Team Ors-mm

Team Ors-mm Ride #2


Team Ors-mm members Matty, Max, Troy, Davey and Nick were joined by a few of our regular riding crew mates Jeremy and Damo for a spin down to Kurnell this morning to finish off the week of riding in style.

I ended up with 70kms on the clock (after doing 95kms the day before including a virtual Tour De France ride on Zwift with 4000 others!), Matty and Davey doing 80ish, with Troy and Max doing over 100kms for the day!

Another lovely day out, albeit a bit biting cold when we set off!

Team Ors-mm Ride 5th July


5 members of Team Ors-mm got together on the 1st official day of riding to put some kilometres on our legs for autism!

Troy, Matty, Max, Sam and I collectively rode 500kms on the day, and climbed over 5000m of hills. We were then met by Jodie, Jade, Lennon, Bronwyn, Marcello, Lucia, Csilla and Sophia for a bit of lunch and a beverage at Maroubra Beach.

Lovely day to be out, with great weather and spectacular views riding along the coast of the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Thanks to all for a lovely day! #rideforautism2020

Time to add some distance!

So the ride period for our virtual event starts this Sunday, and a number of our team members have joined me in upping their distance to ride as a result of the huge generosity shown by all of our supporters! 

Not only are we adding distance, but we've once again upped our target for donations to $10,000! It's a stretch target for sure, but if we don't try we will not succeed.

A number of us are getting together this Sunday and attacking some hills in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney - so not are we adding distance, but we are also climbing hills...

The weather is looking OK for Sunday, so we'll be out and about early. Watch this space for some pictures and details of how we go!

The team has grown, as has the generosity!

I'm delighted to update you all on our team's progress.

Firstly, I'd like to thank my co-riders and fund raisers - Troy Steele, Max Davies, Alex Burns, Matthew Vasilescu, Francios Spina and Sam Wood. You gents are an elite group of legends giving up your time to ride for a most worthy cause.

A special mention to Troy, who is really the ring leader here - he's the one who let me know this was on, and knowing that the autism community is very close and relevant to my family, reached out to me to start a team, 

So this unruly group is comprised of a bunch of my AV industry colleagues, and some from outside our immediate industry, but all share the common passion for 2 wheels and for supporting great causes. Thanks gents, you are all legends, 

Whist this is a "virtual ride", we are organising a couple of rides in the official ride period to get together, put some kilometres on our legs, and perhaps sneak in a cheeky beverage. There will be updates along the way as we go about reaching our distance goals.

And the most thanks and gratitude go to all of our supporters - we have already reset our donation target, and I'm about to do so again! 

So from all of us to all of you, our sincere thanks and gratitude for your support, and I look forward to sharing more updates as we get into it!

And finally no blog update is complete without a shameless attempt to grab more donations, so here's one of my special little girl Lucia, on here own bike of sorts.... She's a demon on this thing, weaving in and out of unsuspecting people who may get in her way.

We're fundraising for....

We're riding for autism to help create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind. 

We'll be challenging ourselves to ride on Sunday 5th - 12th July while raising much needed funds to support people on the autism spectrum.

An estimated 1 in every 70 people is on the spectrum. Along with their family members, this means autism is a part of daily life for over a million Australians.

People on the spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently. For many, simply coping with the everyday can lead to confusion, anxiety and isolation.

By coming together and taking action, we can help provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.

Help make my ride count and show your support by donating today!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$765

Corsair Solutions

Well done all, a great cause!

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Jo & Andrew

$515

Vizcom

Good Luck with the run

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Scott Bryant

$261

Bronwyn Orsatti

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Jeff Mackenzie

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Anonymous

Go, go, go Team Orsmm. Well done Marcello on your latest achievement

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Linda Robinson

Way to go Nick!!!

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Susan And Peter

Pedal, Pedal and Pedal some more.

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Nicholas Orsatti

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Grandma

Ride well & enjoy. Great job!

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Anonymous

Good luck Sam.

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Rpm & Co !!!

Go hard, go well and go safely home- You guys are ORSmmmmmmm

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Joe Cesarano

Well done, Nick. I hope you join you next time.

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Andrew Mathieson

Better late then never...

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Tim Mccall

Troy, Nick good work to all of you - great cause. Pity i can't ride with you physically - might be able to do so virtually depending on the time of day but am surely riding with you in spirit. In fact for Friday 3rd July I'll be riding up some mountains here in the French Alps and flying the flag for band of brothers down there in Sydney - let me know if a my vertical & horizontal KMs will count. Bon route & happy pedalling. Tim

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Ian Sell

Go well Troy!!

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Jodie Steele

Proud of you darling, and the whole team!!!

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Stuart Wyse

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Jeremy And Emma

I want to see some serious km's. Smash that goal! And Marcello looks awesome on his bike, glad he is enjoying it.

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Daniel Galea

Best of luck my good friend, have fun riding.

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Troy Steele

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Glover

Great work mate!!! Would like to be part of the next one !

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Graeme Harris

Awesome Nick. There are not many of us that could do a ride that long. Happy to help.

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Scott Olsen

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Mqx Davies

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Terry Cominakis

Congratulations Nick. Inspiring effort including your physical transformation.

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Gerald Lipman

Amazing effort........congratulations.

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Alex Burns

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Michael Lasa

Go team Orsatti!

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Keystone Building Solutions

Well done Matt...

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Riteflo Ventilation Solutions

Have a great ride Matt...

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Francois Spina

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James Hancock

Gogo team Orrs-mm fantastic cause.

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Samantha Reynolds Nuttycombe

From all of us Nuttycombes, with love. Go team!

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Wayne Vickers

Good work Nick!!! Wishing you all the best mate

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Giles Brading

Go go team Ors!

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Mckinnon

Go team Ors-mm. X

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Sue Marsh

Your cause is close to my heart - All the best with your ride and enjoy the experience. U r doing a wonderful thing. Hi to Nisi too.

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Anonymous

BMC for ASD!

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Roy Adams

Brilliant stuff guys!

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Rivas Design

A great cause to support. Well done for getting behind this Matthew - Siita + Nige

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John Buckley

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Shane Bailey

A great cause and a great effort by all! Ride on! Well done team Ors-mm!

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Jai Steele

Nice one mate. Such a great cause. How about I get things rolling for you

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Geoff Smith

Good stuff

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Robert Davies

Good luck for your venture

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John Buckley

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Margo Orsatti

Super proud of you guys! Go team ORS-MMM!

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Tara Nicholson

Fair play to you Troy and team

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Brian Widenstrom

Glad to help Nick

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Noel Kowald

Great cause Matt. Ride well!

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Brenda Perry (mitchell)

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Leah Clarkson

My nephew has Autism so I think this is a wonderful cause. Good luck! Smash it!

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Anna Nuttycombe

Go Marcello!

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Daniel Parsons

Great cause guys, good job!

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Ryan Hochkins

Good work guys!

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Adam Goddard

Thank you for your inspiration and drive for an important cause

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Sam Burns

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Rosie Burns

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Robyn Campbell

Thanks Matt, such a worthy cause.

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Ellise Andreacchio

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Sally Mulligan

Good luck and be safe

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Matthew Vasilescu

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Nayana Ratnawardana

Good job!

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Kylie

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Fiona & Matt Thomson

Fantastic effort for a very worthy cause. Well done !!

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Niside Orsatti

Wish you all the best Nick.

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David Crotty

Great work Matt!

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Ewan Mcdonald

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Peter Jago, Spirited Thinking Pty Ltd

Good luck

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Margaret Burns

Go Al

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Diane Giguère

Good luck Matthee

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It Next Generation

Go Matt and Team!

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Damon J Pieterse

A very worthy cause. Great work Nick and team for all that you’ve done.

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Daniel Vachon

👍🚴‍♂️

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Amanda Bozina

Go get em Francois! Fantastic cause

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John Hansen

Good luck Mate , Enjoy the ride and keep up the good work.

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Csilla Kiss

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John

Go for it Troy I hope you ride all 300 klms.

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Jane Cummings

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Zareh Davidyan

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Michael Riley

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Susan Houghton

Proud

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Sam Wood

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Brendan

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Zac Carmont

Phenomenal sir! Need a replica Mary’s burger and a couple old fashions after that insane effort. Hats off to you and the team brother - truly inspiring 🤘🏼🙏💪🏼

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Fiona Kwok

You rock Troy!

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Gerry Gavros

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Alison Mansell

Ors-mm In so many ways! Go team

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Anne Alesci

Well done Francois keep up the good work.

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Lynne Pike-overall

Good luck, and happy cycling!

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Davina Kwong

Ride like the wind!

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David & Kate Millar

Nick and team, congrats on getting together for such a well deserved cause. Ride well and enjoy some post ride beverages 👍👍

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Gillian Vogl

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David Bell

Great initiative. best wishes to you and your mates. Careful of the bum blisters!

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Deryk Proudlock

Good on you Nick... Yourself and Bronwyn are truely inspirational parents. Wishing you happiness and the best of luck with the ride.... The Proudlock’s

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Olga Caltabiano

Good luck, wishing you success in your goal.

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Troy Steele

Let's smash this!

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Benjamin Haslem

Ride well Marcello and Nick. Nick you are an ispiration. From cramping on the ride out of Akuna Bay two years ago to flogging my arse on last year's LEetape, your transition has been amazing.

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Sue Jackson

Great work for a great cause!

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Lindsay Tobin

Go hard mate

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Hannora Jurkovic

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Dane Grant

Great Work

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Ryan Steele

$50

Lisa Pennell

Good luck !!!

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Emma Bonfield

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Catriona Strom

Mind the chafing!

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Damian Ennis

Go get ‘em. 🚲

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Kate & Bryce Anderson

Go Troy! Great work. Izzy says “Go Lennon’s Dad!” 🚲

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Paul Bradley

Good luck Nick, great to see

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Vittoria Nicolosi

Best wishes to Nick and Marcello 🤗

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Lester Mayhook-farmer

Nice one guys.

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Julian Lowe

Keep up the good work Mate!

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Matt Laliotis

Smash it Troy!

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James King

Great effort!

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Gary Barr

go for it mate

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Poppy Gresson

Go Troy 🚲

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Renata Csányi

Well done on supporting such a wonderful cause

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Kevin Seeto

Good one Matt!

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George Astudillo

Good luck and have a great time!

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Kathleen Healy

Ride like the wind!

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Chris Mifsud

Good on you Matt. Big respect to fundraising

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Karin Azzam

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Susan Hansen

Great support and awareness for children on the Autism spectrum 😀🙌 were all unique & some just need that little extra hand 🖐

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Annie Wood

Go Sammy! Love you

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Jacqui C

Good luck Nick

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Judy Rainsford

Go Troy. Very proud of you

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Tina Athanasiadis

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Suz & Ric

Amazing work!!

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Naomi Reiter

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Linda Warlond

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Anon

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Ivan Kladnig

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Anthony Murdoch

Well done team!

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Nicole Rainsford

Good luck!!

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Damien Kain

Rip into it dude

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Nerdservices

Own it legend

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Adam Farrugia

Best of luck with the journey 😊

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Jim Parmley

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Aldo Mostacci

Will we see you on a bunch ride this weekend???

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Fay Young

Well done big bro. Sorry it isn't more.

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