

    Bad Weather
    If it's raining make your own call. Most riders don't come but it's not officially cancelled. You do ride at your own risk if weather conditions are adverse. Have a coffee in Bar Stelvio instead!

    Insurance
    If you are not a member of Peloton Sports Inc. (or another Cycling Australia affiliated club) and would like to participate in this ride then you will need to join our club. Joining the club can be done at Turramurra Cyclery or online via the Cycling Australia website, please use the following link http://www.cycling.org.au/. The cost will vary depending on your age and your racing ambitions.

    Please note: cycling is a dangerous sport and can result in serious injury or even death, if you don’t currently have a Cycling Australia license you are uninsured and you are riding at your OWN RISK. You will be responsible for your own losses and any damage that you might cause.

    And some encouragement…

    Here at Peloton Sports we endeavor to be an inclusive group and to keep the pace sustainable for most peloton members. However bunch riding is inherently quick, hence the appeal. If you find yourself unable to keep up, or getting “dropped”, please don’t be disheartened! It has happened to us all!

    Keep coming back, keep trying to hold on to a wheel with the goal to improve your fitness and be part of the crew. This is indicative of the pace/standard that has been in the bunch for years. If you are getting popped off the back, look at this as a goal to aspire to. Every week you will probably find yourself inching forward and getting better.

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