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Postby KillerHeadWind » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:06 pm

Finally decided to give it a crack today since it was such a beautiful morning. Left home at 6am, which was a little too early for a certain magpie to attack me.
All up I did 101.19km in 3 hours 18 minutes and 41 seconds at an average speed of 30.6km/h. I ride with a high cadence and it averaged 93 for the ride. The most pleasing aspect was that my heart rate stayed reasonably low throughout, considering the amount of climbing I did. All in all it was good fun.
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Postby europa » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:56 pm

Good effort mate. With numbers like that, you'll have many more to come and the longer distances are just a matter of giving them a shot.

But leaving early to miss the magpie? You probably spoiled his whole weekend 8)

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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:29 pm

Good stuff,that is a very good average!....M7?.Do you do any racing?....if you can hold 100k at 31av you would have no probs!.
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:59 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Good stuff,that is a very good average!....M7?.Do you do any racing?....if you can hold 100k at 31av you would have no probs!.


Yeah I did the M4-M7-M5 back up Northern Rd loop. I don't do any racing, I've been training on the road bike for 4 weeks now and it is a blast. Maybe one day I'll join a club.
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:01 pm

europa wrote:But leaving early to miss the magpie? You probably spoiled his whole weekend 8)

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I gave him one final shot at me on the way back home but he sat there. It's not my fault. :D
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Postby beebleb » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:52 pm

Hmmm.... That's a reminder for me to get my act together and do one in Perth!

Anyone up for one? Starting near the city?
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:42 pm

Great effort Killer, fabulous speed too. :)

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Postby inaminit » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:13 am

Brilliant effort mate and only after 4 weeks training....keep it up!!!!

By the way, how are your legs feeling this morning?
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Postby Bluerider » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:44 pm

Well done KHW, are there many inclines/hills on this route M route ?
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:52 pm

inaminit wrote:Brilliant effort mate and only after 4 weeks training....keep it up!!!!

By the way, how are your legs feeling this morning?


Thanks. My legs have been great today and did a nice easy 35 minute recovery ride this evening. The only time they felt bad was when I first got off the bike yesterday, but after some warm down stretches and a nice hot shower they were fine.
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:57 pm

Bluerider wrote:Well done KHW, are there many inclines/hills on this route M route ?
Never been on the freeways.

Thanks.
The M7 cyclepath has some climbs, it is fairly undulating, pretty much like the entire course I did. I'm not sure how accurate it is but my cycle computer estimated the ascent to be 787m including a couple of hills I added at the end to make sure I got through the 100km mark.
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Postby Kev365428 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:31 pm

Top effort Killer. Good stats too :shock:

Been thinking about doing that Northern Rd loop for as couple of months now. Did you head east first, then down the M7/M5 or did you do Northern Rd first up?

If you do the M4/M7/M5 section first, I could meet you along the M5 and ride with up the Northern Rd part.

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Postby KillerHeadWind » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:27 pm

Kev365428 wrote:Top effort Killer. Good stats too :shock:

Been thinking about doing that Northern Rd loop for as couple of months now. Did you head east first, then down the M7/M5 or did you do Northern Rd first up?

If you do the M4/M7/M5 section first, I could meet you along the M5 and ride with up the Northern Rd part.

Cheers,

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Thanks Kev. Yeah I headed east first along the M4 then the M7/M5 and back along the glorious Northern Road. I'll let you know the next time I intend to ride that path. 8)
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