Pre ride checklist

16 Nov

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It is a pretty wonderful feeling looking out over Newcastle ocean baths having ridden all through the night from Sydney.

But if you want to make it to the wonderful post ride feeling, you need to not only turn up and peddle but also tick a few boxes before the ride.

  1. Make sure you have registered, if you haven’t done it yet, then register here.
  2. Make sure you and your bike meet the lighting requirements. Without two independent front lights, two independent rear lights, a red reflector attached to the bike and a reflective vest we cannot sign you in.
  3. Sign in will take place at York lane bar from 6:00-8:00 pm or at observatory hill from 8:10-8:45 pm.
  4. It is worth repeating that Newcastle Overnight is neither a race nor a charity ride. There is no mechanical support enroute nor is there a sweep wagon. If you are unable to finish the ride then you need to make your own way home, via hitching, train, or a call to a friend.
  5. Around 60 km in at Mt White and at 120km in at, Budgewoi we will have a road side tea stop. Staffed by some of our lovely volunteers, tea, coffee and snacks will all be offered. Bring coins or small bills to express your gratitude.Note this carefully please: Even if we advertise a food spot there is every chance they could run out of food before you get there. Two bottles of water is a good idea, and at least a few things to eat. You should be taking on some food and definitely water at least every hour throughout the night.
    Please make sure that you bring something to eat and drink with you.

Above all ride safe, have fun, look out for your fellow riders and enjoy the challenge.

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14 Responses to “Pre ride checklist”

  1. Jason Anderson November 17, 2015 at 2:16 am #

    The last post I found for the course was some time ago – Is there a revised Garmin course which can be uploaded to show the planned course with the new rest stops?

    • newcastleovernight November 17, 2015 at 9:49 am #

      Um no not yet.

      I’ll try and fix it on the garmin site.

    • newcastleovernight November 17, 2015 at 9:51 am #

      Actually Jason are you good at this sort of thing ? Perhaps you could fix it ?

      • Neal November 17, 2015 at 10:16 am #

        There is a RideWithGPS .gpx file at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11093476 upload on 08/11/15. No rest stops though.

      • LateStarter November 22, 2015 at 11:28 pm #

        The RwGPS version below has other differences after Adamstown, the new version on Garmin goes via Glebe Rd

      • Len November 23, 2015 at 5:13 am #

        Is there a downloadable gpx file in case I get lost and left behind?

  2. Phil November 19, 2015 at 12:23 am #

    I have a radbot 1000 rear light and know that it is accepted as a rear reflector. However, it is attached to the saddlebag. Does this count as “permanently” fixed the bicycle?

  3. Len November 20, 2015 at 1:45 am #

    I’m trying to register. But the link has an error.

    • newcastleovernight November 22, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

      Len,
      No not full.

      Site may have been down for maintenance. Just tested link it works now

      Garth

  4. Len November 20, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    The register link does not work. Help please.

  5. Len November 20, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    The register link doesn’t work.

  6. dieter November 25, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    I,m going to leave at 10pm if anyone keen as I will have to close up York Lane before setting off. If anyone is keen get in touch . 0415 236 351 cheers Dieter

  7. Len November 25, 2015 at 1:03 am #

    I’m a bit concerned as to how well I can ride this challenge. I may struggle a bit so will take it slow anyone in the same boat?

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